Cozumel

Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel is one of the biggest and most significant islands in Mexico and is famous for it's beautiful sandy beaches and ancient remains. The island is also very popular among divers, attracted by the clear blue, warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Cozumel

As the biggest island in Mexico, Cozumel is often known as Cancun's quieter cousin, offering a good selection of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Cozumel is ideal for anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing beach holiday.

Read more about: Beaches | Things to Do | Out and About | Nearby Attractions | Cozumel Reviews

Cozumel Hotels (27)

Situated on the edge of a beautiful bay, surrounded by lush gardens, Iberostar Cozumel Hotel offers a choice of speciality restaurants and a great place for snorkelling or diving, with the famous Pala...

Melia Cozumel Hotel provides a range of amenities that guests have come to expect from a hotel of this standard. Perfect for holiday makers with young children....

With it's many facilities, El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel is the perfect place for a relaxing family holiday....

Fiesta Americana Cozumel has a beachfront location close to the islands popular dive sites and tourist attractions. ...

Occidental Grand Cozumel Hotel invites you into beautiful gardens and welcomes you to relax and enjoy nature's beauty. The hotels wide mix of excellent sport will appeal to adults and children alike....

Families and couples alike will enjoy the all inclusive plan, multitude of water sports, extensive children's programmes and more. A quick boat ride from the second largest coral reef in the world, P...

Situated right on the coastline, B Cozumel Resort Hotel proves to be popular with divers....

A simple and comfortable hotel offering basic facilities and a great historical location....

Casa del Mar Cozumel is on the beach front and less than five minutes away from the famous "Paraiso" reef, with an on-site fully equipped dive facility....

Casa Mexicana Cozumel is located in Casa Mexicana at the heart of the island of Cozumel, and is surrounded by restaurants, dive shops, boutiques and plenty of local entertainment....

Coral Princess Resort Hotel and Resort is in an excellent position for sailing and snorkelling and other water sports provided are of the highest standard of services. Ideal for the young and lively....

Cozumel Hotel and Resort is an ideal resort for those who have a keen interest in diving....

Cozumel Palace Hotel is an all inclusive hotel with access to scuba diving and snorkelling. The hotel is located on the waterfront and has entertainment and facilities for adults and children....

El Cozumeleno Beach Resort is an All Inclusive complex with the perfect surroundings for a relaxing holiday in the sun....

Grand Park Royal Cozumel is an all-inclusive hotel ideal for families due to the extensive range of facilities that are on offer....

Hacienda San Miguel Hotel and Suites is a small but cosy hotel. Ideal for those wanting a quiet holiday with amenities nearby....

Palma Dorada Inn is a small hotel located in the heart of the town of San Miguel, the only town on Cozumel, and is just steps away from the waterfront and the main square, where you will find restaura...

Quiet and relaxing hotel, smaller than others in the area but beautifully located on the ocean front with plenty of sports available nearby....

The hotel is in the heart of the tourist and commercial district which makes it easy to visit local attractions....

A 5 star luxurious hotel set on a half mile private beach. The perfect retreat to relax and unwind, to enjoy the award-winning cuisine or experience the various sports activities....

Secrets Aura Cozumel is an adult only inclusive resort. The resort offers exclusive suites with views of the Caribbean Sea, 2 on site restaurants, swimming pool and fitness centre....

Located in downtown Cozumel on the famous esplanade of main Plaza, Suites Bahia Hotel is surrounded by boutiques and local entertainment....

Conveniently placed in the centre of Cozumel, ideal for exploring the area and perfect for diving....

Friendly and cosy, all inclusive resort located in the leisure district of Cozumel directly beside the beach....

The Explorean Cozumel All Inclusive has a beach club and diving school. It offers a laidback atmosphere and combines contemporary styling with Mayan elements....

Villa Blanca Garden Beach Hotel enjoys a beautiful beach-front location which is ideal for a relaxing holiday in the sun....

Villas Caribe decorated in Mexican/Tropical style are located in a quiet residential area ideal for relaxing while at the same time offering a location that is within proximity of all of the places to...

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Beaches

The sandy walk -in beaches on the west side are probably the best for children as the water is generally calm. While the sandy beaches are great for children, they are not so good for snorkelling due to the large amounts of sand being displaced. If you are looking for somewhere to snorkel, then your best bet is the beaches with a rocky limestone shoreline. There is more coral growth at these beaches, therefore, more marine life.

A lot of the beaches on the east side are beautiful but can be very dangerous due to the roaring surf which creates undertows and strong breakers. While the beaches in this area are great for playing and sunbathing, it is recommended that you do not go swimming here.

Things to Do

Whether you are here for a relaxing holiday or just stepped off a cruise ship for day, there is plenty to keep you occupied in Cozumel.

Some of the most popular activities have to be diving and snorkeling and with the amazing facilities and marine life, it is easy to see why Cozumel is one of the top 5 dive destinations in the world. There is lots of close-to-shore snorkeling so the conditions are ideal for children and beginners.

A popular attraction is Chankanaab Park, a National Park that provides shelter and protection for plants and marine life. There is a great children's pool within the park which is shallow and sheltered from the ocean but at the same time allows smaller fish in and out with light wave action. There are also some sculptures to see.

Lots of the activities here are water based, ie diving, snorkeling, sailing trips and submarine trips, all great fun and worth trying. Or if you prefer staying on dry land why not take explore the area on a jeep or better still, on horseback.

Take a trip to the walled city of Tulum and visit its mysterious ruins then enjoy a few hours on Tulum's very own beach.

Out and About

Shopping is a popular activity in Cozumel and a good variety of shops can be found in downtown Cozumel. You will find just about anything you are looking for such as leather goods, jewellery and alcohol at very good prices.

There is a very good range of restaurants here, catering for all tastes and pockets. Many of the more traditional, family restaurants will be found in quieter areas but well worth tracking them down.

Nearby Attractions

Take a trip to Chichen Itza, one of the Seven Wonders of The New World. Here you will see the famous El Castillo pyramid and many other majestic structures. The trip can be made by road or by air, as a quicker alternative and probably more interesting.

Why not visit one of the outdoor parks such as Xcaret or Xel-Ha, where you can take part in many exciting and adventurous activities or simply relax and enjoy the surroundings.

Cancun is a short ferry ride away and great for shopping, great nightlife and fantastic beaches.

So whether it's bargain hunting, sunbathing or visiting ancient ruins, you will find it all Cozumel and the surrounding area.

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