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More Tequila on the island of Cozumel

Iconic blue agave fields adorned with drums full of tequila goodness and large copper stills here and there. All this and a tequila feast that you cannot have enough of. If you want to go organic, visit the organic agave fields of Altar de Agave, where agave is harvested in a way to protect the environment. It also committed them to the highest quality standards and offer tequilas of the highest quality. All of this while sipping on the freshest and best tasting tequila. Exciting enough? Head to Cozumel if you want to sip on special and produced authentic tequilas of different flavors. Savor some unique flavors and mark a trip you would never forget.

They make the best tequila from the agave plant, with just the right amount of sunshine, rain, and soil. This makes for a great flavor profile, which is more complex and flavorful than other agaves.

While Cozumel has many places for you to visit and try their distinct varieties of freshly produced tequilas, there are a few that make our A-list. Mi Mexico Lindo Tequila Tour is a tequila tasting tour that one cannot have enough of. With an educational trip that encompasses tequila production from the very start to the very ending, this is a surreal experience. Filling bottles and then tasting the seven distinct flavors (we can vouch for this one), you will love. What is more exciting than an educational tour about tequilas and then getting to taste them too? We are going all Ga-Ga to be there. What about you? Please do not forget to buy many bottles for friends and family back at home! Yes! A tequila educational tour would be so much fun! And getting to taste the different tequilas would be a great way to end the tour!

The best tequila tasting tour in Cozumel is not a laborious task to find. There are many tequila tasting tours in Cozumel, but we found this one is the best. A tequila tasting tour is a must-do when visiting Cozumel. If you are looking for a way to have a great time with your friends and family, then this is the tour for you.

Our A-list of tequilas are:

1. Tres Generaciones

This is the most well-known tequila in the Cozumel area. It is a 100% agave tequila, made from a single variety of agave plants. This is the one that was used to make the famous Jose Cuervo tequila. The Hacienda Culebra produces it. There is a sweet and fruity flavor to it. If you are a beginner, it is a great way to start.

2. Pueblo Viejo

This is a 100% agave tequila made by Casa San Matias de Jalisco. They make it from the same variety of agave plants as Tres Generaciones. It has an old-fashioned tequila aroma to it – not smoothed out for the masses. Caramel, dark cherry, agave and a note of pine resin. Flavor: Sweet agave, a pepper bite, and vanilla.

Imagine this – You are standing with your love on the beach and tasting different tequilas, which will bring your soul to Cozumel. When is your next vacation? And what would make this trip even more amazing? Have you been to Cozumel before? How do you plan to spend your money there?

When you arrive at the tour, they’ll give you a constructed presentation of what they do. In the end, you will taste tequila to tantalize your taste buds. This is the time to try some unusual flavors and learn about the different extracts used in food and drink products. Once you’ve made your choices, then it’s time to pack up your favorites. We know you’ll miss them once you head back!

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A Little Bit Of History on Cozumel

A Little Bit Of History on Cozumel

Home to Mexicans and expats, Cozumel island also attracts thousands of tourists every year. This migration is a sight. But what leads to Cozumel being the famous island it is today? Let us take you through a little bit of history on Cozumel.

Rich and distinct, the history of Cozumel dates back to the earliest days of habitation in 300 BC by the Yucatan Maya. Using the island to the best of its potential, the Mayas used it for sea trading. The rich heritage and the old temples that one gets to witness around Cozumel is a by-product of the Mayas’ hard work. The Cozumel Mayas never met the various Spanish conquerors with extreme anguish or hatred. However, much to our dismay, the British conquerors tried to settle in Cozumel for the aim of sending back log woods from Cozumel to Europe. The Spanish government considered these settlers to be piratas (the Spanish word for contrabandists because they paid no tax) and did not sanction their settlements. This is probably where the pirate myth started. 

Contrasting to popular belief Cozumel was not a stronghold of pirates but underwent many attacks by them. Fast-forward, one could picture Cozumel in the 1700s as a land of a few, embarked by a low population. We ask you to believe us; We consider Cozumel a people-fetching and a precious treasure of the world. With almost 30 different coral reefs, this island has given life to not only a million marine species but also provides a way of life to many people from all over the world.  

When you are on the island of Cozumel, do not forget to visit the different cultural sites there. Feel the essence of the historic significance of Cozumel in every site you witness. Despite modernity and the complexities that evolve, locations such as this one depict a hint of their history in everything. 

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Beach Yoga on Cozumel

Beach Yoga on Cozumel

Feel a wave of relaxation and experience a sheer health binge with beach yoga on Cozumel. Typically, not everyone is ready for yoga or workouts. Does light physical activity make you feel better about your physical health? Does it brighten up your mood? Chances are it does. We know you are nodding your head in agreement. So, break the shambles of laziness and carelessness and indulge in some of the finest yoga classes available in Cozumel.

