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 7:41PM (EST) Sunday, Dec 15
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 $39!
There is no better way to see the sights and enjoy the tropical warmth of Cozumel than with electric bikes. Eco-friendly and easy to ride, you can take a tour or simply rent the electric bikes to see Cozumel your way!
Welcome to Cozumel's Beach Bum Bikes
Cozumel Beach Bum Bikes - Tours & Rentals
Great Value @ US$ 50 !!
Join this sunset cruise, relax and enjoy a cold beverage along with the beauty of Cozumel's spectacular sunsets!

Cozumel Sunset Cruise Charters
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 Value ~ "Local" Operator!
Providing good quality rental cars at great prices for over 20 years, BoneFish Rentals (formerly LESS PAY) is an island favorite!
Have Fun in a Great Traditional Style VW's!!
BoneFish Car Rental Cozumel - VW Convertible (4 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 7:41PM (EST) Sunday, Dec 15
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
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 Coupon Special Offer !!
  • FREE WI-FI !!
    Just another great day at PalMar Beach Club in Coz
    PalMar Snorkel Beach Club
  • 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
    December 2019 Discounts~

    USE DISCOUNT CODES ON INSIDER RESERVATION FORM
    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 Dec 9

    Cozumel Arrivals: 34 Ships this Week WOWZAAAA !!
    Hundreds Protest Ferry Price Hike in Cozumel
    Unesco Signs Agreement to Protect Reefs in Cozumel
    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 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
    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!
    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 "Happy Holidays 2019!!"
    Sherri Davis - CozumelInsider Owner/Operator 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 each year, I normally scramble frantically trying to decorate the place a bit for the festive weeks ahead. However, this year is once again is decidedly different as we now have a new puppy “Lola” to keep Gorry company. As you recall, last year we had 3 new kittens added to our household and everything in the house had become a toy so just imagine adding Christmas ornaments and décor to their daily play pleasure! With the puppy it seems everything has converted into a chew toy so once again it seems the majority of Christmas décor will not come out this year. So, I do feel a bit lost in these final days before family arrives for Christmas not having the decorating to finish up. Nonetheless ~ I forge ahead preparing for their arrival in other ways!

    We had a wonderful year and a half full of CAT adventure and discovery with the kittens and now it’s a laugh a minute to watch how Lola the puppy integrates herself into our household. Lola loves Gorry and the cats although the cats have taken longer to warm up to her. But her constant nipping and playful demeanor I think has won them over now for the most part. So all in all, I suppose not having many Christmas decorations again this year is a very small price to pay for the richness these pets bring to our lives each day.

    So I just opened a bottle of my favorite beverage and am trying to decide exactly what to do to be festive this year with no decorations. Maybe I'll just get out green and gold candles and wear red flip flops. ?Is that enough holiday spirit, you think?! Hmmm….so just what is the Spirit of Christmas? Well, I think it’s the feeling of home, even if it’s only a memory that takes you there when you can’t get there yourself. It’s the quiet places of the heart you return to year after year, the comfort of tradition in an ever-widening circle of friends and family and so long as we have these among us for the holidays, very little decoration is needed!

    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!

    So Mauricio and I are wishing all of you everything beautiful this Christmas ~ the love of family, the laughter of friends, the fun of favorite traditions and hoping the spirit of Christmas stays in your heart the whole year long.
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