Located just off the coast of Playa del Carmen, accessible by a 30-minute ferry, Cozumel is known for its fantastic watersports and a laid-back lifestyle that makes for an ideal island getaway. With its Mexican heart and Caribbean soul, Cozumel appeals to everyone.
Discover the natural wonders and ancient traditions of San Miguel, the island’s only town, which is easily navigated by foot. Whether you’re in search of extreme adventures or some peaceful beach time, this might just be your perfect vacation destination.
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- The Colors of Palancar Reef Slide 1 of 3: Cozumel is home to some of the most spectacular coral reefs in the world, including Palancar Reef, making the area perfect for snorkelers and divers of any skill level.
- Shopping in San Miguel Slide 2 of 3: The shopping is plentiful in San Miguel’s main square and the side streets of downtown, with local treasures such as colorful pottery, organic vanilla, coral jewelry, woven baskets and hammocks.
- Pirate Ship Cruise Slide 3 of 3: Sail the high seas (or walk the plank!) on a lobster dinner cruise aboard the Jean Lafitte, an authentic Spanish Galleon pirate ship named after a famous Cozumel pirate.
Apart from offering spectacular, dreamy beaches, Cozumel is renowned for its amazing coral reefs, notable national park and ecological reserves that provide shelter for rare and endangered wildlife. The small island is also a haven for watersports and fishing, stunning sunsets, secluded beaches and an evocative blend of Afro-Latino cultures.
Visit the Museum of the Island of Cozumel in downtown San Miguel. Chankanaab National Park provides an eco-archaeological experience. Or hike the Botanical Garden trail. Spot crocodiles, iguanas and giant turtles at Punta Sur Ecological Reserve. Discover 220 species of birds at Colombia Lagoon.
Dive and snorkel in the only inland coral reef on the planet. Whether you are a pro-diver or a first-time snorkeler, the waters here are sprinkled with accessible sites that are perfect for exploration. Jacques Cousteau raved about the spectacular coral reefs that encircle the island, including Palancar Reef — a mountainous underwater formation six-miles long and 300-feet high that attracts scuba divers and snorkelers from around the world. We also offer tours and excursions like an off-road Jeep tour or catamaran snorkel tour.
Shopaholics and souvenir hunters can choose from a wide array of stores and markets. From San Miguel’s main square to the backstreets of downtown, you’ll find a gold mine of gems to take home. Organic vanilla, chocolate and multicolored talavera pottery are just some of the popular local products.
There are so many restaurants in Cozumel, you can enjoy a different cuisine every night. Beyond the all-inclusive resorts, some of the best dining experiences are family-owned establishments that serve local seafood and traditional Mexican fare like tacos, enchiladas and huevos rancheros. And, when you need a refreshing libation, stop at a beachside bar for an ice-cold beer or margarita.
Our vacation experiences include round-trip hotel transfers. You can get to Cozumel from Playa del Carmen by adding round-trip ferry transfers to your booking for an additional fee. It is an approximate 30-minute ferry ride. Renting a car with us also allows you to explore Cozumel at your own pace, and reach the more remote beaches.