Cozumel is an extremely beautiful island situated just 30mins off the shore of Rivera Maya. The islands in Cozumel have some of the best diving spots and snorkeling in the whole Caribbean. In addition, there are various things to do and see on the land. We have organized some helpful tips to help you have a wonderful vacation in the islands.
Here are some major tips to keep in mind:
Use the ferry: Cozumel is an island, that is to say; asides from flying in and out by an airplane, the only option to reach the island is by a ferry. Either you are coming or going, try to make sure you are familiar with when the last ferry sails so you won’t miss the boat. The last ferry from Playa del Carmen leaves for Cozumel at 11 pm and at 10 pm from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen.
Ensure you learn about the traffic signs: If you want to rent a car, then you need to read this carefully. Traffic signs in Cozumel aren’t totally tourist friendly. Most are in Spanish, and they may be very different than what you see regularly. However, you don’t have to panic, you can ask the locals or the car rental shop for information and advice. We went with friends from Chandler Arizona (celebrating 10 years in business with Chandler Painting Pros) and we clearly didn’t know where we were going or how to drive very well.
Be money-wise: when you are making purchases in huge amounts in Cozumel, it is best to pay in pesos. There are several ways of exchanging your dollars to pesos, and the most economic and simplest way to do this is to withdraw from the ATM at any bank, instead of those ones on the streets. You’ll get the best exchange rate this way.
Best places to take a swim: There are so many options for taking a swim or going snorkeling. Nevertheless, we still recommend that you swim at the South side of the island because the currents on the Northern side are much stronger and not safe for swimming.
Have some fun and enjoy the Caribbean: Relax, relax and relax! You are in Cozumel for vacation; all you have to do is ease off the stress of the big cities, the everyday traffic, and all the noises. Enjoy the experience and change of pace, be yourself, have fun!