Cozumel Vacations

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 ... Read more
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.

Cozumel places to stay and top hotels

Cozumel things to do and experiences

  • Paradise Beach
    8.527 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Beach
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  • Palancar Reef
    9.519 reviews
    Outdoors, Scuba Diving
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  • Santa Rosa Wall
    9.714 reviews
    Outdoors, Scuba Diving
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  • San Gervasio
    8.314 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
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Like most tropical regions, the Yucatan Peninsula has a wet and dry season. The region’s wet season (May to November) is hot, humid and rainy with the occasional hurricane blowing in. Despite poor weather, July ... Read more
and August are popular times for foreign and Mexican tourists to visit. However, if you’re dreaming of a sunny beach vacation, head here in the dry season (late November to February) when the weather milder and less rainy. Unfortunately, you won’t be alone on that white sand beach (especially if you’re planning a Christmas vacation: tourism peaks from mid-December to early January, which drives up prices), but at least you’ll get to bask in the sun without it raining on your parade.

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Top Cozumel restaurants

  • Guido's
    9.520 reviews
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  • La Choza Cozumel
    8.914 reviews
    Seafood, Mexican, Breakfast & Brunch
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  • Kondesa
    9.312 reviews
    Seafood, Bar
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  • Rolandi's
    9.012 reviews
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Cozumel reviews & trip reports

  • 9.8
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 8.7
    Adventure Travelers
  • 7.5
    Family Travelers
  • 6.5
    Luxury Travelers
  • 6.3

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Had a good time. The sun was out and it was hot. Spent the day at a resort on the very end of the island. Unfortunately, you had to be a guest at the resorts to be able to spend the day there but we found one where we could just purchase food and drinks. It is a very small island, however, you still need transport to get from one end to the other.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Very touristy. Filled with shops and beaches and restaurants around the cruise ports. Resorts are nice as well but don't stray too far away from them. A lot of people come here for spring breaks. Families come here as well but mainly stick to a tour group rather than roaming about because it's filled with partiers in almost every bar. A great place for young people to come out and relax and let loose a bit.

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Clearwater, Florida, USA

AMAZING place for scuba diving and snorkeling. Also wonderful authentic foods!

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Spokane, Washington, USA

We stayed at El Cid resort in Cozumel. This was our third and last time at that resort. Staff great. Food and service great. Rooms great. New construction of 4 very long docks allows up to 8 cruise ships to ruin the ocean view. In addition cruise ship crowds take up all the good lounging spots.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

A beautiful island that should be explored more than just the downtown area. There are many hidden gems here that shouldn't be missed but are only accessible by car/moped.

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Cozumel, a mostly undeveloped Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea, is a popular cruise ship port of call famed for its scuba diving. At Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, there's diving spots around a section of the Mesoamerican Reef and the Museo Subacuático de Arte’s submerged sculptures. Chankanaab is an eco park surrounding a lagoon with underwater caverns, home to dolphins, manatees and sea turtles.

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Off the boat from my cruise with Carnival. This was the sunset right before we left Cozumel. So beautiful!

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Schenectady, New York State, USA

Cozumel Mexico is on an island with many different activities to choose from. Disability access was quite surprisingly available in where a lot of the shops at put in mini ramps in to help service clients who have Mobility impairments. Daily activities we'll have a great variety of all different things to do on this island.

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Brooklyn, New York State, USA

Loved this little island, people are friendly, food so delicious, beach is so relaxing!!

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Little Rock, Arkansas

Amazing place to eat. Food was fantastic and the service was extraordinary. If you are in Cozumel eating here is a must. You will not be disappointed. They have three locations, uptown close to the port, mid town down the street from the Hard Rock, and one toward the south end of the island on the beach.

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