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Cozumel

Cozumel Vacations

During Mayan times, Cozumel was a sacred island covered with temples and shrines to the goddess Ixchel. Today it's known as an underwater paradise encircled by spectacular coral reefs, including Palancar Reef, a mountainous underwater formation six miles long and 300 feet high. We offer a selection of resorts on the beach or in the town of San Miguel.

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  Travel tidbits

First Trip
Located just off the coast of Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya, Cozumel is known for its fantastic watersports and a laid-back lifestyle that makes for an ideal island getaway.

Cozumel is a big stop for cruise ships and, therefore, the waterfront area of downtown is lined with jewelry stores and souvenir shops. Sterling silver is especially predominant, but make sure its stamped “925” to ensure you’re getting the real deal. A number of stores also offer Mexican folk art. The main shopping area is along Avenida Rafael Melgar and on the side streets around the plaza. Around Avenida 5a is a good place to look for nicer craft stores.

Fishing trips can be chartered for anglers who want to try their hand at catching sailfish, swordfish and marlin. In addition, the town of San Miguel offers excellent shopping and waterfront cafes and there are several Mayan ruins close by to explore.

   Popular Tours

Scuba Resort Course
Discover the wonders of the underwater world of Cozumel. This course allows you to make two dives with a professional dive instructor, even if you don’t have full scuba certification. If your time is limited or you just want to try a diving experience in Cozumel, this is the course for you.

Cozumel Buggy
Follow your guides in a caravan-style ride around the island of Cozumel. Drive through the popular downtown area, followed by a cruise down the sea-front boulevard with beautiful views of the ocean. Stop to enjoy some fantastic snorkeling, as well as visit some of the most historic areas of the island before breaking for lunch and returning to your hotel.

Dolphin Swim & Ride Experience
Become part of a dolphin pod in a unique natural setting, where they will treat you like one of their family. This exceptional program lets you interact with the dolphins and really get a feel for their natural abilities and great intelligence. During Swim and Ride you will interact and play with these amazing animals in small groups.

Come and join the fun on this 4-hour trip, where you can snorkel in the turquoise waters in Cozumel, escorted by a bilingual snorkeling guide, and visit two of the most beautiful underwater reefs. Later, relax on the white-sand beach and enjoy ice-cold beverages.

 

The following options are available when you book your vacation package to Cozumel:

Ground Transportation

Car Rentals

We offer rental cars offering you the flexibility and convenience to travel when and where you want.

Tours

Dive - SNUBA at Chankanaab

If you want the fun of an underwater adventure without the hassle of becoming a certified scuba diver; then SNUBA is for you. SNUBA diving is the safest and easiest way possible to experience the fascination of scuba diving with the simplicity of snorkeling. You can SNUBA down to 20 feet with no prior experience. This is a great activity for families, too. After a 15- minute orientation, your SNUBA guide will accompany you on an underwater tour that is safe, easy, and enjoyed at your own level of comfort.

Departure Time(s): Programs are available at various times; please confirm with your destination expert upon arrival. Transportation to Chankanaab Park is not included.

Tour Includes:
  • 1 hour of SNUBA at Chankanaab Ecological Park
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Equipment

It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes plus bring a bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, and hat and an extra t-shirt. In effort to preserve the environment, the use of sunscreen is limited to only those, which are ecological/environmentally safe. Please also bring insect repellent, money for incidentals and/or tips, and a camera.

Good health is required. Tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who does not meet the minimum requirements. You will be required to sign a liability disclaimer at check-in.

Minimum age requirement to participate is 8 years of age. Tour operates rain or shine. Chankanaab entrance fee is additional $13 USD for adults and $11 USD for children 8-11 years of age.

Dive - Scuba Resort Course

Discover the wonders of the underwater world of Cozumel. This course allows you to make 2 dives with a professional dive instructor, even if you don't have full scuba certification. If your time is limited or you just want to try a diving experience in Cozumel, this is the course for you.

