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Cozumel: One Tank Scuba Dive and Full Chankanaab Park Access

1. 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: Private Buggy Tour with Lunch & Snorkeling

2. 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: Snorkel and Swim with Stingrays

3. 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.

From Cozumel: Express Tour to Tulum Mayan Ruins

4. 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.

Cozumel: Chocolate Workshop at The Mayan Cacao Company

5. Cozumel: Chocolate Workshop at The Mayan Cacao Company

Come and take a journey through time with this chocolate workshop at the Mayan Cacao Company. Uncover the secrets of the ancient Mayan civilization and learn how chocolate formed such a central role in their social and religious life. Start your workshop by hearing about how Cacao figured into pre-modern Mayan society as a sacred food, sign of prestige, social centerpiece, and cultural touchstone. Then, you will be walked through the traditional chocolate-making process. Create your own chocolate bar with the cacao seeds the Mayans used in rituals and ceremonies to honor their gods. Grind them in a traditional pre-hispanic Metate, mix in simple ingredients, and take a piece of Mexican gastronomic culture with your own handmade chocolate bar. After the workshop, visit the chocolate boutique and give your taste buds a treat by trying 13 different artisanal chocolates.

Cozumel: City Trolley Tour

6. Cozumel: City Trolley Tour

After meeting your guide at your chosen meeting point, board the trolley bus and enjoy the sights as well as the entertaining narrative about Cozumel's fascinating history. Visit key points of the city such as the Church of the Cross. It was built in 2018 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the first mass celebrated on the island. Take advantage of some great photo opportunities throughout the city. Then, stretch your legs and explore the shops by the main square. Find a wide variety of goods from fashioned crafts in cheerful colors to sophisticated brand clothing, watches, jewelry, and perfumes. Take some selfies by the colorful Cozumel ad, the giant Mexican flag, and the San Miguel Bay before returning to the starting point of your tour.

Cozumel: Private Full Island Guided Tour

7. Cozumel: Private Full Island Guided Tour

Start your private tour by meeting your guide in the lobby of your hotel. Once in the vehicle, visit some of Cozumel's neighborhoods, as well as the main points of interest such as the local market, parks, and religious buildings.  Listen to the history and fun facts of the island from your tour guide. Next, head to the eastern side of the island where you can take pictures at Chen Rio Beach. Continue along the scenic road to reach the viewpoint and famous rock formation known as “El Mirador.” Take a break and touch the warm, soft texture of the white sand and enjoy views of the water.  Go through the southern coastal road to the traditional lands of the Cedral, the first human settlement of the repopulation of Cozumel. In the Cedral, see a Mayan settlement and a space for shopping. Get the chance to learn about the traditions of the Holy Cross.

Cozumel: Chocolate Margarita Workshop with Mayan Recipe

8. Cozumel: Chocolate Margarita Workshop with Mayan Recipe

Become a Margarita expert and discover the incredible art of chocolate and margarita making with delicious fun treats that include history, tastings, demonstrations, and plenty of delightful chocolates. Discover the origins of Cacao in a lush tropical setting as the distinct flavor of chocolate will arouse your senses. Explore history's most popular food and make "Margarita de Chocolate" with the authentic Mayan chocolate bar recipe and historical utensils. As you learn about the origins of this delicious drink made with the magical touch of Mexico's exquisite spirit "Tequila,". There is no better way to combine culture and entertainment in a single day.

Cozumel: Private Cooking Class in a Family Kitchen

9. Cozumel: Private Cooking Class in a Family Kitchen

Enjoy an authentic dive into Mexican cooking on this tour. Be led by a guide through the local market of San Miguel de Cozumel to select fresh produce. Visit a family to meet your culinary guide. Feast on traditional drinks, snacks, and a main dish. Begin your cultural adventure by meeting your guide in the local market of the island. Follow them through the market's aisles of different local products. Listen to the origins of some of the most-used fruits and vegetables of Cozumel. See as the guide grabs fresh ingredients for the preparation of salsas, snacks, and main dishes for the culinary experience. Take a relaxing stroll through the stalls and learn more about the daily life of the islanders. Select the best seasonal ingredients for your cooking session. Prepare a typical meal under the guidance of your host, while learning from their traditions. Be introduced to useful phrases in Spanish. Learn about the distinctive culture of the region and enjoy the sublime smells that will fill the kitchen. Try the dishes you have prepared at the family table while talking and sharing with your group, guide, and host. Enjoy refreshing drinks from the region. At the end of the tour, your guide will organize a taxi to drop you off at the port or your hotel.

Cozumel: Highlights Walking Tour

10. Cozumel: Highlights Walking Tour

Discover the best of Cozumel as you gaze at one of the most beautiful spots on the Caribbean. Enjoy the cultural and iconic attractions of interest, and discover how Cozumel is full of joy, peace, and fun. It has so many great locations, each with its own fascinating tale. You will see the most important Cozumel’s sights, which include the Cozumel Museum, Parque Benito Juárez, the Coral Reef Monument, and Malecon. Discover the local and authentic side of the famous island, located at the most privileged point of the Caribbean. Whilst there you can learn about the island’s history while visiting the local museum.

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What people are saying about San Miguel de Cozumel

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 !

Superb experience! Tania was a great guide! Very kind, welcoming and patient! We were able to do everything that was planned in the schedule and it was great! The midday lunch was good, and the buggy was very comfortable! Very few tourists so super nice! I highly recommend!!

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!!

The animators were great, very passionate and attentive to our fears or our questions I really recommend this magnificent moment experience