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  • Location:Cozumel, Mexico
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Cozumel Self-Drive Buggy Tour: Snorkeling, Mayan Heritage and Mexican Lunch

Explore the land and sea of the idyllic island of Cozumel on a 5-hour self-drive buggy tour. Drive your personal, state-of-the-art buggy to the cultural and historical highlights of El Cedral, seeing atmospheric Mayan ruins and colonial churches. Visit the home of a traditional Mayan family then enjoy a delicious Mexican lunch. Luxuriate in the lavish facilities of Hotel Cozumel and Resort, plunging into the refreshing waters of the island’s largest freshwater swimming pool.


  • Half-day self-drive buggy tour of Cozumel with snorkeling
  • Drive a state-of-the-art, four-passenger buggy around the island of Cozumel
  • Go snorkeling with an expert guide
  • Learn about contemporary Mayan culture and see the Mayan ruins in El Cedral
  • Enjoy an authentic Mayan snack prepared in the home of a local family
  • Dine on a Mexican lunch, with swimming at Hotel Cozumel and Resort
  • Four ice-cold refreshments plus full snorkel gear included

What You Can Expect

Cozumel Self-Drive Buggy Tour: Snorkeling, Mayan Heritage and Mexican Lunch

Have fun snorkeling on this tour

Greet your guide at the stylish Hotel Cozumel and Resort to begin your adventurous excursion. Climb aboard your technologically advanced buggy with up to three additional passengers, marveling at the impressive modernity of the machine. Observe a safety demonstration before setting out to explore the island; follow your guide as you soar past the spectacular scenery of the Cozumel coast. Stop at the secluded and sandy beach of El Pescador to enjoy a serene stroll, refreshing swim or energetic game of volleyball.  

Continue your journey towards El Cedral, a historic town in which traditional Matyan culture is still maintained. Admire the quaint and colonial town church before visiting an ancient Mayan ruin and the house of the town’s first 19th century inhabitant. 

Next, immerse yourself in the authentic culture of the region by visiting a local Mayan family’s house. While you eat a delicious snack, learn about the lifestyle, festivities and culinary customs of the indigenous families that reside in the village. 

Jump back onto your buggy and drive to the spectacular seaside resort of Hotel Cozumel. Take a revitalizing dip in the crystal clear water of the Caribbean Sea before indulging in a flavorsome and fulfilling lunch; feast on Mexican specialties like fresh fish tacos, spicy fajitas and tangy salsa, sipping ice-cold soft drinks and purified water as you eat. 

Spend the rest of your trip reclining on inviting beach lounge chairs and sinking your toes into the silky soft sands of the beach. Plunge into the invigorating waters of the pool to enjoy the island’s largest freshwater swimming pool then freshen up in the fabulous changing facilities. Lockers, towels and refreshments are available at your own expense.

Customer Reviews

steven W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Really enjoyed this tour and my Kids said it was the highlight of our cruise. Omar and Ronnie did a great job. I wish we had know that the buffet at the end was not that good as we would have ordered and gladly paid more for the wonderful Chips and Gauc and Pico de gallo at the first stop The Fisherman. Weather was cloudy/windy so we skipped the snorkeling at the end but still felt we got a great value and got to see most of the island GPS said we did over 40 miles of driving. Make sure someone knows how to drive Stick Shift.

Elsa D

4 star rating: Recommended December 2015

very nice and fun way to explore Cozumel when you only have a few hours. Good and entertaining guides

Carolyn J

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

We had a great time. It rained and kind of ruined our snorkeling but that was not the tours fault.

Scot O

4 star rating: Recommended June 2013

The trip was great our guides were amazing and always made it a great time. The food at the end was very disappointing but other than that i wouldn't have asked for more...Make sure that your tour guides get everything; they made the trip all it was!

Joshua K

4 star rating: Recommended May 2013

Tour was very well done. Our guides, Mr. Miyagi and Daniel were fantastic. Driving around the island and seeing all of the ocean views was awesome. The local handmade tortilla with sauce was definitely a highlight, especially getting to learn a little bit about the Mayan culture. Would recommend for anyone looking to tour the entire island.

Jeffrey B

4 star rating: Recommended May 2013

Great excursion! Tour guides were knowledgable and funny. The cars were cool and fun to drive. Was a great way to see the island. The little tiki hut stops along the way had great drinks and beautiful views. The use of hotel facilities was a treat too!

Diana M. D

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2013

The buggies were fun to drive, however, when I think of a beach dune buggy drive I think of driving on a sandy beach and there was none of that. The beach we stopped at was beautiful and full of sealife - you just had to look for it. The Mayan ruin was disappointing and yet appropriate for the area. The snack was tasty and seemed authentic. The weather turned stormy - a torrential downpour - so we did not snorkel. And yet, after we were soaked to the skin, the sun came out, things dried out, and we were able to swim in a beautiful swimming pool. All in all, it was very memorable.

Colleen S

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better April 2015

Did not really see much of the island. Not much to the Mayan Heritage viewing and lunch was not very good. Was in Cozumel for 15 days and the lunch food did not compare to other places.

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