On this 2.5-hour tour, relax as you head out to one of the fabulous coral reefs located just off the coast of Cozumel. After a short orientation covering the use of scuba equipment and safety tips you'll be escorted by a professional PADI Dive Instructor on 2 different dive sites. Enjoy iced bottled water on board the boat.

It is a safety requirement that you do not scuba dive the same day that you fly; please plan your dive accordingly.

Note: $2 per person Marine Park entry fee and a $3.00 Dock Fee not included.

Tour Includes:
  • Services of a professional bilingual PADI Dive Instructor with no more than a 4:1 diver to instructor ratio. The instructor will set up your scuba gear, assist you with getting in and out of the water and guide you throughout your 2 dives. Maximum of 4 divers per session.
  • Use of air tanks, weight belts, regulators, BCDs, masks and fins. Other dive equipment and wet suits are available for rent.
  • Iced, purified bottled water is provided.
What to Bring:
  • Bathing suit (wear your bathing suit, as there are no changing facilities) towel, sunscreen, hat, extra t-shirt, camera, and money for incidentals and/or tips.

Requirements:
  • Children must be 12 years or older and accompanied by an adult
  • Good health is required. You will be required to sign a liability disclaimer and medical questionnaire at check-in.
  • Tour operates rain or shine, Monday – Saturday, excluding Christmas Day
  • The resort course is limited to a maximum of 4 participants per session. Each boat is staffed by a Boat Captain and 1 Dive Instructor for every 4 divers (4:1 ratio). Each boat has shade cover and both camera and mask rinse buckets.
  • In an effort to preserve the environment, the use of sunscreen is limited to only those that are ecological/environmentally safe.
  • Gratuities are not included

Dive - Single Day (morning) - 2-Tank Dive

Cozumel is renowned as one of the best dive destinations in the world. It offers stunning coral reef formations, never-ending walls, and an intriguing wreck in warm, clear turquoise-blue waters with an amazing variety of marine life, making Cozumel, Mexico a diver's paradise.

On this 3 1/2-hour tour, relax on one of the Dive boats as you head out to one of the fabulous walls or reefs located just off the coast of Cozumel, escorted by a professional PADI Dive Master. The time onboard moving to your next dive site is spent learning the dive site's topography and enjoying iced bottled water.

Note: This tour is only for certified scuba divers, 12 years of age and older.
(The latest scuba diving needs to be at least 1 year ago). $2 per person Marine park entry fee and a $3 per person Dock fee is not
included.

Tour Includes:
  • Roundtrip transfers are included from the south hotels, excluding hotels from the north starting from Casa Mexicana.
  • Services of a professional bilingual PADI Dive Master with no more than an 8:1 diver to Dive Master ratio. The Dive Master will set up your scuba gear, assist you with getting in and out of the water, and guide you throughout the dive.
  • Use of air tanks, weight belts, regulators, BCDs, masks and fins. Other dive equipment and wet suits are available for rent.
  • Iced, purified bottled water.

What to Bring:
  • Your Scuba Certification Card (C Card) – REQUIRED
  • Bathing suit (wear your bathing suit, as there are no changing facilities) towel, sunscreen, hat, extra t-shirt, camera, comfortable boat/beach shoes, and money for incidentals and/or tips.

Requirements:
This tour is only for certified Scuba divers, 12 years of age and older
  • You must present your C Card on day of your scheduled diving to dive.
  • It is a safety requirement that you do not scuba dive the same day that you fly; please plan your dive accordingly.
  • Good health is required. You will be required to sign a liability disclaimer at check-in. The following conditions are not allowed to dive: asthma, heart problems, epilepsy, high/low blood pressure, pregnant, and diabetes.
  • Tour operates rain or shine – 364 days a year excluding Christmas
  • The dive boats hold 6 – 8 divers and are staffed by 1 boat captain and 1 Dive Master for every 8 divers (8:1 ratio). Each boat has shade cover and both camera and mask rinse buckets.
  • In an effort to preserve the environment, the use of sunscreen is limited to only those that are ecological/environmentally safe.
  • Nitrox air tanks are not included.
  • Gratuities are not included

In the event weather doesn't permit to dive, customers will receive a full refund on their services.

