Cozumel Suggested Itineraries
By Viator, March 2015
Cozumel’s white-sand beaches are the hatching ground of marine turtles, the launching pad for peerless scuba diving, and a sunset promenade for romantic strolls from luxurious resorts on the waterfront.
Day 1: Cruises & Water Activities
Cruises sail to the snorkeling grounds off Cozumel, focusing on the island’s famous coral reefs and underwater canyons. Head out for a day of diving at a choice of 100 world-class dive sites, or time your snorkel for a sunset sail with margaritas and music. Newbies can learn to dive with a discover diving PADI course, and if you don’t want to get your feet wet there are glass-bottom boat cruises and underwater submarine tours.
Day 2: Wildlife Watching
Cozumel is a birdwatcher’s haven, providing habitats for migrating ducks, flamingos, herons, egrets, ibis, falcons and kestrels. Like us humans, dolphins are drawn to Cozumel’s crystal-clear waters, and a dolphin swim promises a one-on-one interaction with these lovable creatures. Loggerhead sea turtles nest along the island’s beaches, and feed on Cozumel’s sea grass meadows. Horseback-riding trips into Cozumel’s rainforest heart reveal the island’s cenotes, picture-perfect bathing pools designed by Mother Nature.
Day 3: Mayan Culture
The neighboring Yucatan Peninsula is renowned for its 2,000-year-old Mayan sites, with the most famous at Chichen Itza and most convenient at Tulum, easily visited on a day trip from Cozumel. Overlooking the beach, Tulum’s well-preserved, mysterious fortifications invite exploration and plenty of photos. Nearby, the Mayan ruins at Xcaret form part of the eco-park’s entertainment, and ancient Mayan walls surround the Xel-Ha water fun park. On Cozumel, the largest archaeological site is San Gervasio with its collection of temples. The lookout tower of Castillo Real looks poignantly over the Caribbean and there are evocative ruins in the Punta Sur Ecological coastal reserve.
Tours & Tickets
Sailors like Christopher Columbus once mistook manatees for mermaids. During this 45-minute program in Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park, delight in hands-on fun ... Read more
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)
Hop aboard a glass-bottom boat and snorkel at prime locations offshore from Cozumel on this half-day guided tour in Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park. At El ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
Take part in a Jose Cuervo tequila tasting and explore one of Cozumel's most popular parks on this full-day combo tour. Join a master 'tequilier' for a tasting ... Read more
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
Team up with fellow competitors in a fun game of an amazing race on the island of Cozumel. This interactive, clue-based adventure game is part scavenger hunt, ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)