Yo Yoga Cozumel is the ideal spot for you to chill in while kicking out the laziness blues and banging in a sense of zeal and zest for your time in Cozumel. With mixed groups of first-timers and already experienced Yogis, this is a perfect choice for everyone. With a few demanding Yoga styles, the trainers teach you every bit from the start, making your visit worthwhile. And do not fear, each instructor teaches with absolute patience and caring while taking care of any physical injuries one might have. 

With adequate care and yoga equipment already available, you literally just have to walk in, pay and enjoy your time in a delightful yoga. Let your body loose and let those toxic stress hormones run away. Are you thinking you will be ripped off in a Yoga class like this one? Ideally, you would be. But to your utter pleasure, this is not just a wonderful experience but is also super affordable. Guess what? The instructions are given in English as well. So, no more sitting around like a goof and trying to understand spanish instructions. You got this!

Do not take our word on YoYoga read the reviews:

  1. I’ve been coming here for years, and have just now stumbled upon this lovely retreat-type setting. Every yoga instructor has her own style, philosophy, teaching methods, and personality. When I first started here, I thought there wasn’t a lot to do, but I now feel very welcome and encouraged. This is a place that I can call home, and I have learned so much to deepen my practice.
  2. If you’re looking for affordable yoga classes, you’ll love YoYoga. Their recommended donation is only 100 pesos per class! I loved learning from Maria. She’s a knowledgeable, friendly, and kind instructor who is a joy to be around. It’s such a treat to go to yoga and have her arrange blankets and bolsters so that I am most comfortable. I don’t think I could survive without the help and support of my restorative yoga teacher. It was as if she knew that if I could get comfortable, we could relax together.
  3. What an amazing gift the Cozumel Yoga Studio is to Cozumel and the yoga community! You will love the studio’s vibe and the fun community. The yoga instructors are both knowledgeable and challenging. I am proud to be part of a gym that has such talented trainers and class times. I love YoYoga! They offer several types of yoga classes, including yins and restorative yoga classes every week! Their yoga classes are well-mixed. They offer a good mix of vinyasa, which is great if you’re looking for more flow.
  4. I have been practicing yoga for a couple of months now as an alternative to intense workouts for the Ironman competition, and my body loves it. To boost the benefits of this workout, I created a mix of cardio exercise and a little of strength training besides practicing yoga, including running and jumping drills. It was great because I kept the metabolism working under low impact but also at an acceptable heart rate to be considered a Z1 aerobic activity. The facilities are perfect. The dedicated instructors offer a positive learning experience.

So, whether you live in Cozumel or are there for vacation, we dare you to believe us, you will not regret spending a day doing Yoga. 

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The Best Ice Cream Place on Cozumel

Feel the ice-cream cut down on the summer blues and register a sense of cool and relaxation inside. Cozumel has yummy ice-creams to offer. And if like us, dessert goes to your heart and not stomach, trust us, you will have an amazing time devouring the ice-creams in Cozumel.

Nieves Quetzal in Cozumel is an ice-cream lover’s paradise. With sorbets and cold frozen ice-creams of distinct flavors, you will forget all summer blues in Cozumel. And not just that, but you would want to come back for this one.

La Flor de Michoacán is another one of Cozumel’s top-quality ice-cream spots. And good news for people of all tastes. While its ice-creams are the best, it also serves some delicious frozen yogurt, shakes, and juices. So, if one of your family members is not in for ice-creams you still can visit this place and make the best out of your time in Cozumel. La Flor de Michoacán’s best-selling and most awesomely flavored ice-cream is the coconut one. Feel the tinge of coconut and cream on your tongue and tantalize your taste buds. With almost thirty distinct flavors of ice-creams and popsicles available, we are sure, you won’t have any trouble finding the one for yourself. From dragon fruit to cookie flavored ice-cream, to a spicy Mexican flavored Popsicle, you have got it all!

Oh, and Mr. Chelato is truly not one to miss either. The one spot that will provide you with richly flavored ice-creams and affordable rates is none but Mr. Chelato. Yes, you heard us right! Vacationing and food memoirs are not going to rip you off. Sit back and relax in this ice-cream bar and ease yourself through the everyday struggles of a trip. We promise you; you’ll love every part of it!

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Craft beers on Cozumel

Craft Beer on Cozumel

Does craft beer on Cozumel make your heartstrings play a tune of absolute joy and gratefulness? Well, fellas, Cozumel is the ultimate location if you love craft beer! So, hop on a plane and make your way to Cozumel for a time of ultra-boost and some fun with beers.

La Internacional Cerveceria provides some of the finest beers in Cozumel. A super cozy and interesting bar for you to enjoy with your significant other, we are sure you will not regret being there even for a minute. With a wide variety of beers from all over Mexico and so many flavors to choose from, trust us, you will even find it difficult to choose your favorite beer.

