Cozumel, a beautiful Caribbean island in Mexico, ideal for relaxing and having a moment of peace and admiring the beauty of the area, is a popular port area for cruise ships. Being a Caribbean island it is well known for its fantastic dive sites and marine life that will impress you.
It has many reefs, so much so that it has a National Park dedicated to them, it also has amazing underwater sculptures in its Underwater Art Museum which we will tell you more about later in this post, another thing we must emphasize is that Cozumel has beautiful lagoons and underwater caverns that have many marine animals such as dolphins or manatees.
In this post we will explain and tell you 15 things to do or places to visit while you are in Cozumel so you can enjoy your stay to the fullest.
But before we go into the post, let us tell you that Cozumel is an island and if you are staying at a hotel in this place and you arrive by plane, your first step will be to take a private transfer service to Cozumel.
This service as such will not drop you off in Cozumel, it will drop you off at the maritime terminal in Playa del Carmen, from where you will have to buy a ticket to board the ferry and cross to Cozumel Island.
San Miguel is the only city or town in Cozumel, so you can easily walk around it without much inconvenience. In this small town you can find different options that will brighten up your trip and fill you with fun, from touring the area and its beaches, to snorkeling in the town enjoying the clear water and virgin sand, being one of the main towns of Cancun and where tourists go after visiting Playa del Carmen.
San Gervasio Ruins
These are the most important Mayan ruins in all of Cozumel, from their historical value to their spiritual value they play an important role in the residents and visitors. These ruins are said to have been built around 300 years A.D., which makes them incomparable, so we believe you will come to love this place as much as the rest of those who have visited.
Its name so beautiful and specific is due to the special characteristics it has and it is qualified as the best beach in the area, and is so exclusive that the only way to reach it is by boat, so you can relax and appreciate the view of turquoise sea and golden sand, besides that if you want to do something a little more active you can snorkel to see the colorful fish, rays and starfish, which are protected by locals and beach guides.
Punta Sur Park
This park as its name suggests is located in the south of the island of Cozumel, here you will find a variety of activities that will leave you in love with the place, from having one of the most beautiful and famous beaches of Cozumel, to Mayan ruins. In this Punta Sur Park you will be able to admire crocodiles, manta rays, turtles, etc, and you will also have a great view from the top of the Celaraim lighthouse.
Punta Molas and Castillo Real
Now, we arrive to the north point of the island, here it will take you a while to arrive, for this reason we recommend you to hire a tour or a private transportation service with the locals so you won’t take so long on the way, when you arrive you will find the beautiful Mayan ruins, first Castillo Real, created more or less 900 years A.D., and at the end of the beautiful tour you will find the Molas Point lighthouse, which is the most eastern point of all Mexico and that marks this trip as a magical point, here you can observe the immensity and grandeur of Cozumel wanting to return.
Transparent Boat Tour
This is the only boat service that is totally transparent in the entire Mexican Caribbean, so we invite you to contact them because you truly will not waste time getting on one of their transparent boats to see reefs, marine fauna and flora and even sunken ships in the area visited by the tour.
Sky Reef Beach Club
The beautiful Sky Reef Beach Club is the perfect place for those who do not want to depend on tours or tour guides for their trips or plans, here you can snorkel freely and independently, obviously following certain rules for everyone’s safety but still a beautiful and fun opportunity to enjoy your trip in Cozumel, although we should still warn you that you must buy the snorkeling equipment by your own means and thus expedite things.
This port is something magical and iconic among locals and tourists alike, not only because of the beauty of the place and the view of the sea, but also because of the magnificent view of the sunset or sunrise. Here all the people gather to appreciate the magic that is felt and meet to be able to talk or celebrate in a quiet way giving life to the place.
Cozumel has become one of the most important tourist attractions in the Mexican Caribbean because of its coral reefs, this is why we invite you to snorkel or dive in the area, we know you will infinitely enjoy your visit and the marine sports you will do here.
ChanKanaab park and beach club is full of wonders and positive things that will make your trip precious and an unforgettable experience, here you can enjoy snorkeling, diving, kayaking, zip lining, or if you prefer to do something more relaxing you can just relax and contemplate the view of the whole place or maybe swim for a while in the private beach.
A beautiful beach that is not full of tourists, here you can find natural pools of crystalline water, an impressive fauna and flora and without forgetting also the commercial centers around it, you can enjoy the most delicious seafood in the city.
You will have the opportunity to live something full of adrenaline touring the jungle of Cozumel together with the guides and other people, you will be able to tour the entire town in a safe way and with explanations of the spaces that you will visit.
You have the possibility of hiring a gastronomic tour, with this you can enjoy the best food and the best places living something magical and unique, being a Mexican Caribbean region you will taste an exquisite seasoning that will delight your taste buds, each one of your cents will be worth it.
This space is totally dedicated to Cozumel, from its beginnings, its political and social history, as well as details about the Mayan culture that inhabited and inhabits the area, you will also learn about its ecosystem to appreciate how unique and amazing it is, it has several national and international artists.
Cozumel Pearl Farm
This is a family farm that seeks the way to cultivate oysters to obtain a greater amount of pearls in the best possible way without harming the ecosystem of the place, you will have to take a boat and when you arrive you will see a beautiful islet with spectacular beaches, here you will have the joy of diving to see more of the pearls and corals in the area, and then enjoy a good dinner at the seashore with a cold beer.
We can see that Cozumel is one of the best tourist areas and although it is not so full of tourists that can tend to harm the city or town, here you can relax and take a break from everyday life, breathing fresh air with some good seafood, snorkeling or zip lining.