Dive deep into the Caribbean waters to get up close and personal with some beautiful creatures. A friendly and informative staff educates all visitors on stingrays and their habits before allowing them to get into the water. Swim beside them, touch them and admire them in their natural habitat in shallow waters. Take a Cozumel vacation to another level with this cool and interactive experience.
When visiting Cozumel, hitting the beach is a must. So, why not visit one of the most beautiful ones on the Island of Swallows” Playa Palancar is located just a few miles south of the city of San Miguel. Whether tourists are looking for more athletic endeavors such as water skiing or snorkeling, or they want to grab a bite at a local joint, it is all in one place at this strip of white sand. Another big feature is the reef located just off the shore; a beacon for divers and snorkelers.
Venture out to visit the secluded location known as El Cielo. One of Cozumel’s best secrets, El Cielo offers beautiful views. A mile from the shoreline, the crystal clear waters here are soothing to swim in and gaze at. Tourists can take a boat to the location. Tours typically include a few hours relaxing and then drinks on the boat to round up the excursion.
Travel back in time to visit the sanctuary built for goddess Ixchel, deity of fertility. Throughout history, it has been a pilgrimage destination for women around the country, all eager to pass through the graceful arch that was erected on the main road to welcome guests from all walks of life who came to worship and ask for healthy offspring here. Make sure to stop by the Temple of Hands while visiting, where mysterious red hand prints have been left on the walls.
Get wet and wild with the Cozumel dolphins at Dolphinaris. A destination dedicated solely to these docile and formidably intelligent creatures, Dolphinaris is a haven for underwater mammals. With state-of-the-art facilities, personal classes and experienced trainers, every detail about this sanctuary is well thought out. Visitors have nothing to worry about except getting into the water to enjoy a pleasant swim with these elegant and fantastic animals.
Get ready to face the pirates of Cozumel in a dinner excursion. A mere $85 for a three hour long meal and travelers can gain first hand interaction with pirates led by the famous Jean LaFitte, captain of the Spanish Galleon. While guests encounter sword fights and duels, they can also indulge at an open bar, feast on dinner, groove to live music, or engage in a variety of other swashbuckling activities. Full of action, this is a night that will never be forgotten.
Join this tour to learn all about the other side of the famous Mexican drink, tequila. Experts will explain how the drink is derived from spiky plants through a process that involves fermentation and distillation. They will discuss the history of tequila and why Mexico has risen to become known as the world’s finest producer. Each tour costs $14 and is complimented by a free drink and tasting session.
At the end of a long and winding road stands the large facade of El Castillo Real, The Royal Castle. Mayan ruins that have become the site of many archaeological finds, the location is surrounded by watchtowers that were once used by warriors thousands of years ago. The structure used to tower over civilizations on the Yucatan peninsula, exerting its political reach and military might right across to the mainland.