Cozumel is one of the islands often neglected by tourists when making travel plans. That may be a bit unfair as Cozumel excursions are literally an immersion into the fascinating history and culture of Mexico and of the famous Maya people. Full of things to discover, this little off-shore safe-haven is the perfect spot to book the story of your dreams and make it come true.
Cozumel: An Exotic Destination
Wondrous Maya ruins await travelers in San Gervasio, the church of San Miguel stands tall in the capital city that bears the same name. Both are sights to see once you get to Cozumel. However, these are far from the only attractions this little Caribbean dreamland has in store for tourists. With perfect golden sand beaches, a superb blue sea glimmering in the soothing light of the sun, the warm Cozumel weather, and the beautiful resorts such as the Iberostar Cozumel, the Park Royal Cozumel, or the Cozumel Palace, tourists simply have their expectations met and then easily surpassed.
There’s just no reason to beat around the bush, Cozumel Mexico is a small part of paradise regained, and it’s open to joyous tourists from all around the world. One question remains: where is Cozumel?
Where is Cozumel?
Cozumel is part of Mexico. It’s located off the eastern shore of the Yucatan Peninsula, approximately 30 minutes away by ferry. Speaking of which, hourly ferries go to and fro between the mainland and Cozumel at most hours of the day. The first ferry departs at 6 AM, and the last one leaves at 10 PM. The island being right on the other side of the Playa del Carmen, that’s the exact spot from which the ferry sets sail. If tourists prefer, they can even board the ferry along with the car.
But the ferry isn’t the only way to reach this Mexican island. It should stand as obvious that it has an international airport available for those wanting to travel in by plane. The most important American airline companies make frequent flights toward this Caribbean retreat. These include (but are not limited to) United Airlines, US Airways, Delta Airlines, and American Airlines.
The last but equally exciting way of traveling to the island is to travel via shuttle from Cancun. The shuttle is run by Mayair and runs the round trip to and from the island five times per day. A one-way trip only takes about 20 minutes, so tourists choosing this option need not worry about timeframes.
8 Things to Do in Cozumel
Exotic islands need exotic attractions to draw in enthusiastic tourists. And Cozumel does have a lot of attractions to offer. It’s certainly not one of those tourists’ retreats where all people do all day is laying on the beach drinking cocktails. If you choose Cozumel, you choose a serendipitous plunge into a world of adventures.
There’s no particular order to this list: all of these activities are equally awesome and entertaining. So, without further ado, let’s check out the things to do in Cozumel:
- Go on an adventure. Each of the services on this list has several resorts or companies that offer it. Speaking of adventures, travelers into Cozumel can go to companies that are dedicated to custom treks around the island. Some companies offer sailboat tours; others prefer airplane cruises while others still offer submarine Cozumel excursions into the depths. And there’s no need to mention scuba-diving, snorkeling, and other watery activities: Cozumel has all of these and more! Just tell the dolphins we said ‘Hi.’
- Go shopping for souvenirs. Shopping in Cozumel can be a delight. No, we’re not talking about kitsch jewelry and flimsy souvenirs. Cozumel shopping centers have hand-crafted pieces of jewelry, made from the finest silvers, gold, gems and onyx. Besides these souvenirs, Cozumel also has a large selection of the Mexican national pride: tequila.
- Play a few rounds of golf. Golf isn’t the only sport available to visitors of Cozumel, but it can be the highlight of Cozumel excursions, especially since most Cozumel all inclusive resorts have deals with the Cozumel Country Club. These allow guests of these hotels special offers on golfing.
- Let yourself be entertained. Local Caribbean music is clearly fascinating. Perhaps even more-so is the music of Cozumel, which blends the rich and diverse influences of the islands with the traditional rhythms of Mexico. The epitome of music, dance and the arts is embodied each year in April, during the Festival of El Cedral. This makes the middle month of spring a perfect one to visit the enchanting island.
- Go to restaurants. With more than 300 restaurants spread out across the whole of Cozumel, tourists have a lot of options when it comes to eating. Choosing the perfect restaurant doesn’t resume to picking the desired cuisine, but also to picking the perfect setting, and the music. Most Cozumel restaurants have live music played by locals. While the food is great, some restaurants are best for families, while others are a better choice for couples.
- Maybe a nice spa session. Relieving all that tension from work can be done in one of the many spas that the island has to offer. Just about every Cozumel all inclusive hotel on the island has its own spa and offers its services to all of their guests. And besides the spas in hotels, there are standalone spas that offer services that have been praised by all visitors.
- Scuba diving for super tourists. Back in 2005, the island was hit by two separate category four hurricanes (Wilma and Emily), greatly damaging the reefs in the surrounding waters. However, the Mesoamerica Reef is still one of the most impressive underwater sights to behold.
- Other attractions. Museums, beach clubs, planetariums, numerous Mayan ruins, monuments, unique beaches, the private Passion Island, fishing sites, and many, many other attractions. We don’t believe there’s a chance Cozumel excursions may prove boring to anyone. Even easily-bored kids may find one or more thrills in this island of paradise.
There are tons of activities available to any tourist. All people have to do is keep an open mind and immerse themselves in the wonderful opportunities presented by Cozumel all inclusive resorts. And pray for the friendly Cozumel weather that has become a trademark of the island.
There really isn’t a big enough reason as to why people shouldn’t choose Cozumel Mexico for their dream vacation. Be it a quick retreat from the hectic life of the city, or a holiday with the family, Cozumel excursions provide the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure.