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Top attractions in Cozumel

Boasting turquoise waters, pristine white beaches, and spectacular tropical panoramas, Cozumel is the epitome of the Caribbean island. Beyond ranking amongst the world's top diving sites, the island offers plenty of great things to do—here are the highlights.

Chankanaab Park

This majestic park combines the best of Cozumel—come to snorkel and dive, swim with dolphins, discover the island's rich flora, or enjoy one of the countless other activities.

Municipal Market

The best food far and wide is found at the Municipal Market. The market also boasts great shopping opportunities and you will probably find yourself coming back again and again.

La Hacienda Antigua

Love tequila? Then head over to La Hacienda Antigua! Here you can discover all there is to know about Mexico's favorite alcohol and sample its wide variety of tastes.

Museum of Mexican Music

Mariachi are famous the world over. However, Mexican music has a long history that extends far beyond them. This museum will open your eyes to the country's rich musical heritage.

San Gervasio Ruins

A beautiful site full of Mayan ruins and home to a large iguana population, San Gervasio offers the perfect combination of natural spectacle and historical discovery.

El Mirador

This magnificent beach with its impressive limestone formations offers some of the most stunning views on the entire island—the ideal spot to snap that perfect holiday picture!

Discover Mexico Cozumel Park

The Discover Mexico Cozumel Park is the island's only theme park, where visitors are given fun and interactive tours through diverse aspects of Mexican history and culture.

Palancar Reef

The world-famous Palancar Reef is synonymous with Cozumel. An absolutely spectacular diving and snorkeling spot, Palancar Reef belongs on every visitor's itinerary.

Planning Your Cozumel Visit

When to go

Weather-wise, the best time to visit Cozumel is between the late autumn and early spring, when temperatures remain warm and dry. That said, this is also the peak season, so the island is at its most crowded. If you'd rather avoid the rush but still want to enjoy good weather, your best bet is late spring, before the start of the rainy season in June.

Ride scooters responsibly

Scooters are a fun and highly popular way to get around the island. There are many rental places, with rates around $20-30 per day. However, make sure to exercise care as crashes are very frequent amongst tourists. Wearing a helmet is not only a good idea, but legally mandatory (police are on the look-out for riders without helmets and the fine is $25).

Good to know

  • Language
  • Currency
    MXN ($ or Mex$)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-06:00)
  • Country Code
  • Best time to visit
    To avoid the peak season tourist rush, but still enjoy great weather, visit in the late spring!

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What people are saying about Cozumel

Excellent service! Amazing snorkeling in Cozumel

All worked out perfect- we didn’t want to have to figure out taxi and ferry and all to get to Cozumel to snorkel so this was the perfect package. Our guide was excellent making sure we knew what to expect and every step of the way. Snorkeling was right off the shore in 3 separate spots that we for sure wouldn’t figure out for ourselves so going by boat with a guide is the way to go. We saw so much! Only wish we could have spent longer out snorkeling. Lunch was good- for sure a place we would go back.

Cozumel: 1-day Snorkel Tour from Cancun Reviewed by , 03/15/2019

Great experience for those up to the adventure

I was hoping for something exciting, and I was not disappointed. The guides were very helpful and stressed safety at all times.

Cozumel: ATV Adventure to Jade Cavern Reviewed by David, 03/12/2019

Great trip to get to know the whole island in one day

We were a group of 4 and arrived a bit earlier than the agreed time so we were happy that our guide (Angel) was already waiting for us. After a short explanation and instruction, he gave us the keys. He said that we could stop whenever we liked to take pictures. His suggested stops were very interessting (e.g. we saw turtle nests, a crocodile and we climbed a lighthouse). The Tequila tasting was fun and it was fine that we didn't buy a bottle. The highlight was the swimming and snorkeling at the end of the tour. The food was very good and free of charge (except the drinks). That was fine because we had a lot of cool drinks in the Jeep with a wide range. Thank you for that great impression of Cozumel! We felt secure the whole time and enjoyed this day so much. We would highly recommend it :)!

Very much enjoyed the facilities. Lots for everyone to do.

The procedure of getting your tickets is poorly explained. The idea of emailing the tickets is fine- then you ask for me to print them. I don't carry a portable printer with me. Poorly explained about where to go for the Ferry. Instructions gave me one address that was wrong- the taxi driver took me to the correct place-near the pier. Same for getting tickets for Playa Mia - poor explanations on where I needed to go to get the actual tickets- especially since it included a ride to and from the park. All the people we met were very helpful and went out of their way to point us in the right direction. They were great. Once we got to deal with people- all worked fine. Management needs to get the website so it communicated more clearly.

Cozumel: Playa Mia Grand Beach Park Reviewed by Edward, 08/16/2017

My family enjoyed Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park.

We bought the outing with transfers and we could not have been more pleased. The park was clean, well staffed and not over crowded. The staff was courteous and helpful! We will go again.

Cozumel: Playa Mia Grand Beach Park Reviewed by Rhodena, 07/25/2017