Two days in Cozumel can take you from perfect beaches to the brilliant coral landscape that’s just offshore. Dive into the Caribbean to find tropical fishes, shallow reefs, and ocean cliffs, then return to the surface to enjoy some sunshine from a comfortable spot on the sand. Here’s how to make the most of your 2-day stay in Cozumel.
Day 1: Coral Reefs, Cuisine, and a Caribbean Sunset
Morning: Grab a suit and hit the water for a morning of snorkeling in the protected waters that surround Cozumel. Even if you’re planning a scuba dive on the island, snorkeling offers a totally different perspective on the coral, with plenty of sunlight to illuminate the shallow-water sites.
Afternoon: After working up an appetite on the water, head back to dry land to check out Cozumel’s colorful food scene. There’s a lot to take in, but food tours offer a delicious introduction to some of the island’s best flavors, whether you’re sampling fresh-caught seafood or sipping Mexican chocolate.
Night: Sunset in Cozumel brings out the crowds for a reason—it’s a spectacular show when the sun disappears behind the mainland. Hop a sunset cruise for maximum views paired with free-flowing drinks or an all-inclusive dinner.
Day 2: Head to the Beach
Morning: Cozumel beach clubs turn a day on the sand into a curated experience; snag a lounger for a day by the shore with access to showers, changing rooms, and other facilities. If you’re more interested in active exploring, opt for a beach club that offers water-sports equipment, trails, and other adventurous options.
Afternoon: With one last afternoon to enjoy Cozumel, choose between another trip to the reef or an inland adventure. Scuba diving possibilities include beginner-friendly trips, while Cozumel’s jungle trails lead to ancient Maya ruins and caverns where you can channel your inner explorer.
Night: A cluster of energetic bars lines the Cozumel waterfront, making it easy to stroll from spot to spot if you’re spending a night on the town. Since sunset’s a show-stopper here, the scene starts early with happy hours, drink specials, and a celebratory mood at dusk.