Dive - Single Day - 3-Tank Dive (7:30am - 2:30pm)

Cozumel is renowned as one of the best dive destinations in the world. It offers stunning coral reef formations, never-ending walls, and an intriguing wreck in warm, clear turquoise-blue waters with an amazing variety of marine life, making Cozumel, Mexico a diver's paradise.

On this 4 1/2 hour tour, relax on one of the Dive boats as you head out to one of the fabulous walls, or reefs located just off the coast of Cozumel escorted by a professional PADI Dive Master. Time onboard moving to your next dive site is spent learning the dive site's topography and enjoying iced bottled water. (Lunch is not provided on a 3-tank dive, but customers can bring snacks or purchase food near the dive shop).

Note: This tour is only for certified Scuba divers, 12 years of age and older. (The latest scuba diving needs to be at least 1 year ago) $2 per person Marine Park entry fee and a $3 per person Dock fee is not included.

Tour Includes:
  • Roundtrip transfers are included from the south hotels, excluding from the north starting from Casa Mexicana.
  • Services of a professional bilingual PADI Dive Master with no more than an 8:1 diver to Dive Master ratio. The Dive Master will set up your scuba gear, assist you with getting in and out of the water and guide you throughout the dive.
  • Use of air tanks, weight belts, regulators, BCDs, masks and fins. Other dive equipment and wet suits are available for rent.
  • Iced, purified bottled water.
What to Bring:
  • Your Scuba Certification Card (C Card)– REQUIRE.
  • Bathing suit (wear your bathing suit, as there are no changing facilities) towel, sunscreen, hat, extra t-shirt, camera, comfortable boat/beach shoes, and money for incidentals and/or tips.

Requirements:

This tour is only for certified Scuba divers, 12 years of age and older
  • You must present your C Card on day of your scheduled diving to dive.
  • Good health is required. You will be required to sign a liability disclaimer at check-in.
  • Following conditions are not allowed to dive: Asthma,Heart problems, Epilepsy, High/Low blood pressure, pregnant & diabetes.
  • It is a safety requirement that you do not scuba dive the same day that you fly; please plan your dive accordingly.
  • Must have at least 4 divers to operate
  • Tour operates rain or shine – 364 days a year – excluding Christmas Day
  • The dive boats hold 6 to 8 divers and are staffed by 1 boat captain and 1
Dive Master for every 8 divers (8:1 ratio). Each boat has shade cover and both camera and mask rinse buckets.
  • In an effort to preserve the environment, the use of sunscreen is limited to only those that are ecological/environmentally safe.
  • In the event weather doesn't permit to dive, customers will receive a full refund on their services.
  • Nitrox air tanks are not included.
  • Gratuities are not included.

Tour - ATV Adventure Double Rider (Shared)

If you like adventure, the ATV tour in Cozumel is just for you! Jump onto an ATV for a thrilling ride as you travel the beautiful island of Cozumel, including mangroves, grasslands, and the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean Sea. Start your adventure at the Mayan town of El Cedral, where you will hop on your ATV and cruise along a lush green forest, exploring ancient Mayan caves, a cenote, and a small Mayan ruin. After approximately 2 ½ hours of off-road fun you will be transported to the island's most exclusive beach. Here you can admire the rich marine life and take part in a 45-minute snorkeling experience.

