Best known as one of the top scuba diving locations in the Caribbean, Cozumel ranges from an undeveloped east side to a small, but tourist friendly town at the center of the island. Most visitors plan to spend as much time as they can exploring the underwater landscape, or out on a boat sailing or fishing. If you've got a few hours to spend on land, however, there are other activities to keep you busy as well.
Mayan culture is a big selling-point for a vacation in the Mexican Caribbean, and Cozumel doesn't disappoint. There are a few ruins on the south side of the island for visitors to check out on a sightseeing tour, but if you prefer to stick to San Miguel there are organized museums that touch on music and other important cultural topics. There are also more than 300 restaurants and bars on the island, and nightlife in the downtown area is not to be missed. Don't forget the numerous relaxing activities which include lounging on the beach, getting in a round of golf, taking a steam or enjoying a massage, and shopping near the cruise ship terminal – preferably when there is not a ship docked in order to avoid the crowds.
This small island is generally traversed by foot, but adding the extra speed of a bike or moped can greatly increase the scope of your explorations on Cozumel.
If you like the idea of exploring the area in the open air you will find a couple of rental agencies that can help. You can read this extended discussion which is all about bike and scooter rentals if you're interested in learning more specifics.
Known world-wide as one of the signature diving locations, any diver making their way to Mexico should try to stop by Cozumel. Rich in coral, walls, and wildlife, the sites off the island's coast makes for a great experience no matter what the skill level.
There are 44 dive operators and at least 27 good dive sites to choose from. If you need to find more details about diving opportunities in this area, can do so here.
One of the many things Cozumel is famous for is sportsfishing. Every year, tourist flock to the island in hope sof trying their skills at catching one of the prized large Caribbean fish such as mahi-mahi and marlin.
Deep Sea Fishing is a popular sport in this area, as suggested by the existence of 10 charter fishing services in this area. Readers can get more information concerning fishing in this area can do so by visiting this page.
Like to golf? Cozumel isn't exactly overrun with golf greens, but there's one course to be aware of. The only course in the area is Cozumel Country Club. To reach our complete guide to golf courses throughout Yucatan Peninsula, read this article.
Take a moment to read the following table for more information about area firms that can enable you to get out on the open water.
|Albatros Charters||(984) 872-7904||0.7 mi. South West of Downtown San Miguel|
|Captain Ron's Cozumel Boat Charters||(987) 872-5467||Downtown San Miguel|
|Cozumel Boat Trips||(987) 113-2774||3.5 mi. South West of Central downtown San Miguel|
|Cozumel Sailing||(987) 869-2312||1.6 mi. Northeast of Downtown San Miguel|
If you want to find out about nearby marinas and charter operators go to this page.
If there are some folks who enjoy shopping traveling with you, they might be interested to know that at least 26 retailers are located in this area. Use this link to visit our discussion of shopping on Cozumel.
If you love to snorkel there's good news -- you can easily find places to do so along the coast of Cozumel. For a more comprehensive look at local snorkeling opportunities, check out this page.
Relaxing in a spa might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 14 spas located in this area. To learn about more the options, see this page.
If you enjoy playing tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 5 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The table below highlights some key facts. At a glance, you can see the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on the names to learn about other aspects of the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Iberostar Cozumel||Southwestern part of Cozumel||2|
|Occidental Allegro Cozumel||Southwestern part of Cozumel||4|
|InterContinental Hotels Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa||3.2 mi. South West of Central San Miguel||2|
|Grand Cozumel by Occidental||Southwestern part of Cozumel||2|
|Melia Cozumel||4.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Miguel||2|
For instance, Iberostar Cozumel offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.
Information about lots of other activities are shown in the chart below.
|AquaWorld||Snorkeling Tour Operator||--||2.0 mi. South West of Central San Miguel|
|Aquaworld||Watersports Operator||(998) 848-8326||2.0 mi. South West of Central San Miguel|
|Babieca Dive Center||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(987) 872-0844||2.4 mi. South West of Central downtown San Miguel|
|Barefoot on Cozumel||Massage Therapist||(987) 878-4662||Downtown San Miguel|
|Blue Angel||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(987) 872-0819||1.5 mi. South West of Downtown San Miguel|
|Snorkeling Tour Operator||(987) 872-6143||Downtown San Miguel|
|Cha Cha Cha||Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(987) 872-2331||Downtown San Miguel|
|Chankannab Adventure Park||Amusement/Theme Park||(987) 872-0914||5.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central downtown San Miguel|
|Cozumel Cruise Excursions||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(305) 767-2779||Downtown San Miguel|
|Cozumel Equalizers||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(987) 872-3511||0.4 mi. South West of Downtown San Miguel|
|Cozumel Marine World||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(987) 103-5690||1.9 mi. South West of Central San Miguel|
|Dive Palancar||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(987) 872-5556||9.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Miguel|
|Diving Adventures||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(210) 374-9141||Downtown San Miguel|
|Liquid Blue Divers||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(210) 807-3483||0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown San Miguel|
|Mr. Sanchos Beach Club||Amusement/Theme Park||(987) 871-9174||9.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central downtown San Miguel|
|Pepe Scuba Dive Shop||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(987) 872-6740||1.9 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown San Miguel|
|Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(984) 745-0763||Downtown San Miguel|
|Sand Dollar Sports Diving||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(866) 663-3140||Cozumel|
|Scuba Du||Snorkeling Tour Operator||(987) 872-9500||3.7 mi. South West of Central downtown San Miguel|
|Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service||(987) 872-4414||Downtown San Miguel|
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