The beautiful sub-tropical island of Cozumel remains mostly undeveloped and lies off the southeast coast of Mexico in the shimmering Caribbean Sea. Cozumel is a popular port of call for cruise ships from around the world and this beautiful island offers a plethora of entertainment activities for visitors of all ages, from land excursions to fishing competitions and everything in between. Additional Information
This is by no means a comprehensive list of things to do while visiting Cozumel since the possibilities are endless, but represents some of the most popular entertainment activities enjoyed by tourists and locals alike.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
You can’t talk about Cozumel without mentioning the Meso-American Reef System that stretches 150 miles along the coast of the island and is home to multiple marine life species that live in underwater caverns, including colorful live coral reefs, an endless variety of tropical fish that include angel fish, damsel fish, butterfly fish, parrot fish, lion fish, puffer fish, scorpion fish, tarpoons, wrasses, snapper and groupers, as well as manatees, dolphins, sea turtles, moray eels, hammerhead, nurse and black-tip reef sharks, barracudas, sea horses, eagle rays and the list goes on and on.
Scuba diving and snorkeling are the most popular entertainment activities on the island and enthusiasts travel to Cozumel from around the world to enjoy diving and snorkeling in the crystal clear, warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. Instructional classes are available for those who are new to diving and snorkeling and equipment rentals are offered by multiple local dive shops and related vendors. Visitors can also choose “helmet diving” which is ideal for non-swimmers since it allows you to walk on the ocean floor or you can use SNUBA equipment which allows snorkeling with an air tank that floats on the surface of the water.
Discovery Land Excursions
For those visiting Cozumel for the first time, a popular Island Tour is available that takes guests on a comprehensive, guided sightseeing tour of the island and the Mayan ruins that make it unique, including El Cedral and San Gervasio Ruins.
Cozumel has several well-preserved archaeological sites where visitors can explore the ancient Mayan empire that existed on the mainland in Tulum and Chichen-Itza, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visitors to Cozumel can explore the island on their own (on horseback, ATVs or 4-passenger off-road vehicles) or through guided tours that explore the unusual jungles, sinkholes, cenotes and underground rivers of Cozumel and the Yucatan peninsula.
Visitors can learn about both ancient and modern Mexican cultural history via Fiestas and an interactive learning park in San Miguel that features dioramas, reproductions, food, dance and contemporary folk-
Deep, Fly and Bottom Fishing
Another extremely popular activity in Cozumel is sport and competitive deep-sea fishing that allows fishermen to experience the thrill of reeling in multiple ocean creatures, including the elusive sail fish, also known as Marlin.
There are multiple fishing charters from which to choose on the island for bottom, fly and deep-sea fishing and a variety of fishing competitions are held throughout the year for those who are serious fishermen!
Basking on the Beach
Visitors to Cozumel enjoy its white sandy beaches for relaxing in the warm Caribbean sun and multiple beach activities are offered for visitors of all ages, including restaurants, bars, paddle boarding and equipment rentals.
Cozumel has two dolphinariums that allow visitors to experience a controlled environment of swimming with graceful sea turtles and the biggest fish in the world, the whale sharks. Tourists can also participate in the island’s Save the Sea Turtle program, which allows them to interact with sea creatures in their natural environment.
The Wild Side of Cozumel
The “other side” of Cozumel is its wilder eastern coast which takes visitors back in time since this side of the island is completely undeveloped, has no electricity and features seven miles of hidden, secluded and private beaches that offer breathtaking ocean views, blowholes, water caves and rock formations, off-roading in wild jungle terrain and the best Eco Reserve in Cozumel, Punta Sur Park, where visitors can see the famous Celarain Lighthouse, as well as crocodiles, pink flamingos, hatching baby sea turtles and much more.
For families and those who are young at heart, Cozumel offers adventure parks to entertain everyone. Adventure Park and Xplor Park feature swimming, snorkeling, suspension bridges and exciting zip lines, while Xenses offers multiple activities that take visitors across air, water and land.
The Amazing Cozumel Race
For those who love a mystery, The Amazing Cozumel Race is like the TV show in that it allows participants to follow clues to discover secrets to help solve a mystery. This activity takes participants on a foot race through the streets of San Miguel, along the shoreline and surrounding areas where locals are eager to answer your questions to help you beat everyone else to the finish line of The Amazing Cozumel Race.
As you can see, the entertainment possibilities in Cozumel are endless and offer something for everyone.
Activities abound for those who love water sports in the form of swimming, boating, fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving and endless entertainment awaits on land in the form of bars and restaurants that feature delectable Mexican and Yucatan cuisine, as well as off-roading excursions, guided tours, cooking lessons, salsa dancing lessons and competitions and much, much more.
Cozumel has it all and will prove to be your favorite vacation destination for years to come. Make your reservations today to visit this unique Mexican sub-tropical island to begin enjoying the numerous entertainment activities that await you. For a vacation Hotel check out villadejablue.com.