What to do in Isla Cozumel – Yucatan
This quiet island off the coast of Yucatan Peninsula, beckons with white-sand beaches, world-class snorkeling, nature preserve and tranquil way of life. Here are some tips from us on what to do in this “tranquilo” island.
Only about 10 % of the island is developed and offers unparalleled marine life and low-key pace of life. But this secret destination will not stay secret for too long so visits as soon as you can!
Enjoy second to the largest of all “Great Barrier Rief” snorkeling and diving destination in the world. Book a private boat with “Deep Blue” for an ultimate experience, admire amazing reefs covered with electric blue sea fans, coral and pastel sea anemones. Enjoy amazing lagoons and wildlife on the island at Parque Punta Sur, where turtles, flamingos and other species made their home. Have fun at the Cozumel Country Club and amazing sanctuary home to the world class 18 –hole golf course. To relax snorkel, kayak and just relax go to Playa Palanca beach you can spend a fund day there and grab a nice lunch.
When it comes to hotels, Isla Cozumel has few options to choose from. Experience this magical island and stay at the Secrets Aura Cozumel , a small boutique size hotel with only around 80 private suites with incomparable views of the Caribbean Sea, elegantly decorated suite that offer comfort and functionality. You will truly enjoy it. But if you are looking for more trendy, avant-garde, experience try HOTEL B Cozumel, artistic hotel who look for different experience and more laid back. This hotel only 5 minutes away from the center, placed next to the Caribbean ocean has a great private beach that offer entertainment through the day and give you a feel of a mix between Miami and Mexico.
Great cuisine and service, so speaking of which Cozumel may be small but certainly have a big flavor: Many simple and more upscale options to dine at, from breakfast at “Zermatt Bakery” for fresh coffee and pan dulce to lunch option at “Taqueria el Sitio” (liked by taxi drivers) where you can enjoy great tacos al pastor to an evening restaurants such as: “Kinta” or “Napa Grill” where you will dine under the stars and enjoy delicacies as fresh pastas with catch of the day, Goat cheese and Chaya salad ( similar to kale) and of course churros, dusted with sugar and topped with the chocolate and caramel sauce. We LOVE this place for its unique style with Mexican Soul, We will be back for sure!
Best time to travel to Isla Cozumel is between October – June (rainy season is at its peak in months of July – September)
Language Spoken – Spanish and English
Currency – Mexican Pesos and Dollars