Map of Cozumel Mexico
There are endless reasons to visit this beautiful island located in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen, and close to the Yucatán Channel. Many of your cruise ships dock here. In fact, it is rated number three for the best cruise ports in the world according to Cozumel Cruises Excursions.net. Since most people seem to visit Cozumel via a cruise ship, it’s best to plan your stay ahead of time to get the most out of your visit.
Best Cozumel Jeep Excursion
One way to get a glimpse of what the island has to offer is to book a Custom Private Jeep tour to get the most out of your day in Cozumel. Cozumel Excursions has been rated #1 by TripAdvisor, Travelocity, National Geographic, US Today, and Cruise Critic. They are a family owned tour operator living in Cozumel for over 20 years. Cozumel Excursions offer a private Jeep adventure in Cozumel Mexico, which allows you to create your own adventure with your own Private Guide & Jeep.
El Cielo, Cozumel
One of Cozumel’s best-kept secrets is El Cielo, Cozumel, known as “Sky/Heaven”. El Cielo is accessible by boat only and is 25 minutesfrom the nearest cruisedock. The water here is shallow and crystal clear which makes is an excellent place to relax and enjoy the Caribbean waters. El Cielo is perfect for snorkeling. El Cielo has tours that will take you to the best snorkel locations. You start off with a shallow reef to warm up, and then head to Palancar Reef & Columbia Reef and finish up having a delicious lunch and drinks at El Cielo. The tour lasts about 4-4 1/2 hour, which gives you plenty of time to snorkel the best reefs and enjoy the mesmerizing sandbar of El Cielo.
Another great location is Punta Sur located at the southern tip of Cozumel Island and offers an amazing exploration of Cozumel’s most spectacular ecological reservation.
There, you can see amazing scenery from the top of the Celarain lighthouse. Punta Sur is also the home of Laguna Colombia, part of a three-lagoon system that is a habitat for crocodiles. Here, you can take a boat rides, see migratory waterfowl and many other rate and unique creatures during your exploration.
Another amazing adventure Punta Sur is the Mayan Ruins. It is said that Cozumel was first settled by the Maya 2000 years ago during the period 300 and 900 AC. The predominant settlements are located around religious centers San Gervasio and El Cedral. The Caracol Ruins at Punta Sur have an interesting history. It is said that there was a giant conch shell on top of the ruin known by several names as “Ruinas del Islote”, “Punta Islote, “Tumba de Caracol”, and “El Caracol”. The legend has it that the giant conch serves as an alert system when a hurricane approached.
Cozumel Excursions offers several types of tours to the locations listed here and much more. Visit www.cozumelcruiseexcursions.net for more information about their excursions when visiting Cozumel, Mexico.