COZUMEL TOURS AND SITES OF INTEREST
There are a lot of things to do on Cozumel. Below are just a few of them:
Things that need to be booked in advance:
Deep sea fishing
Catamaran day sail
Visit Isla de la Pasión
Horseback Trail Rides
Visit the pearl farm
Bar Hop Bus Tour
Jeep tour of the island
Things that do not need advance bookings:
Glass bottom boat ride
Stand-up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
Visit Chankanaab Park
Snuba diving (helmet w/surface-supplied air)
Fly-boarding (water-jet assisted “skate-board”)
Day at an “all inclusive” beach club (some include snorkel equipment)
Spend the day at SkyReef Beach Club
Tequila Tour (see how tequila is made and try samples)
Artificial rock wall climbing
San Gervasio Mayan Ruins (info)
Visit the local Museum
Visit Punta Sur eco-park
Visit the planetarium
“Around the Island” Tour
Try local foods
Have drinks at beach bar
Visit the bee sanctuary
Visit a recreated Mayan village
Chocolate factory tour
See the INTERACTIVE ISLAND MAP for all beach clubs in Cozumel.
See the page PUBLIC BEACHES, BEACH CLUBS AND PARKS, for maps of Chankanaanb Park and Punta Sur Park.
You can also visit some of the Maya ruins on Cozumel.
There are over 40 known and mapped pre-Columbian sites on Cozumel, but few of them are accessible to the public. For more information about each one, you can read Ric Hajovsky’s book, The True History of Cozumel, Vol. 2, which includes maps and plans of every archaeological site and every structure on them. You can buy this book from Amazon HERE.
The most easily accessed Cozumel archaeological sites are: San Gervasio, El Caracol, and El Cedral. The ones at Chankanaab and the ones down by the seafront at the military airbase are only replicas, as is the stone building on the cross-island highway in front of the entrance to San Gervasio.
You can visit these three of the authentic sites by car, moto, or taxi. San Gervasio also has bus tours. El Caracol lies inside the Eco Park Sur, so you must pay the park entrance fee to get inside to see it. Cedral lies within the village of Cedral (see our map of the island) and sometimes the village charges an entrance fee (sometimes not). San Gervasio is a National Archaeological Park that lies WITHIN a city park. To gain access, you first pay the city park entrance fee, and then the National Park entrance fee. Tour Guides are for hire at San Gervasio, but they are not trained and make up a lot of what they tell you out of thin air. If you want the real story, be sure and buy Ric Hajovsky’s Guide to San Gervasio, available as a paperback or an eBook you can read on other electronic devices. It includes a self-guided tour of the site. You can buy this book from Amazon Books HERE.
If you go to San Gervasio, take plenty of water, sturdy shoes, and MOSQUITO REPELLANT!