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Visit Cozumel

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.

Top Hotels in Cozumel

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Grand Park Royal Cozumel - All Inclusive
Grand Park Royal Cozumel - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carretera a Chankanaab Km. 3.5, B Zona Sur, Cozumel, QROO
CA $156
per night
Dec 10 - Dec 11

Located in Cozumel, this beachfront resort is connected to a shopping centre, 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Cha'an Ka'an Observatory of Cozumel and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from ...

4/5Very Good! (1,135 reviews)

"The staff are excellent. Mario is always helpful. Sorry I did not see Aldo this trip. Love my stay here every time. I’m a frequent traveler to your resort."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 8, 2019

Grand Park Royal Cozumel - All Inclusive
Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Km 17 782 Carretera Costera Sur, El Cedral, Cozumel, QROO
CA $174
per night
Dec 15 - Dec 16

Nestled on the beach, this Cozumel resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of San Francisco Beach, Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park and Paradise Beach. Palancar Beach ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,376 reviews)

"I had to go to guest services and ask for my "I'm Back" T-shirt"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 25, 2019

Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Km 16.6 Carretera Sur, El Cedral, San Francisco, Palancar, Cozumel, QROO
CA $202
per night
Dec 10 - Dec 11

Located in Cozumel, this beachfront resort is in a national park and within 2 mi (3 km) of San Francisco Beach, Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park and Paradise ...

3.8/5Good! (1,380 reviews)

"Great beach.!! Facility very clean and excellent service."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 1, 2019

Occidental Cozumel - All Inclusive

Popular things to do in Cozumel

Chankanaab National Park
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Chankanaab National Park

4.5/5(30 reviews)

Mayan ruins, Caribbean beaches, ancient health therapies and spectacular dining and diving; some of the best features of the Riviera Maya are at this island park.

Punta Sur Ecological Park
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Punta Sur Ecological Park

4.5/5(24 reviews)

Take a breath of fresh sea air and lose yourself amid the environmental and historical wonders of Cozumel’s largest ecological reserve.

Palancar Beach
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Palancar Beach

4/5(27 reviews)

Superb snorkeling and a laid-back atmosphere makes this Cozumel beach the sort of place visitors stop at for an afternoon and end up staying for a week.

Top activities in Cozumel

ATV Adventure to Jade Cavern
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ATV Adventure to Jade Cavern

CA $93

Embrace freedom and venture into the jungle of Cozumel with ATV’s. Let your senses guide you through your adventure surrounded by an abundant nature, your experienced and enthusiastic team will take care of you while teaching you many fun facts about the cenote of Jade Caverns.

Day Pass Admission at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park
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Day Pass Admission at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park

CA $40

Have a blast with your family and friends at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park! And stay as long as you want at Cozumel’s most popular beach location including round-trip transportation, and +20 complimentary attractions, from relaxing amenities to thrilling activities for all tastes and ages.

XRAIL Adventure to Jade Cavern
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XRAIL Adventure to Jade Cavern

CA $113

Embrace freedom and venture into the jungle of Cozumel with XRAIL’s. Let your senses guide you through your adventure surrounded by an abundant nature, your experienced and enthusiastic team will take care of you while teaching you many fun facts about the cenote of Jade Cavern.

Jose Cuervo® Tequila Experience at Discover Mexico
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Jose Cuervo® Tequila Experience at Discover Mexico

CA $93

Enjoy this premium tequila tasting at Discover Mexico Park to savor the different facets of the world-famous liquor. Savor 3 tequila varieties and delicious tacos, get a glimpse of the country's cultural heritage, and watch the spectacular Papantla Flyers ritual.

Cozumel Snorkel Two Reefs & Playa Mia
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Cozumel Snorkel Two Reefs & Playa Mia

CA $100

Take a beautiful scenic cruise along the coastline as you navigate south to Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park for world-class snorkeling. Enjoy this two-site snorkeling adventure over San Francisco and Punta Francesa reefs discovering an infinite array of colors and forms of the exuberant marine life.

Cozumel Island Museum
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Cozumel Island Museum

CA $7

The museum is housed by a historical building from the 30 ́s which was one of the first hotels on the island. It offers in four permanent exhibit rooms a wide view to the local geography, ecosystems, history and culture.

Reviews of Cozumel

4.5

Top Destination

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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Dec 9, 2019

This time didn't go to town.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 27, 2019

I felt completely safe, enjoyed the beaches and snorkeling, and particularly enjoyed an excursion to Kun Che park which provides a fantastic experience of Mayan culture.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 20, 2019

Scuba diving in Cozumel is awesome.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 3, 2019

Not as crowded as the mainland. Watch out for mosquitoes and sand fleas at sunset

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Aug 11, 2019

Some of the best scuba in the Caribbean.

3/5 - Okay

EN

Aug 4, 2019

Will not come back.

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