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 are thinking about seeing the sights at a slower pace, you will find two businesses that can help. Visit this page dedicated to bike and scooter rentals if you want 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 45 dive operators and at least 27 good dive sites to choose from. Go to this article which is all about diving opportunities in this area if you're seeking more information.
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.
Fishing is popular in this area, as indicated by the presence of 10 charter fishing services in this area. Readers can obtain more information concerning fishing in this area can do so here.
Enjoy playing golf? Cozumel isn't overloaded with golf greens, but there's one golf course to know about. The only course in the area is Cozumel Country Club. For more in-depth coverage of golf throughout Yucatan Peninsula click here.
Take a moment to look through the table below for a list of area firms that will 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 Sunset||(987) 113-6107||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 read about marinas and charter operators see this page.
If there are some shopping aficionados in your group, they may be interested to know that more than 26 retailers operate in this area. Navigate here to view our extended discussion of shopping on Cozumel.
Another good way to use some of your time is to soak in the area's interesting sights. Click on this link to view our page dedicated to area sightseeing and attractions.
Information about a firm that will help you have a great time sightseeing can be seen in the following table:
|Cozumel Cruise Excursions||Travel and Tour Operators||(305) 767-2779||Downtown San Miguel||Cozumel|
|Cozumel Taxi Union Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(987) 872-1130||0.6 mi. East of Downtown San Miguel||Cozumel|
|Xplor||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(888) 922-7381||4.8 mi. South West of Central Playa del Carmen||Mexico|
If you enjoy underwater beauty you're in luck -- you'll have the chance along the coast of Cozumel. Take advantage of this page about snorkeling if you want to get additional details.
Indulging in a trip to the spa just might be the highlight of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 14 spas located in this area. To read a more detailed discussion of this specific topic, navigate to this page, about your options for visiting a spa in this area.
If you enjoy playing tennis your best bet is to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 5 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The information that follows can help clarify your options. Included is the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on the names to read more about the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|Iberostar Cozumel||Southwestern part of Cozumel||2|
|Occidental Allegro Cozumel||Southwestern part of Cozumel||3|
|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.
Review the following table for information concerning other activities. for information concerning one other option. for information about other activities.
|Aquaworld||Watersports Operator||(998) 848-8326||2.0 mi. South West of Central San Miguel|
|Barefoot on Cozumel||Massage Therapist||(987) 878-4662||Downtown San Miguel|
|Chankannab Adventure Park||Amusement/Theme Park||(987) 872-0914||5.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central downtown San Miguel|
|Dressel Divers Cozumel||Watersports Operator||(+34) 963 561 496||10.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central downtown San Miguel|
|Mr. Sanchos Beach Club||Amusement/Theme Park||(987) 871-9174||9.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central downtown San Miguel|
|Pro Dive||Watersports Operator||(984) 745-0763||Downtown San Miguel|
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