For holiday destinations, it doesn't come much better than the island of Cozumel, situated off of the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, in the Caribbean Sea.
Cozumel is a Mexican island which is not very developed but is a popular tourist destination and a renowned port of call for cruise ships in this area. Cozumel is also very popular for scuba diving and there are quite a few diving sites, particularly around the Mesoamerican Reef and also the underwater sculptures at Museo Subacuatico de Arte. The Mexican government established the Cozumel Reefs National Park in the mid nineties, so as to protect the coral reef and the marine life living there. Because tourism is the principal source of income for the island, there are many hotels and restaurants to cater for the tourists and also many shops selling trinkets and souvenirs, especially where the cruise ships dock.
What to do in Cozumel
If you are wondering what to do in Cozumel, there is no shortage of activities, shore excursions and beach tours to cater for all tastes and keep everyone amused. Apart from the snorkeling and the day passes like Mr. Sanchos Cozumel and Playa Mia, there are a host of other water sports such as wind surfing, para-sailing and there is even a submarine for the tourists to explore underwater without having to get wet!
The Mr. Sanchos Beach Club
Another favorite for tourists is the Mr. Sanchos Cozumel Beach Club. Here you can spend the day lounging on the private beach or at the pool or enjoy some of the many amenities that Mr. Sanchos has on offer. Again, there are all-inclusive day passes available and, depending on what you want, you can just relax and eat and drink, have a nice massage, go horse riding or shopping.
The Playa Mia Water Park
The Playa Mia Cozumel Water Park, situated on a private beach, is also great fun for adults and children alike. There are day passes available for Playa Mia at a variety of different prices and, depending which you choose, many of the extras, such as food and drink, are included in the price.
The private guided tours
There are many private guided tours of the cozumel island and these include jeep tours, snorkeling tours and dune buggy tours. On these private guided tours you will have the chance to explore the many different sides to Cozumel, from the glorious beaches to the slightly noisier nightlife. If you are lucky, on one of these Cozumel tours and shore excursions you may be able to participate in helping baby sea turtles hatch and make their way to the sea. Important conservation work is carried out on Cozumel to help preserve these turtles and many other varieties of wildlife.
The Cozumel shore excursions
Another possibility that you may not want to miss, whether you are staying on the island or just stopping on a cruise ship, is one of the many Cozumel shore excursions available. For simple trips around the island or swimming with dolphins and even whale and shark encounters, Cozumel shore excursions can cater for all!
Enjoying the night life
The night life is also great on Cozumel and caters for all tastes. Enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants and then, either find a quiet bar for a drink or two, or go to a nightclub and boogie the night away.
Cozumel is certainly one destination for the holiday of a lifetime. Whatever you want from your holiday, one thing is certain, you will not be disappointed with Cozumel!