Although it is a small island, Cozumel is the world's largest cruise
ship destination. Once primarily a scuba diving mecca, it has now
grown to include a huge variety of activities and tours. One well-known
company that offers these excursions is Cozumel
Tours by Johann & Sandra.
Along with excellent prices, they also offer their exclusive Cozumel
Fun Discount Card free when you book an activity or tour through
them. The discount card features savings of up to 40% on restaurants
and shopping around the island. Of course, despite all the new attractions,
the # 1 draw to Isla Cozumel is still it's fantastic scuba diving.
Cozumel Diving :
Since roughly a third of the people coming to Cozumel are coming
to experience one of the best dive locations in the world . . . this
is where we will begin.
About 70,000 visitors come to dive Cozumel each year. Most of those
come between June and August when hotel rates are low and the water
temperature is high (around 78F or 26C).
Crystal clear water and over 30 reef locations that range from 50
to 80 feet (15-25 meters) make diving Cozumel for beginning and advanced
There really are more dive boats and dive operators here than you
can shake a stick at, so don't worry too much about reserving a space.
However, if you have a group or just have to plan every minute of
your trip. . . you can easily find some of the larger Cozumel dive
Cozumel Beaches :
A simple rule of thumb on Cozumel is that the side of the island
facing the mainland has better beaches and places for swimming or
snorkeling than the side of the island facing East. There are, however,
exceptions to every rule. Eastern shore exceptions include Playa
Chen Rio, Playa Chiquero and Balnerio Municipal.
San Miguel de Cozumel:
This is the main port where most people enter and leave Cozumel
island. It is also the best place to find dive shops, motor scooter
rentals, shopping malls, movies, nightlife and restaurants.
Parque Chankanaab :
An ecological park with reproductions of Olmec, Toltec, Mayan and
Aztec structures sprinkled throughout.
Parque Punta Sur :
As the name imply's, it is on the southern tip of Cozumel Island.
There is the park . . . but that's not the only attraction here.
Kayaking and Snorkeling (gear for both available on location) at
this location are very popular too.
Excursions off of Cozumel Island :