Hit the bar individually, with your lover or with a group of friends, the cozy bar will be fun for everyone. Fancy this! You are sitting inside the bar, looking around, sipping on a yummy crafted beer and just feeling your body relax. Yes, all this and so much more is possible in nowhere else but Cozumel.

Enjoy your time with supreme services by a well-trained staff that can cater to all of your needs. Unparalleled beer brands that are not even available in the United States of America, we dare you to believe us, your tour with craft beer will be amazing. Have an appetite for trying uniquely flavored beers? You now know where you can find the differently crafted beers.

With almost three hundred plus beers to choose from, La Internacional Cerveceria will be a perfect spot for you. And what is more exciting than beer with tequila? Enjoy some amazing, tequila brands that you will never forget.

So, whether you are heading to Cozumel right now or later, don’t forget to visit La Internacional Cerveceria for a nice and fine craft beer session.

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Pharmacies on Cozumel

Pharmacies on Cozumel

Like happiness and sorrows are a part of life and vacations, the pharmacies on Cozumel have a wide range of medicines available for instant relief of anyone suffering on their vacation. Have faith, because your time in Cozumel will not let you suffer alone. With some of the best pharmacies available in Cozumel, it has solutions to all your health vows.

The Cozumel drugstore is located in the heart of the Island and it is not difficult to find. Head over to the pharmacy through a taxi or walk down to the location, you will find it absolutely reachable. The Cozumel drugstore also provides the option for you to make online purchases. So, heads up, no more hassle of being physically present to buy medicines. Operating for Monday till Saturday and open from nine in the morning to five in the evening, one can order or buy anytime, any day they find feasible. And for those worried about the drugs being expensive, fear not! Cozumel drugstore has some of the most reasonable prices coupled with promotional offers to spring up now and then.

Unlike the stringent measures in other countries, of bringing prescription in order to medicines, Mexico, in general, is not too harsh in such dealings. We dare you to believe us, you will find most of the medicines you are looking for in Cozumel.

Dori Farmacia on Calle Dr Adolfo Rosado Salas #333 in Centro is also a spectacular spot for finding adequate medicines. Although a little more expensive than others, it provides top quality products. You name the medicine and you find it therein. Whether you are about to travel on a cruise ship and feel sick or just want some pain killers, Dori Farmacia has got you covered.

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The Colourful Carnival on Cozumel - stingray villa

The Colourful Carnival on Cozumel

The new dates for the Cozumel Carnival 2022 have been announced:

April 23 Presentation of candidates, farewell kings 2020
April 30 Presentation of candidates in individual costume
May 6 Ladies show
May 7 Voting night, kings of carnival 2022
May 13 Voting night, kings of diversity
May 14 Youth king’s election.
May 15 Popular presentation for children and youth kings.
May 18 Coronation of kings
May 19 Children’s category comparsas contest
May 20 Costume contest, maternal, kindergarten, children, and pets
May 20 Youth and free comparsas contest, Presentation of emperors
May 21 First Carnival Parade
May 21 Fantasy night and masks. Costume contest.
May 22 Second Carnival Parade
May 22 Tropical night. Show Presentation of the queen of nobodies.
May 23, Ceviche festival
May 23. Paint & Run 5k race
May 23 Artistic presentation in Benito Juárez Park.
May 24 Third and last carnival Parade & Closing concert.
May 25 Burning of Juan Carnival.

All things bright and colorful are an instant turn on for us. And if you think they make you happy too, then head out to Cozumel and delve into a colorful festival that will make you remember Cozumel forever. This dazzling carnival has a life-long history in Cozumel and shows up in February or March every year. Now you know the timing, you know the drill, get your bags packing!

A complete package of extravagance, colors, and life exhibited through a single event is almost spectacular. One can witness specks of colors parading in front of the downtown. People adorned in various kinds of costumes indulge in some amazing dance competitions and live bands make people dance to rhythms of their harmonious tunes. Yes, all this and so much more. You could be one of them!

Live among the carnival dwellers and try your luck and catch the multiple gifts that hail upon the people. Enjoy your heart out at the different dancing competitions and witness talent like none other. See the natives of Cozumel make the best out of their lives. Followed by some costume competitions that will remind you of fancy-dress competitions back in college. Believe us or not, this carnival is an unparalleled model of amusement.

Have masked balls in movies fantasized you too for all of your lives? Well, no more fantasies but only fantasies coming to reality. A masked ball is one of the many highlights of this carnival. So, step in with your significant other and dance all your way, feeling like the movie characters you always dream of.

