Spring Showers Bring May Flowers!
Spring is upon us now as trees green and flowers bloom turning our thoughts to school ending and Summer vacation! What better place to spend a summer vacation than right here in Cozumel!! We send our heartfelt thanks to all of you who use and recommend COZUMELINSIDER for your Spring and Summer vacation planning. We appreciate your business and wish for you a very Happy Spring time and a glorious Summer! ~ Sherri & Mauricio ~

Self-Catering Accommodations
IslaMar Vacation Villas located in the heart of historic Midtown District. Now with WI-FI throughout the complex!
Owner/Operator Sherri Davis says "Thank You" to our many valued customers for over 15 years of continuous operation!
*For arrivals 7/15/2014 - 10/31/2014
Hey! ... What's Happening in Cozumel?
What's happening right now? Check out our Cozumel WEBCAM!
Live Webcam Image 9:41AM (EST) Tuesday, Apr 21
Throughout the year, from Monthly Museum Events, to our world famous Cozumel Carnaval, Independence Day and Ironman you can plan your Cozumel vacation around our annual Calendar of Events. We always have something fun happening here on the island!
Weekly Cruise Ship Schedule
Click here for Cruise Ship Arrival Info!
Great Value Snorkel Tour for US$ 50 !!
Come explore Cozumel's beautiful reefs on a 4+ hour adventure to snorkel El Cielo and another reef area if time permits. Fantastic fun, snacks and beverages included. Limited space ~ book now!
A family experience
Cozumel El Cielo Reef Snorkel Trip
The Way to Dive Cozumel!
Small groups, personalized service and incredible diving are what Dive Jamanta has to offer those wanting to experience the beautiful underwater world of Cozumel reefs!
Michelle & Uriel say
Cozumel Dive Jamanta Dive Trips, Snorkeling & Instruction
Secrets to Getting Around Cozumel
Let us tell you the secrets with our link to car rentals and information about taxis, buses, the ferry and airlines.
Great Value Cars & Locally Owned!
Great Cars ~ Low Prices!
Providing good quality rental cars for decades, THRIFTY / DOLLAR takes pride in their excellent customer service and loyal clients who come back year after year! They have what you're looking for ~ economy cars, jeeps as well as midsize and vans! Reserve now!
Take your group on a private tour of the island!
Thrifty Car Rental Cozumel - Chrysler Van (Standard) 7 Pax
Relax in a Tropical Garden, Surrounded by Butterflies!
Now the island of Cozumel offers visitors another beautiful experience! Patas Y Alas Butterfly Sanctuary Come and take a leisurely stroll through a lavish tropical garden, smelling the fragrant jungle flowers and watching butterflies of all colors, shapes and sizes in free flight. You and your family can learn about butterfly habits and the miracle of metamorphosis. Visit the federally licensed Patas Y Alas Butterfly Sanctuary
The Cozumel Community
For locals and visitors alike, Cozumel Volunteer Connection (CVC) was created as an information resource for the Foreign Community visiting and living on the island. CVC is active in many local charities and events including the Blood Donor Registry, Chrysalis Group, Turtle Salvation Volunteer Program, Humane Society, Cozumel Lifesaving & Aquatic Rescue Program and much more!
Fishing Anyone?
Fishing Charters - Fish Pictures - Charts - Book Now!
Cozumel Fishing Expeditions are are somthing that the whole family could enjoy!
Cozumel Weather & Sea Conditions
  • Weather Report
  • Water Conditions
  • Hurricane Bulletins
    We keep the information up-to-date on a daily basis with info collected from local divemasters!
  • Swim with the Dolphins
    For those disembarking in Costa Maya, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Calica or crossing over to Cozumel we have dolphin specials you will find no where else! Check the Tours & Activities pages for your location and reserve now.

