Dive In to Cozumel

written by | Posted on August 29th, 2012

Cozumel

 

Curious about what your clients can see and do in Cozumel, Island of the Mayan gods? Check it out:

• Dive into the crystalline, turquoise waters of Mexico’s Caribbean and explore the coral reefs and underwater caves that led Jacques Cousteau to distinguish Cozumel as one of the most spectacular scuba diving sites in the world. Or snorkel, SNUBA, SeaTrek, board an Atlantis submarine, ride in a glass bottom boat, dine on a Pirate ship, go deep-sea or fly fishing, kayak, catamaran sail, jet ski, parasail, kiteboard, surf or just stroll along the white sand beaches

• On land, explore the 30-mile-long by 10-mile-wide island by ATV/jeep tour, Segway, scooter or bicycle, or hire a private driver or rental car. For a unique experience, belly-up to the Bar-Hop island tour

• Take the family out to explore Punta Sur, the 257-acre national park that boasts reefs, beaches, lagoons and even protected hatching sites for sea turtles. Climb up the Punta Celarain lighthouse and imagine the 17th century pirates that lurked in the secluded coves below, most notably, the American pirate Jean Lafitte

• Make a pilgrimage to the San Gervasio archaeological site, just as the ancient Mayans did more than 2,000 years ago to pay homage to Ix Chel, goddess of the moon and fertility. Pledge to return annually in the tradition of the Maya

• Play a round of golf at the Nicklaus-designed Cozumel Country Club and take in some “birdies” on the tours in the certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary

• Escape to Passion Island and see why so many weddings and honeymoons take place here and in Cozumel

• Tour Chankanaab Park and share the pleasure of Dolphin Discovery

• Visit the Discover Mexico miniature village and theme park portraying Mexico’s history

• Spend time stocking up on the well-curated arts and crafts in the many shops of San Miguel; tour the open-air market and stop by the church of San Miguel before moving on to the waterfront San Miguel Museum;  grab a bite at the many romantic bistros and restaurants in town

• Take a cooking class, or for a sweet experience, book a tour of the Kaokao chocolate factory

• Lounge at the playful beach clubs that promise a day of fun

• Scope out an empty hammock and palapa then dream of what Cozumel’s Mayan gods have in store for you tomorrow

For a listing of special events like the Ironman series, visit cozumel.travel.