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4.5 out of 5
96 member's reviews
10,190 people visited Cozumel
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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  • 79%
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    Foodies
  • 62%
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    Angel
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    5 Mar 04, 2014

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

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    William Tucker
    5 Nov 01, 2013

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

    Recommended for:Local Culture
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    Zora O'Neill
    4 Oct 23, 2013

    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.

    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersGreen TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts
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    Frances Nguyen
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    3 Oct 17, 2013

    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.

    Recommended for:Luxury Travelers
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    giorgio catena
    5 Oct 05, 2013

    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

    Recommended for:Foodies
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    Bridgette
    4 Jul 01, 2013

    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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    Andrea Kelso
    5 May 20, 2013

    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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    Marcus Correll
    5 Apr 15, 2013

    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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    Joanna Rolston
    5 Apr 01, 2013

    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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    Autum Thoms
    4 Mar 03, 2014

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

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