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San Miguel de Cozumel

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Cozumel: Manatee Encounter with Chankanaab Park Entrance

1. Cozumel: Manatee Encounter with Chankanaab Park Entrance

Experience Cozumel memorably with direct contact with the cute, chubby marine mammals known as manatees. At Dolphin Discovery-Cozumel, interact with and even feed these lively creatures. Go snorkeling while you're at it, and enjoy included access to Chankanaab Park. With the Manatee Encounter program, listen as your instructor gives a short briefing on how to play with the sea mammals. Get happy as the manatee swims by you so you can touch and pet it. Fear not, as the manatees are very gentle. Then move in for a close-up as it gives you a big, charming hug. Bond with your new pal as you even get to feed him. For yet more fun, visit Chankanaab Park, where you can admire the local flora and fauna and take advantage of the top-notch facilities to relax.

Cozumel: El Cielo, Palancar Reef, and Beach Party with Food

2. Cozumel: El Cielo, Palancar Reef, and Beach Party with Food

Join one of the most luxurious catamaran tours in the Caribbean and discover the two best parts of Cozumel's marine park: El Cielo Beach and Palancar Reef. Later, relax or play on the pristine white beach while enjoying unlimited beer, margaritas, and lunch. Set sail on board a first-class 65-foot Fury Catamaran, with shade, fresh-water showers, bathrooms, sanitized snorkeling gear, and a brand new snorkel pipe for you to keep. Explore one of Cozumel's finest snorkeling sites, Palancar Reef. Then, get ready to discover the world-famous El Cielo Beach: a secluded sandbar that can only be reached by boat. Snorkel and swim in this pristine paradise and play in shallow waters surrounded by starfish. An ultimate beach experience comes next: sail to a private white-sand beach. Enjoy an Angus cheeseburger, unlimited margaritas, beer, sodas, and purified water. Relax on a lounge chair or hammock, play on a floating water park, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard.

Atlantis Submarine Expedition in Cozumel

3. Atlantis Submarine Expedition in Cozumel

We invite you to experience why Cozumel is one of the top five dive destinations in the world. Go to 100 feet (30 meters) underwater and enjoy the magic onboard a real US Coast Guard Certified submarine as you make the underwater journey to Chankanaab. An environmentally protected marine park, Chankanaab is home to a huge variety of sea life until now seen only by divers. Your submarine dive adventure begins on board ferry vessel that will take you on a 12-minute cruise along Cozumel west coast. Upon arriving at the Chankanaab dive site you will be transferred to the Atlantis Submarine where you will have the opportunity to view this underwater paradise through large windows in air-conditioned comfort. Marvel at the huge variety of tropical fish including parrotfish, grunts, and groupers as your captain expertly navigates through magnificent 30 foot coral heads, all in air-conditioned comfort. Throughout your voyage an informative, live narration is provided by an experienced co-pilot who will be happy to answer any questions. You will not want to forget your cameras for an once-in-a-lifetime glance into this amazing undersea world.

Cozumel: One Tank Scuba Dive and Full Chankanaab Park Access

4. Cozumel: One Tank Scuba Dive and Full Chankanaab Park Access

Experience Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park's underwater world on a one tank scuba diving introductory dive. You will see the marine life of the second largest reef barrier in the word firsthand as well as the ancient caves and underwater sculptures. This is the perfect diving tour for certified and noncertified divers. You can easily enjoy the tropical fish, underwater sculptures, and coral reef formations that make this the best Cozumel diving experience. Once your dive is over, relax and stay as long as you like at the park. Enjoy full access to the amenities including the beach, hammocks, shaded palapas, sea lion show.

Cozumel: Dolphin Royal Swim

5. Cozumel: Dolphin Royal Swim

Experience this beautiful island that offers natural adventure, with a wide variety of activities to do. Cozumel Island hosts some of the most idyllic beaches to rest by the ocean, and take in the sunshine. Swim with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery-Cozumel. In the Royal Swim program, interact with two dolphins in their natural environment. Feel the rush of being foot pushed by the dolphins to rise above the water. After your dolphin program, visit Chankanaab Park and enjoy nature’s beauty. Take in the diversity of nature and sea life on a quick snorkel adventure at the Park.

Cozumel: Private Buggy Tour with Lunch & Snorkeling

6. Cozumel: Private Buggy Tour with Lunch & Snorkeling

Start your Cozumel buggy tour with a drive through town to the tequilera, where you can learn all about tequila’s distillation process. Next, explore the beautiful beaches on the east side of the island with their magnificent white sand beaches, mesmerizing rock formations, secret beaches, off-road paths, and much more. Experience the untouched part of the island where there is no electricity and just a few scattered beach restaurants and bars. Journey along forest roads to reach the Caribbean Sea and snorkel with the marine life. Get some time to relax on the beach and enjoy a lunch of authentic Mexican food.

