Cozumel – Complete Travel Guide

A complete guide to planning your trip to Cozumel. Write down the tips and enjoy a lot!

The island of San Miguel de Cozumel, better known simply as Cozumel, is in the Riviera Maya region and is home to dozens of diving spots along the Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park.

Cozumel is the largest island in Mexico and receives thousands of tourists every year who are looking for beautiful paradise beaches, lots of sun and heat, good food, history and vibrant culture. It is also seen as one of the top attractions for anyone visiting Cancun.

Check out below all the top tips to make the most of your trip:

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Things to do in Cozumel

Cozumel – Complete Travel Guide

Beach Heaven

The main attraction is in the Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park with abundant marine life along the coral complex. The sites of Santa Rosa, Yucab and Cedral are some of the most visited. There you can see a wide variety of colors and animal life. One hell of a ride!

Another unmissable attraction on the island is the Punta Sur Ecological Park, an ecological reserve where several native animals of the region, such as crocodiles and turtles, live, as well as untouched and preserved areas. The region is also home to Mayan ruins, beautiful beaches and the Celarain lighthouse.

For those who want to know more about Mexican history and culture, in Cozumel it is possible to visit the Parque San Gervasio archaeological site, with several ruins that date back to the island in the past. Also take the opportunity to visit the Museum of the Island of Cozumel in the center.

And, of course, anyone visiting Cozumel needs to know the best beaches on the island. El Cielo beach, for example, is considered by many to be the most beautiful due to its fine sand and clear sea. There is also Chen Rio beach with its incredible view and Palancar beach with untouched and natural scenery.

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Where to stay in Cozumel – Our hotel recommendations

The island offers a variety of accommodation options along the island, from the center with well-structured hotels and guesthouses to luxurious seaside resorts. In addition, it is very common for accommodations to offer tours, dives and tours of their own in Cozumel.

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Cozumel – Complete Travel Guide

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Internet chip not Mexico

It's getting easier and cheaper to have unlimited internet throughout your trip in Cozumel. Nowadays you can buy an international cell phone chip online while you're still here in España. We always use and love it!

You receive the sim card at your address and then just insert it into your cell phone to reach your destination with unlimited 4G internet working.

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Travel Insurance for Cozumel

Hire a travel insurance for Cozumel it is indispensable. To have fun and enjoy the best of the country's attractions without worrying, the best thing to do is to buy travel insurance with good medical and hospital coverage. So you can relax to enjoy the destination.

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Cozumel – Complete Travel Guide

Car hire in Cozumel

We really like Rent Cars to find the cars we use on our travels. It is the only one in Spain that compares the best rental companies in the world, but lets you pay in reais, without IOF. In addition, it is also the only one that lets you pay in 12 interest-free installments. It is worth it!

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Cozumel – Complete Travel Guide

Celarain Lighthouse

Flights to Mexico

Looking for a good deal and flight prices? When buying tickets to Mexico, it is worth taking a look at the website Promo Tickets.

It is quite common to find cheaper and better flight options than on other sites. We always use and is it worth it?

Cozumel – Complete Travel Guide

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