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 experiencing the wind in your face, there are a couple of businesses that can help you. Those wanting to learn more concerning this topic can do so here.


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.

You'll find 43 dive operators and at least 27 interesting dive sites in the area. Those interested can get more information about diving in this area, can do so by clicking here.


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.

If you have some avid fishermen traveling with you, they're in luck -- 9 charter fishing services are located in this area. To visit our detailed page about deep sea fishing, see this page.


Hoping to spend some time on the greens? Cozumel isn't necessarily a golfing paradise, but there's one place to be aware of. The only course in the area is Cozumel Country Club. Use this link to see our guide to golfing throughout the Yucatan Peninsula.

Sailing and Boating

Cozumel Sailing

The table directly below has some details concerning area firms that can help you spend some time 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'd like to learn about marinas and charter operators read this page.


Blue Angel

If you have some shopping fanatics traveling with you, they'll be interested to know that the area has more than 26 retail stores just waiting to be explored. If you want to learn about shopping on Cozumel, you can do so by following this link.


Cozumel Reef National Park

Sightseeing is also a great option for visitors to Cozumel. To read more about area sightseeing attractions, use this link.

The following table offers some key facts concerning a firm that can guide you to some of the most interesting local sights.

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



If you love snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance off the coast of Cozumel. Click here to check out our page dedicated to local snorkeling opportunities.


Islander Fish Spa

Going to a spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 14 spas in this area. Read this page dedicated to spas in the area if you'd like to learn additional facts.


Iberostar Cozumel

If you want to play some tennis you might want 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. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and a few other details. Click on the names to learn more details concerning 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

Take a moment to read the following chart to read about other activities.

Other Activities On Cozumel
Name Type Phone Location
Aquaworld Watersports Operator 1-866-210-12-36 (US & Canada) 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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