Top 5 Things to do in Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel is a great place to vacation, its seclusion from mainland Mexico gives it a unique charm. Whether you’re stopping over for a few hours from your cruise ship or vacationing for a week there’s plenty of fun things to do to keep you busy. The island is full of variety creating entertainment for the whole family. For example, if you prefer to take a dip in the ocean there’s your choice of diving locations at your service, or if you feel like learning more about the Mayan civilization there’s a local archaeological site. Need time to just sit back and relax? Try lounging on the beach! Cozumel has got you covered.

Top 5 Things to See and Do:

1) Scuba Dive at Palancar Reef

Scuba diving is considered Cozumel’s primary attraction for its abundant coral reef communities. If you’re looking for paradise under the sea this is the place! The reefs are huge and constantly filled with vivid colours and exotic marine life. It’s noted #1 of Things to Do in Cozumel so it’s for sure a must see location.

2) San Gervasio

San Gervasio is a pre-Colombian Mayan site that dates around 100 BC to as late as the 16th century. This archaeological site is located in Cozumel’s lush jungle in the centre of the island and is surrounded by playful iguanas and beautiful wildlife. San Gervasio was dedicated to Mayan Goddess, Ixchel, who is the deity midwifery, fertility, medicine and love. For a small fee, you can explore the great ruins and learn more about the Mayan culture.

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3) Faro Celerain Ecological Reserve

Start making your way to this ecological reserve if you want to spot crocodiles, birds, iguanas or some exotic fish on the thousands of areas protected by conservation. This park holds not only mangroves, lagoons, and reefs, but also archaeological ruins. This is the place to view nature at your own pace, to go off the beaten path and truly enjoy Cozumel.

4) Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach has it all; a fun pool, gorgeous beach; restaurant service; water inflatables and so much more. Come here to relax in Cozumel’s sun or to swim in turquoise blue waters. This private beach caters is known as one of the best destinations on the island. On my first time I made sure to stop by here and check it out and loved it! For a small entrance fee (plus food and drinks) you can play all day and enjoy the sunshine.

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5) Dolphinaris Cozumel 

If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience such as swimming with Mexico’s finest then Dolphinaris is the place. What better way to enjoy the day then to swim with dolphins in the Caribbean? Learn how dolphins communicate with each other and observe how they interact with you during this once in a lifetime experience.

Cozumel has tons of things to do, but if you find yourself wanting to explore more of Mexico try a day trip to Tulum via ferry or just shop in the heart of downtown for some classic souvenirs. 

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