Give Thanks!
OK ~ waited all year ~ now it's time to thaw that turkey and to get those airline tickets for winter vacation so you can escape the cold, come our way and enjoy the lush tropical green foliage and warm, crystal clear blue waters of the Caribbean that surround us here in Cozumel!
We give our thanks to all of you who use and recommend COZUMELINSIDER for your vacation planning.
We appreciate your business and love talking to you every day about your vacation plans!
~ 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 25 years of continuous operation!
*For arrivals 7/15/2023 - 10/31/2023
Spectacular Ocean View Condo!
This newly remodeled condo located ON beachfront street boasts a spectacular ocean view and it's only 50 yards from Mega Grocery store and the IRONMAN race finishline! Includes StreetSide balcony for superb Cozumel Carnaval parade viewing!

IslaMar Oceanview Condo # 2WM Melgar 1BR/1Bath Vacation Rental
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 Complete, Private 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.
Rentadora ISIS Car Rentals - NO HIDDEN CHARGES!
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!
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!!
Weekly Cruise Ship Schedule
Click here for Cruise Ship Arrival Info!
Sea Temperature Now!
Sea water temperature
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 6:00AM (EST) Thursday, Nov 30
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
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 Day Pass Special US$ 19 /pp !!
  • FREE WI-FI !!
    Just another great day at PalMar Beach Club in Coz
    PalMar Snorkel Beach Club
  • Fishing Anyone?
    Fishing Charters - Fish Pictures - Charts - Book Now!
    Cozumel Fishing Expeditions are are somthing that the whole family could enjoy!
    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
    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 Day Pass Special US$ 19 /pp !!
  • FREE WI-FI !!
    Just another great day at PalMar Beach Club in Coz
    PalMar Snorkel Beach Club
  • 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.
    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!
  • 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 Nov 27

    Cozumel Arrivals: 25 Ships this Week
    FPMC Records Successful Breeding Of American Crocodile In Cozumel’s Punta Sur Ecopark
    Cozumel Celebrates 15 Years Hosting The Ironman Competition
    Hey! ... What's Happening in Cozumel?
    What's happening right now? Check out our Cozumel WEBCAM!
    Live Webcam Image 6:00AM (EST) Thursday, Nov 30
    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!
    Spectacular !!!

    Watch this Space for Official 2024 Dates !!!

    Anticipated 2024 Dates: February 7- 14, 2024

    Carnaval 2023- Incredible Fun!Carnaval 2023 events have officially ended! If you missed this year, reserve early to get the best hotel, condo or vacation rental 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 2020 Photos to see all the fun!

    Or for up to the minute photo postings visit our Cozumel Carnaval Facebook Page!
    Fantastic Snorkeling!
    Cozumel SnorkelingCome read all about Cozumel Snorkeling! Unbelieveably clear, warm water reefs - known to be the best in the world!
    Delicious Breakfast & Lunch Specials!
    Sit down to fresh made bread & doughnuts even before you order! Join owner/operator Rene in her delightful open air garden style restaurant for coffee and breakfast at very reasonable prices! THE place to be for breakfast on the island!
    Welcome to Island Cozumel Restaurant & Bar!
    Islander Cozumel Restaurant & Bar
    A Hotbed of Activities!
    Top 5 Cozumel Tours!

    Private Charter Vans $300
    Swim with Dolphins $149
    Private Charter Island & Tequila Tour $ 75
    Electric Bike Punta Sur $ 89
    ATV Jungle Adventure $ 59

    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
    A Personal Note from Sherri "Welcome to 2023 !!"
    Sherri Davis - CozumelInsider Owner/Operator Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all enjoyed some spectacular holidays in December getting together with family and friends just like old times - pre-pandemic that is! And hopefully your New Year’s celebration was filled with love, joy and the clinking of many glasses of something! Each year seems to pass faster now as I get older and it really begins to sink in just how limited and precious our time here on earth is and how it’s more important than ever to take nothing for granted….not one minute, not one person, not one thing! Treasure them all! So as we start this New Year with great anticipation of all good things to come, I will suggest once again: be kind, be grateful and be compassionate ~ to others, to animals, to our planet. These are all we really have in this life! I wish nothing but the best for each of you in 2023!!