  • Departure Time(s): Scheduled pick-up service from Margaritaville at 9:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm Monday - Saturday (subject to availability). Transportation to Margaritaville is not included.
  • Return Times(s): Check with your destination expert upon arrival for times. Transportation back to your hotel is not included.
  • Includes: Roundtrip transportation from Margaritaville aboard an air-conditioned bus, use of goggles and helmet, services of bilingual guides, soft drinks, water, and all admissions. LUNCH IS NOT INCLUDED.
  • What to bring: You will need to bring a driver's license, sneakers, or closed-toe shoes (not sandals), towels, and a bathing suit. Please also bring insect repellent, money for incidentals and/or tips, and a camera.
  • Requirements: Good health is required and you have to sign a liability disclaimer at check-in. Must have a valid driver's license to drive ATV.
  • Notes: Children 11 years of age and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Tour operates rain or shine.
Tour - ATV Adventure Single Rider

If you like adventure, the ATV tour in Cozumel is just for you! Jump onto an ATV for a thrilling ride as you travel the beautiful island of Cozumel, including mangroves, grasslands, and the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean Sea. Start your adventure at the Mayan town of El Cedral, where you will hop on your ATV and cruise along a lush green forest exploring ancient Mayan caves, a cenote, and a small Mayan ruin. After approximately 2 ½ hours of off-road fun you will be transported to the island's most exclusive beach. Here you can admire the rich marine life and enjoy a 45- minute snorkel experience.

  • Departure Time(s): Scheduled pick-up service from Margaritaville at 9:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm Monday - Saturday (subject to availability). Transportation to Margaritaville is not included.
  • Return Time(s): Transportation back to your hotel is not included.
  • Includes: Roundtrip transportation from Margaritaville aboard an air-conditioned bus, use of goggles and helmet, services of bilingual guides, soft drinks, water, and all admissions. LUNCH IS NOT INCLUDED.
  • What to bring: You will need to bring a driver's license, sneakers, or closed-toe shoes (not sandals), towels, and a bathing suit. Please also bring insect repellent, money for incidentals and/or tips, and a camera.
  • Requirements: Good health is required. You will be required to sign a liability disclaimer at check-in. Valid driver's license.
  • Notes: Minimum age to ride as single rider is 17 years of age. Tour operates rain or shine.
Tour - Atlantis Submarine

The 48-passenger submarine offers everyone a chance to experience why Cozumel is one of the top dive destinations in the world. Diving to depths of up to 100 feet, Atlantis brings you up close and personal with Chankanaab, part of the world's second largest reef and the island's most famous attraction. Bring your cameras because the marine life and coral formations that you will see are spectacular.

  • Departure Time(s): Scheduled pick-up service from Atlantis headquarters (next to Casa del Mar Hotel) varies; reconfirm with your destination expert in Cozumel. Transportation to Atlantis headquarters is not included.
  • Return Time(s): Scheduled drop-off service to the Atlantis headquarters varies; reconfirm with your destination expert in Cozumel. Transportation back to hotel is not included.
  • Includes: Roundtrip transportation aboard submarine and services of an English speaking tour guide.
  • What to bring: It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and shoes, plus bring any desired swimming gear, an extra t-shirt, towel, camera, and extra cash (for pictures, souvenirs, tips, etc.).
  • Requirements: Good health is required. You will be required to sign a liability disclaimer at check-in.
  • Marine Park Fee $ 2.00 must be paid on-board.
  • Notes: Tour operates rain or shine.
Tour - Dolphin Swim & Ride Experience

This is your opportunity to experience an adventure you will never forget! Become part of a dolphin pod in a unique natural setting, where they will treat you like one of their family. This exceptional program lets you interact with the dolphins and really get a feel for their natural abilities and great intelligence. During Swim and Ride you will interact and play with these amazing animals in small groups. Before beginning, you will receive some quick instructions, then be welcomed by the dolphins while standing on the platform. During the first portion of the program, learn how dolphins communicate and breathe. During the second portion of the program, enjoy rides like pectoral fin shake and other performances one by one with dolphins. During the final portion of the program, you will have time to interact freely with the dolphins.

