Cozumel

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Hop over to the Caribbean island of Cozumel with its dolphins, impressive reef system, fun beach bars, Mexican culture and Mayan ruins.

Enjoy the island lifestyle of the Caribbean, explore the underwater world or visit Mayan ruins and old Mexican villages at the island of Cozumel. With over 2 million visitors annually, Cozumel is one of the country’s major tourist attractions. The main reason for this is the abundance of marine life. Pet sting rays and get a kiss from a dolphin, or watch sea turtles come to shore.

While being just 30 miles (48 kilometers) long and 10 miles (16 kilometers) wide, Cozumel is actually Mexico’s largest Caribbean island. It’s situated in the Yucatan region, about 11 miles (17.7 kilometers) off Playa del Carmen on the east coast. Cozumel is the gateway to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the largest reef system in the Americas, which attracts hundreds of tropical fish species and marine mammals. The island offers stunning beaches and San Miguel, a town on the western shore, is packed with restaurants and nightlife.

Book an ocean adventure, such as scuba diving, kite surfing, snorkeling, parasailing or fishing. Swim with dolphins or other marine mammals at Dolphin Discovery in Chankanaab National Park. Scuba divers should not miss the famous Palancar Caves. For some culture, visit the Mayan ruins at San Gervasio and the historic town of El Cedral.

Special events are mainly held during the busy summer months or on special Mexican religious days. Sea turtle workshops, fishing and golf tournaments and Carnaval Cozumel are just some of the yearly crowd pleasers.

The climate is warm all year-round. Come between December and March for the best weather but note that it rains a lot in September and October.

A frequent ferry service runs between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen and planes depart Cancun several times a day. Cozumel even has an international airport. Getting around is easiest by car, which you can rent at the airport and San Miguel.

With its abundance of beaches, reefs and culture, Cozumel is a dream destination. If you appreciate seeing special marine life and enjoy Caribbean nightlife, visit this Mexican island paradise.

El Cozumeleno Beach Resort All Inclusive
El Cozumeleno Beach Resort All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Playa Santa Pilar Km 4.5, Cozumel, QROO
The price is CA $130 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Located in Zona Hotelera Norte, this beachfront property is next to a golf course, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Playa San Juan, and 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Cozumel Country ...
3.7/5 Good! (971 reviews)
"The BEST ocean front beach access and cleanliness. The snorkeling right out front is amazing. Place is kept very clean and manicured. No frills in the rooms but that is not why we went there. Food was so so but good for all inclusive. I'm sure COVID plays a roll but no ice was in the Ice chests, ..."

Reviewed on Jan. 16, 2022

El Cozumeleno Beach Resort All Inclusive
Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Costera Sur Km 12.99, Hotel Zone, Cozumel, QROO
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $590 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
Nestled on the beach, this Cozumel resort is within a 10-minute walk of Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park and Paradise Beach. Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water ...
3.8/5 Good! (992 reviews)
"All staff were exceptionally nice and accommodating! The resort is well located to activities on the island."

Reviewed on Jan. 23, 2022

Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only - All Inclusive
InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Carretera A Chankanaab Km 6-5, Cozumel, QROO
The price is CA $246 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Located in Cozumel, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, Chankanaab National ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (992 reviews)
"I have been coming to this property over 30 years and it is still just as beautiful, quiet and relaxing as ever. Top notch food and impeccable service. Love the updates and all the amenities it has."

Reviewed on Jan. 17, 2022

InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Caribo Cozumel
Caribo Cozumel
2.5 out of 5
Av. Benito Juarez 799, esquina con Avenida 40, Cozumel, QROO
The price is CA $31 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Located in the heart of Cozumel, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of "Benito Juarez" Municipal Market, San Miguel Church, and Central Plaza. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (179 reviews)
"I really enjoyed this place. Fridge and micro in room, hammock in room, nice common area, Jorge is a super host."

Reviewed on Jan. 15, 2022

Caribo Cozumel
Suites Turquesa
Suites Turquesa
3.5 out of 5
CARRETERA COSTERA NORTE KM 1.5, Cozumel, QROO
The price is CA $101 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Nestled on the beach, this Cozumel apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Maya Heritage Monument, Cozumel Maritime Terminal, and Benito Juarez Park. Los ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (25 reviews)
"Did not like getting switched from one room to another the next day!! Who does that? The new guest should of got the empty room and us stay put on our first room."

Reviewed on Dec. 25, 2021

Suites Turquesa
The Landmark of Cozumel
The Landmark of Cozumel
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Costera Sur Km. 6.803, Zona Hotelera Sur, Cozumel, QROO
Nestled on the beach, this Cozumel condo resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Uvas Beach and Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park. Paradise Beach and Mr. Sancho's Beach ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (113 reviews)
"Most beautiful place I've ever stayed. Clean, beautiful location, and excellent service."

Reviewed on Feb. 4, 2020

The Landmark of Cozumel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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