As 2017 comes to a close, we send our heartfelt thanks to all of you
who use and recommend COZUMELINSIDER throughout the year.
We appreciate your business and wish for you and your family all the joys of this holiday season!
Enjoy private vehicle transport from Cancun Airport direct to Playa del Carmen ferry pier with this great value service! Frequent travelers know the best airfare deals arrive to Cancun rather than Cozumel. So take advantage of the savings and let us get you to Playa del Carmen hassle free!
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!
Relax in a Tropical Garden, Surrounded by Butterflies!
Now the island of Cozumel offers visitors another beautiful experience!
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
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 $2 off discount coupon on Entrance to Chankanaab Park! Chankanaab Coupon (PDF Format)
What's happening right now at the beach? Check out our CozumelWEBCAM at PalMar SMALL Beach Club!
1:50PM (EST) Saturday, Dec 16
Throughout the year, the water is beautiful around Cozumel and this webcam shot illustrates just that! And we always have something fun happening out here at the beach! Make plans to visit and snorkel yourself! See PalMar Beach
Back by Popular Demand! Reserve Now-Limited Space!
Join in the fun with these entertaining and affectionate creatures - give and receive a sea lion kiss (watch out for those whiskers - they tickle!), pet them, watch them jump over you, and be prepared to laugh at their amazing sense of humor!.
We are pleased to announce Cozumel private charter buses and vans are now available to travel groups for booking with UNIPER! See the sights in comfort and style ~ be efficient and move together in a group rather than split into multiple vehicles! With decades of experience on their resume, you'll find these guys to be professional and service oriented ~ September 2017 40Pax Bus Promo ~ US$ 500!
Via a press conference held in December, Carnaval 2018 Dates are official! Book early to get the best Accommodations! 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 can't be topped!
Cozumel Insider has the biggest, longest running and best archive of Carnaval Photos Available!
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
Come read all about Cozumel Snorkeling! Unbelieveably clear, warm water reefs - known to be the best in the world!
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!
We are linked up with some of the best run operations on the island.
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 $695!!
The IslaMar/Dive Paradise Package is always a winning combination! Dive with the name "You Know & Trust" for over 30 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!!
A Personal Note from Sherri "Season's Greetings & Holiday Wishes for 2017 !"
It's incredible to realize but yet another Holiday Season is upon us! I managed to get back to Texas for a few weeks just before Thanksgiving so now my mother will come here for the next few holiday weeks. In preparation for her arrival shortly, I've been frantically trying to decorate the place a bit for the festive weeks ahead. I must tell you that it's a real challenge to try to create that "winter wonderland" feeling when one is barefoot and sweating bullets whilst dragging out the ornaments! Nonetheless ~ I forge ahead!
Went to a holiday gathering of friends this past week where we all shared what traditions our families have for this time of year. Everyone seems to have their special food dishes and desserts they prepare but I never realized how different those are region to region and culture to culture. I was shocked to discover I was the only one who prepares cornbread dressing for the holidays! Well...you know what they say....you can take a girl out of the South but....!! Regardless of the details being shared that night, I could not help but notice how as each person shared, their face would relax into big a warm smile and their eyes filled with excitement and danced recalling fond family memories of traditions. Holidays truly are a special time of year!
So I just opened a bottle of my favorite beverage and am trying to decide exactly how to decorate this year. Maybe I'll just get out green and gold candles and wear red flip flops. ?Is that enough holiday spirit, you think?!
As we all give thanks this season, what better place to spend the holidays than right here in Cozumel ~ getting to know the island, its culture and all the wonderful people who call the island home. So come on down ~ we are all getting ready and waiting for you! And if you don't yet have a place to stay ~ I would love to have you with us at my IslaMar Villas this winter season!
I will leave you with the authentic sound of the holiday season in Mexico ~ Mariachi style! Here's wishing each one of you a very "Merri-Achi Christmas" from one of my favorites ~ Mariachi Sol de Mexico! Listen all the way to the end for Silent Night in Spanish! If this doesn't put you in the holiday spirit and aching for a trip to Cozumel, I just don't know what will!!
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