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Activities in Cozumel

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Cozumel beaches

There are two very different kinds of beaches in Cozumel. One type, found on the west coast facing the mainland, offers stretches of golden sand, often with all the amenities of a beach club.

One of the choice strands on the island, about 10 miles south of San Miguel, is Playa San Francisco. The main part of the beach is only about 200 yards long, but along there are a number of dive shops, restaurants, bars and souvenir shops. There are also public facilities for changing and showering. Many dive boats stop by on their way back from Colombia and Palancar reefs. The more isolated part of the beach extends another three miles to the south, becoming Playa Palancar.

Closer to San Miguel, just north of the International Pier, is a small public beach opposite the Fiesta Americana Sol Caribe Cozumel hotel. There, tourists can visit the nearby bar and sit in comfortable beach chairs while watching dive boats head for the offshore reefs. North of San Miguel is Playa San Juan, considered one of the best beaches on Cozumel for swimmers and water-sports enthusiasts.

The other kind of beaches, are on the east side facing the Caribbean Sea, quiet beaches alternate with rocky shores along the vast expanses of the solitary coast. The waters are generally calm, while the roaring surf on the east creates perilous breakers and undertows. Cozumel Hotel Reservations

Aquatic Activities

Cozumel is the diving capital of the Mexican Caribbean. World-famous, this island presents spectacular coral reefs with large walls that form one of the most privileged diving sites around. Shallow diving to deep diving is practiced here through the numerous diving services, all certified and renowned. In a few days you can obtain a sport diving certification allowing you to dive in any part of the world.

Ecology & Parks

Cozumel has many attraction to offer to enjoy nature at its most, among them the newly park created at the Punta Sur Ecological Reserve has open its doors to the public. The main attraction in this park are de 52 endemic bird species, only seen in this part of the world, in other words Bird Watchers Nirvana. This Park has guided tours to all the place of interest, including the centenary Lighthouse, the crocodile habitat and the small archaeological Maya vestiges contained within its boundaries

Chankanaab Park

Xcaret ParkChankanaab is very likely the best known place in Cozumel. Its crystal clear water, the reef just under the water level a few steps makes Chankanaab one of the finest places in the world for snorkeling. It is also the best place for you who haven't practiced your scuba diving skills for a long time and want to get in shape again.

Riviera Maya Parks (near Cozumel)

Xcaret Eco-Park

Xcaret ParkXcaret, Natural park. Enjoy of an array of more than 25 attractions and activities included in your entrance, among others: Swim in the underground rivers, visit of the butterfly pavilion, the archaeological sites, lagoon, beach and natural wells the Coral Reef aquarium.. and much more!

Xel-Ha Park

Xel-Ha ParkCome enjoy the world's most spectacular aquarium: Xel-Ha, a nature lover's paradise. Embark on an aquatic adventure. Explore creeks, lagoons, natural wells and ancient caves fed by subterranean rivers flowing to Mexico's beautiful Caribbean Sea.

Snorkeling and Diving

Snorkeling and Diving in Riviera Maya (near Cozumel Island)

Cavern Dive

Cavern DiveThe Yucatan Peninsula, site of the Dos Ojos Cavern Dive, contains the most extensive system of under-water caverns and caves in the world; a place where much of this natural phenomenon is yet to be discovered!.

Tak Be Ha Cavern Snorkel

Cavern SnorkelCome and experience the thrill of a truly unique adventure deep in the virgin ecology of the Yucatan jungle. Our "jungle mobile" will take you 2.5 kms through the lush jungle and then our guide will lead you on a short walk down the Mayan trails to the entrance of Tak Be Ha (The Place of Hidden Waters).

Cenotes and Underground Rivers

Cenotes and Undergroung Rivers in Riviera Maya (near Cozumel Island)

Aktun Chen Natural Park

Aktun Chen ParkThis park consisting of a spectacular 5 million year-old grotto and an abundance of wildlife, is the first above-the ground cave system in the Quintana Roo State to be open to the public, the name means "cave with an underground river inside," and the main cave (of three ) is more than 600 yards long, with a magnificent vault.

Mayan Archaeological Sites

Cancun beach photoIn Cozumel island you can explore several archaeological sites, small but very interesting, they are all scattered through the Island, but you cannot miss a tour to the shrine dedicated to Ixchel (Goddess of Love and Fertility) at San Gervasio, Santa Rita, Ixpal Boat, Xhanan, El Castillo Real, as well as La Tumba del Caracol and El Cedral are some of the important remnants left by the Mayas when they owned the Island. In order to visit these sites you have to make the proper arrangements through a local travel agency or rent a car and make your own exploring of these important chapters of the Ancient Maya Culture.

Other Archaeological sites in Riviera Maya (near Cozumel Island):


Tulum Xel-Ha TourCome and visit Tulum, take a tour and take a visit to the only know walled Mayan city. Overlooking one of the most picturesque views, anywhere on this magnificent coast and then continue with a visit to Xel Ha, the world's largest natural aquarium.

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza TourOnly two and a half hours away from Cancun is one of the most impressive of all Mayan ruins, Chichen Itza. Ancient and marvelous Archaeological zone, one of the most important ancient cities of Mayan Culture. As a religious, political an commercial metropolis Chichen itza has the most amazing building as an example of architecture and art of Mayan society.

Swim with Dolphins

Swimming with Dolphins

Swim with DolphinsThis is one of the most exciting experiences you will be able to do during your vacation in Cancun and Riviera maya. This zone has specialized in this activity . We offer you a guide for those who want to swim with these amazing and intelligent creatures.

Golf & Tenis


Cozumel Country Club - Cozumel, México

The Cozumel Country Club boasts an 18-hole par 72 golf course, nested in de heart of Cozumel´s Hotel Zone, designed by Nicklaus Design Group, this enviromental showcase of golf in Mexico has been carefully sculpted from the Mayan Jungle that offer a challenging experience to golfers of all skill levels.

Other Golf Courses in Riviera Maya (near Cozumel Island)

The Golf Course Mayan Palace - Riviera Maya, México

Golf Course Mayan Palace, Riviera Maya MexicoOur creative, innovative and avant-garde personality is reflected in the Executive Golf Course of the Mayan Palace Riviera Maya, Nicklaus Design. Located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, the 18-hole, par 54 golf course features traps of radiant, white sand, lakes surrounded by natural rocks and the intense color of the greens and the vegetation of the wastes.

The Golf Club at Playacar - Riviera Maya, México

Golf Club at Playacar, Riviera Maya MexicoLocated just 35 minutes from Cancun’s Hotel Zone in Playa del Carmen, the heart of the Mayan Riviera. This 7202 yards, par 72, championship golf course was designed and built under the watchful eye of renowned architect Robert Von Hagge