There is so much to do in the Riviera Maya
Tt’s easy forget that Cozumel Island is just a ferry boat ride away. Cozumel is an easy day trip to can add some unforgettable variety to your next Riviera Maya vacation. It’s actually very different than the mainland and really has that Caribbean island feel, in this case, a world famous one, known for its spectacular reefs.
The name Cozumel came from its Mayan name “Cuzamil”, Place of Swallows. It’s a carefree island where divers and sea-lovers from around the world come to SCUBA dive, snorkel and enjoy the good life Caribbean style.
Make a day of it in Cozumel! Grab the morning ferry from central Playa del Carmen and return to the mainland at the end of the day! It’s easy and you’ll have a blast!
5 Things to do and see in Cozumel
- For divers, Palancar Reef and Santa Rosa Wall should be on your must do list. Dive with our amigo Aramis Abram at DiveMex in Playa del Carmen. They can set you up the whole trip, including ferry tickets, lunch, two dives and equipment if you need it.
- See Cozumel on the SUP (stand up paddle) Tour with Ha’Haak Paddleboarding
- Get a rental buggy and drive down the east side of the island. Make sure to stop at some of the little bars and restaurants along the way. Our favorite is the landmark bar, Mezcalitos. Its a family-owned watering-hole open since 1979.
- Climb the historic Celarain Lighthouse at the Punta Sur Eco Beach Park,the largest ecological reserve in Cozumel
- For delicious fresh seafood try Pescaderia San Carlos on Calle 3, this off-the-beaten-path seafood shop offers fresh ceviche, fish and shrimp