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Things to do in Cozumel

SCUBA divers will not need to look far for what to do in Cozumel. The beautiful island and its clear blue waters is one of the top destinations for divers in the entire Western Hemisphere. Experienced, licensed divers can sign up for drift diving outings, while many resorts and dive shops offer lessons for vacationers who want to add ‘learning to dive’ to their list of things to do in Cozumel.

There are many other waterfront things to do in Cozumel while on vacation. You can try your hand at wind surfing or take deep-sea diving lessons. A more relaxing way to explore the seas is with a glass bottom boat tour or a lazy afternoon snorkeling. You can even just stay dry on land, sunning on beautiful Mexico Beach or Stingray Beach.

Thanks to an interesting history and beautiful landscape, land-lovers won’t be at a loss for what to do in Cozumel either. The San Gervasio Ruins and archeological dig are well-worth a visit, interesting both as Mayan ruins and for the large iguana population that lives there. Exhibits at the San Miguel de Cozumel Museum offer more information about the island’s Mayan history, but also includes displays about modern Mexico and the region’s development.

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  • 1.5 Tequila Lounge

    Between the international pier and Punta Langosta, this good-looking bar (with a crowd to match) sits right on the waterfront and is named for the ... More
  • Discover Mexico Park

    Cozumel's new "culture park" provides an intriguing window into the Mexican Republic. In the screening room of the eye-catching modern building, yo... More
  • El Caracol

    Modest compared with those on the Yucatán peninsula, Cozumel's Mayan ruins are still distinct. San Gervasio, in the interior, was occupied by the M... More
  • Los Cinco Soles

    A series of mini-shops in a restored colonial building, this market has the highest quality artisan crafts, clothing, tabletop goods, ceramics, and... More
  • Mezcalito's

    This ever-popular thatched-roof beach bar is located on the less-frequented eastern half of the island. Take note: it's only open in daylight hours... More
  • Museo de la Isla de Cozumel

    Four compact galleries chronicle the island's Mayan history, Spanish conquest, Caribbean pirates, and ecological diversity (with a focus on the cor... More
  • Pama

    Cozumel is a duty-free shopping zone. The collection of luxury products found in this enormous store runs the gamut from perfumes and Baume & Merci... More
  • San Gervasio

    Modest compared with those on the Yucatán peninsula, Cozumel's Mayan ruins are still distinct. San Gervasio, in the interior, was occupied by the M... More
  • Silver Emporium

    Mexico is famous for its silver, and the most celebrated craftsmanship still comes from the town of Taxco, near Mexico City. One of Taxco's most fa... More
  • The Wynston Bar

    The bar and restaurant on the ninth floor of the new Hotel Wynston has panoramic views of the harbor, the town center, and the sea. In addition to ... More
  • Viva Mexico

    Here, you'll find two floors of well-priced T-shirts and Mexican vanilla, Mexican dolls and Xtabentum, a smooth-as-brandy Mayan liqueur that is fla... More

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