An island paradise in Mexico, Cozumel is a great place to take the family on vacation. The area features scenic views, national parks, and a plethora of ocean activities. Coral reefs provide countless hours of underwater fun, while ancient Mayan ruins satisfy landlubbers’ curiosity. When visiting Mexico, Cozumel vacation rentals are a great option, and ensure that your vacation will be perfect.
There are several ways to enter the city. The main airport is the Cozumel International Airport (CZM), but some choose to fly to Cancun. There are rental cars available as well as taxis that will take you to your destination. Ultimately, you might need to take a ferry to get to Cozumel from the mainland.
Cozumel enjoys a warm, tropical climate for much of the year, and is a perfect place to escape to when temperatures at home dip too low. For glorious weather and fewer crowds, visit during late spring and early fall. Bursts of rain most often occur from April to July. If you’re looking for prime diving weather then March through June is the ideal time to visit. During this time of year, the seas are flat and relatively calm, while the temperatures remain warm.
Things to do
The main appeal of Cozumel is its beautiful beaches and amazing underwater activities. The Santa Rosa Wall is a spectacular underwater wall with colorful coral reefs and lots of marine life. The Palancar Reef is another great diving site in about 80 feet of water. It’s a great place for both scuba diving and snorkeling if you go out with a good guide. Other popular diving sites include Columbia Reef and Chankanaab Reef, while those looking to stay on land will enjoy the Paradise Beach, Stingray Beach, and El Mirador.
Ruins and historical sites provide educational and cultural lessons for young and old alike. The San Gervasio Mayan Site is a popular tourist attraction where ancient Mayan ruins can be explored. Parque Arquelogico is a historic museum and park that provides a look at Mayan culture. Religious sites, such as San Miguel Church and the cathedral of Corpus Christi, are also well-liked points of interest.
With so much to do and see in Cozumel, many find that taking a tour is a great way to get acquainted with the city outside of their Cozumel vacation rentals. Take a boat charter out on the open water with Chichi Charters or view underwater Mayan statues from a submarine. The Cozumel Atlantis submarine tour is a great way to view Mayan relics while staying dry. Other tours offer combinations of visiting Mayan ruins and local water parks, like Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park and Chakanaab Beach Adventure Park.
Food & Dining
From high end restaurants to family-owned, local food joints, Cozumel has lots of food options to choose from while on vacation. For quick dining options, compare burritos at Burritos Gorditos and Crazy King Burritos. In the evening, dine outside at Buccanos at Night and enjoy both ocean views and city skyline views. Kinta Mexican Bistro and Cielito Lindo Bistro are also great options for authentic Mexican food. Common items on most menus include freshly caught fish, fresh corn tortillas, homemade salsa, and guacamole.
There are always events and festivals taking place in Cozumel. January ushers in the New Year, while February and March bring the Carnaval celebration. This event celebrates the approaching of Lent with fireworks, parades, food, music, and lots of dancing. It’s a very family-friendly and inclusive event, so it’s fun for all ages. Holy Week and Easter events occur in March or April before Cinco De Mayo takes place in May. The Day of the Dead is in November, and Christmas festivities happen from the end of December until January. Many popular events take place around major religious holidays, so those looking for Cozumel vacation rentals will want to plan accordingly.
If you’re in search of warm weather, a rich culture, and flavorful foods, Cozumel is the place for you. Travel here for a relaxing getaway, and stay in Cozumel vacation rentals for the ultimate getaway.