    Book Your Dolphin Swim, Encounter, Swim Adventure or Scuba as well as Sea Lions & Manatees right here with us at any location ~ same price as direct booking! Plus
    Book Your Cozumel Dolphin Activity with us now for FREE Chankanaab Park entry, lunch buffet & 2 beverages all included in price!!
    And DON'T FORGET to apply an EARLYBOOK discount to your reservation!!
    Chankanaab Park $2 Entrance Discount Coupon
    Download and Print $2 off discount coupon on Entrance to Chankanaab Park! Chankanaab Coupon (PDF Format)
    Free Swim with Manatees!
    Reserve Dolphin Royal Swim or Swim Adventure Programs and swim with Dolphin Discovery Manatee  Encounter!
    MANATEES FREE for 15 Minutes! At least 8 day advance purchase required and is available in conjunction with "EARLYBOOK" promos!
    Book & check the FREE MANATEE 15 box on the res form!
    Hey! ... What's Happening at the Beach?
    What's happening right now at the beach? Check out our Cozumel WEBCAM at PalMar SMALL Beach Club!
    Live Webcam Image 9:39AM (EST) Tuesday, Apr 21
    Throughout the year, the water is beautiful around Cozumel and this webcam shot illustrates just that! And we always have something fun happening out here at the beach! Make plans to visit and snorkel yourself! See PalMar Beach
    Back by Popular Demand! Reserve Now-Limited Space!
    Join in the fun with these entertaining and affectionate creatures - give and receive a sea lion kiss (watch out for those whiskers – they tickle!), pet them, watch them jump over you, and be prepared to laugh at their amazing sense of humor!.
    Dolphin Discovery Sea Lions Reserve online here!
    Cozumel Sea Lion Discovery
    Nice Gift for Island Lovers!
    These beautiful Cozumel artworks & dive site maps make excellent gifts for those special folks who love the island. Plus they are perfect to hang in your home, office or vacation rental property!
    Click on the map to see more selections!
    Incredibly Detailed Island Charts & Reef Maps
    These beautifully crafted, hand-drawn maps take the mystery out of finding your way around Cozumel. A "must have" for island adventurers and divers!
    Revised & Updated for 2013!
    Franko Cozumel Insider Maps Peter Zwick's Cozumel Chart
    Natural Habitat for Wildlife Observation!
    Enjoy miles of unspoiled natural habitat and beach on Cozumel's southern tip of the island.
    Cozumel Punta Sur Lighthouse
    Punta Sur Eco Beach Park & Lighthouse
    The Hottest Packages Around!
    We know the island and here are some of the hottest combination summer diving/lodging packages to be found!
    Now is your opportunity to take advantage of Cozumel's Hottest Discounts, Promotions, and Special Pricing.

    Hotel Villa Blanca Dive Package
    From $ 631 pp/double
    Hotel Barracuda Dive Package
    From $ 637 pp/double
    Hotel Cozumel Dive Package
    From $776 pp/double
    IslaMar Villas Dive Package
    From $635 pp/double
    More Value for Your Vacation!

    Sun & Moon Info
    Find more about Weather in Cozumel, MX
    Dolphins - SAVE 25% !!
    Reserve ANY COZUMEL dolphin activity via INSIDER website
    April 2015 Discounts ~

    USE DISCOUNT CODES ON INSIDER RESERVATION FORM
    A Hotbed of Activities!
    Top 5 Cozumel Tours!

    Private Charter Vans $300
    Swim with Dolphins $149
    Ultimate 60 Mile Island Tour $85
    Incredible El Cielo Snorkel $59
    Beautiful Sunset Cruise $50

    Weekly NEWS & Events
    Island NEWS In English. We choose and translate selected weekly news articles that we think may be of interest to our English speaking residents and visitors!

    Top News Stories for week Apr 20

    Cozumel Arrivals: 18 Ships this Week
    Annual Fishing Tournament Coming Soon
    Cozumel's Annual Aeroshow a Success as Always
    New Location! Same Delicous Food!
    Now open in their new location, Prima Trattoria is welcoming patrons back with their tasty Northern Italian food menu. Attention to detail, fine service and outstanding food make this owner operated restaurant an INSIDER favorite year round!
    Prima Trattoria ~ better than ever!
    Prima Trattoria
    Giant Sea Turtles
    Long before the first diver set fin in Cozumel, Giant Sea Turtles have made their way to the beaches year after year. Learn more about the Turtle Salvation Program
    Fantastic Snorkeling!
    Cozumel SnorkelingCome read all about Cozumel Snorkeling! Unbelieveably clear, warm water reefs - known to be the best in the world!
    Best Dentists in Cozumel!
    Visit Cozumel for dental procedures and Save Up to 70% Click here for Dental Savings & Reservations Info!
    CLICK HERE to get a free quote or book now!
    Spectacular Day Trip ~ Incredible Value!
    Save $$ by getting yourself across on the ferry to Playa del Carmen and meeting up with the tour there! Learn about the ancient Mayan culture at Chichen Itza's enormous ruin site. An educational tour suitable for the entire family!
    So much ancient Mayan history here!
    Riviera Maya - Chichen Itza Classic
    Book Your Scuba Diving Right Here!
    We are linked up with some of the best run operations on the island. Book your diving We will help you find exactly what you are looking for - matching your skill level perfectly.
    We also have some great dive/accomodations packages!

