Memorial Day is upon us and school is ending so it's time to plan a fabulous summer vacation right here in Cozumel!! We send our heartfelt thanks to all of you who use and recommend COZUMELINSIDER for your Summer vacation planning.
We appreciate your business and to those who have served our country ~ WE THANK YOU for your service ! ~ Sherri & Mauricio ~
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
Incredible 6 Hour/60 Mile Adventure!
See more on this tour than some see in a lifetime of visiting Cozumel!
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!.
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!
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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!!!
For a small donation, you can volunteer to work with Cozumel's Marine Turtle Salvation Program or go on an observation expedition! An amazing and unforgettable experience with local island volunteers that helps a worthy island cause!
FINALLY ~ Vehicle Legalization Services in Cozumel!
Our services make legalizing your foreign car to drive in Mexico fast and hassle free! Get a quote today and stop worrying about being legal on the roadways!
Legalize Your Car in Mexico!
FREE Taxi BACK w/Royal 3/pax!
Valid for Dolphin Royal Swim or Swim Adventure in Cozumel booked thru INSIDER website.
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.
Carnaval 2013 events have officially ended! If you missed this year, reserve early to get the best accomodations 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 can't be topped!
Cozumel Insider has the ORIGINAL, biggest and best archive of Carnaval Photos available spanning over a decade!
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!
We keep the information up-to-date on a daily basis with info collected from local divemasters!
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.
Delicious, Unforgettable Italian Food!!
Attention to detail, fine service and outstanding food make this owner operated restaurant an INSIDER favorite year round! As former Carnival cruise line executive, this owner knows the standards for excellent food and service and raises the bar for all Cozumel restaurants to meet! Give them a try!
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!!
A Personal Note from Sherri "Lovely Swallows of Low Season"
Well from my standpoint, Spring Break and April were just a big blur as we have been super busy and the weather has been absolutely fantastic here on the island! The Spring rains have not yet begun and it’s not been too terribly hot yet either so in between villa guests and beach visitors we’ve been able to get a good many projects completed. Here at the beach, we’re finishing up all of our Spring cleaning now and doing our pre-hurricane season prep work so I’m about to kick back and chug some champagne from my balcony in celebration of another close to a wonderful high season! I know…I should support the local economy and drink Mexican beer but sometimes it’s just not a beer day!
You know lots of folks are here in the winter months and for obvious reasons ~ it’s a great time to be in Cozumel so as to escape the cold weather. But many are sort of “put off” by the sheer volume of tourists we have now on the island during high season. If that applies to you, then I urge you to consider planning a trip to Cozumel during one of our beautiful “off season” months. As an example, this month of May the number of cruise ships arriving to the island is only one third of the high season volume so it’s as if there’s literally no one here! It may be too late to plan a quick Mother’s Day getaway but you still have time to make it for Memorial Day! Give it a try ~ you might be surprised at how the slower, laid back pace of “low season” appeals to you!
While you consider that vacation option, I’ll leave you with this video of a wonderful sighting of Cozumel Swallows that I had last week. Seems you can change the name of the island to “Island Of Peace” or “Home Port” or whatever to try to be “trendy” or gain more tourism but really the Maya got it right the first time. Cozumel is…and always will be… the Island of Swallows and wow ~ how incredibly lovely they are!
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A unique destination website designed to help visitors create a vacation filled with one-of-a-kind experiences and adventures that include the tradition of the island and the culture of its people. The information on this site was compiled by folks who actually live here and want to make your vacation truly special by sharing what they have learned over the years. Because the island continues to grow and change, the COZUMELINSIDER is constantly adding additional features and tips, always striving to give you the most up to date information and the best values our island has to offer.