Two Days in Cozumel – The Globetrotter Guys

Published Date Author: , April 18th, 2018

Cozumel - The Globetrotter Guys

Our friends recommended Cozumel to us, and we are glad they did! Cozumel is a popular stop for cruise ships, and its easy to see why. The island is home to beautiful beaches, dramatic coastlines, adventure activities (including some of the best scuba diving) and some amazing places to eat. Best of all, if time is tight, you can get around the entire island in less than a day! We spent 2 days in Cozumel and here is what we think you should do to make the most of your time! (You can see our short video of all the action here).

Scuba Diving

Home to the start of the second largest coral reef in the world, the great Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, Cozumel is a mecca for scuba diving.
It is well known that Cozumel has beautiful, bright coral, a diverse range of stunning marine life and crystal-clear waters. After our visit, we could not agree more.

Back in 2011 we completed our PADI Open Water qualification in Koa Tao. This meant we could do what is known as a fun dive (your equipment is set up and you just follow the dive master). We completed two dives during our stay and can definitely see why people make a special effort to come here instead of diving from Cancun or Playa del Carmen.

The water truly was crystal clear, you could see straight down to the bottom (about 22m) from the boat. We saw multiple loggerhead turtles, lionfish, beautifully coloured parrot fish, and most exciting of all, 3 eagle rays.

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Butch said on April 24, 2018, 6:38 am:

The red flats you saw were most likely marking turtle nesting sites and not indicating dangerous swimming. The beaches on the east side are beautiful and deserted but the rip currents always make swimming there dangerous; wading is OK but not swimming.
The reggae Paraiso bar at the southern tip is worth a stop.
Finally, there are many good dive operations (we’ve been in Cozumel something like 30 times). The website Scuba Board will provide good reviews and tips on things like where to eat…..the Mexico site is a ways down the Community page.

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Butch said on April 24, 2018, 6:38 am:

I thought I had proofread – red flags, not flats.

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