Happy Valentine's Day!
As the winter months get colder up north and perhaps your thoughts are turning to a nice tropical vacation, we send our heartfelt thanks to all of you who use and recommend COZUMELINSIDER for your winter and spring vacation planning. We appreciate your business and wish for you and your sweetheart a very Happy Valentine'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 7/15/2018 - 10/31/2018
Hey! ... What's Happening in Cozumel?
What's happening right now? Check out our Cozumel WEBCAM!
Live Webcam Image 6:08AM (EST) Saturday, Feb 23
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!
Electric Bike Tours from $59 or Rentals from $39!
There is no better way to see the sights and enjoy the tropical warmth of Cozumel than with electric bikes. Eco-friendly and easy to ride, you can take a tour or simply rent the electric bikes to see Cozumel your way!
Welcome to Cozumel's Beach Bum Bikes
Cozumel Beach Bum Bikes - Tours & Rentals
Now Open in Cozumel!
Let the Cozumel reefs dazzle you as Phocea Mexico dive shop gives you the grand tour of all that Cozumel scuba diving has to offer!
Welcome to Phocea Mexico Cozumel
Phocea Mexico Cozumel Dive Trips
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!
Fishing Anyone?
Fishing Charters - Fish Pictures - Charts - Book Now!
Cozumel Fishing Expeditions are are somthing that the whole family could enjoy!
Sea Temperature Now!
Sea water temperature
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!
  • 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 6:08AM (EST) Saturday, Feb 23
    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!.
    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
    Featured Beach Stop!
    Kick back and relax at this beautiful family owned and operated gorgeous sandy beach area!

    Playa Cedral & Alberto's Beach Bar
    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!
    Dolphins - SAVE 25% !!
    Reserve ANY COZUMEL dolphin activity via INSIDER website
    February 2019 Discounts~

    USE DISCOUNT CODES ON INSIDER RESERVATION FORM
    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

    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 Feb 18

    Cozumel Arrivals: 36 Ships this Week
    Cozumel Pre-Carnaval 2019 Events are Underway!
    Mexico: Monarch Butterfly Population Increases 144% Over 2018
    Don't Miss It !!!
    February 27 - March 6
    Carnaval 2019 - Be Here!Via a press conference held in December, Carnaval 2019 Dates are official! Book early to get the best lodging! 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!

    Check out our Carnaval 2018 Photos to see all the fun you'll be missing!

    Or for up to the minute photo postings visit our Cozumel Carnaval Facebook Page!
    A taste of Argentina!
    Step off the well worn path of Cozumel's downtown plaza area and venture a couple of blocks away to experience a refreshing taste of Argentinian cuisine in the tropics. Known around the globe for their beef, this quaint cafe with an outdoor brick grill doesn't disappoint in delivering flavorful, tender meats Argentina style and incredible side dishes that compliment. Excellent wine selection, too!

    Al Pie del Carbon Restaurant
    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.
    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!!
    Last Minute Review
    IslaMar Villas & Dive Paradise - Dive Package B - 7 Nights
    Sun & Moon Info
    Find more about Weather in Cozumel, MX
    A Personal Note from Sherri "Yet Another New Year!"
    Sherri Davis - CozumelInsider Owner/Operator And just like that ~ the Holidays were over! Seems like one minute it was Thanksgiving in November then the next minute it was 3 Kings day in January! Where does the time go when days are filled with joy and celebration and the love of family and friends?! I wish I knew!!

    And now, Valentine's day is fast approaching along with Cozumel Carnaval 2019 just 2 weeks after Valentine's Day! We island Carnavaleros begin our PRE-Carnaval preparation activities the first weekend of February so the month will fly by and culminate with Carnaval 2019 the first weekend in March! Then, in the blink of an eye it seems, it will all be over and time for Spring Break! Whew ~ it's "high season" around here ~ can you tell?!!

    Cozumel Carnaval is Great Fun Every Year!!?Has another year passed for you where vacation was missed or diving was left undone? Was it a year of vacation planning that didn't materialize? It's trite but true: "Time waits for no one." So get busy ~ take action on those New Year's Resolutions ~ buy those plane or cruise tickets now and get on down here for a nice Spring or Summer vacation!

    Why? Because it's 2019 already and time is a wasting!!

    I wish you and yours the very best for this Year of the Earth Pig we call 2019.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    Now, BRING ON COZUMEL CARNAVAL 2019!!
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