Summer Fun Wrap Up!
Temperatures have climbed and the last dog days of Summer are coming to a close before school starts up again! Time to get those Cozumel tickets booked and come on down for a final Summer fling!!
Our sincere heartfelt 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!
~ 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 - 10/31/2020
Hey! ... What's Happening in Cozumel?
What's happening right now? Check out our Cozumel WEBCAM!
Live Webcam Image 2:37AM (EST) Wednesday, Aug 12
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!
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!
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 2:37AM (EST) Wednesday, Aug 12
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
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
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!
  • Dolphins - SAVE 25% !!
    Reserve ANY COZUMEL dolphin activity via INSIDER website
    SUSPENDED 2020 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 Aug 10

    Reef Restoration Program Continues
    Dock Construction Will Cause Irreversible Environmental Damage
    Sanctions Against Ultramar and Winjet Warned After Complaints on Social Networks
    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

    Spectacular !!!

    Watch this Space for Official 2021 Dates !!!

    Anticipated 2021 Dates: February 10 - 17, 2021

    Carnaval 2020 - Incredible Fun!Carnaval 2020 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 2020 Photos to see all the fun!

    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
    Sea Temperature Now!
    Sea water temperature
    A Personal Note from Sherri "COVID19 - Stay safe!!"
    Sherri Davis - CozumelInsider Owner/Operator It's really hard to know what to say during times like these when it seems the world has turned sideways on its axis for reasons that none of us have any control over at all. Everyone is having to wrap their heads around this irrevocably changed state of affairs we are facing now with the spread of COVID-19.

    Here on the island last week (3/10) we were in the midst of one of the best High Seasons we've experienced in many years with hotels near full capacity and 35 ships in port. Then, in less than 72 hours (Friday to Monday) we had virtually no ships in port for this week and hotels processing cancellations as quickly as they could check emails or answer the phone. Restaurants and tour providers have sent most workers home and hundreds of taxi drivers have parked their vehicles and are working on a rotational basis to spread around what little business there is.

    APRIL 1, 2020 UPDATE: The economic shutdown of the island has continued the past two weeks with only "essential" businesses open and free movement about becoming more and more restricted as time moves on. Public transport is now only operating until 8pm, ferry crossings to/from Playa are down to 1 trip daily and police are patrolling the streets with loud speakers advising everyone to stay in their homes. Thus far only a few cases reported here on the island.

    MAY 1, 2020 UPDATE: So we are still shut down here in Cozumel. As the weeks progressed in April, the State and local government imposed more and more restrictions and closed more and more businesses as they were deemed "non-essential." Public transport was suspended the first week of April and only 1 occupant is allowed per vehicle or moped on the street and face masks are required anywhere one goes. The nightly curfew was moved from 10pm back to 7pm a couple of weeks ago and then just today, the Mayor announced the curfew is now 4pm until 5am. City Hall also announced today that they would not be opening on Monday as planned but have now pushed to JUNE 1, 2020.

    JUNE 1, 2020 UPDATE:: The State of Quintana Roo which includes Cozumel, is beginning its gradual reopening process today. Many types of "non-essential" businesses are ready to reopen gradually and as COVID cases are monitored throughout the State, everyone is hopeful the reopening process is complete within 6 - 8 weeks without a relapse into quarantine. In general, the population is doing an amazing job of wearing masks and social distancing while businesses are doing their part here to adapt to suggested new health guidelines for customers.

    JULY 1, 2020 UPDATE: The Statewide area and the island of Cozumel have begun in earnest to reopen and re-activate the economy here. A 9pm curfew remains in place as well as social distancing and face mask requirements. Temperatures of everyone are checked before entering any business and hand gel is provided (for now) upon entering establishments. Hotels have recalled some staff to begin the reopening process. Effective July 1, 2 planes are now arriving daily - one from Mexico City and the other from Dallas/Ft. Worth Texas so there is a trickle of tourism arriving daily from the airports. At the moment there are 3 ferry crossings daily from Playa del Carmen which are also bringing travelers to Cozumel. Beaches remain closed for now but some beach restaurants have opened and are providing service. Restaurants are reopening for some hours daily with most refocusing their efforts on take out orders and earlier hours due to the curfew. The Marine Park has opened the reefs for diving and water sport activities, fishing charters are underway and other activities are also beginning to be available again such as ATVs, bikes, horseback riding, etc. Like everywhere else in the world right now, it's a slow process to re-activate but everyone is eager to get underway to provide a fun and SAFE travel destination for everyone!

    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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