How to Get to Cozumel
Depending on the liner, you might dock right downtown in San Miguel at Punta Langosta (Norwegian, Disney, Seven Seas). San Miguel is a quick taxi ride or 35-minute walk from the International Pier (Royal Caribbean and Celebrity). From Puerta Maya dock (Carnival), just south of the International Pier, it’s a 10-minute taxi ride to San Miguel. Always agree on a price before setting off when you hire a taxi; it should cost around US$6 to reach downtown.
One Day in Cozumel
Immerse yourself in San Miguel’s laid-back holiday vibe, by shopping for souvenirs and handicrafts, feasting on Mexican fare and sipping Margaritas. Or find a Caribbean beach for the day to soak up the sun and relax.
Most visitors can’t resist the lure of more active pursuits, like taking a PADI-certified scuba dive, snorkeling with angel fish in the Yal Ku Lagoon or swimming with loggerhead sea turtles off Akumal beach. You can see the coral creatures yet stay dry aboard an Atlantis submarine or glass-bottom cruise, or visit the island’s Mayan ruins at San Gervasio. Or opt for seclusion with a private beach pass to Chankanaab National Marine Park, for guided snorkeling, lunch and drinks, and a little bit of Caribbean pampering.
Cruise liners anchoring at Cozumel include Carnival, Celebrity, Disney, Norwegian, Princess, Seven Seas and Royal Caribbean. You’ll hear lots of Spanish, though English is widely spoken and understood. The local currency is the peso but US dollars are almost universally accepted.