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 considering feeling the wind in your hair, there's a place that can help you. Make your way to this extended discussion about bike and scooter rentals if you need additional 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 39 dive services and at least 27 different dive sites in the area. For more details about scuba diving in this area go to this article.

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.

If there are some avid fishermen vacationing with you, they'll be pleased to know they can catch some fish with one of the 9 charter operators in this area. Visit this extended discussion dedicated to fishing in the area if you want to find more specifics.

Golf

If you're an avid golfer you may already know that Cozumel isn't exactly overrun with golf greens. Still, there's one course to be aware of. The only course in the area is Cozumel Country Club. If interested, you can find out more about golf courses throughout the Yucatan Peninsula can do so by clicking on this link.

Sailing and Boating

Cozumel Sailing

The following chart enables you to get more information about local providers that can help you enjoy some time on the 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 find out about nearby marinas and charter operators click here.

Shopping

Blue Angel

If there are some avid shoppers traveling with you, they're not completely out of luck -- more than 24 retail stores are located in this area. To learn about opportunities for shopping on Cozumel, see this page.

Sightseeing

Cozumel Reef National Park

Another great option is to discover the area's sights and natural environment. Anyone who needs to get more information concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so by visiting this page.

The following table has some details regarding a firm that can help you have a great time enjoying the 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

Snorkeling

Xplor

If you enjoy looking at fish you're in luck -- you can easily find places to do so along the coast of Cozumel. Take advantage of this extended discussion dedicated to snorkeling if you want to learn better facts.

Spas

Islander Fish Spa

Going to a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, considering that there are 11 spas located in this area. For more in formation concerning the options, see this page.

Tennis

Iberostar Cozumel

If you enjoy playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 5 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The following information may help with you make a decision. You can view the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other details. Click on each name to learn about other aspects of 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

Glance through this table 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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