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The Top 10 Things To Do on Cozumel Mexico

The Top 10 Things To Do on Cozumel Mexico

Here are The Top Ten things to do in Cozumel Mexico.

Cozumel, once a quiet, off-the-grid beach town, is now an attractive Mexican Caribbean vacation destination that offers countless activities and experiences for guests. Its acceptance means there are more things to accomplish and see, from free or inexpensive activities to pricey excursions. Here’s our pick of the finest activities around.

Rent bikes for simple transportation

Because of Cozumel’s unique design – the shoreline is the primary attraction in the downtown’s scenery. Renting bikes for at least two days while you visit is advisable. This will allow you more flexibility to explore the area without relying on taxis. Plus, with the air swirling through your hair as you cycle around, you’ll forget about the humidity.

Bar hop in downtown Cozumel or on the Eastern “Wild-side”

For night owls and party animals, Cozumel has plenty of options, whether you’re a fan of live music, DJ sets, or Caribbean salsa rhythms. If you head downtown, you’ll have plenty of choices between the clubs that fill up on the weekends and the smaller, more intimate venues that require more exploration. We recommend Woody’s for quirky live music. Head to the Money Bar if partying on the waterfront is more your style. Our favorite tour of Cozumel’s “wild side” is the Cozumel Bar Hop. They are dedicated to showing their guests the secluded, breath-taking beaches of the “other side” away from the masses. This tour allows you to experience the unique beauty of the island’s east side, where you won’t find resorts, houses, crowds, or even electricity!

Go swimming in the Caribbean

Yes, it sounds straightforward, but it’s one of Cozumel’s best things to do. When the ocean is calm, it’s crystal clear, and you can see right down to the bottom. When the sea is wavy and more active, jumping and riding the waves is fun. However, pay attention to the beach flags, which signal water conditions: a black flag means do not swim; a red flag shows dangerous conditions; a yellow flag means use caution while swimming; and a green flag means it is safe to swim. Be aware that most remote beaches do not have flags.

Cool off with a savory treat

There’s nothing like ice cream on a scorching tropical day. La Flor de Michoacán is another 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 cream, you can still visit this place and make the best of your time in Cozumel. La Flor de Michoacán’s best-selling 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 cream and popsicles available, we are sure you won’t have trouble finding the one for yourself. You have got everything from dragon fruit to cookie-flavored ice cream to a spicy Mexican-flavored Popsicle!

Check out turtles in their natural habitat

If you’re into nature, this is one of the must-do things when visiting Cozumel. Each year, from May to October, most of the coastline experiences sea turtle nesting season. After the sun sets each evening, mother turtles go onto the beach to lay their eggs before returning to the surf.

Shop till you drop

Cozumel is overflowing with shops and boutiques that sell everything from luxury home goods and apparel to Mexican handicrafts and fair-trade items. Many shop owners visited Cozumel, fell in love, stayed, opened a store, and sold unique merchandise inspired by the area.

Try Mexican craft beer

Everyone knows that Mexican beer is superb (from well-known Corona to hipster-loved Tecate or higher-end Modelo), but Mexican craft beer, or cerveza artisanal, has become very popular. Breweries are popping up, and many restaurants and bars now sell craft beer. The best place in Cozumel to get craft beer is La Internacional Cerveceria. It is a super cozy and enjoyable 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, trust us, you will even find it difficult to choose your favorite beer.

Take a holiday photo at the Cozumel sign

Every Mexican town tourist visit seems to have colorful signs for guests to be photographed alongside, and Cozumel is no different. Get creative and lie down before the letters, look through them, or sit on top of them. The picture you take here will make the perfect Instagram post or Facebook cover photo. One Cozumel sign is located downtown in the main square. Bring your patience and some water because there is almost always a line.

Try out the ceviche at La Conchita del Caribe

This has long been one of Cozumel’s favorite food spots because of the ridiculously fresh and flavorsome ceviche and seafood served daily. While locals still stop by, this has become somewhat of a traveler’s joint, but it’s still worth visiting. If that doesn’t tickle your taste buds, there is a swathe of other top-notch food vendors and restaurants you can try out in Cozumel, downtown, and on the Eastern “wild side.”

