Happy St. Patty's Day!
As the winter months begin to wane and perhaps your thoughts are turning to a nice tropical vacation, we send our heartfelt thanks to all of you who use and recommend our website COZUMELINSIDER for your Spring and Summer vacation planning. We appreciate your business and wish for you and your leannan buachalla or leannan cailin a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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 20 years of continuous operation!
*For arrivals 7/15/2019 - 10/31/2019
Hey! ... What's Happening in Cozumel?
What's happening right now? Check out our Cozumel WEBCAM!
Live Webcam Image 5:11PM (EST) Thursday, Mar 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!
Finally! Hassle Free Cancun Transport!
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!
Toyota Hiace Seats 10 - Ride in Ultimate Comfort!
Round Trip Private Cancun Airport / PDC Ferry Pier Shuttle Service
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!
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 / Dollar Car Rentals Cozumel - Chrysler Van (Standard) 7 Pax
Relax in a Lovely Garden, Surrounded by Tropical Butterflies!
Since 2006 the island of Cozumel offers visitors another beautiful experience! Patas Y Alas (Wings & Feet) 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 take photos, learn about butterfly habits and the miracle of metamorphosis. Afterwards enjoy snorkeling or hanging around the fresh water pool. Visit 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!
Sea Temperature Now!
Sea water temperature
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 5:11PM (EST) Thursday, Mar 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
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
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!
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
Cozumel Private Charter Buses & Vans!
We are pleased to announce Cozumel private charter buses and vans are now available to travel groups for booking via INSIDER! 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 bus and van charter guys to be professional and service oriented ~ February 2019 40Pax Bus Promo ~ US$ 500!
Another Group Ready to See the Sights of Cozumel!
Design Your Own Cozumel Chartered Van or Bus Island Tour!
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!
  • Dolphins - SAVE 25% !!
    Reserve ANY COZUMEL dolphin activity via INSIDER website
    March 2019 Discounts~

    USE DISCOUNT CODES ON INSIDER RESERVATION FORM
    Spectacular !!!

    Watch this Space for Official 2020 Dates !!!

    Anticipated 2020 Dates: February 19 - 26, 2020

    Carnaval 2019 - Incredible Fun!Carnaval 2019 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 2019 Photos to see all the fun!

    Or for up to the minute photo postings visit our Cozumel Carnaval Facebook Page!
    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 Mar 18

    Cozumel Arrivals: 35 Ships this Week
    Cozumel Carnaval 2019 Events Come to an End!
    Multi-country Efforts to Solve Sargasso Problem
    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

    Delicious Chef Specialties!
    Opened in 2017 this lovely gem of a restaurant features incredible cocktails and appetizers as well as exquisite main courses prepared by their in house chef imported from Spain. Desserts are just unspeakably delicious!!
    Welcome to Sal de Mar Cocina al Punto Restaurant!
    Sal de Mar Cozumel
    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!
    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.
    Sun & Moon Info
    Find more about Weather in Cozumel, MX
    A Personal Note from Sherri "Ready for Spring Break!"
    Sherri Davis - CozumelInsider Owner/Operator So if you didn't manage to get here for Carnaval 2019, I can tell you it was a complete and total BLAST of a party and our Krewe had a magnificent 3 days of festivities and dancing on our parade float and in the streets of Cozumel. In fact we had such fun those parade nights dancing on our "Bomberos" float that we simply kept partying well through the following weekend and probably put many tourists to shame in the beverage consumption realm! LOL! Can't say enough about just how fun Cozumel Carnaval can be ~ so try it some time for your next island vacation!


    Burning of Juan Carnaval 2019!Now that Juan Carnaval has burned for the year, it's hard to believe we still have a few weeks to go before Spring Break arrives because there are tons of tourists on the island right now and it's really been non-stop since Thanksgiving! Our IslaMar Villas are still full of guests but we do have some limited availability beginning in late March.

    As usual lots of projects going on with me these days! I am preparing/remodeling yet another vacation rental space located on the beachfront with an ocean view. So getting through the rest of our Winter here and cleaning up after the remodel tops the list around here as the weather becomes more picture postcard perfect every day!

    Take time to review your schedule and vacation plans now to see when next you might be able to visit us here in Cozumel and enjoy some time relaxing in this lovely tropical paradise we call home! We look forward to seeing you soon here around the PalMar pool or at IslaMar Villas!
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