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Cozumel Attractions

This beautiful island was launched as an international tourist destination more than 50 years ago when scuba divers and beachgoers discovered its crystal clear waters and its picturesque village by the sea, San Miguel. Today, the island has grown up with world-class hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions. But at the heart, its's still the same Cozumel with friendly people, beautiful views, and the blue waters of the Caribbean lapping at its shores.

San Miguel still retains all the slow-paced charm of a seaside Mexican village, but now getting to Cozumel and staying here is easier than ever. Visitors can dip their toes in the ocean less than an hour after arriving at Cozumel's International Airport. Or, they can make the 30-minute trip from the mainland's Playa del Carmen on a fast, air-conditioned ferry that runs from early in the morning until late at night. The Cozumel cruise industry is the number 1 cruise port in the world welcoming more than 2 million passengers each year.

Thanks in part to its bustling economy and low unemployment rate, Cozumel is a safe, clean and beautiful destination. No matter where you are staying here definitely make time to tour the island with the a variety of tours and adventure excursions in Cozumel.

Diving aside, visitors to Cozumel can laze on a tranquil beach at the leeward coast or take a cross-island trip to the rugged eastern shoreline that has miles of unspoiled, ivory-white beaches. Deep-sea fishing and snorkeling tours are good in the waters around Cozumel, and there are several adventure cruises. Other options include a horseback jungle trek, a visit to San Gervasio (the island's most important archaeological site) or a variety of excursions to the mainland.

Check our Cozumel Tours list

Our Cozumel's tour list offers you a great variety of tours, activities and excursions for you and your family. Among them, we have: Chichen Itza, Xcaret, Tulum and Xel-Ha, Jungle Tours, ATVs, Horseback Ridding, Glass Bottom Boat, snorkel adventures, diving, diving certification and night diving.

TIPS

Checking-in : Rooms are generally available at 3.pm. Don´t wait,  to get wet and swim into the ocean! Go to the front desk and ask where you can change, put on your bathing suit, leave your baggage in the care of the bellboys and enjoy your vacation time from the begining 

Local Assistance: Olympus Tours has an office on the island and has assigned representatives in the major hotels for you, and he/she will be available to offer any assistance you may require during your vacation.

Public Transportation : The most common way to move around on the island is with a taxi, however it is very popular among younger crowds to rent a motorcycle for a day or two. This has proven to be a lot of fun, but we recommend to exercise caution to avoid any accidents. 

Water: We are sure you have been warned many times before not to drink the water in Mexico, but that is just a myth. In fact, Cozumel's hotels have purified water systems.

Medical Care : Good medical assistance is available on the island. Your Olympus Tours representative or your hotel concierge will gladly provide you with the phone number of a local doctor or hospital. In some hotels, doctors are available on the property or on call.

Money : Banks offer the best exchange rates if you have time to stand in line. Otherwise, you can go to any exchange bureau (Casa de cambio), and they usually give you an exchange rate slightly higher than the banks but are faster and easier. Dollars, traveler's checks and major credit cards are widely accepted in Cozumel.

Telephone : The best options to make a long distance phone call to the U.S. is from a public telephoneyou can also bought a calling card to communicate. A $10 card will give you approximately 5-7 minutes to talk. Also, there are several long distances offices both in the hotel zone and downtown. Look for a "Larga Distancia" (long distance) sign. Most hotels offers long distance service through their switchboards, however this method can be quite expensive. Check the hotel rate before making a phone call from your room.

Just off the Caribbean coast of Mexico lies a beautiful island with crystal clear water, breathtaking reefs and pristine, white sand beaches.

With a combination of Mexican culture and Caribbean soul, Cozumel offers a fabulous getaway for divers and beachgoers alike. Choose from world-class hotels, delectable restaurants and various historic sites that make a trip to Cozumel a fantastic destination for your next vacation to Mexico.

Explore all of the fabulous vacation packages, tours and excursions that Olympus Tours has to offer and see for yourself why Cozumel is such a great choice a Mexican getaway.

