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6 Top-Rated Cozumel Businesses

6 Top-Rated Cozumel Businesses

Experience the liberating sensation of scuba diving as you glide above the reefs, taking in the beauty of Cozumel, or get your adrenaline pumping with lionfish hunting. Stingray Villa is a perfect “home base” for all your recreational activities. Have fun with your family and friends under the sun 

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Scuba Diving

The staff and attention to detail made ScubaTony one of the best. The captains are there waiting for you with fruit, water, and snacks after your dive as they store up all your equipment and get things ready for your next dive. If you’re looking for a dive company to cater to customers while facilitating expert dive experiences that align with the skill and needs of the diver, these are your guys.

a very big lionfish - stingray villa, Cozumel

Lionfish Hunting

If we are going to save our reefs and marine life from the non-native lionfish, we need to hunt them. Lionfish hunters are heroes. The best dive operation to used to hunt lionfish is Scuba Luis

Learning to Scuba, bed and breakfast Cozumel

Discover Scuba

If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba is for you. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. ScubaTony, once again, is our favorite to introduce you to the underwater world of Cozumel.

Medical and Dental Vacations

When you think of health tourism in Mexico, you have one thing in mind: saving money! We are talking about 50 to 70% of savings just for going to Mexico for Medical and Dental care.

dental chair in Cozumel Mexico for a medical vacation - stingray villa

Dental Care

You can find great dental clinics in Cozumel with amazing technology and high-quality dental care. Advanced Dental Care Cozumel offers great prices and state-of-the-art technology, which makes the difference from other clinics. Dr. Isidoro Posada Pineda speaks english and spanish to help you with your needs.

Hyperbaric medicine while you are at a vacation rental, Cozumel Mexico

Diving Specialist & General Practitioner

When you are in a foreign country and you do not feel well, where do you turn? We recommend Dr. Pascual Piccolo for his diagnostic abilities and great bedside manner. He works out of the San Miguel Clinic at Calle 6 Norte # 135 between 5th and 10th. EMERGENCY PHONE LINE:  987-872-3070.

 

Cosmetic Surgery, while staying at a villa in Cozumel Mexico

Cosmetic Surgery

Cozumel cosmetic surgery vacations are becoming more popular every year as high-quality services attract medical tourists at affordable prices.

Rejuvenation Clinic Cozumel offers treatments that can cost 40-50% less than in the United States.

Rejuvenation Clinic Cozumel not only offers excellent medical facilities but also a warm and welcoming environment to relax and recuperate after treatment.

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The Best Day Trips from Cozumel

The Best Day Trips from Cozumel

Explore Beyond Cozumel: Unveiling the Best Day Trips in the Riviera Maya

When organizing your holiday to Cozumel, keep in mind the alternative vacation destinations that envelop it. Carve out some space in your schedule to give yourself a few days to explore beyond Cozumel’s reefs. From theme parks to cenotes, there’s a day trip for all tastes. Take a gander at the succeeding list of the finest day trips you can select from Cozumel.

Experience the Magic of Cancun – A Must-Visit Day Trip from Cozumel

Cancun is the landmark of the Riviera Maya and a prerequisite when visiting Cozumel. Take a bus from the terminal on 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen and you’ll be there in 40 minutes. In Cancun, make your approach to Playa Delfines beach to shoot a selfie, and then consume a refreshing pina colada on the waterfront or promenade. Enjoy boat cruises, explore the downtown area, and savor local cuisine at the markets. Feast on a delicious dinner at the Island Mall overlooking the Nichupte Lagoon. As the sun sets, don’t miss the vibrant nightlife along Kukulcan Avenue.

Thrilling Adventures at Theme Parks near Cozumel

Make some space on the schedule for a complete day at one of the theme parks near Cozumel. Explore a diverse range of alternatives, from natural aquariums to zoos and jungle experiences. Discover the wonders of Xel Ha and Xcaret, where you can swim in rivers, sinkholes, and beaches. Embark on thrilling adventures in the Mayan jungle at Xplor and Selvática. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Xenotes Park, or enjoy swimming in a zoo at Bel Air Animal Park. For rainy days, the enchanting Xenses is the perfect indoor destination.

Discover the Ancient Marvels of Tulum

Tulum is another must-visit place during your holidays in Cozumel. Experience the allure of this prominent merchant harbor and worship center on the shores of a beautiful beach. Admire the rock paintings, study the temples, and take a moment to appreciate the breathtaking view. Pack a picnic box, towels, and suntan lotion for a beach day beneath the archaeological area. Dive into the clear crystal waters and immerse yourself in paradise as you explore Tulum’s wonders.

Unveiling the Mysteries of Cenotes and Underground Rivers

Discover over 2,500 cenotes in Mexico’s Yucatan, some of which are located close to Cozumel. Swim, snorkel, and dive in these underground and open-air cenotes, nestled within the jungle. Enjoy zip lines and rappelling adventures in these safe and exciting locations. Cenote Azul and Dos Ojos are close to Cozumel. Río Secreto offers a special experience of exploring a hidden river in caves.

Immersion into Mayan Culture at Coba Mayan Villages

The tours to the archaeological site Coba allow for a closer understanding of Mayan culture. Embark on a guided tour to the archaeological site and explore the trail to a Mayan village, where you can indulge in Mayan gastronomy, witness theatrical presentations, and even take part in professional workshops. For those seeking adventure, rappelling and swimming in a cenote are available options.

Serenity and Tranquility on Isla Holbox

Escape to the serene island of Holbox, located just 42 km long and 2 km wide. With limited tourism, it offers a tranquil atmosphere for relaxation and connection with nature. Encounter flamingos, pelicans, and other unusual birds as you explore the island. Travel to Chiquila by bus and take the ferry to Holbox. Visit the bird refuge of Isla Pajaros, the sinkhole of Yalahau, and the local workshops of the mandolin and hammock factory. Conclude your day with a refreshing drink and unwind on the sandy shores, basking in the Caribbean sunlight.

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I Found Some Wonderful Artwork on Cozumel

I Found Some Wonderful Artwork on Cozumel

Artwork on Cozumel 

An amalgam of rich culture, heritage, and contemporary modes of visual representation, Cozumel is one site where you will find some of the best art. We found some breathtaking art in Cozumel, and we are sure, it will be a love affair for you too. We can find artwork in Cozumel, adorned on the street walls to the little corners and shops of every downtown. With such a vast amount of artwork present there, we cannot help thinking how aesthetically blessed the land of Cozumel is. 

Gallery Azul is Fantastic

Gallery Azul is an art wonderland for those with an appetite for distinct yet awesome art pieces. Located a walk down the waterfront, this art gallery will blow your mind. Yes, you heard us right! That is how cool the artwork there is. Greg is the owner and the artist there. With beautifully crafted lamps, paintings, engravings and so much more, this gallery has something to offer for everyone. What makes this art gallery so distinct are the metal sculptures placed on the walls. We cannot wait to go back and fetch more art. What about you?

Mixed with some local aesthetics and a touch of modern finesse, you would love to pay a few extra bucks if you need to. But worry not! Greg’s art gallery is nothing but complete quality coupled with affordable ranges. Cozumel’s artwork is not just confined to the galleries, it is clear in its pottery, in the local shops, the streets, and everywhere that you can imagine. Whether you want to savor some artwork, get some for your household, or collect some souvenirs for colleagues back home, Cozumel is just the right spot for an art shopping spree. And if you have a quest for antique and local specialties, the black Mexican pottery is the best bet!  

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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.

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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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