What to do in Cozumel Mexico?


What to do in Cozumel Mexico

So what are the best things to do in Cozumel Mexico? Cozumel is a large island, and has many great activities and attractions to choose from. Cozumel is one of the safest places in the world, according to recent statistics.

Cozumel Mexico is a popular Island and gets a large amount of cruise ship traffic and more than any other cruise port in the Caribbean. The Cozumel Port gets Millions of cruise ship passengers each year. The Port of Cozumel was rated #3 for the Best cruise ports in the World. The Island was also rated as one of the Top safest places in the World to live or travel.

Chances are your visiting Cozumel for a day or a week at most. This is a great guide for everyone, especially if your coming on a cruise, doing a day trip to Cozumel, or staying in Cozumel for a week or two at a resort, hotel or vacation rental. Its a great article for even the travelers visiting Cozumel for the day and staying in Playa Del Carmen, Tulum or Cancun and planning on taking the ferry to Cozumel.

If your visiting Cozumel on a cruise, there is typically not enough time to take advantage of everything this spectacular island has to offer, so its important to learn about the best things to do in Cozumel Mexico. Our family who has been living in Cozumel for over 20 years, and yet we haven’t had the opportunity to do everything this magnificent Island has to offer. With that said, it is very important to do your homework before traveling to Cozumel, so you learn about the very best things to do in Cozumel. Its always a good idea to plan your trip around Cozumel’s world famous events, such as Carnival “Carnaval de Cozumel”, which is similar to Brazil's Carnival celebration. So what is considered the Best of Cozumel? If you have a favorite Cozumel attraction or activity in Cozumel that you feel should be added to this article, please feel free to comment below.

Its always a good idea to plan your trip to Cozumel early, because most of the desired tours and attractions in Cozumel will get booked. I myself am guilty of last minute planning, but this article about Cozumel will help you narrow your search on what to do in Cozumel. Our family owns and operates the #1 tours in Cozumel, and one is our most famous tours is our Custom Private Jeep tour (Rated as the #1 tour to get the most out of your day in Cozumel. Also recommended by TripAdvisor, Travelocity, National Geographic, US Today, Cruise Critic and more). We only have so many private guides and vehicles, so booking in advance is a good idea.

As you may already know Isla Cozumel Mexico is famous for its magnificent coral reefs. This makes way for the most amazing snorkel and diving experiences available in the entire Caribbean. Drift diving was pretty much created in Cozumel, because of the perfect current that flows along the island, that allows divers and snorkelers to use very little energy to enjoy the reefs in Cozumel. This current that flows along the island also helps keep the corals healthy and clean, and adds to the crystal clear visibility Cozumel is famous for. But what you may not know, is that Cozumel has the most magnificent beaches in the Caribbean & Riviera Maya, and has many hidden secrets that you will learn about below. There are so many great things to do on Cozumel Mexico, and the Island offers something for everyone.

Best of Cozumel Things to do

El Cielo Cozumel "Sky/Heaven"

El Cielo is one of the amazing things to do on Cozumel Mexico


El Cielo Cozumel, known as "HEAVEN", is one of Cozumel's best kept secrets. It is the most magnificent place in the Caribbean Sea. Cozumel's El Cielo is only accessible by boat and is about a mile from Cozumel's Shoreline, and a 25 minute boat ride from the nearest cruise pier. El Cielo has shallow crystal clear water as far as the eye can see, which makes it it a perfect place to relax and enjoy the Caribbean Sea. El Cielo Cozumel is covered with soft powdered white sand that massage your feet every step you take. There are lots of starfish located in El Cielo and you'll as find stingrays gliding by only yards from you, also enjoying El Cielo (Stingrays are harmless). Our family were the founders of the Snorkel & El Cielo tour which takes you to the best snorkel locations. You start off with a shallow reef to warm up, and then head to Palancar Reef & Columbia Reef and finish up having a delicious lunch and drinks at El Cielo. The tour lasts about 4-4 1/2 hrs which gives you plenty of time to snorkel the best reefs and enjoy the mesmerizing sandbar of El Cielo. Our small group snorkel tour has been rated as the #1 Snorkel tour in Cozumel Island Mexico. To get more information about El Cielo Cozumel Learn More

