Cozumel, you will really love its sea with its reefs, tropical fishes ans its particular transparency. With its main city being San Miguel de Cozumel, the shore its mainly rocky and that is the reason why it is a very quiet place where to go. It could be a place where you would have to spend a lot of money to have a great time, but, here is some information that some of the things that you can do in order to travel here without spending to much. You’ll just have to consider some of the following aspects:
Means of transportation in Cozumel
If you’re traveling light of luggage you can get to the island by taking the ferry (A thirty minutes trip) from Playa del Carmen. There’s also an airport. There’s just public transportation in the city, but not around the island, anyway you have different options such as car rental and scooters and bicycles to rent as well. You can also take cheap tours through the island. There are many places where you can rent a scooter bike for cheap prices and you have the option of renting bicycles as well, so you can go through the special rail that surrounds the island. If you’re planning to take the plane there is the international airport in the north of the city and you can take flights for other destinations in Mexico as well.
Cheap accommodations and hotels
There’s a huge variety of offers, but the cheapest accommodations are in the city. The west coast has many resorts with all inclusive, but these might be more expensive. It is possible to find places where to stay if one is traveling alone and these are way cheaper.
Facilities in Cozumel
There’s everything you might need, drugstores, ATMs, hospitals, currency exchange houses and free Wi-Fi in the municipality’s park. There are also all the big chains of local supermarkets with a huge variety of products like in many places, in summary, yo can find most of the products that you find somewhere else.
What to do?
Go snorkeling, going to the beach, go swimming and hiking in the public places. You can go swimming near the north of the ferries harbor or to a beach called “La Caletita”, to the south of the Stingray Beach or the north of the “marina”. You can also walk around the island or just doing it in a rented car or bicycle as mentioned before
The short snorkeling tour is a cheap short tour that lasts two hours and stops in three different places. This tour could also be done just by walking by yourself, so it would be free. There’s the scuba diving option which is a great attraction but it could be one of the most expensive options to enjoy your time, anyway, there are many diving shops with different prices.
But if you’re looking for something that is not directly linked to the beach, you can always visit the Central park of Cozumel City which is a very enjoyable, near the ferries terminal. There’s a water fountain with entertaining water streams where everyone can have a good time getting wet. There’s also a free show with lights and sound at 8:00 pm and every Sunday it is very common to see free concerts as well.
So, what are you waiting for? Come to Cozumel, you’ll have a really huge variety of options starting from the simple and not so expensive things, passing by the usual touristic tours, accommodations and resorts and you can also have a great five star experience.
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