Cozumel excursions, attractions and diving
As the most of you know, we finally drove to Cozumel last weekend.
Of course, I do not want to deprive you of what I think about the island, how to reach it, and which hotels I particularly liked.
We drove from Cancun by car to Playa del Carmen and parked the car in a public car park in a small shopping mall. Alternatively, you can use of course the ADO bus quite comfortable to Playa del Carmen.
From there, we took the 5th Avenue to the ferry to Cozumel. The ferry takes about 40 minutes to the port on Cozumel. The harbor is directly opposite the center. There are several bars and restaurants. However, there is no nightlife as you know it from Playa del Carmen or Cancun.
The island is very quiet with many nice hotels
However, you need a car or a scooter on site. Alternatively, you can drive short distances by taxi. The taxis are located directly at a station at the port of Cozumel. You can only get in there or call a taxi in the hotel, because you can not stop the taxis on the street.
In my opinion, you should definitely rent a scooter or a car to explore the island. There is a “rocky” side and once the beach side. However, the “rocky” side should not be underestimated. The colors of the water are varied and beautiful!
The beach side is certainly not to be despised. So my tip, be sure to look at both! This island is the paradise on earth!
Cozumel also caters for day trips if you are in Playa del Carmen or near. A day trip from Cancun is quite exhausting, but doable.
Many tours, such as the visit to the beach “El Cielo“, you can directly, if you arrive by ferry, book at one of the local dealer. In my opinion, the tour that everyone should do! Really stunning and beautiful.
Since Cozumel is quite large, there are many different tours that you can do. All tours can be booked online, on site or in Playa del Carmen etc.
Another highlight is diving on Cozumel
Since Cozumel has the second largest barrier reef in the world, diving there is an unforgettable experience! Diving can also be booked at a number of street vendors, at the hotel or online.
In my opinion, this island is the paradise on earth and should be visited when you go on holiday to the Riviera Maya. It does not matter if you spend only a day trip or a few days there. Not for nothing does the island have its own small airport and the cruise ships in the Caribbean always head for this island.
Enclosed I would like to give you a few hotel recommendations on Cozumel:
- “Grand Park Royal Cozumel All Inclusive“
- “Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa“
- “Hotel B Cozumel-Boutique by the Sea“
- “Coral Princess Golf & Dive Resort“
- “Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive“
- “Melia Cozumel Golf All Inclusive“
- “The Westin Cozumel”
- “El Cozumeleño Beach Resort – All Inclusive“