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Use this guide to organize your trip to Cozumel. Get the low-down on what you can do and see around the island, and enjoy your 3-day vacation to the full.

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  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • LGBT
  • Beach Goer
  • Like a Local

12 Places

12 City Tips

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12 Places

Day 1

Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

Natural History Museums, History Museums

Playa Mezcalitos

Beaches

Coconuts Bar and Grill

Bars & Clubs

Playa Punta Chiqueros

Beaches, Geologic Formations

Playa Chen Rio

Beaches

El Mirador

Beaches

SkyReef Cozumel

Scuba & Snorkeling

Day 2

San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site

Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

El Cedral

Ancient Ruins

Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park

Water Parks, Kayaking & Canoeing, Theme Parks, Swim with Dolphins, Scuba & Snorkeling

Day 3

Isla Pasion

Islands, Beaches

Palmeras

Restaurants

Enrique A's City Tips

  • Casa Mission is a beautiful place open from 7:30am to 10pm with a wide menu of Mexican food, great service, and affordable prices.
  • La Mission and Parrilla Mission are highly recommended too in case you feel like lunching downtown or you just want to have some tacos.
  • Also downtown, the Museum Restaurant offers a nice lunch or dinner, with good views and great service.
  • Cozumel has an international airport with connecting routes to Playa del Carmen, Cancun, and other destinations in Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala.
  • The most common method of transportation to the island is by boat. There is a ferry service that connects Cozumel to Playa del Carmen for pedestrians, and a ferry out of Calica.
  • The ferry connecting to Playa del Carmen runs quite frequently, there are three ferries on duty.
  • If you fly into Cancun, take either an airport-shuttle to Playa del Carmen, or a bus from the airport to Cancun City, and then a taxi to Playa.
  • From Playa del Carmen you can take the ferry to Cozumel.
  • Once in Cozumel, there are lots of places within walking-distance, or you can take a cab, rent a car, or even a scooter.
  • Wear really comfortable clothing (beachwear), shoes (flip-flops!), plus sunscreen and mosquito repellent.
  • For all travelers, divers, and snorkelers, please do not touch the marine life or pick them up. Let's work together to preserve this beautiful place.
  • Organize your day and take care in the sun while you are at the beach to avoid heat stroke; always carry water and a hat or cap with you.
    Day 1
  • Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
    Natural History Museums, History Museums
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    Enrique A Says:

    This museum offers different exhibitions according to the season, such as pictures and graphics relating to the traditional carnival and historical references to the origins of Cozumel.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • It's never crowded so it is easy to take your time here and enjoy the place.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 107 things to do in Cozumel
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Disappointing Due to Being Closed for Renovations :-( 29/12/2018
    • CLOSED 05/08/2018
    • Museo de la Isla de Cozumel
    Address:
    Avenida Rafael E. Melgar 4
    Cozumel 77600
    Mexico
    Phone:
    1 11 52 987 21 475
    Other:
  • Playa Mezcalitos
    Beaches
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    Enrique A Says:

    This is a good place to start sightseeing. Here, you can grab a drink and some food while enjoying the beach views.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Lying in a hammock here is a great way to enjoy the sea view.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 107 things to do in Cozumel
    • Great Fun 24/11/2018
    • Not too bad, not too good 06/11/2018
    • Playa Mezcalitos
  • Coconuts Bar and Grill
    Bars & Clubs
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    Enrique A Says:

    This is a very special and relaxing place with great ambience, beautiful views, and nice drinks and food to enjoy.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You can enjoy the view right by the cliff and also at a distance, from the bar.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 25 Nightlife in Cozumel
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Neat Place for Lunch 19/01/2019
    • Shrimp. 16/01/2019
    • Coconuts Bar and Grill
    Address:
    Costera Esta Highway, 6.5 miles north
    Cozumel 77600
    Mexico
  • Playa Punta Chiqueros
    Beaches, Geologic Formations
    Enrique A Says:

    Playa Punta Chiqueros is a very calm and peaceful place where you can have a swim or even camp.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Bring everything you might need in case you decide to camp.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #58 of 107 things to do in Cozumel
    • Nice place 08/02/2017
    • The pictures are Punta Morenas! 19/01/2016
    • Playa Punta Chiqueros
    Address:
    Costera Este Highway
    Cozumel 77600
    Mexico
  • Playa Chen Rio
    Beaches
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    Enrique A Says:

    Similarly to Playa Punta Chiqueros, this beach is great for swimming and camping.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You can enjoy some drinks and food at a small place called Paradise Cafe.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 107 things to do in Cozumel
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great family beach 01/01/2019
    • Best Swimming Beach on the East Side - and Fabulous food! 23/12/2018
    • Playa Chen Rio
    Address:
    Costera Este Highway 3.5 miles north
    Cozumel 77600
    Mexico
  • El Mirador
    Beaches
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    Enrique A Says:

    With beautiful views, blowholes, and small shops, this is a nice place to visit and enjoy.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be careful when going near the blowholes to take pictures.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 107 things to do in Cozumel
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful - BE CAREFUL! 16/01/2019
    • Beautiful spot 08/01/2019
    • El Mirador
  • SkyReef Cozumel
    Scuba & Snorkeling
    Enrique A Says:

    One of the best beach clubs in the region, Sky Reef's restaurant/bar by Corona Beach has an amazing sea view, excellent service, and a vast menu to choose from - including drinks with accessible prices. Plus, you can find snorkeling packages here too.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • I highly recommend the cucumber daiquiris and frozen mojitos, with some fajitas of lobster, octopus, and shrimp.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #87 of 251 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Cozumel
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Enjoyable Day ashore 11/01/2019
    • You would have to be drunk 29/12/2018
    • SkyReef Cozumel
    Address:
    Carretera Costera Sur Km 10
    Cozumel
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 987 873 9654
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Other:
  • Day 2
  • San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site
    Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Enrique A Says:

    On the second day, it is nice to visit this archaeological zone since it is one of the most important places on the island. The San Gerbasio Mayan Site showcases the history of how this area developed during the late classic and post-classic periods, and is also where you'll find the Goddess Ixchel Fertility Temple.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • It's open from Monday to Sunday, from 8.30am to 3.45pm.
    • Ticket prices are reasonable and kids under 10 years old can enter for free.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 107 things to do in Cozumel
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great trip 21/01/2019
    • Worth visiting but a bit underwhelming 20/01/2019
    • San Gervasio Mayan Archaeological Site
    Phone:
    +52 983 837 2411
    Other:
  • El Cedral
    Ancient Ruins
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    Enrique A Says:

    This is a nice place to relax and learn a lot about local culture, traditions, and explore another interesting archaeological zone.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There are shops where you can buy water, snacks, and also local handicrafts.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #54 of 107 things to do in Cozumel
    • Nice people, quaint town 16/01/2019
    • Great place and mandatory stop for Historical , Shooping and Tequila Testing. 14/12/2018
    • El Cedral
    Address:
    Costera Sur Highway
    Cozumel 77600
    Mexico
    Other:
  • Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park
    Water Parks, Kayaking & Canoeing, Theme Parks, Swim with Dolphins, Scuba & Snorkeling
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    Enrique A Says:

    Discover a fun and beautiful place to spend the rest of the day with friends or family — relax and take a swim or snorkel.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • I recommend you carry sunscreen with you.
    • There's an admission fee to access the attractions here, and enter the eco-park.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 6 Water & Amusement Parks in Cozumel
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • MSB Colorado 21/01/2019
    • A Top Day Trip for Cruisers close to the Boat! 21/01/2019
    • Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park
    Address:
    Carr. Costera Sur Km 9. 5
    Zona Hotelera Sur
    Cozumel 77600
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 987 872 0833
    Price range:
    USD 20 - USD 20
    Other:
  • Day 3
  • Isla Pasion
    Islands, Beaches
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    Enrique A Says:

    This is a pretty romantic place for couples, with beautiful spots from which to enjoy the sunrise or sunset views, and where you can also find an altar to the Goddess Ixchel.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You can get there easily by boat.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 107 things to do in Cozumel
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • paradise 15/01/2019
    • Nice beach 08/01/2019
    • Isla Pasion
    Address:
    Carretera Costera Norte
    Cozumel 77600
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 987 872 5858
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Other:
  • Palmeras
    Restaurants (Mexican, Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Central American, International)
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    Enrique A Says:

    Palmeras is a wonderful place to end your trip at — a high-quality restaurant filled with diverse options for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, situated right in front of the ferry's dock.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • All meals are highly recommended, the installation is beautiful and the service is on point.
    • Palmeras is open from 7am to 10pm.
    • Simply cross to the ferry's dock when you want to buy your return ticket.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #73 of 373 restaurants in Cozumel
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • don't skip this because it looks like a tourist trap 15/01/2019
    • Friendly staff 15/01/2019
    • Palmeras
    Address:
    Av. Rafael E. Melgar
    Juarez, Cozumel
    Cozumel 77600
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 987 872 0532
    Price range:
    USD 10 - USD 25
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Other:
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