    JANUARY 2023 UPDATE: Despite what most people think, we DO actually have a Winter here in Cozumel albeit mild or non-existent according to most of our Snowbirds that come down for the winter season each year. So it's been a bit of a chilly month for us as is typical this time of year ~ you can really tell the locals from the visitors as you go out in the evening hours. After dark, visitors will usually be leisurely walking around in shorts, t-shirts and flip flops while locals will be in tennis shoes, jeans, a sweater and usually a parka on top of that with the hood up and walking briskly as if another minute outside will invoke frostbite. So just remember if you're out somewhere trying to ask a local for directions this time of year, don't take it personally if they hurry away ~ it's simply their way of saying they're freezing!! It's a BIG MILESTONE YEAR for us around my company as IslaMar Vacation Villas celebrates its 25th Anniversary and our PalMar Snorkel Beach celebrates its 20th year of operation. Each and every year it's been an honor and a priveledge and we are thrilled to still be hosting all of you each year and really enjoy seeing our "regulars" return to us year after year at the villas and at the beach. So come on out, say HI and celebrate the moment with us ~ time is fleeting!

    FEBRUARY 2023 UPDATE: Happy Valentine's Day!! Here we are in paradise, sitting on the beach with a breeze keeping us cool as we swing in hammocks hung on rustic wooden poles and all the while never spilling a drop of our favorite beverage! THIS COULD BE YOU!! Get online, get some tickets and come on down ~ the weather is spectacular and the turquoise Caribbean water is warm and crystal clear ~ it just doesn't get any better! Also, Cozumel Carnaval week gets underway tomorrow as all of the 2023 Kings & Queens of the Royal Court are crowned in ceremonies downtown in front of the Palacio. Once that takes place then all the real fun of Carnaval really begins! There will be dance and costume competitions for every age group and then of course the incredible three nights of parades with the final one being Fat Tuesday evening. On top of the parades there are amazing concerts featuring incredible Latin American artists all weekend long! And the good part is that a lot of it takes place right there on Melgar at the Palacio and the music is free and open to the public so everyone can enjoy! There's still time to get here before all the fun this weekend so get busy and get here soon!!

    APRIL 2023 UPDATE: Well there went March ~ blew right by us! HAPPY EASTER!! It's been a whirlwind of a high season that just keeps on going! We ramped up about mid-November last year for IRONMAN and it's literally been non-stop ever since which after over 2 crummy years post COVID it's a very much welcome change! But here in a couple of weeks as Easter and Spring Breaks wind down, things will come to an abrupt halt as they always do just before Summer vacations begin. The weather has been amazingly mild and nice this Winter season and now Spring has been pleasant as well although now we're moving rapidly into our hottest, driest months (April/May) of the year. It's an excellent time to visit the island during this little lull between High Season and Summer Season so check out the airfares! Festival de Cedral is coming up as is the annual Fishing Tournament! Come on down ~ we'll be waiting for you!!

    JUNE 2023 UPDATE: Good grief it's just been hotter than blazes here on the island for the past few months! You see we really don't have much of a "mild Spring" here, it simply goes from very nice, pleasant "winter" temps straight to tropical, humid hot in a hurry! But I must say we've had some rain showers these past several days complete with thunder, lightening, big winds and waves so it cooled things down a bit. The island has been much quieter since Spring Break ended so we've enjoyed a little break in the action so to speak. Now it's time to get ready for all of our Summer guests and begin doing some early pre-hurricane season "prep" on our properties. We never know what Mother Nature has in store for us each year but it's always best to be prepared so we start early! I saw some great deals on airfares to Cozumel this past weekend! You should take a look and come on down! Water visibility for snorkeling and diving are simply unbelievable! Come take advantage of it while it lasts!

    NOVEMBER 2023 UPDATE: I suppose it appears I've been remiss in posting something each of these past few months but we've been so, so busy it's just crazy! We've been celebrating our 25th Anniversary at IslaMar and 20th at PalMar Snorkel Beach and it's such fun seeing all of our "regulars" come in this year, see our signs of celebration and talk about all the years they've been visiting us. From my perspective, it's been a year of reflection thinking back on my years spent in Finance and Investment Banking in Corporate America and then coming to Cozumel and ending up in the hospitality/tourism industry. Of course the difference between those two areas is like night and day but I can vouch for that old saying ~ "Do something you love and you'll never work a day in your life." It's so very true. I know we've worked really hard down here for years but truly it's felt more like vacation time to me! So I have no regrets making that change despite some challenges along the way. And I truly feel blessed and thankful for all things big and small in my life. I wish for all of you the same in this month of Thanksgiving ~ to be and feel blessed and grateful for all that you enjoy in your life! Come see us soon and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
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