Popular taxi tour stops suggested
The local market where the locals all go to make purchases of food and other necessitie.
Small chocolate factory opened in 2007. family business makes fresh, handmade, Mexican-origin chocolate. Chocolates are made in-house, the artisan way. Discover the world and magic of Mayan cacao – Get to know all what you always wanted to ask about chocolate making !!
San Gervasio Ruins
As of today, these Mayan ruins are the #1 archaeological site in Cozumel. As of today San Gervasio is the most important mayan site in the island. San Gervasio was a sacred mayan site dedicated to the goddess Ixchel (goddess of fertility) plus a estrategic site for commerce and politics in the area. You can become part of the mayan culture and its mysteries. Don’t miss on mayan history!
Tequila history & Tasting Tour
A Cozumel trip would not be complete without tequila – that liquor from the agave, sacred to the Aztecs, has a rich history in Mexico. The blue agave’s tequila is still sacred to Mexicans and tourists alike – and should not be missed. In an open-air building sit rows and rows of tequila bottles. The tour is interesting and you will love the tastings, in small paper cups. The “good stuff” is indeed silky smooth, but you may have to suffer through “cherry,” and “orange” tequila, though the almond tequila has a smoky flavor and the coffee tequila has a strong, good taste, as well. The cream tequila tastes a little like amaretto. The shots are small, but numerous.The mezcal, as expected, is strong.
In the months of the season (July – October) when the turtles come to lay their eggs on the wild side sandy beaches, maybe you will have the opportunity to see as the little turtles leave the nest.
For fish, tacos, quesadillas, guacamole, chips and salsa or mexican food you can try Palancar beach, Playa Bonita or Pescaderia San Carlos & Casa Mission.
You can stop at Coconuts for an amazing view to sip a drink or take
pictures looking the caribbean from the highest cliff of Cozumel
Playa Palancar (Beach)
Is one of the favorite local Cozumel beaches on the leeward side of the island. It has charm and has a few creature comforts. One of the specialties on the Menu is Fish Tacos. Just beyond the restaurant is one of Cozumel’s sandy beaches in all its glory! Lots of tropical foliage around and a very comfortable covered hammock area to rest in. They run snorkel trips to Colombia and Palancar reefs, the boats come to the beach and pick you up or just tip a snorkel guide so he can show you the best spots to see fish & marine life and you can snorkel close to shore on your own.
Is preserved in its most natural state. The large rock formations jut out into the open ocean. El Mirador was carved by years of ocean waves splashing against the rocks. El Mirador consists large rock formations which can be climbed and walked across to the end, where the ocean spray meets El Mirador. The rock formations are craggy in spots and have some natural bridges and tidal pools whirling around. There are uneven spots and some holes in the rocks to be aware of when walking across El Mirador.
Punta Sur is the biggest natural eco reserve in Cozumel island more than 2,700 acres. Enjoy the most beautifull beach of Cozumel, climb up our Celarain lighthouse, take amazing photos of crocodiles, exotic birds, fish and flowers. Spectacular panoramic views, visit the navigation museum. Amaze yourself with the Colombia lagoon and our mayan ruin “El Caracol”.
A quick tip or your visit is to make sure to take plenty of cash. A lot of places outside San Miguel do not accept credit/debit cards as there is no internet service and the power to the “Wild Side” of the Island is largely from Generators. Prices are reasonable, just take cash.
Shopping & More
During your tour of the Island, you could also stop by one of the local pharmacies, Farmacia Dori. They have bilingual personnel and they’re known for their excellent customer service; they’ve been in business for more than 40 years tending to all of the Island’s needs. This pharmacy, which is located downtown, by the market, has all sorts of medications, shampoos, soaps, toosthpaste, etc. etc.
Los Cinco Soles
The most spectacular store in Cozumel. An incredible variety of Mexico’s irresistible art and crafts awaits you.