A large island off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cozumel Mexico is the closest you can come to paradise. Benefiting from a hot Caribbean climate (with the driest months running from February to April, making it a popular winter sun destination), the island is the perfect spot for a hedonistic, relaxing and sunny holiday.
The island is home to world-class snorkelling, diving and other water sports, alongside two dolphinariums, and traditional island life is complemented with brilliant restaurants and nightlife.
Atlantis Submarine Tour
If you are not a diver, you can still experience the incredible underwater world of Cozumel in the comfort of a submarine that reaches depths of 100 metres. The submarine explores the ocean floor of Chankanaab, a protected marine park that is filled with rare and endangered sea life. The 40-minute tour is narrated by an experienced and informative captain, who will also answer any questions passengers have about the wildlife. Experience the unbelievable in air-conditioned comfort, and never get a drop of water on you!
If you have always wanted to swim with dolphins, Dolphinaris is a stunningly beautiful dolphinarium where you can have a range of experiences with the tame, friendly dolphins, from a swim to being a dolphin trainer for the day!
Things To Do in Cozumel Mexico
Have a Toast on the Coast
Cozumel has some fantastic beachside nightlife, which means no evening will be the same during your stay. The bars and nightclubs in San Miguel de Cozumel are filled with salsa, rhumba and Latin music, alongside more mainstream venues playing the best techno until 5 am.
The best part about partying in Cozumel is that you get to recover from your night out on some of the most perfect beaches in the world!
Snorkelling centres and instructors are dotted all along the beach shore, and many hotels in Cozumel include professional snorkelling or diving experiences in their packages, A snorkelling session off the coast in Cozumel is a unique experience – the reef teeming with wildlife, tropical fish, beautifully formed coral formations and giant sea turtles. The “Cozumel Beach Party” snorkelling tour comes highly recommended, where snorkelling amongst some of the best parts of the reef is followed by a vibrant party where ice-cold beers and margaritas are served alongside a well-earned cheeseburger.
Where to Stay
Cozumel has a great range of all-inclusive hotels, many including spas, private beaches and brilliant dining and tropical drinks to enjoy by the pool. The Playa Azul has a gold course, private scuba diving experiences and a brilliant spa alongside its wonderful beachside destination.
A recommended mid-range hotel is the three-star Flamingo Hotel, which includes a beautiful courtyard and a hot tub, with the beach close by. Visitors on a budget can book at one of the ranges of hostels available in the city of San Miguel. The Cozumel Dive School has no-frills rooms that are incredibly reasonable, with the chance to share a drink with some of the best divers in the world.