Other Side of Cozumel (East Side of Cozumel)

The Other Sider of Cozumel is one of the best things to do in Cozumel during your vacation


The Other Side of Cozumel (East side of Cozumel & also known as the "Wild Side") has 7 miles of secluded ocean & beach front that is absolutely breath-taking. If your looking to get the most out of Cozumel in a single day, the other side of Cozumel (East Side) is the perfect place to enjoy gorgeous deserted beaches, off-road jungle terrain, blow holes, hidden water caves, beach bars/restaurants, hatching baby sea turtles, snorkeling, rock formations and much more. The best Eco Reserves in Cozumel, is the famous Punta Sur Park. At Punta Sur Cozumel, you'll discover a lighthouse, named the "Celarain Lighthouse", where you may capture the most amazing sights. The Celarain Lighthouse has a stunning view of 7 miles of beach and ocean front. You can also discover Mayan ruins, crocodiles, pink flamingos and much more. The East Coast of Cozumel, is like taking a step back in time. There is no development or electricity. Theres over 7 miles of beach front, where you can have an entire beach to yourself. There are also many hidden beaches that you can explore as well. The rock formations on the Wild side of Cozumel, are truly marvelous creations. You can find hidden caves, and various spots where you can witness blow holes. Some of the best ones are hidden.

The best way to experience the Other Side of Cozumel, is with our Custom Private Jeep Tour & Private Dune Buggy tour. Learn More

Best of Cozumel at the Devils Eye on the East Coast of Cozumel also known as the Other Side of Cozumel Mexico

Discover the best hidden secrets, such as caves and magnificent rock formations. You'll get to explore the East Coast of Cozumel with our best private guides, and who will take you anywhere your heart desires. There is no other tour in Cozumel, that offers as much as our family tours do. We have the best guides in Cozumel, and our private tours have been rated the #1 tour in Cozumel for over a decade. It has been recommended by many travel sites as the best way to get the most out of your day in Cozumel, including TripAdvisor, Travelocity and Cozumel Tourism to name a few. You will get to experience the Best of Cozumel Mexico. You get 6 hours to do the things that interest you, and rated as the best way to discover Cozumel in a day. The private tour includes an authentic Mexican meal, beer, water and soft drinks, entrance into Punta Sur Park, Mayan Ruins, Guided snorkel tour, beach club w/ pool, Tequila tour passes and much more. We pick you up and drop you off from the cruise pier or resort. We now have newer vehicles with AC, and many automatic jeeps. Just make a note in the additional comments on the reservation form, that you would like an automatic jeep or any other requests you may have. We take you to the most secluded locations, so there is barely traffic and the roads on the other side of the island are brand new. Learn More

Baby Sea Turtle Hatching on the Other Side of Cozumel

We Volunteering for the Baby Sea Turtle Hatching in Cozumel Mexico is a great activity in Cozumelare very lucky to have the opportunity to welcome hundreds of exquisite sea turtles who are in search of the best place to build their nest, and the Beaches on the other side of Cozumel, happens to be the perfect place to host the hatching of Baby Sea turtles with the help of locals and tourists to guide them to sea.

Cozumel visitors are invited to join and support this important conservation program to save and protect these endangered species of turtles. Work side by side with brigade volunteers and get hands on experience with turtles making their nests, laying eggs as well as watch baby turtles making their way to the sea for the first time.

