Happy 4th of July!
Temperatures have climbed and the hot summer days of July make us all beg for relief from the heat! What better place to cool off and catch some rays than right here in Cozumel. Book a quick weekend dive trip or bring the family for a full week of splashing and dashing on the beautiful beaches of Cozumel. Get those tickets now and come on down for some summer fun with us!!
We send our heartfelt thanks to all of you who use and recommend COZUMELINSIDER for your Summer vacation planning. We appreciate your business and wish for you a very Happy 4th of July and totally awesome 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 7/15/2013 - 10/31/2013
Hey! ... What's Happening in Cozumel?
What's happening right now? Check out our Cozumel WEBCAM!
Live Webcam Image 4:08AM (CST) Saturday, Jul 26
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
Incredible 6 Hour/60 Mile Adventure!
See more on this tour than some see in a lifetime of visiting Cozumel!
Snorkel & Relax @ Patas & Alas Butterfly Sanctuary
Cozumel's Most Complete Island Jeep & Snorkel Tour
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.
Best Rentals in Town!
Great Value ~ Local Operator!
Providing good quality rental cars for over a decade, BLUEWAY 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 suburbans and vans! Reserve now!

Blueway Car Rental Cozumel - Full Size Van (Automatic) 8Pax
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!
More Value for Your Vacation!

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!
  • Sun & Moon Info
    Find more about Weather in Cozumel, MX
    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 $2 off discount coupon on Entrance to Chankanaab Park! Chankanaab Coupon (PDF Format)
    Free Swim with Manatees!
    Reserve Dolphin Royal Swim or Swim Adventure Programs and swim with Dolphin Discovery Manatee  Encounter!
    MANATEES FREE for 15 Minutes! At least 8 day advance purchase required and is available in conjunction with "EARLYBOOK" promos!
    Book & check the FREE MANATEE 15 box on the res form!
    Hey! ... What's Happening at the Beach?
    What's happening right now at the beach? Check out our Cozumel WEBCAM at PalMar SMALL Beach Club!
    Live Webcam Image 4:08AM (CST) Saturday, Jul 26
    Throughout the year, the water is beautiful around Cozumel and this webcam shot illustrates just that! And we always have something fun happening out here at the beach! Make plans to visit and snorkel yourself! See PalMar Beach
    US$ 88 p/p Golf - Summer Special !!
    Cozumel Country Club is listed by Golf Digest for 2008/2009 “Best Places to play” list. Reserve a tee time at Cozumel's world class golf course tucked in amongst the lush tropical jungle of the island! Or simply visit for a day and have a fantastic lunch in the clubhouse!

    Cozumel Country Club Golf
    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
    Want Away from the Crowds? This is it!
    The cruiser beaches all pay incentives to taxi drivers and tour providers to stop at their locations all along the new highway route but many small beach operators can't afford these premiums and get little traffic. Located just minutes from downtown and the ship piers but on the OLD beachfront highway, PalMar Beach offers excellent snorkeling and a beautiful fresh water pool! Gates close after 50 people ~ reservations a must! So go & relax away from the crowds!!!
  • Great Coupon Special Offer !!
  • FREE WI-FI !!
    Just another great day at PalMar Beach Club in Coz
    PalMar's SMALL Snorkel Beach Club
  • FREE Taxi BACK w/Royal 3/pax!
    Valid for Dolphin Royal Swim or Swim Adventure in Cozumel booked thru INSIDER website.

    Restrictions:
    • At least 7 day advance purchase required.
    • Minimum 3 Adults booking in same activity date/time & sales transaction via this website.
    • Reservation must REQUEST FREE ROUNT TRIP TAXI in comments to receive further details.
    • All must DEPART the Park together.
    • CANNOT use in conjunction with EARLYBOOK or other promos!
    • Clik Here for More Details!
    New!!! Cozumel Private Charter Buses & Vans!
    We are pleased to announce Cozumel private charter buses and vans are now available to travel groups for direct booking with UNIPER! See the sights in comfort and style ~ be efficient and move together in a group rather than split into multiple vehicles! With decades of experience on their resume, you'll find these guys to be professional and service oriented ~ be sure to say you saw their ad on Cozumelinsider!
    Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride in comfort!
    UNIPER Private Charter Bus & Van Service Cozumel
    Spectacular !!!

