Jacques Cousteau is credited with introducing Cozumel to the world as a premier dive site in 1961 when he filmed a documentary on its stupendous coral reefs. Since then, this largest of Mexico’s islands located in the Caribbean, has grown into a leading dive and vacation destination. One hundred dive sites have been identified within three miles of the island and at least a dozen are also shallow enough for snorkeling. Add to these attractions, unspoiled beaches and a host of other water sports, deep sea fishing, kayaking and more.
Beyond the water are the Chankanaab National Park and the Punta Sur Ecological Reserve. Though not nearly as impressive as the mainland’s pre-Hispanic ruins of Chichen Itza or Tulum, Cozumel has its own ruins with more than 40 sites. San Miguel de Cozumel, the only town, has a laid-back Caribbean atmosphere and one of Mexico’s most important international cruise docks.
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Casita de Maya
Guests will be surrounded by beauty at the Casita de Maya Hotel. All rooms are beautifully decorated and fully furnished. This will truly be your home away from home during your vacation in Mexico. Guest will enjoy secluded sandy beaches and spectacular sunsets. This hotel assures that all its guests will receive personalized service and accommodation.(more)
Villas Las Anclas
The Villas Las Anclas take pride in the personal service they provide to guests. This is a family owned and run hotel that is conveniently located in the heart of Cozumel and only a few steps from shopping, dining and lots of entertainment. Suites are arranged along a shady, tropical garden. Each suite features two floors with a living, dinning and kitchenette areas on the first floor and a queen size bedroom with a private bath on the second floor.(more)
Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort and Spa
The 220 rooms at the Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort and Spa are designed to blend modern elements together with classic Mexican accents. This is an intimate resort offering its guests breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. The resort is set on a mile of white sandy beaches surrounded in green vegetation and it’s only a few steps from the world’s second largest coral reef. Scuba diving, snorkeling, dining and personalized service are all available.(more)
This beautiful resort is bathed by the beauty of the blue crystal clear water of the Caribbean Sea. It is here at the Cozumel Palace where guests will experience the true meaning of fun and luxury all in one spectacular location. There is a great attention to detail throughout the resort and guests will enjoy all the finest amenities.(more)
The Iberostar Cozumel sits on Playa del Carmen, a scuba diving mecca with its two popular reefs, Palancar and Santa Rosa Wall. This five star resort is more geared toward couples. It is a cozy, rustic and open air resort with little charming bungalows with hammocks and private patios perfect for that romantic getaway.(more)
Manta Raya Divers
Cozumel is recognized as one of the top diving areas in the world, offering miles of coral reefs that are ideal for snorkeling and beginner divers as well as breathtaking drop-offs for experienced divers. The philosophy at Manta Raya Divers is “no crowding above (boat) or below (diving) the water”. Each dive trip is planned to specifically suit the individual diver. Manta Raya caters to their clients in every way.(more)
Isla de Pasion
Just off Cozumel's northern coast, this tiny island is part of the state sponsored wildlife refuge located in the Abrigo Bay. This remote island, with beautiful white sandy beaches is filled with birds and wildlife. Fishing is permitted but since there are no scheduled tours those interested in visiting must hire a boat. For those is search of adventure, there are hiking trails leading from the North Punta Molas Road to the island.(more)
Mystic Snorkeling Tour
This personalized, one of a kind snorkeling adventure is a must on your visit to Cozumel. Rosi Flury, Mystic Snorkeling’s tour guide is an avid diver with over 20 years of experience. Weather permitting; your snorkeling escapade will consist of three different sites, each awe inspiring with unique formations and various sea life.
Aqua Safari Dive Shop
Aqua Safari takes divers to Cozumel`s most beautiful reefs several times a day. Divers are picked up at the Aqua Safari downtown pier and at most major hotels south of town along the way to the dive sites, making this a convenient and fun excursion for your Mexican vacation.(more)
Nachi Cocom Beach is a very quiet, secluded beach located just past Mr Sanchos Beach on the hotel side of the island. Enjoy unlimited tropical cocktails at the swim up bar or sample delicious Mexican cuisine. Relax in comfortable beach chairs and enjoy a nice relaxing Jacuzzi. Nachi Cocom beach club is limited to 100 guests per day, guaranteeing privacy and seclusion.