Things to do and see in Cozumel
ATV Jungle Tour
Experience the untouched natural paradise of the islands North East side. The tour winds through some of the most scenic views of nature found on Cozumel. You will see exotic plants, wild life and unspoiled breathtaking and undisturbed beaches.
Don't miss a night out on the town
Downtown San Miguel is the hub of all island activities and comes alive on Sunday nights when the residents of Cozumel and their children (dressed in Sunday finery) congregate in the town square between 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
WHALESHARKS of Isla Mujeres
During summer months hundreds of whalesharks aggregate just north of Isla Mujeres to feed on the plankton-rich waters between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. A day trip from Scuba Club Cozumel is a fun way to off-gas before your flight. Snorkelers are taken by panga boat from Cancun several miles out to where they gather to get.
LA RUTA MAYA - The Maya created a civilization that knew no equal.
Three thousand years ago, in the fertile, sun-drenched lands of Mexico and Central America, the Maya created a civilization that knew no equal. They build magnificent cities, developed extensive trade tours and fashioned ceremonial centers that arched toward the heavens. Today the 1500-mile-long "Maya Route" runs down the length of the Yucatan Peninsula, crosses the jungles and mountains of Guatemala and loops through verdant Belize. The often dreamlike terrain varies from searing white beaches to impenetrable rain forest. Chilling stone faces stare out of the jungle and rivers disappear into seamy, darkening ells. Thousands of stone dwellings, vast plazas and - sacbes - Maya carved roads testify to the greatness of their cities. The intricacy of Maya sculptures and stelae testify to their artistic genius.
Your Cozumel trip would not be complete without a visit to one of these magnificent places. To insure their availability, it is suggested that you reserve your tours upon arrival at the front desk. There they will be happy to assist you in making your arrangements.
COBA - TULUM
Coba is an enormous archeological zone with clusters of ceremonial centers built on the shores of five lakes. Coba is the most mysterious Maya site in the Yucatan. The towering pyramids, soaring above the rain forest, are the most majestic in Mexico. Jungle walking paths - sacbes - connect each center. The tour is guided beginning with a ferry trip to the mainland, then met by air-conditioned bus for a 1-2 hours visit to Tulum, then on to Coba. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, binoculars, bathing suit, towel, hat and sunscreen.
TULUM and XEL-HA LAGOON
Tulum is a smaller Maya complex, considered the most beautiful of all the Maya sites, located on a cliff facing the Caribbean Sea. The full day guided trip leaves in the morning from the downtown pier with a ferry trip to the mainland, then met by air-conditioned bus. Xel-Ha is a natural aquarium lagoon where you can swim and snorkel. Bring your own snorkel equipment and towel.
The most important civic and religious center of the Maya is Chichen-Itza. It is located 200 miles from Cozumel on the mainland. Tour is by 12-passenger plane landing on archeological area. The tour runs only several days a week, space is limited and fills up early. It is best to book this tour before you arrive in Cozumel. Bring along comfortable shoes, hat and camera. Please be advised that video cameras will pay a fee of $10 US to be allowed in the park. The use of tripods is discouraged. Tour includes all entrance fees, round trip air and bilingual guide.
X-CARET - Natures Sacred Paradise
For a change of scenery, spend a day at this spectacular natural park. Experience exotic flora and fauna. Enjoy a mystical journey back in time while drifting through the Underground River (45 minutes floating over 1,500 ft of crystalline water.) A visit to the Archeological Museum, Open Air Theatre and Maya Village completes this experience, or you can just swim in a pool carved from rock and lie on the beach to soak up the sun. There are four restaurants onsite that serve Mexican cuisine and seafood