Go Kiteboarding

Kiteboarding is an exhilarating extreme sport. Whether you’re an expert or it’s something you’ve always wanted to try, Cozumel is a great place to kiteboard. If you don’t have your gear, kiteboarding schools offer rentals and lessons. De Lille Sports in Cozumel is a good option. Kiteboarding all depends on the wind, and remember that though the windiest months are November to May, during this time, there may be days with no wind, while there may be very windy days during the non-windy months.

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Pirate Ship Dinner and a Show

Engross yourself in the splendor of a breathtaking seaside of Cozumel, coupled with a splendid and absolutely luxurious lobster dinner on a cruise. Sail through the terrific Caribbean ocean while traveling on the historic and magnificent vessel of the Old Spanish Galleon.

Cozumel Pirate Ship Lobster and Steak Dinner Cruise Excursion is an experience that will stay close to your heart and will leave you awestruck. Sailing your way through the ocean while envisaging a breathtaking sunset in the old Galleon will take you through the memoirs of pirates and their impressive sails. The turquoise water as clear as crystals, the feeling of relaxing through the waters and floating through life-dilemmas is an offer one can’t resist. Feel your mouth delve into a succulent dinner of fresh lobsters or chicken and seal the deal with some of the finest wines.

Imagine sitting in the cruise, with the ocean breeze touching your skin and letting your hair dance its way through your sail. Sip on the ice-cold wines of your choice and talk about the remnants of your life with your loved ones.

Dance the Night Away

And if you’re someone looking forward to some fun and dancing, then rock the dance floor with some zeal, zest, and enthusiasm. With the music that will make your toes tap, and with absolutely fun and immersive games, some fantastic prizes and some romantic dancing, Cozumel’s cruise dinner could be your next favorite spot for romantic dinners and re-visits. With the minimum age for traveling on the cruise being 6 years, this one is the safest option for you and your kids too.

P.s if you’re in for a cruise-setting to conduct your small, cozy and beautiful wedding day, look no further and book this cruise dinner. We dare you to believe us, this one decision can make your wedding like nothing seen before!

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A Recommended Day Trip on Cozumel

A Recommended Day Trip on Cozumel

Soaring in the glistening waters of River Maya, we want to give you a recommended day trip on Cozumel. Crystal clear aquamarine waters with palm-trees lining the sandy beaches characterize the many shores of the island. While some are easier to access than others, all are stunning. Cozumel is a land offering something to everyone, ranging from eye-catching archaeological sites to the shores that you never want to go back from, to wildlife parks and what not. Build your own packages or choose thoughtfully sought packages. And whether you’re on a budget as tight as your jeans or one as large as the shores of Cozumel, there is a package to cater to all your monetary assertions!

Playa Mia

Looking for fun-filled day trips in Cozumel? Well, for families traveling to Cozumel, we advise you to choose the fun and the amazing Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park in Cozumel. Recline on the white sands of the sea or head to the unique themed park and enjoy your unlimited day pass. Get wet and wild with your family and enjoy your way through the large water slides. Pinky promise, there is no way your kids won’t let loose the all-year-round parade of schooling and studying. For those thinking, how would adults enjoy it there? We’ve got you! Ladies and gentlemen, this is the spot if you want to revive the child inside you! And guess what? Gain a full-day admission to the underwater Mayan City as well! Guess who’s going all Ga-Ga to be there soon? Those seeking something lighter could opt for the non-motorized water toys like Kayaks, Paddle Boats, and Hobie cats.

El Cedral and San Gervasio

Besides the fun and the amusement, families traveling to Cozumel will love to take photos in the serene and calm surroundings of this beach park. If you want to spend a quiet time with your loved ones, you could head to the nearby attractions, like El Cedral, or visit the famous San Gervasio. The whole family can also enjoy a game of beach volleyball or catch some rays on the beach. And you thought it was all about the water. But you are so wrong! You will find even more fun in Cozumel. With its many restaurants, hotels, shopping centers, and many more things to do, you will not be disappointed! So, we say “enjoy the water and the land in Cozumel!”

Stingray Villa’s Digital Guidebook

Is Cozumel a good place to go on vacation? It is one of the best places to go on vacation! It’s perfect for family vacations, honeymooners, romantic getaways, and even those looking for an adventurous holiday. If you are planning to travel to Cozumel, you can use our Cozumel Travel Guide and other tips on how to prepare for your trip to Cozumel to make your vacation enjoyable and relaxing. When is the best time to visit Cozumel? The best time to visit Cozumel is between December and April. The weather is mild and there are fewer tourists during this time.