This may be added to a Private Jeep tour, and for more info on our Private Jeep Tour visit our Cozumel Private Jeep Tour Page. You can learn even more about the Baby Sea Turtle Hatching by going to our Baby Sea Turtle Hatching Page: Turtle Hatching Page

Punta Sur Cozumel

What to do at Cozumel Mexico on your free time, and go to Punta Sur Park in Cozumel


Punta Sur Park in Cozumel, is at the southern tip of Cozumel Island, and offers an amazing exploration of Cozumel’s most spectacular ecological reservation. You will visit one of the worlds most amazing scenic views from a top the Celarain lighthouse, with a nautical museum at its base. There is the Laguna de Colombia, part of a three-lagoon system that is the habitat of crocodiles. Crocs can be seen from either the shore, from a trail through mangroves or from the dock over the lagoon. You may climb some stairs to a nice lookout over the lagoon, and there is also a trail through mangroves. There is a boat ride that takes people to discover the lagoon a couple times a day. You may see many resident and migratory waterfowl and many other rare & unique creatures during your exciting exploration of Punta Sur Cozumel. Its a real treat to see the different animals at the ecological reserve at Punta Sur. You can see anything from island Raccoons (much smaller and friendlier than normal Raccoons and its also a rare type of Raccoon only found in Cozumel) and even flamingos.

There is a unique Mayan Ruin and is said the Mayans has mysterious use of the ruin, that you can discover on our Private Jeep Tour. Volunteering for the Baby Sea Turtle Hatching in Cozumel Mexico is a great activity in Cozumel Cozumel is full of history and culture, and the things you will learn and discover will truly amaze you. I know I was when I first ventured Cozumel and learned about this fascinating island. At the tip of Punta Sur Park, you'll find one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Its perfect for younger kids, or for anyone who just wants to relax in the water without getting crushed by waves. The tip of the island wraps around, creating a barrier, which protects the beach from waves. The water is very shallow for a half a mile out, which makes it great for little ones who want to splash around. If you dont want to swim, there are shaded hammocks that you can relax on. This location is also one of the best places to snorkel from shore, but it is a far swim to get to the reefs. We recommend only experienced snorkelers and swimmers take advantage of this shore snorkeling location. One of the great things about Cozumel, is that many of the great reefs are easily accessible from shore, so if your not taking a snorkel tour, you can still take advantage of Cozumel's amazing reefs. Our Private tours all include a private snorkel tour at the best reef locations accessible from shore, at a private beach club.

If you are interested in discovering Punta Sur Park and the other side of Cozumel, our Private Cozumel Jeep Tour or Private Dune Buggy Tour would be your best options. You may create your own adventure in Cozumel.

Punta Sur Park in Cozumel is a great way to spend the day in Cozumel

We have an itinerary which you may customize as you like. We Include transportation from the cruise piers, ferry and hotel/resort. Each tour includes a Mexican Meal, Cooler of Beet/Water, Private Beach Club, Private Snorkel Tour, Punta Sur Park Entrance, Other Side of Cozumel Sites, Beach Bar/Restaurant, Tequila tour and much more. Our Private Guides will drive if you would like to kick back, relax and have a ice cold beer from the cooler that we include. Whether you like to explore deep into the Jungle to find the most mesmerizing deserted beaches, visit secret sites, snorkel or dive, Parasailing, use wave runners, Dolphin tour or anything that suites your interests, our 5-6 hour private jeep tour is perfect for you! Our Private Cozumel Jeep Excursion is packed with fun & adventurous activities. A Cozumel Jeep Excursion that is completely customizable to accommodate your interests. This is the only fully customizable private jeep tour available in Cozumel and our family owns and operates this exclusive tour. Find out why our jeep excursion was Rated the #1 excursion in Cozumel. Learn More

San Gervasio Ruins

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This Mayan complex is Cozumel’s preserved ruins’. San Gervasio is thought to have been the site of the sanctuary of Ixchel, goddess of fertility, and thus an important pilgrimage site at which Maya women worshiped. If your looking to experience the mystic San Gervasio Mayan Ruins, our Custom Cozumel Jeep tour is perfect. You may customize the Cozumel Jeep tour as you please and visit the best Mayan ruins in Cozumel, including the hidden Mayan ruins not accessible by car and only with 4x4 vehicles, like our jeeps. Read More

El Cedral

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El Cedral is a small village built around the oldest Mayan ruin in Cozumel Mexico. This Mayan ruin, which functioned as a jail in the 19th century, is the oldest on the island, dating way, way back to AD 800. It's the most accessible of Cozumel's ruins and if you rent a vehicle, you may discover it yourself without paying. The ancient structure is the size of a small house.  El Cedral is thought to have been an important ceremonial site. Today a stucco church sits next to the ruin.

