Popular Attractions in Cozumel
Don’t want to miss anything on Cozumel? Check out these places that we recommend you visit during your custom visit with our drivers! There are plenty of options for everyone in your party! Already know where you want to go? Then book your TOUR now!
Important note, Punta Sur, chocolate factory and Pueblo del Maiz do not open on Sundays.
As of today, these Mayan ruins are the #1 archaeological site in Cozumel and is the most important Mayan site in the island. San Gervasio was a sacred site dedicated to the goddess Ixchel (goddess of fertility) plus a strategic site for commerce and politics in the area. You can become part of Mayan culture and its mysteries with a visit. Don’t miss out!
Palancar Beach is a nice beach with a good bar and snacks to help make your day near the ocean fun and enjoyable! The dive/snorkel shop and your driver can arrange snorkeling from shore or by boat. Chill out on the loungers with a cool Margarita and some ceviche and enjoy the beautiful turquoise water!
A Cozumel trip isn’t complete without tequila. Distilled from the agave, that was sacred to the Aztecs, has a rich history in Mexico. The blue agave’s tequila is still sacred to Mexicans and tourists alike and should not be missed. The tour is interesting and you will love the tastings. The “good stuff” is indeed silky smooth, but you may have to suffer through cherry, and orange tequila, though the almond tequila has a smoky flavor and the coffee tequila has a strong, good taste as well. The cream tequila tastes a little like amaretto. The shots are small, but numerous and the mezcal, as expected, is strong.
El Mirador was carved by years of ocean waves crashing against the rocks. It consists of large rock formations which can be climbed and walked across to the end, where the ocean spray meets the land. The formations are craggy in spots and have some natural bridges and whirling tidal pools. However, there are some uneven spots and holes in the rocks to be aware of when walking across El Mirador.
Punta Sur is the biggest natural eco-reserve on Cozumel Island with more than 2,700 acres. When you visit you’ll enjoy the most beautiful beach of Cozumel, climb up our Celarain lighthouse and take amazing photos of crocodiles, exotic birds, fish and flowers. Your can also visit the navigation museum, amaze yourself with the Colombia lagoon and the Mayan ruin, “El Caracol.”
A quick tip for your visit is to make sure to take plenty of cash. A lot of places outside San Miguel do not accept credit/debit cards as there is no internet service and the power to the “Wild Side” of the Island is largely from Generators. Prices are reasonable, just take cash.
For a hands-on educational Mayan lifestyle experience visit the interactive pre-Hispanic park of Pueblo del Maiz where the people working are all in full authentic costume. You’ll learn how to use corn and make tortillas, how to barter for things and taste honey from the stingless bees. You’ll also learn how to make chocolate from the Cocoa bean!
From July to October turtles come to lay their eggs on the wild side sandy beaches of beaches. During this time you have the opportunity to watch as the little turtles leave the nest and head out to the open sea!
You can stop at Coconuts for an amazing view or to sip a drink and take pictures looking at the Caribbean Sea from the highest cliff of Cozumel.
During your tour of the Island, you can also stop by one of the local pharmacies, Farmacia Dori. They have bilingual personnel and they’re known for their excellent customer service. They’ve been in business for more than 40 years tending to all of the Cozumel’s needs. This pharmacy, which is located downtown by the market, has all sorts of medications, shampoos, soaps, toothpaste and more.
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