  • Departure Time(s): Dolpinaris Aquarium in Cozumel. Transportation to Dolphinaris Aquarium is not included. Programs available throughout the day, Monday - Saturday. Check with your destination expert for times upon arrival.
  • What to bring: It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, hat, and an extra t-shirt. In effort to preserve the environment, the use of sunscreen is limited to only those which are ecological/environmentally safe.
  • Requirements: Minimum height requirement is 4 foot 3 inches. Pregnant women and clients with special needs are not permitted to participate in this activity. No one under the influence of alcohol will be permitted to participate. Life vests are provided for your safety. You will be required to sign a liability disclaimer at check-in.
  • Notes: Please be sure to arrive at least 20 minutes before your program begins. LATE ARRIVALS NOT ACCEPTED; participants cannot participate once program starts.
Tour - Excursion Voucher $100

Want to maximize your time in the sun before you decide what day to take a tour? Or maybe you want to hear which activity others went wild over before you decide which one you'll do?

The Excursion Voucher gives you that flexibility! You can purchase a set amount of $100 that can be applied to any tour from our destination representative, TRAFIC TOURS, once you are in Cozumel, allowing you to plan around the weather or your whims.

All Excursion Voucher values are in USD. Costs above the value of the Excursion Voucher are the individual's responsibility. Unused Excursion Vouchers are non-refundable.

Tour - Excursion Voucher $150

Want to maximize your time in the sun before you decide what day to take a tour? Or maybe you want to hear which activity others went wild over before you decide which one you'll do?

The Excursion Voucher gives you that flexibility! You can purchase a set amount of $150 that can be applied to any tour from our destination representative, TRAFIC TOURS, once you are in Cozumel, allowing you to plan around the weather or your whims.

All Excursion Voucher values are in USD. Costs above the value of the Excursion Voucher are the individual's responsibility. Unused Excursion Vouchers are non-refundable.

Tour - Excursion Voucher $200

Want to maximize your time in the sun before you decide what day to take a tour? Or maybe you want to hear which activity others went wild over before you decide which one you'll do?

The Excursion Voucher gives you that flexibility! You can purchase a set amount of $200 that can be applied to any tour from our destination representative, TRAFIC TOURS, once you are in Cozumel, allowing you to plan around the weather or your whims.

All Excursion Voucher values are in USD. Costs above the value of the Excursion Voucher are the individual's responsibility. Unused Excursion Vouchers are non-refundable.

Tour - Excursion Voucher $250

Want to maximize your time in the sun before you decide what day to take a tour? Or maybe you want to hear which activity others went wild over before you decide which one you'll do?

The Excursion Voucher gives you that flexibility! You can purchase a set amount of $250 that can be applied to any tour from our destination representative, TRAFIC TOURS, once you are in Cozumel, allowing you to plan around the weather or your whims.

All Excursion Voucher values are in USD. Costs above the value of the Excursion Voucher are the individual's responsibility. Unused Excursion Vouchers are non-refundable.

Tour - Excursion Voucher $300

Want to maximize your time in the sun before you decide what day to take a tour? Or maybe you want to hear which activity others went wild over before you decide which one you'll do?

The Excursion Voucher gives you that flexibility! You can purchase a set amount of $300 that can be applied to any tour from our destination representative, TRAFIC TOURS, once you are in Cozumel, allowing you to plan around the weather or your whims.

All Excursion Voucher values are in USD. Costs above the value of the Excursion Voucher are the individual's responsibility. Unused Excursion Vouchers are non-refundable.

Tour - Excursion Voucher $75

Want to maximize your time in the sun before you decide what day to take a tour? Or maybe you want to hear which activity others went wild over before you decide which one you'll do?

The Excursion Voucher gives you that flexibility! You can purchase a set amount of $75 that can be applied to any tour from our destination representative, TRAFIC TOURS, once you are in Cozumel, allowing you to plan around the weather or your whims.

All Excursion Voucher values are in USD. Costs above the value of the Excursion Voucher are the individual's responsibility. Unused Excursion Vouchers are non-refundable.

Tour - Fury Catamaran Snorkel Tour

Come and join the fun on this 4 ½-hour trip, where you can snorkel in the turquoise waters in Cozumel, escorted by a bilingual snorkeling guide, and visit 2 of the most beautiful underwater reefs. Later, relax on the white-sand beach and enjoy ice-cold beverages. Your tour includes use of snorkel equipment, volleyball, beach floats, food, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on board the boat and on the beach.

