Activities on Cozumel

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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.

Bike and Scooter Rental

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.

Diving

Cozumel Diving

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.

Fishing

Aquarius Fishing

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.

Golf

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.

Sailing and Boating

Cozumel Sailing

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.

Boating Opportunities On Cozumel
Name Phone Location
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.

Shopping

Blue Angel

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.

Sightseeing

Cozumel Reef National Park

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:

Sightseeing Services On And Around Cozumel
Name Type Phone Location
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

Snorkeling

Xplor

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.

Spas

Islander Fish Spa

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.

Tennis

Iberostar Cozumel

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.

Accommodations with Tennis On Cozumel
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Iberostar Cozumel Southwestern part of Cozumel 2 check
Occidental Allegro Cozumel Southwestern part of Cozumel 3 check
InterContinental Hotels Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa 3.2 mi. South West of Central San Miguel 2 check
Grand Cozumel by Occidental Southwestern part of Cozumel 2 check
Melia Cozumel 4.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Miguel 2 check

For instance, Iberostar Cozumel offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Barefoot on Cozumel

Review the following table for information concerning other activities. for information concerning one other option. for information about other activities.

Other Activities On Cozumel
Name Type Phone Location
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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