El Cedral is a very interesting little village and every year Cozumel holds a huge fair called “Feria El Cedral” which brings people from all around Mexico to take part and features horse racing, rooster fights, rodeo, concerts, bullfighting, lots of food and merchandise. If your planning on vacationing in April, you might want to plan your vacation around this event. Do you want to discover El Cedral? Add it to your custom Private Cozumel Jeep Tour itinerary within your 6-7 hr adventure. Read More

Arrecife Palancar

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The coral reefs of Cozumel are where it's at for prime scuba diving and snorkeling. Divers & Snorkel enthusiast in search of the best dive & snorkel destination, would be very pleased with Palancar reef in Cozumel Mexico. One of the best reefs Cozumel has to offer is the kilometers-long Arrecife Palancar (Palancar Reef), where stunning coral formations and a 'horseshoe' of coral heads offer the world's finest scuba diving snorkeling adventure. Cozumel has an amazing visibility of 70m (230ft). Underwater photographers should come ready to capture this underwater world of Palancar reef in Cozumel Mexico, with amazing photos to share. Palancar reef is not very deep but the area around the reef is deep, providing pro divers the opportunity for fantastic deep-water diving.

The north end of the reef, is called Palancar Gardens, which is shallower, making it perfect for snorkeling, and this area is just as gorgeous and spectacular. There are caverns and plenty of brightly colored sea creatures to discover during your dive or snorkel adventure in Cozumel Mexico.

The Palancar Reef areas are popular, so their much-lauded coral is always vulnerable to attack. Be careful to leave the area no less pristine than it was before your arrival. To discover of the Best Cozumel reefs, make sure to check out our famous Unique Snorkel tour that takes our guests to the best reefs in Cozumel, which are Palancar Reef, Columbia Reef and visit the best kept secret El Cielo. El Cielo is the most magnificent place in the Caribbean Sea. l Cielo is a sandbar which is half mile from the shore and is crystal clear and shallow as far as the eye can see. Our family offers our exclusive Snorkel & Cielo tour, which was one of the first tours to take our guests there. Learn more about Snorkeling in Cozumel. Read More

Punta Molas

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This is for the true adventures and is a “do it yourself tour” for those who like to take their own adventures. Head northeast, fellow adventurer, and you'll find yourself at the deserted lighthouse of Punta Molas with magnificent views and gorgeous deserted beaches on the way. Only accessible with a four wheel drive vehicle, as this point isn't the easiest to reach and you'll be greeted by sand dunes, huge boulders, and dirt roads that will challenge you during your off-road journey. You'll want to fill up on gas as it is a far journey. Once in the vicinity, you'll find some fairly spectacular secluded beaches and deserted ruins. If your looking to discover this off-road journey to Punta Molas, travel over to our Custom Jeep Tour in Cozumel.Read More

Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

Learning about Cozumel culture and history is a great thing to do in cozumel mexico


The exhibits at the fine Museo de la Isla de Cozumel in San Miguel (Cozumel Museum), present a clear and detailed picture of the island’s flora, fauna, geography, geology and ancient Maya history. There are signs in English and Spanish accompany the exhibits. It’s a very good place to learn about coral reefs before hitting the underwater world of Cozumel, and it’s one not to miss before you leave the island of Cozumel. A courtyard in the back contains a na (thatched Maya hut) with someone in attendance that will describe the various elements that made up Maya domestic life, such as utensils, foodstuffs, a raised garden bed for kitchen herbs and more. You may include this Museum in your Custom Cozumel Jeep tour. Read More

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