  • Departure Time(s): Scheduled pick-up service from El Cozumeleno Hotel at 1:15pm Monday - Saturday and Sunday at 9:30am, (subject to change and availability)
  • Return Time(s): Scheduled drop-off service at El Cozumeleno Hotel; reconfirm with your destination expert in Cozumel. Transportation back to your hotel is not included.
  • Includes: Services of an English-speaking adventure guide, use of snorkel equipment, snacks, and beverages.
  • What to bring: It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, hat, extra t-shirt, light sweater, camera, insect repellent, and money for incidentals and or tips. In effort to preserve the environment, the use of sunscreen is limited to only those which are ecological/environmentally safe.
  • Requirements: Good health is required. You will be required to sign a liability disclaimer at check-in.
  • Notes: Minimum age requirement is 6 years of age. Tour operates rain or shine
  • Extras: A $2 USD environmental tax for the use of the marine life park will be collected prior to beginning of activities.
Tour - Glass-Bottom Boat Snorkeling Tour

Enjoy a 2 1/2-hour trip to visit the southern reefs of the island. During this trip you will have assistance of a certified guide for snorkeling, or if you don't want to snorkel, you can admire the underwater scenery on board, through the glass bottom of the boat

  • Departure Time(s): Scheduled pick-up service from Cozumel Domestic Pier in San Miguel varies; reconfirm with your destination expert in Cozumel. Transportation to the domestic pier is not included.
  • Return Time(s): Scheduled drop-off service to the Cozumel Domestic Pier varies; reconfirm with your destination expert in Cozumel. Transportation back to your hotel is not included.
  • Includes: Services of an English-speaking adventure guide, entrance fees, use of snorkel equipment, snacks and beverages.
  • What to bring: It is recommended that you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, hat, t-shirt, light sweater, insect repellent, camera, and money for incidentals and/or tips. In an effort to preserve the environment, the use of sunscreen is limited to only those which are ecological/environmentally safe.
  • Requirements: Good health is required. You will be required to sign a liability disclaimer at check-in.
  • Notes: Tour operates rain or shine. Minimum age requirement is 5 years of age.
  • Extras: A $2 USD environmental tax for the use of the marine life park will be collected prior to beginning of activities.
Tour - Island & Off Road Jeep Tour

Follow your guides in a caravan-style ride around the island of Cozumel. Have fun exploring the island in a jeep or buggy as you visit the Punta Sur Eco-Park to see crocodiles in their natural habitat and the oldest lighthouse on the island. Then snorkel and discover the beautiful coral reef before enjoying a delicious buffet lunch. After lunch, the tour will continue on to the Mayan Ruins of San Gervasio. Lastly, stop and learn how the agave plant is processed and taste different types of tequilas before returning to your hotel. 

  • Departure Time(s): Approximately 8:45 am to 9:15 am
  • Return Time(s): Tour lasts 5 to 7 hours


Includes:
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, and two beers on the beach
  • Mexican lunch of fajitas and other national dishes
  • Jeep or Buggy rental
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Services of English-speaking tour guides

What to bring - You will need to bring a driver's license, sneakers or closed-toe shoes (not sandals), towels, and a bathing suit. Please also bring insect repellent, money for incidentals and/or tips, and a camera. In an effort to preserve the environment, the use of sunscreen is limited to only those that are ecological/environmentally safe.

Requirements - Good health is required and you have to sign a liability disclaimer at check-in. Drivers must have a valid driver's license.

Other information:
  • Tour operates Monday - Saturday
  • Must be at least 18 years of age to operate the buggy
  • Guests under 21 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the tour
  • Minimum age for snorkeling is 5 years old, and any guests who are pregnant or have other relevant medical conditions (heart conditions/asthma/epilepsy) will not be allowed to participate in the snorkeling portion of the tour.
  • Jeep and buggy are both standard transmission and holds up to 4 passengers (must be shared)
  • Entrance fees to the parks and protected areas are not included, and must be purchased during the tour for approximately $30 for adults and $25 for children.