Cozumel Mexico Guide and Advisor

Cozumel Mexico Travel Guide will provide info and advise you need to select the beautiful island of Cozumel as your next vacation destination

Cozumel Mexico Travel Guide - About

Cozumel is one of the most important touristic destinations in Mexico. It is world famous for its coral reefs and wonderful scuba diving and snorkeling. It is definitely the best place in Mexico for these two sports, and one of the best in the world. (The reef in Cozumel extending to Central America comes second in beauty and size just after the great reef in Australia.) Cozumel is mostly undeveloped territory home to the amazing Punta del Sur (South Point) ecological reserve, and Chankanaab national park.

Cozumel has a relaxed atmosphere perfect for a romantic honeymoon and also perfect for a family vacation. You will get the typical crystal waters of the Caribbean, colorful sunsets, and secluded beaches among other gifts from nature.

During the day, the city of San Miguel de Cozumel will be active thanks to the thousands of visitors that make their way in one of the many cruises that come to this island every year. Later in the day a sense of tranquility returns to the city giving you the best of both worlds.

Cozumel weather is wonderful most of the year. During the winter you will occasionally get the so called "Nortes" (North). Which is cold air blowing from the North. During summer and the first half of the fall, it's the rainy season with sporadic rain through the day. During this time of the year humidity is above 70%.

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Cozumel Mexico Things to Do

There are many things to do in Cozumel and around. In addition to the typical beach side activities (jet skies, parasailing, snorkeling, kayaking), here are some of the most popular activities for Cozumel :

  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Explore the jungle or find a deserted beach in a jeep or bicycle. In the east you will get beaches with high waves, and in the west the sea is calmer.

Click in this link for many more things to do in Cozumel.

Cozumel Mexico Dinning and Nightlife

As most beach towns in Mexico, Cozumel offers variety when it comes to dinning. You will find the local restaurants, the chains and also some well regarded upscale eateries. However, keep in mind that this is a smaller place than other beach destinations in Mexico such as Cancun and Los Cabos with more options.

For nightlife you will find some of typical places you find in Mexican beaches such as the Hard Rock Cafe, Carlos n' Charlie, etc. Cozumel is really not well known for its wild nightlife, but you will find some places to have fun. For the best nightlife, plan going to Cancun.

Like in most places in Mexico, nightlife does not really start until about 11:00PM.

How to Get and Move Around Cozumel Mexico!

Cozumel receives flights from major US and Mexican airlines with some seasonal flights increasing the traffic during the winter months. Another option is to fly to Cancun which has many more scheduled flights from the US, Canada, South America and Europe. Then ride a taxi to Playa del Carmen for about US$60, and finally take a ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel. Ferries from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel are fast and will get you there in about 30 minutes with a cost of US$16 per person.

Traveling direct from Europe is not common. The other option is to connect through Mexico City.

Another way to get there is to arrive in a cruise. It is one of the most popular destinations when you take a Western Caribbean cruise. This has actually made Cozumel one of the most visited places in the world!

Bus travel to Mexico is yet another choice you have, is extremely convinient, and luxury classes are at another level from anything you have seen. Visit our Mexico bus travel info page for more details.

The best way to get to the hotel from the airport is by taking a local airport shuttle. If you want to take a regular taxi and save a few dollars, you can step out of the airport and walk a few yards to the street where you will undoubtedly find one.

In Cozumel you can move around by Taxi when going to other hotels, restaurants and bars. If you take a tour they will usually provide transportation in the package. You can rent a car if you want to explore places on your own time without the limits that the tour operators impose, and also to travel to one of the wonderful and secluded beaches around the island.


Here is a map of the Yucatan Peninsula for location reference. The map is a Google interactive map which allows you to zoom in and move around.

Click in this Cozumel Mexico Map for places of interest in the island of Cozumel, or click in this Yucatan Peninsula Map for places of interest near-by.

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Where to Stay

In Cozumel you can stay in the town of San Miguel de Cozumel Mexico or close by in the resort area¬Ö you can find the convenience of all inclusive resorts, the sophistication of luxury hotels, the relaxed atmosphere of adults-only resorts, and also villas, and budget friendly hotels.

Find here our all inclusive hotel guide.

Find here our Cozumel all inclusive resort guide.

Cozumel Mexico is a great destination in Mexico for its wonderful coral reefs ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling, and also for its sea, beaches and undeveloped territory!

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