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Eat - Sea - Do

Cozumel, situated 12 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula at Playa del Carmen, offers many activities in addition to its excellent diving. Exceptional snorkeling, deep sea fishing, sailing, horse back riding, bird watching, parasailing, Island tours, Mayan ruins, golf and more.

The east coast of Cozumel has several restaurants, bars, beautiful white sand beaches and the vast Caribbean Sea.

We are always available to answer questions, or offer suggestions on things to do or places to eat.


See the EAT – SEA – DO links below for more information and recommendations!

How to Get Here

Cozumel has a great airport with Delta, United, American, US Airways, Frontier Airlines, Sun Country, Xtra Airways, Air Canada, West Jet and Sunwing service as well as interMexico (Mayan Air and others) service.

Folks can also come into Cancun and get to Playa del Carmen and then take the ferry. Check the websites below for schedules and ticket information:

UltraMar

Mexico WaterJets

Barcos Caribe

 

Trip Advisor’s Best of Cozumel 2017

 

Playa Palancar (Also mentioned in the “Sea” section below) There are always plenty of places to sit, so grab a couple of lounge chairs and an umbrella (they’ll be free if you order something to eat and/or drink) and relax. Don’t be surprised if a peacock strolls by. There are a few that live at Playa Palancar.

There is a bar/restaurant and wait service, so order all the cold cervezas, margaritas, fish tacos, guacamole and ceviche that your heart desires. Facilities include changing rooms, bathrooms, an outdoor shower, massages and three little shacks for souvenir shopping. Be sure to bring cash because the bar/restaurant and shops don’t accept credit cards.

http://buceopalancar.com.mx/en/

Santa Rosa Wall – One of Cozumel’s “Signature Dives”

This is a nice wall with quite a few nice swim throughs. Santa Rosa Wall is not too far from San Miguel so it is easy for the dive boats to get to it. It does get a lot of diver traffic, so try to plan your dive accordingly. This Wall makes a nice afternoon dive, when most of the divers have gone elsewhere.

You can go deep on this wall, well over 100′, and check out some areas that don’t get many divers. The wall is steep and rugged — you feel like you are flying along a cliff. Be sure to look up under the huge overhangs for the giant Dr. Seuss like sponges.

http://www.reefsofcozumel.com/pages/reefs/santarosa.html

Mr. Sanchos Beach Club – From romantic days to fun for kids, Mr. Santos has something for everyone. Located in the south side of the Island, just 15 minutes driving from the two main cruise piers. Over 1,500 feet of white sandy beach in Cozumel Island, exclusive for you and your family to enjoy the turquoise blue Caribbean Sea. Really a perfect place for a sunny beach and a fun day in a fantastic atmosphere while you visit Cozumel.

http://www.mrsanchos.com/

Columbia Reef – A reef with a little bit of everything

Sometimes called Columbia Regular, this site lies between Columbia Deep and Columbia Shallows. Divers can go through multiple swim throughs or swim next to high walls. The current is not too bad in between the formations. This is a nice dive for coral formations and for seeing big animals and colorful little creatures.

You get a little of everything on this dive. You can choose nice deep swim throughs, wall diving, and at the top of the reef, you see healthy coral and sponges and plenty of fish.

http://www.reefsofcozumel.com/pages/reefs/columbia.html

Discover Mexico – Also mentioned in the “Do” section.

Learn about Mexican culture and traditions at Discover Mexico; includes workshops on chocolate and alebrije (the tiny colorful iconic Mexican toys) making.

https://discovermexicopark.com/

Paso del Cedral Reef – A mile of sloping hills covered in sponges and coral; includes many types of fish and turtles.

Paso De Cedral is a great place to take photographs. You can find many large schools of grunts, porkfish and snappers near ledges. Large parrotfish, Turtles and large Black Groupers cruise the reef slopes and are common.

Keep a close eye out for the shy Slender Filefish in the rope sponges. There are also some Scorpionfish here and there.

http://www.reefsofcozumel.com/pages/reefs/cedral.html

Paradise Beach

Cozumel Mexico’s best beach for having fun in the sun or taking a break in the shade.

https://www.facebook.com/ParadiseBeachCozumel/

Also included in TripAdvisor’s Best of Cozumel 2017 are scuba diving, snorkeling, boat tours (including the famous “Pirate Tour” and sightseeing tours). There are many shops in Cozumel that offer these excursions.

E A T

New Especias Italian Restaurant, simply put, is WONDERFUL!!

4.9 out of 5 star reviews on Facebook!

