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Cozumel

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Hop over to the Caribbean island of Cozumel with its dolphins, impressive reef system, fun beach bars, Mexican culture and Mayan ruins.

Enjoy the island lifestyle of the Caribbean, explore the underwater world or visit Mayan ruins and old Mexican villages at the island of Cozumel. With over 2 million visitors annually, Cozumel is one of the country’s major tourist attractions. The main reason for this is the abundance of marine life. Pet sting rays and get a kiss from a dolphin, or watch sea turtles come to shore.

While being just 30 miles (48 kilometers) long and 10 miles (16 kilometers) wide, Cozumel is actually Mexico’s largest Caribbean island. It’s situated in the Yucatan region, about 11 miles (17.7 kilometers) off Playa del Carmen on the east coast. Cozumel is the gateway to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the largest reef system in the Americas, which attracts hundreds of tropical fish species and marine mammals. The island offers stunning beaches and San Miguel, a town on the western shore, is packed with restaurants and nightlife.

Book an ocean adventure, such as scuba diving, kite surfing, snorkeling, parasailing or fishing. Swim with dolphins or other marine mammals at Dolphin Discovery in Chankanaab National Park. Scuba divers should not miss the famous Palancar Caves. For some culture, visit the Mayan ruins at San Gervasio and the historic town of El Cedral.

Special events are mainly held during the busy summer months or on special Mexican religious days. Sea turtle workshops, fishing and golf tournaments and Carnaval Cozumel are just some of the yearly crowd pleasers.

The climate is warm all year-round. Come between December and March for the best weather but note that it rains a lot in September and October.

A frequent ferry service runs between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen and planes depart Cancun several times a day. Cozumel even has an international airport. Getting around is easiest by car, which you can rent at the airport and San Miguel.

With its abundance of beaches, reefs and culture, Cozumel is a dream destination. If you appreciate seeing special marine life and enjoy Caribbean nightlife, visit this Mexican island paradise.

Casa Mexicana Cozumel
Casa Mexicana Cozumel
3 out of 5
Ave Rafael E Melgar 457, Cozumel, QROO
The price is AU$135 per night from 12 Aug. to 12 Aug.
This family-friendly Cozumel hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Punta Langosta Pier and Stingray Beach. Cozumel Country Club and Golf Course ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (981 reviews)
"Everything was very nice from the friendly staff too the continental breakfast"

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2021

Casa Mexicana Cozumel
Fiesta Americana Cozumel - All Inclusive
Fiesta Americana Cozumel - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carretera A Chankanaab Km 7 5, Cozumel, QROO
The price is AU$264 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
This family-friendly Cozumel resort is located by the sea, 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Chankanaab National Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Paradise Beach and Playa ...
4.3/5Excellent! (990 reviews)
"This was our second time staying at this property. Our first time was a few years ago. Overall, we had a great time. The staff were all extremely friendly, and we particularly liked the coffee bar where we could get coffee and pastries or sandwiches any time of day. The entertainment each evening ..."

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2021

Fiesta Americana Cozumel - All Inclusive
Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Km 17 782 Carretera Costera Sur, El Cedral, Cozumel, QROO
The price is AU$288 per night from 16 Aug. to 16 Aug.
Nestled on the beach, this Cozumel resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, San Francisco Beach and Palancar Beach. Playa Mia Grand ...
4.3/5Excellent! (985 reviews)
"We enjoyed this resort. The snack bar and the buffets had good food. The restaurants, not so much. The individual bungalows were very nice and all the animals were such an added bonus. The pool area was large with a lot of chairs and the beach area was very clean with great bar service and plenty ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2021

Iberostar Cozumel All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Acinté by Endémico
Acinté by Endémico
3.5 out of 5
Av. 16 Sur esquina con Poniente 3, Región 15, Tulum, QROO
The price is AU$101 per night from 30 Aug. to 30 Aug.
Situated in Tulum, this aparthotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Dos Aguas Park and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Tulum National Park. Cenote Crystal is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) ...
4/5Very Good! (6 reviews)
"Front desk was very helpful ."

Reviewed on 20 Jul. 2021

Acinté by Endémico
Watal Tulum Hotel
Watal Tulum Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Calle Ixchel, Zama, Tulum, QROO
The price is AU$114 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Situated in Tulum, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dos Aguas Park and Tulum National Park. Las Palmas Public Beach is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.
4/5Very Good! (2 reviews)
"I will start off by saying that we were originally booked at Copal Tulum instead through the Expedia website but were informed that the hotel had overbooked and could not accommodate us for the amount of people we had and how many rooms that were available. Fortunately, they were able to book us ..."

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2021

Watal Tulum Hotel
Private Plunge Pool 2 Bedroom Apartment
Private Plunge Pool 2 Bedroom Apartment
4 out of 5
Avenida Labna entre Calle Kabah, y Balam Dzakaab, Tulum, QROO
Situated in Tulum, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dos Aguas Park and Tulum National Park. Playa Paraiso and Las Palmas Public Beach are also ...
2/5 (1 review)
"Finding the exact location of the building was horrible. CheapTickets could not help me. The number provided took forever to answer. I was given the address the day I arrived at the airport. The apartment and the building was beautiful. The service, communication and cleanliness was lacking. The ..."

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2021

Private Plunge Pool 2 Bedroom Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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