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  • 90%
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  • 74%
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  • 71%
    Local Culture
  • 67%
    Budget Travelers
  • 64%
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  • 61%
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    Avoid the "forum shops". Just a typical trap for cruisers. Taxi service here is convenient and regulated so they won't rip you off. There are plenty of private beach resorts available all with some pretty good snorkel spots.

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    Our Harley Davidson tour around the island. Best tour EVER! Thanks Adrian for the BEST experience of my life.

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  • Cozumel

    My favorite part of the Cozumel experience was the tequila tour and tasting (very interesting and enlightening).

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  • Cozumel

    There's a part of Cozumel that sucks, but fortunately it's easy to avoid. There's a section of the seafront road in San Miguel that is full of all the souvenirs-and-gemstones crap that cruise-shippers seem to love (or at least are obliged to suffer at every port in the world)...and then there's the rest of the island. There's only one real road around the whole thing, and the whole east side of the island is wild and windy. In San Miguel, there are loads of little hidden lunch restaurants, and there's an overall chill island-culture vibe. And if you dive (which I don't), there's a ton to see underwater. Even the little bit I've been snorkeling is nifty.

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  • CozumelPro 2014
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    Cozumel is a popular stopover for most cruise destinations. For this reason, Cozumel has many restaurants and shops catering to tourists, many of which accept the American dollar. Many of these places are also expensive. If you're into shopping, you can purchase local dining bowls and plates since it's well-made and famous. The beaches are nice and is a drive from the city. It's good as a stopover, but I wouldn't stay here for an extensive period of time.

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  • Cozumel

    New Especias the best Italian restaurant in the island, we could try the homemade pasta with lion fish, lobster, gnocchi with tomato sauce, lasagna and more. Each of us took a different dish, so we tasted almost everything, what to say, delicious. The prices then more than reasonable When we return to Cozumel we will go back to eating in this corner of Italy in Cozumel. Thanks Francesco

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  • Cozumel

    This place is absolutely beautiful. If it wasn't for the natives constant urge to talk you into their stores this place could be a nice get away. I only recommend short visits here. There is only so much you can do on this island.

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    Take the Ferry from Playa to the island of Cozumel, snorkel, sight see. Famous for diving on the 2nd largest reeve in the world.

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  • Cozumel

    I love Cozumel! Tons to do. If you are cruising and considering not getting off at this port, you are making a mistake! Cozumel is a blast! Don't eat right off the strip. Very expensive. Go to a little side street for 1/4 of the price!

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  • Cozumel

    Great beaches and drinks, just try to avoid the crazy taxi rides unless you are familiar with the language to talk to the drive.

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  • Cozumel

    One of my favorite places in the world to vacation! Calm, quiet, peaceful, and very safe. Amazing beaches, snorkeling, diving, swimming. If you love beach, you can't do better than Cozumel.

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  • Cozumel

    The people were friendly and the bourse back riding excursion through the Mayan temples was a blast!!

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  • CozumelPro 2014
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    Cozumel is a resort for cruise ship stop-overs. There's a fence around the place, which I felt was to keep cruisers in more than it was to keep locals out. The beaches are very nice, the food is so-so, and the shopping is expensive.

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    If you like to dive, this is a good place to spend some time. Stay as close to town as possible, or at the very least just south, which will save you some boat time to the reefs.

    There are a lot of nice places to dive, but Cozumel is actually a nice place to offgas as well. The nightlife has the usual "Señior Froggy" type places, which are fun and all, but it also has a lot of really great food (shrimp wrapped in steak wrapped in bacon! booyah! On a pretty rooftop restaurant! love it!) , nice quiet restaurants, some naughty nightlife for those who are into that, and... a great quiet windward side that is totally free of both cruiser ship tourists and divers.

    rent a scooter (if you know what you're doing) and ride to the "other" side of the island - it's pristine!

    But really, if you dive, bring your kit, check into a hotel that has a pier, and dive three times a day. the night diving here is fantastic. Lots of bioluminencent (sp?) microorganisms, easy navigation over sandy planes,

    oh man, just go. and bring your dive computer and nitrox card. You will want both.

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  • Cozumel

    This is the place to snorkel and skuba dive the reef is beautiful. You can also swim with dolphins here which is an unforgettable experience

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  • Cozumel

    Great cruise port. Fabulous for snorkeling. Nice downtown to walk around and shop. Lots of tours to choose from. Renting a jeep is a really nice way to see the island

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  • Cozumel

    When I went to Cozumel we rented mopeds and rode to the "deserted" part of the island where hardly anyone goes and it was so much fun. There were shells and coral reefs - and of course the water was beautiful. No people so I got to lay nude on the beach! So much fun!

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  • Cozumel

    Love all the sites and the park Royal hotel is the best around CLEAN, GREAT service GREAT food, I go every year and looking foward to January the water is crystal clear and the snorkling is great have some great under water photos in webshots site under boomer01107

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  • Cozumel

    what else can i say, if you like beaches this is the place. night life is not bad either, they serve good drinks in any bar you go.

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  • Cozumel

    Clearest water I've seen (or not seen??) of anywhere I've been!!! :) Great scuba and snorkel destination!!

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If you're going to Cozumel, there's a good chance you are a) on your honeymoon, b) stopping by on a cruise ship or c) a diving aficionado. Tropical islands the world over are jealous of Cozumel's natural beauty. Luxury resorts dot the exquisite coastline while hundreds of endemic species congregate in the island's interior swamps and jungles. The Chankanaab National Park and Punta Sur Ecological Reserve protect wildlife unique to the island. Offshore, Cozumel’s coral reefs beckon to tourists willing to snorkel, SCUBA dive, or simply observe via glass bottom boat. Onshore, Cozumel's Mayan culture permeates both the island's past and present. Small archaeological ruins are scattered throughout the island, and modern-day festivals carry on the Mayan tradition. Recently, tours of the local reefs via mini-submarine became available, allowing for unprecedented views of underwater wildlife. Cozumel’s vibrant reefs provide homes to vast numbers of exotic fish, making the region ideal for deep-sea fishing. While not much of a party town, Cozumel's top-notch restaurants and resort hotels make for a romantic and relaxing vacation.

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10,190 people visited Cozumel

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