What more is there to say?

https://www.facebook.com/NewEspecias/

Mr. Taco – Another favorite on Facebook! 4.8 out of 5 Reviews

Two blocks away and full of locals. The owners put pork (pastor) on the spit and let it cook all day. The tacos are fresh, fabulous and cheap. But hurry!! When they sell out of pastor, they close down for the night!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-Taco/459322260756926

Casa Mission is next door to Baldwin’s Guest House and absolutely beautiful, great food set in a family hacienda. And the family still lives there and works there! They serve breakfast for $3.50 USD, lunch for $3.75 USD, and dinner is variable depending on what you want.

http://missioncoz.com/

Coconuts Bar and Grill on the East Side (called “otro lado” or “the other side”).

Fun, fun, fun…

Another Facebook favorite with 4.8 out of 5 Reviews!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Coconuts-Bar-Grill-Cozumel-Mexico/270938776294110

El Sazón del Camerón Taqueria

My favorite for Shrimp Tacos! Right up the street. Camarones Empanizados (Breaded) Shrimp Tacos! Can’t beat these and the sauces are amazing! You can also get them grilled as well as other fillings – pulpo (octopus) and pollo (chicken). I paid equivalent of $5 USD for this great lunch that lasts the entire day.

Palomar – Dining in One of the Oldest Houses in Cozumel

https://www.facebook.com/ElPalomarCozumel

The Pub – Home Made Food and LOTS of Fun — Plus Music!

https://www.facebook.com/ThePubCozumel/

La Cocay – Great food all around and Steak Night on Fridays!

http://www.lacocay.com/

S E A

Playa Palancar – There are always plenty of places to sit, so grab a couple of lounge chairs and an umbrella (they’ll be free if you order something to eat and/or drink) and relax. Don’t be surprised if a peacock strolls by. There are a few that live at Playa Palancar.

There is a bar/restaurant and wait service, so order all the cold cervezas, margaritas, fish tacos, guacamole and ceviche that your heart desires. Facilities include changing rooms, bathrooms, an outdoor shower, massages and three little shacks for souvenir shopping. Be sure to bring cash because the bar/restaurant and shops don’t accept credit cards.

http://buceopalancar.com.mx/en/

The Money Bar – Great beach club!

You just walk in, sit down, start ordering off the menu and swim, snorkel, etc. Free to enter. At night there is music and dancing.

http://moneybarbeachclub.com/

Punta Sur Beach Park – The largest ecological reserve in Cozumel. Discover the best beach in Cozumel, take pictures of exotic birds and wild flora and watch the crocodiles in their natural habitat. Don´t forget to climb the historic Celarain Lighthouse and from there enjoy the spectacular panoramic views, as well as taking the amazing boat ride across the Colombia Lagoon.

http://www.cozumelparks.com/eng/punta_sur.cfm

Chankanaab – (word that comes from the Mayan language and means “little sea) Located inside Cozumel´s National Marine Park. Enjoy their beautiful beach park and spend your day either snorkeling or scuba diving while admiring schools of tropical fish, colorful reefs and underwater statues. You can also enjoy a fresh hand-made tortilla at the Mayan casita, stop by the crocodile exhibition or the sea lion show, or perhaps relax with a massage in front of the lagoon that gives the park its name. These are only a few of the many activities you can enjoy at Chankanaab.

http://www.cozumelparks.com/eng/chankanaab.cfm

D O

This secluded gem of an island off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is a beloved destination for beach-goers and IRONMAN athletes alike.

The two-transition course starts with a single-loop swim in water that is teeming with tropical fish within the protected waters of the Reefs of Cozumel National Park at Chankanaab Park Beach. The 180-kilometer, three-lap bike course in Cozumel is pancake-flat, taking competitors along the spectacular coastline of beaches and resorts and through the town of San Miguel de Cozumel (San Miguel is the only “town” I live in San Miguel but no one calls it that.)… The three-loop run is lined with local supporters and bands playing traditional Mexican music, creating a festival-liked atmosphere. The finish line is at the city hall square in San Miguel de Cozumel, where local residents provide support to all finishers like they were seasoned veterans of IRONMAN spectating.

http://www.ironmancozumel.com

Discover Mexico – Learn about Mexican culture and traditions at Discover Mexico; includes workshops on chocolate and alebrije (the tiny colorful iconic Mexican toys) making.

https://discovermexicopark.com/

San Gervasio Mayan Archeological Park -The biggest, most important and only official archaeological site of the island. It is also a sanctuary to Ixchel, goddess of fertility and love. For Mayan women it was an obligation to visit Cozumel at least once in their lifetime to pay tribute to Ixchel.

You can be witness of the Mayan culture and its mysteries.

http://www.cozumelparks.com/eng/san_gervasio.cfm

The Museum of Cozumel – Very nice exhibits, great jewelry shops (one of the shop owners lives next door to Baldwin’s) and a really nice restaurant on 2nd floor balcony overlooking the channel between Cozumel and Playa Del Carmen.

http://www.cozumelparks.com/eng/museo_isla.cfm