Cozumel: Jeep Adventure and Beach Snorkeling with Lunch

7. Cozumel: Jeep Adventure and Beach Snorkeling with Lunch

The adventure begins at Cozumel Ferry Dock where you’ll meet your guide and get acquainted with your Jeep for the day. Drive to Punta Sur EcoPark, admiring views of the city and its sights along the way. At the park, enjoy some free time to relax on the shore of El Cielito, a beautiful white sandy beach with glistening blue waters. Next, head to Chankanaab Park and cool off in the refreshing water as you snorkel in search of colorful marine life with an expert guide. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, dine on a hearty buffet lunch to set you up for an afternoon of exploring. After lunch, head off on your own to discover the wonders of the park, including the fascinating archaeological area and if time allows, the sea lion show.

Cozumel: Snorkel and Swim with Stingrays

8. Cozumel: Snorkel and Swim with Stingrays

Embark on a stingray encounter and snorkel excursion. Meet at the Stingray Beach Cozumel where you will interact and feed stingrays.  Before entering the enclosure, receive a safety briefing and get all your necessary gear. Meet the rays in waist-deep water for a 30-minute encounter.  Be surrounded by the stingrays and feel them softly touch your legs. Feed the stingrays and feel their silky wings. After, move to the deeper part of the enclosure with your snorkel gear and snorkel for 30 minutes with stingrays and many colorful fish. Witness a coral reef installation with more than 800 rescued coral. Enjoy the Beach Club and visit a photo and souvenir shop. See macaws, a green iguana, a hermit crab, and a water trampoline for kids.

Chankanaab Park: Admission Ticket

9. Chankanaab Park: Admission Ticket

Visit Chankanaab Beach, a water park in Cozumel where you can snorkel, dive, and even swim with dolphins. Sample a homemade tortilla in the Mayan house, visit the crocodile farm and watch a sea lion show. After all your activities, relax with a massage in front of the lagoon and reenergize with a buffet lunch. Enjoy unlimited drinks at the open bar and cool off with a dip in one of the many pools. Chankanaab Beach also features several sculptures, both above and underwater.

From Cozumel: Express Tour to Tulum Mayan Ruins

10. From Cozumel: Express Tour to Tulum Mayan Ruins

Start your adventure by meeting your tour guide right in front of the swallows’ statue so that you can take the ferry ride to playa del carmen and enjoy a scenic 45 minute ride in the blue waters of the Caribbean. After that, you will take an air conditioned van/bus to the walled city of Tulum, in which you’ll explore the magnificent and restored temples rising above the Caribbean Sea. Tulum is an archeological site that offers one of the most beautiful sceneries of the world. You will be guided by a local expert through the secrets, facts, myths and wonderful legends of the ancient Mayan civilization, getting the opportunity to admire the detailed carved figures and frescoes on the walls of prominent buildings such as “El Castillo” (The Castle), The Temple of the Descending God and The House of the Columns, in which you will be able to shoot amazing photos during approximately 2 hours. After this unforgettable experience, you will return to your transportation in which you will enjoy a delicious light snack while getting back to Playa del Carmen, where you will catch the ferry just in time to be back to Cozumel.

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What people are saying about San Miguel de Cozumel

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 107 reviews

Sergio was our guide and he was excellent. Highly recommend the tour and ask for Sergio to be your tour guide. He took us to several different places in Cozumel and in between stops would give us information on places we were passing by or would answer any questions we had. Our meeting spot was like 4 or 5 blocks (like a 5-10 min walk) once outside the port. If you can walk it do so because the taxi driver charged us $15 to go that short distance. We took the taxi thinking it would be $2-3 each since it was like that in the other places we had been.

Excellent activity, we are delighted! Good contact with the organizer, easy support, Thomas is a very nice guide and very reassuring, brilliant pink buggy. We visited the tequila factory (20 minutes are enough) and toured the island visiting the wilder east coast, splendid landscapes, stop according to your wishes for photos and swimming, then typical meal and snorkel for the rest of the trip. 'afternoon. Very nice day ! Thanks a lot !

Great Tour! Gabriel really took care of us from beginning to end. We even had a chance after the Tulum tour to spend a little extra time at Playa del Carmen. Loved it!!

Great experience from check in to check out. Awesome view underneath the sea without getting wet. Amazing views and great narration.

Great crew, explained everything well and made sure the experience was enjoyable. We would do it again if we come back.