Cozumel is the largest Mexico’s Caribbean island, and it belongs to Quintana Roo state. This magical place offers the most stunning and paradisiac views, including white sand beaches full of palms along with a pristine ocean. This combination of calm waters and warm sugar-like sand makes Cozumel the perfect place to get lost!
But laying on the beach while staring at the sea is not the only thing that you can do in Cozumel. Since the island counts with 30 miles long and 10 miles wide, there are many activities that you can do while visiting there. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a family trip, honeymoon or just taking an escape from the routine.
If you’re looking forward for an amazing Caribbean experience that you will definitely never forget, you should totally do at least one of the activities available in Cozumel, so this way you will not only fall in love with the incredible view of this place, but also you will enjoy the island on the best Caribbean style!
In case you were wondering what are the activities you are able to do there, here we have a list of ten things you can do in Cozumel to get totally immersed in the Caribbean lifestyle.
- Dive into Cozumel’s sea
This is definitively the main attraction of this marvelous place, besides the spectacular landscapes that it has to offer. Diving into Cozumel’s crystalline waters is almost obligatory, since this island has the second largest coral reef in the entire world.
There are seven reefs in total where you can submerge and visualize the most colorful and rare fishes, you won’t be able to find them in any other part of the world!
If you have no experience in diving, or you don’t feel very secure by doing it on your own; you can always ask for help to a guide. The staff includes diving professionals and the best instructors, they will make sure you have the best time in the safest way possible.
- Explore San Miguel City, Capital of Cozumel
Cozumel’s capital, called San Miguel is located in the west coast, this means you will have the opportunity to observe the sunset from a sidewalk, while you walk on the sandy beaches.
You can also go downtown and find a very common place in Mexican towns, it’s called Zocalo, and it is a space where tourists can sit for a while and watch the people walking, in most concurrent seasons some free events are done in this area.
- Explore the ruins of Cozumel
This stunning island was also one of the main places Mayans took to build temples. It is said that Cozumel was home to the Goddess of fertility and love; Goddess Ixchel so thanks to this, there are a huge number of ancient temples and ruins of monuments that were built as an offer to Ixchel.
- Go to El Mirador
When you feel tired of the crowd and want something more quiet and private, you should go to El Mirador. This is usually a very relaxed place to visit, and it is only 30 minutes from downtown. Here you can find a natural arch that was formed by the sea over the years.
- Visit Playa Uva Sur
Playa Uva sur is one of the most popular beaches on the island and here is where adventure takes place! In Playa Uva Sur you have many wild and fun activities to do, have some rest laying on the beach or hire a kayak if you want some adrenaline. You can also do snorkel or enjoy the Beach Club.
The entrance to the Beach Club costs $15 for the basic package, which includes a welcome drink, kayaking for 30 minutes, access to wifi and umbrellas, snorkel gear and many other activities.
- Try some Caribbean food in the Mexican restaurants
The best plates of Mexican gastronomy are found in the restaurants of Cozumel, you can try some traditional ordinary food like burritos, tacos, tequila shots, enchiladas, tortas or you can also have a very distinguished and exclusive plate, made with Mexican ingredients.
- Visit the Lagoon of Seven Colors
This beautiful lagoon is located next to the village of Bacalar, the origin of its name is due to all the different tones and colors reflected in the water when the sun rays hit it. You can enjoy this magical landscape by walking on the sidewalk, by boat, sail boat or you can also rent a jet ski.
- Cozumel Chef Food Tour
As we said before, Cozumel is an incredible gastronomic place, and for all the food lovers there is a tour in which you are taken to all the most famous restaurant in the island.
This is an excellent option for tourists that love to get involved into the culture of the country they are visiting. And it is also highly recommended if you’re passionate about Mexican food.
- Visit the lagoon Nichupté
Nichupté is actually a system that contains several lagoons and it is mainly located in the heat of Cancun. It is extremely wide and thanks to its channels Sigfrido and Nizuc it reaches the Caribbean Sea.
Nichupte is very close to Cozumel port, so you can get there by taking a quick ride on a boat or jet ski. When you get there, you will be able to be part of a tour where you will be taken to all the lagoons, navigate on the canals, do kayak and observe different and exotic sea creatures.
- Try the Temazcal ritual
Even though this ancient Mayan ceremony is very famous in Cancun, you can also experience it in Cozumel. A touristic guide takes you to a warm brick hut, here you are asked to lay on the floor meanwhile a Chaman receives you and makes the Temazcal ritual, in which your body gets cleansed, relaxed and purified. It is definitively an unforgettable experience!