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Cozumel
Mexico

Cozumel Island is part of Mexico and lies off the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is known for fishing, diving and water sports. This destination became popular in the 1960s after Jacques Cousteau mentioned in a documentary that the place was the most beautiful place in the world for snorkeling.

Although the port of Cozumel hosts, on some days, up to 8 ships, only a third of the island has been developed and tropical forests and golden beaches have been preserved. According to legend, Cozumel was inhabited by Ixchel, the goddess of love and fertility. Several Mayan sites are located on the island. On the other hand, the larger and better preserved sites of Chichén Itza and Tulum are located on the Mexican mainland.

Useful Information

Language

Spanish

Currency

MXN
Mexican peso

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XE

Time difference

UTC: 0

from New York: +5h

from San Francisco: +7h

from London: None

Tips

10% to 15% will be appreciated in restaurants.

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celcius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
20 68
24 75
28 82
492.00
February
20 68
25 77
29 84
130.50
March
20 68
25 77
29 84
301.25
April
22 72
27 81
31 88
311.25
May
23 73
27 81
30 86
120.50
June
23 73
27 81
31 88
702.75
July
23 73
27 81
31 88
1927.50
August
23 73
28 82
32 90
1626.50
September
23 73
27 81
31 88
2479.75
October
23 73
27 81
30 86
1827.25
November
22 72
25 77
28 82
913.50
December
20 68
24 75
28 82
361.50

Where is locate the Cozumel Cruise Port

The **Port of Cozumel** has three wharves on the west side of the island. Punta Langosta is conveniently located in downtown San Miguel. The International Wharf, the oldest cruise ship wharf on the island, is located about 4 km from San Miguel (safe foot route, although the distance is very important). Carnival Corp. Accosted in Puerta Maya, located a little further away, it is a tourist center in itself with restaurants, jewelry stores, local artisans and a (artificial) beach.

Travelling around the port of Cozumel

The ferry to Playa del Carmen, on the coast of Mexico, departs from the Ferry Wharf of San Miguel. It takes 45 to 50 minutes for the crossing. Ultramar and Mexico Waterjets offer the shuttle.
Taxis are available at the port. Agree with the driver on the fare and the currency before you leave.

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Activities in Cozumel

Neighborhoods

San Miguel

The city of San Miguel is the largest on the island of Cozumel. Formerly a fishing village, it is now a tourist center with its shops and restaurants. The Plaza del Sol, the main square of the city, and the pier which has many shops, are the two main attractions of the city.

Museums

Located three blocks north of the ferry wharf, in a building that was the first luxury hotel on the island. The exhibitions cover the island’s ecosystem, culture and history, as well as artifacts from the Mayan and Conquistador periods.

Beaches

Chankanaab Park and Reef

Activities

Scuba Diving

For scuba diving enthusiasts, Cozumel offers beautiful sites such as Palancar Reef, Chankanaab Caves and Ceiba Reef. Operators who display CADO (Cozumel Association of Dive Operations) stickers are considered to be the most reputable establishments.

Swim with dolphins and better understand this animal with the information that trainers will provide. The centre in San Miguel also offers kayaking and paddle boarding activities.

Excursions in Cozumel

The Mayan ruins of Tulum and Chichén Itzá (available on some shipd only) are accessible by excursions. You will take the ferry to Playa del Carmen (50 minutes) before taking a bus to one of the two destinations (1 hour for Tulum and 2 hours for Chichén Itz). In Tulum, there is a small beach where you can swim. It is best to take your cruise company’s excursions to be sure to return to the boat on time.

Xcaret is an activity park with shows, a small archaeological site, a folk art museum, animals, fish and birds and water activities. This site is located near Playa del Carmen on the coast of Mexico.

Water sports enthusiasts will be pampered. The different beaches offer everything you need for snorkelling, kayaking and other water activities.

Several other activities such as off-road excursions, high-speed boating, regatta races (sailboats) and submarines are offered.

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