January 21st, 2021

COZUMEL, MEXICO

Cozumel is proof that Mexico can do ‘island flavor’ with the best of the Caribbean. It may not be the biggest island in the sea, but Cozumel offers a huge variety of things to do, see, taste and explore. This island just happens to be perched atop a coral reef, which promises hours of snorkeling or scuba diving fun. Cruises to Cozumel dock at the island’s heart — just minutes from San Miguel’s seafront shops and the white sand beach at Chankanaab National Park. Drift among star corals and sea fans on a Cozumel diving excursion or simply kick back on the beach beneath your own palm palapa as the turquoise waves roll in. With non-stop zip line action, ancient discoveries at the nearby Mayan ruins, or time spent with your toes in the sand, a cruise to Cozumel may just top your best vacations list… before you even get home.

Things to do in Cozumel

The Ancient City of Tulum

Although smaller than Chichen Itza, Tulum is perhaps the best preserved coastal Mayan
Ruins site and is the second most visited of all the Mayan ruins sites in Mexico. It is unique and special in several ways. The Ancient City of Tulum is about 800 years old, being abandoned by the end of the 1500s.

Scuba diving adventure along the Great Mesoamerican Reef.

Cozumel became a favorite spot for snorkeling and scuba diving after famous underwater explorer, Jacques Cousteau, visited the island in 1961 and revealed the abundant marine life in its reefs. The Mesoamerican Reef System is the second largest barrier reef system in the world where you will find turtles, nurse sharks, angelfish and more. 

Enjoy a leisurely day of snorkeling with iridescent fish at Chankanaab National Park.

Enjoy the beautiful Chankanaab beach adventure park and spend the day either snorkeling or diving, while admiring tropical fish, colorful reefs and underwater sculptures. You can also enjoy a tortilla made by hand in the Mayan house, visit the crocodile farm, see the show of the sea lions, or perhaps relax with a massage in front of the lagoon that gives its name to the park. These are just some of the many activities you can enjoy Chankanaab.

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Chankanaab, one of the masterpieces of nature since being declared National Park in 1980, has been considered a special area for the protection and shelter of fauna and flora of the region. Its name comes from the Mayan language which translates to “little sea” and refers to the natural lagoon located inside the park. The lagoon surrounds the mystical ruins of ancient Mayan civilizations. Perhaps it was also a refuge for pirates who sought to stock up areas or hidden places to store their precious treasures. It is located within the National Marine Park of Cozumel at kilometer 9 of the coastal road south of Cozumel.

Swim with the flippy guys at Dolphinaris.

Dolphinaris Cozumel has a privileged location within the pristine waters of the Mexican
Caribbean’s heart. Embark on a premium dolphin adventure during your day on exciting
Cozumel! Dolphinaris Cozumel is a haven with calm ocean coves where you can interact safely with the world’s most fascinating creatures in a vibrant tropical atmosphere.

Xcaret Park

Arrive in Playa del Carmen and take a short scenic ride to the world renown Xcaret
Eco-Archaeological Park, 45 mins away, where you can swim in the lagoons, natural pools,
channels and cenotes or enjoy a Mayan swim as you float for 30 minutes on the surface of an underground river. Explore the underwater archaeological site; visit the museum of Mayan Cities, the aquarium, the butterfly pavilion or the bird-breeding aviary. You can also enjoy fresh seafood, authentic Mexican dishes and a variety of snacks at one of the many restaurants. Head back to Playa del Carmen and catch the ferry for your return trip to
Cozumel. 

We can’t wait to see you in the Western Caribbean!

Amalia's Retreat 2021

by GelMoment