Cozumel Suggested Itineraries
By Viator, November 2013
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
Explore two of Cozumel's popular parks on a full-day tour! See replicas of Mexico's famous buildings at Discover Mexico Park, then take the family to ... Read more
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
Experience the tranquility of Cozumel while sailing on an Old Spanish Galleon, indulging in a delicious lobster, steak or chicken dinner and plenty of ... Read more
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Create memories of a lifetime with a Dolphin Encounter at Dolphin Discovery on Cozumel -- a dolphin program designed especially for kids and families. While ... Read more
Duration: 45 minutes (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.)
Take part in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to snorkel with green sea turtles in the open waters of Akumal Bay. Hop on a ferry to Playa del Carmen from ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)