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What to do in Cozumel?

By Kevin D. - Updated on 24 April 2023

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  1. Where is Cozumel?
    1. How much does the ferry to Cozumel cost?
  2. What to do at Cozumel?
    1. Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
    2. Visit San Gervasio
    3. Palancar Beach
    4. Chankanaab National Park
    5. Isla de la Pasion
    6. Jeep Tour
    7. Party at sea

What to do in Cozumel?

The Riviera Maya has endless spots that will undoubtedly stunned anyone who visits them, but with an so many options to cross from any bucket list is impossible to decide which to explore. That is why at eTransfers we offer the best Cancun Tours, so you can wander around the the most beautiful areas of southern Mexico. 

Don't worry if you don't know which tour or place to choose to visit, our customer service team has everything you need to know which one is the best for you. 

That's why we are constantly updating our blog with new content! Just like our entry about the top 10 archaeological sites in Mexico. If you are going to visit southern Mexico and you are thinking about going to Cozumel, then you must read this article since we just listed all the activities you can do in Cozumel.

Where is Cozumel?

First of all, we must begging with some basic information like Cozumel is the third largest island in Mexico and UNESCO declared it as a Biosphere Reserve in 2016. 

This paradise is just 20 minutes away from Playa del Carmen, and you’ll need to take a ferry to Cozumel to get there. These transportation service leave every hour from different ports place all over Quintana Roo, so don't worry about time, you’ll have plenty of chances to visit it.

How much does the ferry to Cozumel cost?

There are two ferry operators that manage different prices, however, on average the price for a ferry trip is $13.25 USD one way and $26.50 USD round trip per person. The price for a one way ticket for children is $10.75 USD and $21.50 for round trip.

A ferry at the sea

What to do at Cozumel?

Now that you know how to get to Cozumel we are going to tell you what activities you can do with your partner, friends or family in this Nirvana. Here are 7 activities to do in Cozumel.

1.- Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Cozumel has wonders to discover for adventurers and nature lovers, as it is famous for its impressive coral reef. Remember that this island is a biosphere reserve, so diving and snorkeling are among the island's most popular activities.

Although it is an unmissable activity, we recommend that you do it with the help of experienced instructors to explore the underwater world and enjoy the diverse marine life.

A diver on the sea with a fish besides him

2.- Visit San Gervasio

On the other hand, for those who come to southern Mexico to learn more about its ancient cultures or you are a culture lover, we think you must pay a visit to San Gervasio

This is one of the archaeological sites on this island where you can learn more about Mayan history, as it is considered one of the most important Mayan archaeological sites on the island.

3.-Palancar Beach

Playa Palancar is on the south side of Cozumel and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. It is very popular among visitors for its crystal clear waters and impressive coral reef, one of the area's largest.

Here you will see people just enjoying the sun and sand, as well as those who are renting snorkeling or diving equipment to explore the coral reef, as it is one of the best places to go snorkeling on the island. Here you can take a look at the diverse marine life such as turtles, rays, barracudas, among others.

A seaside

4.-Chankanaab National Park

Chankanaab National Park is one of the most popular places in Cozumel, here you can swim with dolphins, enjoy a sea lion show or just relax at its beautiful beaches.

5.- Isla de la Pasion

If you are visiting Cozumel with a partner and you both want to relax, and enjoy an intimate space, this is the perfect place to be. Isla de la Pasion is a small island near Cozumel, also known for its stunning beach and crystal clear waters.

6.- Jeep Tour

If you want to explore the island on a different way and at the same time discover the magic of the jungle, a jeep tour is an excellent option for you. With this type of tour you can drive through the jungle and visit places you wouldn't normally get to by car, without a doubt an unmissable experience.

A jeep deep in the jungle

7.- Party at sea

If you are going to stay one or two nights in Cozumel its a perfect opportunity to try the well known parties at sea that happen all over the island. If you are traveling with friends, we suggest you take some time at night to enjoy a party on a catamaran or private boat! Or at daylight get ready to sunbathe, dance and enjoy the beautiful view of the island from the sea.

People partying at a boat in the middle of the ocean
These were 7 activities you can do in Cozumel, if you liked this article don’t forget to share it and keep reading our blog and can find about the most recent cultural and touristic news of southern Mexico.

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