Happy Fat Tuesday !
With winter in full swing and cold temps throughout Canada and the US, islanders are gearing up for warm, tropical Cozumel Carnaval 2023 celebrations! Pre-Carnaval events underway for weeks prior and everyone is gearing up for the parades Saturday, Sunday & Fat Tuesday on February 21st!

We send our heartfelt thanks to all of you who use and recommend our website COZUMELINSIDER for your Carnaval vacation planning. We appreciate your business and wish for you and your Krewe a very Happy Carnaval (Mardi Gras) and Fat Tuesday!


Sherri & Mauricio & Our Krewe
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 24 years of continuous operation!
*For arrivals 7/15/2023 - 10/31/2023
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 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)
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!!
Weekly Cruise Ship Schedule
Click here for Cruise Ship Arrival Info!
2022 Cozumel Parks Entrance $2 OFF Discount Coupons
Download and Print $2 OFF discount coupons on Entrance to Punta Sur Eco Beach Park, Chankanaab Adventure Park & the Cozumel Museum! PLUS $ 1 OFF at San Gervasio Mayan Ruins site! Chankanaab Coupon (PDF Format)
Sea Temperature Now!
Sea water temperature
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 6:28AM (EST) Sunday, Jan 29
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
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
  • 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!
  • 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!
    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 Jan 23

    Cozumel Arrivals: 28 Ships this Week
    Cozumel Closes 2022 With Almost 3 Million Cruise Tourists
    Mexico’s New Public Smoking Ban Includes No More Lighting Up On Beaches
    Hey! ... What's Happening in Cozumel?
    What's happening right now? Check out our Cozumel WEBCAM!
    Live Webcam Image 6:28AM (EST) Sunday, Jan 29
    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!
    Don't Miss It !!!

    February 15 - 22, 2023

    Carnaval 2023 - Be Here!Via a press conference held mid August 2023, Carnaval 2023 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 2020 Photos to see all the fun you'll be missing!

    Or for up to the minute photo postings visit our Cozumel Carnaval Facebook Page!
    Fantastic Snorkeling!
    Cozumel SnorkelingCome read all about Cozumel Snorkeling! Unbelieveably clear, warm water reefs - known to be the best in the world!
    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
    Dolphins - SAVE 25% !!
    Reserve ANY COZUMEL dolphin activity via INSIDER website
    SUSPENDED 2021 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

    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
    A Personal Note from Sherri "Welcome to 2023 !!"
    Sherri Davis - CozumelInsider Owner/Operator Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all enjoyed some spectacular holidays in December getting together with family and friends just like old times - pre-pandemic that is! And hopefully your New Year’s celebration was filled with love, joy and the clinking of many glasses of something! Each year seems to pass faster now as I get older and it really begins to sink in just how limited and precious our time here on earth is and how it’s more important than ever to take nothing for granted….not one minute, not one person, not one thing! Treasure them all! So as we start this New Year with great anticipation of all good things to come, I will suggest once again: be kind, be grateful and be compassionate ~ to others, to animals, to our planet. These are all we really have in this life! I wish nothing but the best for each of you in 2023!!
    Check Out Sherri's Previous Writings!
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