Being one of the largest and grandest celebrations in the Mexican area, the Mayas and other people in Cozumel have an ultimate fun time during this carnival. If you want to have a hint of Cozumel’s culture and fun, February or March is an apt time for that.

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Friendliest bars on Cozumel

Knock down a flavor-packed margarita and jazz your way through some of Cozumel’s friendliest bars! Like candy works for children, seaside bars automatically fix everything let loose. Alberto’s Beach Bar and Restaurant in Cozumel is a star. Adjacent to the sea, this bar is perfect for a romantic dine out or catching up with old friends. Not to forget, no one does fresh seafood like Alberto’s. Can’t you feel your mouth water thinking about those lobster tails, the fish tacos, and the conch ceviche? Top tip: propose your girlfriend on Alberto’s on the beachside bar, and trust us, you got this!

Looking for flavor punched mocktails and margaritas that tantalize your taste buds and make room for the perfect date spot? Head over to Wet Wendy’s and experience a margarita wonderland. Set in a perfect location, Wet Wendy’s offers some of the finest beef tacos as well. As unique as the name is, Wet Wendy’s is a highly different place that is a must try for tourists, especially. Despite Wet Wendy being on the inner side and requiring some extra walk, it is an experience worth shot. Besides, who doesn’t love a few steps extra just to keep those calories on track?

Boredom is the last thing you’ll feel when in Woody’s Bar and Grill. Next to the town square, Woody’s is a wholesome experience that is not only the best bar in Cozumel but a complete condensation of perfect nighttime. Ranging from classic American dishes such as burgers and fries to Mexican staples such as tacos and empanadas, Woody’s has got it all covered. And not to forget, what are drinks without some music? Live music, amazing food, and exceptional guitarists are the spotlight of Woody’s. Oh, and do not forget too much on their bacon wrapped shrimps. You see, you got to do what you got to do!

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A Spa Day on Cozumel

What’s your thought of an ideal tour to Cozumel? Snorkeling, beaches, food? While all of this is significant, your trip to Cozumel should not end without a spa day therein. Picture this, you’re lying down on a massage chair or bed, away from the miseries of a worldly demeanor, and lost in your own world. With your eyes closed and your mind relaxed, you could think of everything that your every day’s busy schedule did not let you think of. Tempting enough?

Book an Ashiatsu barefoot massage in Cozumel in literally $60 per hour, only! Have you ever heard of a barefoot massage whereby the massager climbs on you and uses his/her feet to massage you? No, right? And even if you have, now is the right time to experience it firsthand. While Reiki is also available, the pressure could be increased or decreased as per your will and this barefoot massage is a deep tissue repair, one that leaves you loosened up. Sally Hurwitch, an American certified therapist helps you forget all your worries and helps your body rejuvenate. Sally being a solo practitioner, you’re guaranteed the same services as you’ve heard of. Customers having experienced this massage has nothing but sheer praises for Sally’s intuition when it comes to applying the right pressure. Buckle up folks, people having backaches now know exactly where to head to.

While most spas are only fillers that tell you a time span but never really follow it up, Sally mentions the time and asks you to keep a track, and hands-down there hasn’t been a single time when the massage ended before an hour. Thinking about the perfect surprise gift for your wedding anniversary? This year, book yourselves with Sally and surprise your significant other with a flat-out relaxing dreamy and comforting massage.

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The Best Cafe on Cozumel

Living this life for good food and travel? Hola! We’ve got everything covered. Maple Bakehouse, set in the heart of Cozumel is hands-down a top-notch restaurant catering to people of all ages. A paradise for the vegan and like gold to glitter for men and women wanting a fusion of Mexican and American food. Nothing feels better than finding your kind of food on vacations, right? For those undergoing diseases like celiac, go no further and chose your favorite dishes at Maple Bakehouse, for it specializes in gluten-free food as well. A cozy ambiance, marked by an item of modern and intricate furniture and beautiful plants exude nothing but absolute comfort, almost like a home away from home!

Explore the vast variety of Maple Bakehouse’s menu, ranging from Mexican nachos to eggs benedict, from a hearty plate of pancakes to a side of scrambled eggs and fruits. Drool-worthy, no? Keeping its policies friendly for the locals and especially for tourists, Maple Bakehouse accepts Master cards and Visa cards. No worries if you forgot to pick up that cash! Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered even if you got yourself injured and need to use a wheelchair. Maple Bakehouse believes in inclusivity and has made a zone for wheelchairs to enter. Picture this! You’re sitting outdoors with your significant other in a breezy night and with clouds hanging low on the sky. The candles are lit and its just you and your significant other, with delicious food, the right ambiance and a spark of togetherness. Truly delightful! We challenge you to believe and trust Maple Bakehouse with your food choices because hygienic and truly delicious food within the price range that Maple Bakehouse offers are an unparalleled endeavor to make your vacations truly special.

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