    Watch this Space for Official 2015 Dates !!!
    Carnaval 2014 - Incredible Fun!Carnaval 2014 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 2014 Photos to see all the fun!
    Dolphins - SAVE 25% !!
    Reserve ANY dolphin activity ALL LOCATIONS via INSIDER website
    July 2014 Discounts ~

    • 45 or > days b4 swim: -25%
    • 30-44 days b4 swim: -20%
    • 15-29 days b4 swim: -15%
    • 4-14 days b4 swim: - 10%

    • Clik Here for PROMO Codes!
    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 Jul 21

    Cozumel Arrivals: 15 Ships this Week
    Cozumel Receives Many Visitors But Little Revenue
    Cozumel Beaches Healthy and Ready to Receive Visitors
    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!
    Featured Restaurant
    Long time Cozumel visitors know this is one of the island's oldest established restaurants with incredible values on breakfast and seafood dinners!
    GREAT Mexican, Seafood & American Breakfast Foods!
    Costa Brava Restaurant
    Take Home a Taste of Cuba!
    The Mini Havana stores are filled to the brim with fine, imported Cuban cigars and tobacco products that will please any aficionado! Visit one of their many stores in Cozumel and don't forget to utilize the exclusive INSIDER coupon for 15% OFF!!
    Main Store & Office - Entrance
    Mini Havana Cigar Shops
    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.
    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
    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
    The Latest Storm Info!
    A Personal Note from Sherri "20 Year Milestone"
    Sherri Davis - CozumelInsider Owner/Operator This past week marked a big milestone in Sherri’s Great Island Adventure so I feel it’s worth mentioning to you. It was 20 years ago this past week that I decided to make the journey from Dallas to Cozumel in a cute little beach buggy of a car: my 1992 GEO Tracker ~ Canary Yellow with Pink stripes and a soft top for taking off later to catch rays at the beach.

    Having driven a 7 Series BMW for years in Dallas, I still fell in love with the GEO the minute I drove it off the lot back in 1994. Sitting way up high and bouncing down the highway care free was somehow more appealing to me at the moment than high performance. Being single it was difficult for me to justify owning 2 cars but I remember telling my parents that this GEO was the ultimate diver beach buggy that suited my new island life in Cozumel. I also recall them practically fainting as I told them I was going to DRIVE the GEO through Mexico and over to the island. I blamed it all on a guy named Mike Thompson who back then, was also from Dallas and living on the island. There were nothing but crappy rust buckets available for purchase in Cozumel back then along with stories of how “it just couldn’t be done” ~ driving a car all the way from Texas to Cozumel. That alone was motivation for a Texas guy like Mike to make the trip. Mike bought an olive green jeep, loaded it up with beer (I would imagine…from what I recall of the fine partying Mike!) and struck out on the journey from Dallas to Cozumel. He made it safely with beer to spare in about 5 days.

    My parents were not impressed nor convinced by Mike’s Mexico travel adventure. But in their always loving way, they found it in their hearts to be as supportive as possible of my life adventures. I had walked a pretty safe path in my life up to that point and now it was as if I was making a road where there was none. My dad asked one of his friends, David Chavez to make the trip with me and keep his baby safe through the interior of Mexico where roads were sparse, signs non-existent and very few Mexicans who had ventured beyond the outskirts of their own pueblo to know which way to go to get to the Caribbean. You can read the rest of the story in my book of adventures some day but essentially David did all of the drinking and driving and I did all of the worrying and navigating via an ancient map that we ended up using as emergency toilet paper along the way.

    So this is a big SALUTE AND HUG not only to Mike who blazed the trail from Dallas for the rest of us but also to David and my sweet yellow GEO that I still drive today here on the island! It had 17,500 miles on it as we arrived here to the island June 16, 1994 and right now it has 97,500 miles on it. So I guess you could say I’ve been driving in circles for 80,000 miles now! It’s really a good thing that GEO can’t speak ~ my oh my what stories it could tell. LOL!!

    And what an amazing GIRL car the GEO has been! I change the oil regularly, fill it up with gas and keep air in the tires and it simply never fails me! We can only wish for all other things in our lives to be so hassle free! Here are the THEN and NOW pics of my aging GEO with its original paint job and a few extra stickers on it! I'm a bit sentimental about it...?can you tell?!! That’s David there too who helped ensure a most excellent beginning to Sherri’s Great Island Adventure!

    1994 DFW to CZM GEO Tracker Journey with DavidMe with my fun GEO Tracker Beach Buggy!92 GEO Tracker Beach Buggy Today!

    Check Out Sherri's Previous Writings!
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