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!
Relax in a Lovely Garden, Surrounded by Tropical Butterflies!
Since 2006 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 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
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)
What's happening right now at the beach? Check out our CozumelWEBCAM at PalMar SMALL Beach Club!
1:20AM (EST) Monday, Jan 18
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!.
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!!!
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.
Anticipated 2022 Dates: February 23 - March 2, 2022
Via a press conference held December 7, 2020 Cozumel Carnaval 2021 events were officially cancelled in the interest of continuing to fight against COVID19 and saving lives. If you missed Carnaval 2020, reserve early to get the best accommodations for 2022! 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!
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!
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
Come 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!
Happy New Year Everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed a delightful holiday season and topped it off with kicking 2020 down the sidewalk on New Year's Eve! I know everyone has been eager to turn the page on 2020 and so, it is done! For the good or the bad it's now history and I for one thoroughly enjoyed celebrating the leaving in earnest! And while moving pages of a calendar hasn't really changed our reality perhaps it has changed our attitudes a bit as we all think positive and hope for much better things to come in this new year of 2021!
JANUARY 2021 UPDATE: The island has managed to see a trickle of tourism these past weeks of the holidays and now a bit into this month as well. The most recent development of course is the new mandatory COVID testing requirement for US Citizens and foreigners flying into the USA. The new CDC regulation goes into effect January 26 and the State Department is urging all US Citizens abroad to return immediately if COVID testing is not available where they are as there will be no exceptions for the regulation. As this was announced on January 14th, Mexican authorities and tourism related businesses acknowledged the importance of foreign tourism to the country by stepping up to help develop and coordinate testing locations for tourists. This is all in process at the moment determining how and where to have tourists tested so as to interfere the least with their vacation times. Many Cozumel businesses have already developed testing mechanisms for their guests for as low as US$50 per person and some big resorts are providing free testing to their guests as well. We will continue to update on this as things develop.
AND FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR, it goes without saying that the economic effects of COVID19 ravaging the globe has already been devastating to our little island paradise ~ the economy here has been rocked to the core. Please keep in mind that here in Mexico, there is no "stimulus check" on the way for families and an unemployment benefits program simply does not exist in this country. Families have had to survive and get by on what they were lucky enough to have saved up by March 15, 2020 and there's been no earnings for them since then. That being said, everyone fully realizes that countless others are suffering immensely right now and the best course of action is safety for all.
We appreciate all of you who visit the island and help keep our little tourism economy going and all we can ask for now is that you do whatever it takes to keep yourself and your family safe and away from COVID-19 exposure so that you can be here with us again in Cozumel as soon as possible!!
Meanwhile, we'll keep the Dos X's on ice, the tequila cold and our fishing line in the water until you can get here again! Stay safe!
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