Enjoy a selection of well-known restaurants in Cozumel, as it has a reputation for fine dining !  All of them are favorites of visitors and locals

Here is a list of some of the most known restaurants in Cozumel:

PLAYA MIA  Forget the diet when coming to Playa Mía!  This beach club gives you the option of a buffet or a delicious menu in their modern and comfortable facilities.

PARADISE BEACH  In this world-class beach club, you will find local favorite dishes prepared with an international touch as well as a full bar under breezy palapa surrounded by lots of fun.

MR SANCHOS  After an action packed afternoon, you will have food on your mind.  Lunches offering fish, nachoes, uesadillas and ceviches are prepared with tender loving care.

PANCHOS BACKYARD  This is the perfect spot to take back home memories of the good Mexican food and awesome margaritas framed in a lush tropical ambiance resembling a Mexican hacienda.

GUIDO'S  Favorite of both, Cozumeleños and visitors for more than 29 years.  This island tradition is famous for its high quality cuisine, delicious daily specials, and personalized attention.

SAN MIGUEL CAFE  This place captures the essence of Cozumel.  Enjoy a delicious Mexican meal or fresh seafood and chose from our great variety of confections.  Also, taste our speciality coffees with 10 unique blends prepared on the premises.  All this in a pleasant atmosphere and the hospitality of our people.

PIRATAS SNORKEL BEACH  If you like snorkeling, Piratas its the best place to do it.  Piratas has snorkel equipment for rent and new snorkels for sale. They also offer exquisite Mexican cuisine and seafood with the best service to make your day unforgettable. 

LA PALAPITA  The perfect combination: food and a spectacular view.  This place is great for the whole family.  Friendly waiters make you feel right at home as you enjoy tasty burgers, snacks and excellent beverages.

HARD ROCK  This world-famous café serves up terrific burgers, fresh salads, and all your favorite drinks with a side serving of live rock-n-roll.  Don't leave without your souvenir t-shirt.

Raucous as a frat party and just as lively, Carlos 'n Charlie's is a Cozumel tradition.  Festive drinks and wacky menus, inspired silliness from the waitstaff, music played for the express purpose of inciting people to dance, preferably on the tables—it all contributes to Carlos 'n Charlie's trademark carefree atmosphere.

In business for over 20 years, Carlos 'n Charlie's is a winner of the Mexican government's prestigious "H" award for good service, hygiene, and food preparation, and since 2004 certified on ISO 9001:2000

Festivals and Traditions

Carnaval  Generally held in February, the dates of Cozumel Carnaval depend on the date of Easter and change every year. Dating back to the last century, Carnival has deep roots in the community, and everyone in town participates filling the streets, squares, restaurants and bars.  Costumed groups of all ages dance and perform in the streets and in the grand parade of floats.

El Cedral  A tradition for 150 years, this festival is held the first week of every May in Cedral, the old island settlement. It originated with the Yucatan War of Castes; a survivor of the war promised that he and his descendants would honor the Cruz, the cross, for all their lives.  It has evolved into a country fair preserving its commercial, agricultural and cultural roots in the Mayan tradition.

San Miguel  Incorporating both religious and popular traditions, the feast day of the patron saint of the city of San Miguel is in September.

Get lost in downtown Cozumel.  Find small souvenirs, handcrafts, jewels, watches and dress accessories as well as international perfumes (new fragrances as your favorites) at unbeatable prices.

Cozumel is heaven for shoppers.  Browse local manufacturing outlets of world famous companies such as Diamonds International and Diamond Port plus fine locally owned stores like Ultra Femme, Goodark, Ultra Jewel and Pama.  These are some of the largest duty-free shops in Cozumel with terrific offerings including fine perfumes.

You can start at Punta Langosta Shopping Center and go north toward the Forum Shops.  Dare to discover great surprises in the adjacent streets between these two malls and mix with the friendly people of Cozumel.  They will make you feel the peace and security you can breath at Cozumel.

Cozumel's shops provide sophisticated selections at great prices.  Whether you are looking for diamonds or precious gems, silver, gold or platinum, a quality watch or a special ring, perfumes or accent prices for your home, you will find it at Cozumel.