    View the Reef Reports on what you can expect to see, being updated regularly by local dive masters!
    Perspectives from Cozumel Insiders
    Freelance writers & photographers C.J. Gustafson and Fox Hill both share a passion for Cozumel. CJ travels to the island as often as possible while Fox actually lives on the island. Both colorful writers describe their adventures and inside secrets of Cozumel! Visit Spicy Travels, Photographing Cozumel for CJ's island travel tips/adventures and Fox Hill's Cozumel for island living experiences and perspectives.
    Spectacular !!!

    Watch this Space for Official 2016 Dates !!!
    Carnaval 2015 - Incredible Fun!Carnaval 2015 events have officially ended! If you missed this year, reserve early to get the best accommodations for next year! Music, Food, Dancing in the Streets, Parades ... all non-stop excitement! Combined with diving and all sorts of other island and mainland adventures during the day, it simply can't be topped!

    Cozumel Insider has the ORIGINAL, biggest and best archive of Carnaval Photos available spanning over a decade!

    Check out the Carnaval 2015 Photos to see all the fun!

    Or for up to the minute photo postings visit our Cozumel Carnaval Facebook Page!
    7n/15tank Dive Package $635!!
    The IslaMar/Dive Paradise Package is always a winning combination! Dive with the name "You Know & Trust" for over 25 years and stay in a fully furnished apartment for a true island living experience. If you visit often and like getting to know the neighborhoods and friendly people while you dive Cozumel's incredible reefs then this package is for you!!
    Last Minute Review
    IslaMar Villas & Dive Paradise - Dive Package B - 7 Nights
    A Personal Note from Sherri "Cozumel Carnaval 2015 is Here!"
    Sherri Davis - CozumelInsider Owner/Operator And YES, just like that ~ It’s here already: Cozumel Carnaval 2015! It fell very early on the calendar this year so Cozumel Carnaval 2015 is upon us and as usual it is an incredibly colorful, noisy and fun time of year! This is such a long time island tradition, that its occurrence permeates activities everywhere throughout the island. Competition dance groups are driving all over town and blocking streets with their trucks and sound systems as they perform for neighborhoods and excite folks for the parades. Parking and getting around downtown is near impossible because of all the extra Carnaval activities going on up there. And then of course back in town where folks live, the fabric and craft stores are jammed with folks running from store to store looking for that last bit of glitz to add to their costume. It’s just a fabulous part of life here this time of year ~ Carnaval.

    A sequin on a lapel here, a glob of glitter there on a skirt or a wad of fabric stapled together and hot glued to the top of an oddly shaped hat seem to be the way to raise a Carnavalero’s spirits. I know it does mine! Folks fearlessly try any combination of things because after all ~ it only has to stay put together for 3 nights of parades! And all Carnavaleros try to help each other with costume dilemmas ~ “oh I saw orange feathers at such and such store” or “yes, they have purple wigs just around the corner.” And of course if you happen to have anything in your own personal “Carnavalero” stash of costume supplies that can help some one with a sparkle dilemma, it’s obligatory to disclose and turn it over! After all ~ it’s about sharing the fun and participating!

    Don't Miss Cozumel Carnaval!!Most folks design and make their own costumes as well as the parade floats, so there are a lot of trailers pulled up in front of houses right now all over the neighborhoods. In a matter of days the trailers are transformed into everything imaginable so they can be in the Carnaval parades. At night, the beer coolers and snacks come out as the guys string wires on the trailers to try to rig up lights and music with generator power while the gals spray paint and glitter things up all over the float. As I drove around yesterday, I saw a fine looking giant shark being glittered ~ maybe they’ll put folks inside the mouth or something…who knows? Then later in the day I spotted a jumping frog coming to life in another part of town as communities come together and join in the fun that only Carnaval can create. Finally I passed by the location where all of the 'big' floats are being put together ~ those that the Carnaval Royal Court will ride on and wow ~ do those look impressive this year!

    Hopefully you are HERE on the island with us and can enjoy this fantastic week of celebration with us and if not, please do visit our Cozumel Carnaval section of the website where we have over a decade of Carnaval pics already posted. I'm excited to say that we've acquired a wonderful collection of Carnaval photos from the 90's that we hope to get posted this year too! But first ~ we'll get back to posting THIS year's Carnaval photos!! Have fun and enjoy Cozumel Carnaval 2015!!
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