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How to Spend 3 Days in Cozumel

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How to Spend 3 Days in Cozumel
With three days to discover Cozumel, go beyond the basics to see a side of the island many visitors overlook. After you take in perfect beaches, candy-colored reefs, and the party scene, ditch the crowds to ride jungle trails, fly through the treetops, and discover ancient Maya ruins. Here’s how to make the most of three days in Cozumel.
 
Day 1: Hit the Beach
Get into the rhythm of your tropical island escape with a full day on the sand—Cozumel has powdery white beaches that are among Mexico’s best. Many of the island’s most appealing stretches of coast are managed by private beach clubs, which offer convenient perks such as on-site showers, changing rooms, bars, and restaurants. 
 
While a lazy day by the shore sounds like a perfect start to any vacation, not all Cozumel beach days are quite so relaxed. Local beach clubs range from party spots lined with loungers to active adventure parks stocked with water sports equipment, rides, and even nature trails. Whether laid-back or active, clubs are a popular option for enjoying Cozumel beaches; to secure a spot at the beach club of your choice it’s worth booking ahead.
 
Day 2: Leave Dry Land Behind
For many visitors, Cozumel’s real treasures start at the waterline, and the protected area of Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park features both snorkel-friendly coral gardens and undersea cliffs that plummet into darkness.
 
Since many snorkeling tours visit a series of reef locations, you can get a taste of Cozumel’s wild diversity in just half a day on the water. Scuba diving in Cozumel can range from outings for certified divers to beginner-friendly excursions that don’t require a lengthy class.
 
If you’re a first-time diver, consider a “discover” scuba diving trip that gets you in the water after minimal classroom time, or try out an individual “mini sub” with fully enclosed helmets designed for breathing without a mask. And if wet hair and flippers just aren’t your thing, you can still peek beneath the surface on a coral reef tour by glass-bottom boat or submarine.

Day 3: Explore the Island
Venture beyond the beaches and you’ll discover dense jungle, hidden caverns, and ancient Maya ruins. The experience can be as adventurous or relaxed as you want, with options that include horseback riding, ATV tours, and zipline courses that fly through the lush treetops. Keep an eye on the forest as you explore, since the Cozumel jungle is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including iguanas, coatis, crocodile, and a jewel box of tropical birds.

Since this is your last night in Cozumel, go all out to celebrate the sunset in Caribbean style. Many sunset cruises in Cozumel offer festive perks such as free-flowing drinks and snacks that can kick off a festive evening on shore, or you can make a night of it on board with an all-inclusive dinner cruise.
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Mr. Sanchos Beach Club All-Inclusive Day PassAttraction Tickets

Mr. Sanchos Beach Club All-Inclusive Day Pass

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Enjoy great service and convenience that come with an all-inclusive day pass to Mr Sancho’s Beach Club in Cozumel. Lounge on the beach or swing on a hammock. Make use of a pool bar and beachfront section exclusive to all-inclusive day pass guests. All-you-can-eat delicious meals and bottomless drinks await you, making this the perfect vacation experience.
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Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park Day PassAttraction Tickets

Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park Day Pass

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Get wet and go wild at the fun and fabulous Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park in Cozumel. Relax on the white sands of the sea front or enjoy the wild slides of the unique theme park with your unlimited day pass. Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea before satisfying your thirst for adrenaline in the water park, where more than 20 amazing attractions reside. Complete this wonderful experience by upgrading your pass to include a mouthwatering buffet and open bar.
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  • 9 hours
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Cozumel Coral Reef Snorkeling by Glass Bottom Boat with GuideSnorkeling

Cozumel Coral Reef Snorkeling by Glass Bottom Boat with Guide

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Explore the waters off the coast of Cozumel in just a couple of hours on this stress-free snorkeling excursion, a great choice for first-time visitors with limited time. Board a glass bottom boat and enjoy easy transportation to shallow underwater reefs, stopping to snorkel and see colorful tropical fish and maybe sea turtles or stingrays. Plus, snorkeling equipment and chilled beers, soft drinks, and water are provided.
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Atlantis Submarine Expedition, CozumelCity Packages

Atlantis Submarine Expedition, Cozumel

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Submerge yourself in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean in a state-of-the-art submarine on a submarine excursion from Cozumel. Dive to depths of 100 feet (30 meters) to discover the marine magnificence of the protected park, Chankanaab. Your journey upon the Atlantis Submarine takes you to the heart of Cozumel’s most colorful and captivating coral reef; marvel at troves of tropical fish as your knowledgeable guide provides insightful information on the fauna and flora.
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Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo ReefsDay Cruises

Cozumel Snorkeling Tour: Palancar, Columbia and Cielo Reefs

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Sail the shimmering sea on a glass-bottom boat and snorkel at specular reefs off the coast of Cozumel on this half-day guided tour of the National Marine Park. At El Cielo, named after heaven itself, marvel at the sea stars that decorate the sandy ocean floor. Float beside sea turtles at Columbia Reef then plunge into the crystal clear waters of Palancar Reef to discover fascinating fish, nurse sharks, and colorful coral reefs. Between sublime snorkeling stops, refresh with complimentary beverages as the warm sun soothes your skin on this unforgettable ocean odyssey.
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Shore Excursions ATV Adventure to Jade Cavern SingleHalf-day Tours

Shore Excursions ATV Adventure to Jade Cavern Single

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Don’t let time restraints prevent you from having an adventure. Ride through the jungles of Cozumel on this ATV tour, providing just enough time for you to swim in a cenote and ride through a coral cave, all while learning about Maya culture.
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Cozumel Shore Excursion: Mini-SUB Diving AdventureNature and Wildlife

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Cozumel Shore Excursion: Mini-SUB Diving Adventure

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Discover Cozumel’s magnificent marine life from the comfort of a personalized mini-SUB during this shore excursion. Gaze at troves of tropical fish and colorful coral reefs as you navigate the Caribbean Sea in your futuristic machine, gazing at the captivating creatures your guide directs your attention to. Absolutely no diving experience is necessary to partake in this adventurous shore excursion.
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Official Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park Admission TicketAttraction Tickets

Official Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park Admission Ticket

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Visit Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park for a day of swimming, water sports, and relaxation with convenient, skip-the-line admission. Purchase a zipline experience, go diving, snorkeling, and kayaking, or just take a walk through the Chankanaab Beach nature trails and botanical gardens, spotting archeological replicas along the way. Onsite showers, hammocks, and palapas make this a comfortable, family-friendly way to enjoy the spectacular Cozumel coast and the Great Maya Reef.
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Cozumel Dinner CruiseDinner Cruises

Cozumel Dinner Cruise

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Immerse yourself in the seaside splendor of Cozumel with a luxurious lobster dinner on a 2.5-hour cruise. Board the historic vessel of the Old Spanish Galleon and sail the iridescent waters of the Caribbean ocean while indulging in lavish lobster, sizzling steak or tender chicken. Sip tangy margaritas as your ship cruises along the coast and prepare for a night of partying with music and games.
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Cozumel Xtrem Adventure Zipline in Chankanaab4WD Tours

Cozumel Xtrem Adventure Zipline in Chankanaab

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Fly over Cozumel's idyllic landscape on this zipline adventure in Chankanaab Park. Try any of the zipline circuits in the park after an orientation and safety briefing; with guides to supervise, even beginners can participate safely and comfortably. After the zipline portion of your tour, you'll have access to the beach and other amenities at Chankanaab Park.
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