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Cozumel
Travel Guide

Cozumel which includes tropical scenes

Hop over to the Caribbean island of Cozumel with its dolphins, impressive reef system, fun beach bars, Mexican culture and Mayan ruins.

Enjoy the island lifestyle of the Caribbean, explore the underwater world or visit Mayan ruins and old Mexican villages at the island of Cozumel. With over 2 million visitors annually, Cozumel is one of the country’s major tourist attractions. The main reason for this is the abundance of marine life. Pet sting rays and get a kiss from a dolphin, or watch sea turtles come to shore.

While being just 30 miles (48 kilometers) long and 10 miles (16 kilometers) wide, Cozumel is actually Mexico’s largest Caribbean island. It’s situated in the Yucatan region, about 11 miles (17.7 kilometers) off Playa del Carmen on the east coast. Cozumel is the gateway to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the largest reef system in the Americas, which attracts hundreds of tropical fish species and marine mammals. The island offers stunning beaches and San Miguel, a town on the western shore, is packed with restaurants and nightlife.

Book an ocean adventure, such as scuba diving, kite surfing, snorkeling, parasailing or fishing. Swim with dolphins or other marine mammals at Dolphin Discovery in Chankanaab National Park. Scuba divers should not miss the famous Palancar Caves. For some culture, visit the Mayan ruins at San Gervasio and the historic town of El Cedral.

Special events are mainly held during the busy summer months or on special Mexican religious days. Sea turtle workshops, fishing and golf tournaments and Carnaval Cozumel are just some of the yearly crowd pleasers.

The climate is warm all year-round. Come between December and March for the best weather but note that it rains a lot in September and October.

A frequent ferry service runs between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen and planes depart Cancun several times a day. Cozumel even has an international airport. Getting around is easiest by car, which you can rent at the airport and San Miguel.

With its abundance of beaches, reefs and culture, Cozumel is a dream destination. If you appreciate seeing special marine life and enjoy Caribbean nightlife, visit this Mexican island paradise.

Where to stay in Cozumel

InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort & Spa
InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
Carretera A Chankanaab Km 6-5, Cozumel, QROO
The price is ¥25,481 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
Located in Cozumel, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, Chankanaab National ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (989 reviews)
"Beautiful resort very friendly staff everything was top notch"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort & Spa
The Westin Cozumel All Inclusive
The Westin Cozumel All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carretera Costera Norte KM 4.8, Zona Hotelera Norte, Cozumel, QROO
The price is ¥25,781 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Located in Zona Hotelera Norte, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Playa San Juan and Cozumel Country Club and Golf Course. ...
4.4/5Excellent! (151 reviews)
"The hotel was very nice. The staff were all amazing. Shoutout to concierge Fernando and waitstaff Marco and Angel. The food was great. We did the all inclusive option and as a result you have to wear a wristband. Typically no problem, BUT you go wandering and downtown for shopping and the different ..."

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

The Westin Cozumel All Inclusive
Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only
Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Costera Sur Km 12.99, Hotel Zone, Cozumel, QROO
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥48,490 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
Nestled on the beach, this Cozumel resort is within a 10-minute walk of Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park and Paradise Beach. Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water ...
3.9/5Good! (985 reviews)
"The staff and food were outstanding as usual."

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Caribo Cozumel
Caribo Cozumel
2.5 out of 5
Av. Benito Juarez 799, esquina con Avenida 40, Cozumel, QROO
The price is ¥1,984 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Located in the heart of Cozumel, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of "Benito Juarez" Municipal Market and Punta Langosta Pier. San Miguel Church ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (163 reviews)
"I loved this place. For a budget guest house/hotel it was clean, quiet, friendly, and the morning coffee and public kitchen area were nice. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the tables outside and small dunking pool lent a nice ambience. If you want to experience Cozumel tranquilo, away from ..."

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Caribo Cozumel
Hotel Villa Las Anclas
Hotel Villa Las Anclas
3 out of 5
5th Avenue #325 between 3st & 5st, Centro, Cozumel, QROO
The price is ¥7,941 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 6
Located in Colonia Centro, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Punta Morena and Punta Langosta Pier. Museo de la Isla de Cozumel and Central Plaza ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (98 reviews)
"Villas Las Anclas is by far our favorite place to stay in Cozumel. It's very close to all the great bars and restaurants. The place is so peaceful and relaxing. The staff are top notch and super friendly. They make you feel like you are one of the family. We love it here."

Reviewed on May 30, 2021

Hotel Villa Las Anclas
Casa Cloud 9 is Perfect for Your Family/dive Dream Vacation!
Casa Cloud 9 is Perfect for Your Family/dive Dream Vacation!
Cozumel, ROO
Located in Colonia 10 De Abril, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of "Benito Juarez" Municipal Market and Punta Langosta Pier. San Miguel Church and Malecon ...
5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Live Like A Local!
"My family and I found this hidden gem on VRBO and within seconds of booking it Patric (Jose) called and welcomed us and answered all of our questions. We felt like we were visiting friends before we even arrived. Cloud 9 is located six blocks from the sea wall and one street over from Cozumel Dive ..."

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Casa Cloud 9 is Perfect for Your Family/dive Dream Vacation!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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