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

Highlights

  • 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 on the beach, admiring beautiful ocean views

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 Royal Village Shopping Center (a short walk from the cruise ship ports) 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 Mayan 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 SkyReef Beach Club, located next to the Chankanaab National Marine Park. Take a revitalizing dip and snorkel in the crystal clear water of the Caribbean Sea before indulging in a flavorsome and fulfilling lunch; feast on Mexican specialties like sizzling chicken fajitas, quesadillas and fish tacos (beverages not included in tour price). 

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 Caribbean and enjoy the facilities of the beach club.

The tour ends with drop-off back at the Royal Village Shopping Center. Alternatively, you can opt to stay at the SkyReef Beach Club longer before making your own way back to the cruise ship port.

Customer Reviews

Melanie Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We had a wonderful time. Even though the surf was too rough for snorkeling, I had a great time. Ronny and Omar were wonderful guides as well as the others, sorry I didn't get their names.

ganddhaynes

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This has to be the best tour in Cozumel! Our guides Ronny and Jose were fun, knowledgable and saw to our every need. The island is beautiful, of course, but the best part was the visit to the Mayan village. We admired the cultural pride on display everywhere we went in the village. The price of the tour was worth it. My only recommendation to the owners would be to do some much needed maintenance on the carsthey were safe and pay these guys more--they made the tour a most memorable experience.

Tarik C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great day in Conzumel! Buggies are a bit tricky to drive but great fun. We appreciated the visit to the Mayan village, with informative talk by our guide. Cool snorkeling with a dozen species of fish. Our guide Omar “cheated” and fed the fish so we literally swam in the fish school.

Mark M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Amazing day with Ronny on the Cozumel Self-Drive Buggy Tour! We were a little worried to have booked something ourselves going off the beaten path of the canned tours the cruise company offered. But it could not have been easier to find the right place, just a short walk from port. Once we found the right place, we learned we were the only two guests on the morning tour. We thought that might be a bummer just our car following Ronny, but it turned out to be like having our own personal guide across the Cozumel countryside. What a perfect day it was, zooming along with the wind blowing through our hair, driving down the beautiful coastal roads of Cozumel. Yes, the buggy was super fun and easy to drive I am experienced with stick shift -- not sure what you do if you're not. The stops were awesome. And we had just the right amount of time at each place. Even the rain wasn't enough to take away from our day. It just sorta became part of the laughs and fun we had. Last stop was a great little bar/cantina located right by where we did the snorkeling. Snorkeling was pretty amazing. Maybe it was just our day, but we saw a couple of lobsters, a lion fish about 30 feet down, a moray eel, and even a big barracuda stalking a school of fish just beyond our reef. All in all, a nearly perfect day. Highly recommended. Terrific value for the money. We'd do it again in a heartbeat!

iverhaegen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We had a great time on our tour. Hernon and Omar were great. Driving the buggies was a fun experience for the family. We had our two kids, 6 and 9 with us. I really enjoyed the nice mix of activities. A good reasonable drive to the other side of the island to spend a bit of time at a nice beach and then to the Mayan village for some cultural exposure to how Mayans lived and continue to live today. Then off to the final stop for snorkeling and lunch. I recommend for anybody looking for something a little different then the standard beach and snorkel.

joel

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Awesome, very informative and buggys were fun to drive. Highly recommended!

Rebecca B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

You will not regret taking this tour. The buggy was so much fun to drive. A manual stick-shift made it worth while as well as our guide Ronny. He was so informative and was very attentive to our needs and so accommodating. I highly recommend this tour!!!

Wandy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

So, we opted to take this tour because it would give us an opportunity to tour Cozumel in a super fun self drive buggy. Well....what we did not know was that it was standard/stick which neither my husband or I realized when we booked it. Our tour guides Ronny and Omar quickly resolved the situation by allowing Jose another guide to drive the buggy for us. That was the best thing that could have happened since Jose gave us a guided verbal tour of everything we were seeing. He spoke to us of life in Cozumel, his beautiful family and took care of us while we were snorkeling amateurs. He was absolutely wonderful in every way. We were so grateful to have met him. This was definitely an extra special experience because of Jose. I highly recommend this tour not only for the sightseeing, but for the snorkeling, El Cedral old Mexican village and Jose, Ronny and Omar.

Larry B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

The guide was great, great fun

Donna C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This trip was absolutely amazing from start to finish! The guides were incredibly attentive to every detail. We traveled a great distanve in the buggys which was fabulous. You get great time driving the buggys and also get to see the beauty of Cozumel. The Educational portion was a great addition and the snorkeling was safe and fun! This is the best buggy tour out there and the guides make all of the difference!!! The cars were in great shape!!

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