I bet now you are thinking there is so much to do in the area, you might have to plan your next vacation all over again! 

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An Afternoon Out on Cozumel

An Afternoon out on Cozumel

Let’s have an Afternoon out on Cozumel

There are so many incredible things to do on Cozumel that it’s hard to pick an afternoon out on Cozumel. Well, we are here to help. After ten years of living here, we have had plenty of time to try out many of the awesome activities on Cozumel: and we have come up with this list of the absolute best things to do on Cozumel to help you make the most of your trips to this beautiful island. From the secret beach spots, to where to find unique local dishes, to the best day trips, we have you covered with an exciting array of things to see on Cozumel.

Mezcalitos Bar & Grill

Anyone who goes to Cozumel without seeing the east side can’t say they’ve been to the island. It is gorgeous everywhere you look. You must first stop at Mezcalitos Bar & Grill. Mezcalitos is one of the best Cozumel restaurants on the windward side of the island and has occupied this exquisite strand of beach for over 21 years. Are you in the mood for some fresh seafood or mouth-watering nachos? How about BBQ shrimp or the “Best Island Margarita!”? The famous “Naked Beach” sign is positioned just north of the bar. There seemed to be no problem sunning or swimming nude beyond the sign or on the less rocky beach near the bar. This is not a place to bring an intimate, shy group. You will want to eat in the bar area or on the beach. Be prepared to be entertained. You won’t have a dull moment here! Well, kick back, take off your sandals, and enjoy this very special place.

Coconuts Bar and Grill

Coconuts Bar and Grill is a popular hangout with the vacation crowd as they bar hop around the island in search of beach clubs. Coconuts is a local fixture and has been featured in several movies. It was the bar Bill Murray (the actor) frequented when he was on the island. On top of the highest point of Cozumel Mexico, this bar is accessible via a long and winding stair made of natural coral rock. We know Coconuts for their incredible views, friendly dogs, and strong margaritas! You can bring a shirt, license plate, etc, and they will hang it on a wall or on the Palapa roof. Their menu is limited, but everything tastes better at Coconuts! Two food favorites are their jalapeno poppers & fajitas! With an atmosphere of laid-back tropical friendliness, it is a great place to “meet and greet” people from all over the world. On the whole, Coconuts has an “anything goes” atmosphere. They don’t care what you order, as long as you order!

Playa Chen Rio

Considered one of the few places ideal for swimming on the east side of Cozumel, Playa Chen Rio has a huge natural pool where lifeguards are always on duty. This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, with a natural tidal pool of crystal-clear waters. The beach has a very nice atmosphere with natural vegetation and no artificial lighting. Playa Chen Rio is calm, shallow, and perfect for children. It is the ideal place for families or couples looking for some peace. Chen Rio got its original name because a river flowed through a breach between the sea and the mangroves. After Hurricane Wilma, the river reappeared, and they placed a drainage system beneath the road to let the river run naturally. The beach was renovated in 2007, and now it is open to the public. It offers great services such as food, drinks, showers, parking, umbrellas, and much more. In addition, the beach is one of the most visited and safest on the island. Chen Rio is one of the best beaches on the “wild side” of Cozumel island.

Punta Sur

If you’re a wildlife lover, a trip to Punta Sur is a must. This ecological park sprawls across the southern tip of Cozumel. It is the largest private nature preserve in the Yucatan Peninsula. There are hiking trails, bird-watching sites, snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities, and even a lighthouse to explore. It is home to exotic birds and crocodiles. We get there when they open at 9:00 and head to the crocodile lookout. We’ve seen some enormous crocodiles there, up close and personal. Take some time to explore the eco park’s two lighthouses, one of which hails from the pre-Hispanic era. There’s also a museum that details the history of the Maya, pirates, and corsairs that once frequented the area.

Why Book With Us?

Book through this website, and we guarantee you’ll get the lowest price on the internet. You’ll be dealing directly with us, the owners and we never charge booking fees, so you will save up to 30% of the cost over sites like Airbnb. Book our Couple’s accommodation in Cozumel here.

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