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  • Cozumel, Rancho Buenavista, Yehaw

    Oct 3, 2002 by SurgRN911 is a Lead on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great scenery, charming guides, ancient sites.
    Cons: Tour way too short

    Summary: On our recent cruise (epinion on ship to follow) Cozumel was one of the ports of call not canceled due to a mighty trio of hurricanes, that chased us around the Caribbean. Susi and I had decided before the cruise not to sign up for any of the ... read more

  • Chankanaab Park - Disappointing

    Sep 4, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beach was relaxing and quiet; snorkeling good; crystal clear. was better Lockers no charge.
    Cons: No cameras allowed in dolphin area; outrageous costs for theirs.

    Summary: Our 10 yr old enjoyed the dolphin swim ($100) and the snorkeling was ok by the beach afterwards. Life vests are available free to borrow with your ID card, which they keep until the vest is returned. What we found to be a total rip off were the charges ... read more

  • Don't do it!

    Aug 3, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Clean changing areas and bathrooms.Friendly staff!
    Cons: Dirty Water!Need to leave a driver's license to obtain a life vest.

    Summary: We docked at Cozumel as we were on one of the cruise ships.  My husband has worked on the cruise ships for many years and we have been to most of the islands.  Cozumel was by far the worst and I have no desire to go back.  I did read the ... read more

  • Paradise Beach -- fun, good service, pricey

    Aug 1, 2011 by
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    Pros: Cozumel sand beach
    Fun environment with choice of activities
    Good food
    Cons: Surprising pricetag at the end of the day

    Summary: We went on a Sunday because we heard admission was free on Sundays when there are no cruise ships.  We arrived at about 11:15AM and we were among the first visitors.  We were greated warmly by Juan, our server.  We chose a beach chair and ... read more

  • Paradise Beach in Cozumel

    Mar 9, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Beautiful beach & pool, clean bathrooms.
    Cons: Minimum purchase was a surprise to us.

    Summary: If you're looking for something fun to do with all ages in Cozumel (especially for cruise ship passengers, who have limited time there) then I'd recommend Paradise Beach.We paid $28 for cab fare each way for 6 - about a 10 minute ride. Admission ... read more

  • Cozumel- Mexico But Touristy

    May 7, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap Souvenirs, Good Food, Blue Beaches
    Cons: Touristy, Distant from Beaches

    Summary: I went on a cruise around the Caribbean with Cozumel being one of the stops and my first thought of it was very touristy! When I first walked off the boat, it was crowded with vendors in a medium sized area just for cruisers. You could not really see the ... read more

  • Mexico's BEST Scuba Diving Hotspot is the Caribbean Island of Cozumel

    Dec 3, 2009 by mrkstvns is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Hotels & Travel
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Fun island paradise
    Cons: Eventually, you gotta go home!

    Summary: My family spends most Thanksgiving vacations (plus at least one other week per year) somewhere in Mexico. We've been doing that for more than a decade. Puerto Vallarta is our favorite major resort area, with Cancun not too far behind. Somehow or other, ... read more

  • Our family loves vacationing on Cozumel.

    Jun 23, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lovely weather, friendly employees/residents, very safe, lots of fun, direct flights
    Cons: none that I can think of

    Summary: My family has been vacationing at Cozumel, Mexico for several years now, but my husband and I didn't join them until two years ago.  We now spend most of the year looking forward to the next Spring Break so we can visit the island ... read more

  • dont go to cozumel for costal snorkeling

    Apr 13, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: unexpensive
    beautiful turquoise water
    chichen itza visit only for an extra 150$ per person
    Cons: bad costal snorkeling
    harrased by sellers all the time
    mexican food is very bad

    Summary: people are nice , weather is fine, and turquoise water is beautifull but if you wanted to go there (like me) mainly for snorkeling it is very bad from costal access(unless you pay 50$ every day for a boat to get to the reef that is a few hundred ... read more

  • The Scuba Diving is Absolutely Amazing

    Feb 23, 2009 by
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    Pros: Diving was great. The local people were great.  Price were reasonable.
    Cons: Just make sure you stay in the right resort.

    Summary: I think that I have reached in the pinnacle of my vacationing experience.  We stayed at an All-Inclusive hotel that was only so-so.  But that is aside from the main point of Cozumel in general.  The diving was phenominal.  The water ... read more

  • Clearest water in Caribbean

    Dec 11, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beaches and clear water.  Occidental Grand and the Allegro Blue Waters have the best beaches.
    Cons: Jelly fish bites when snorkeling. Can get windy at times.

    Summary: I always wanted to visit Cozumel, off the Yucatan coat of Mexico  because it is known to have the clearest water in the Caribbean. Cousteau made it famous in the 1960s when he made a documentary about the Palancar  Reef. The island is popular ... read more

  • Paradise found!

    Apr 23, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: lots of activitis, underwater life, generally inexpensive
    Cons: I don't get to visit enough.

    Summary: Over the past few years we have spent several weeks in Cozumel. If you want a relaxing trip and excellent snorkeling/diving, this is the place to go. The people in Cozumel are the friendliest and most hospitable that I have met so far in my travels. ... read more

  • Not at all the tropical destination I hoped for!

    Jan 21, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: You can drink ANYWHERE including in cars.
    Cons: Most everything else!!

    Summary: We stopped in Cozumel on a recent cruise. I was excited to go there and began researching it before I left. I couldn't find a lot online that made it look overly appealing, but I thought surely it is just a little "behind the times" in technology terms ... read more

  • Cozumel, Mexico

    Jan 28, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Possibly the offshore activities we didn't do.
    Cons: Overpriced shopping, obnoxious store personnel, underfed horses, expensive taxi service

    Summary: We arrived in Cozumel by cruise ship and had privately arranged for a jungle horseback ride. We found a taxi to take us to Los Palimitas Ranch. The email I received from the ranch informed me the taxi would cost $6-$8 dollars. I confirmed this with the ... read more

  • Cozumel: diving and snorkeling!

    Jan 23, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The clear beautiful water that is great for snorkeling. A diverís paradise.
    Cons: after snorkeling there isnít a lot to do.

    Summary: SUMMARY: we had a great time but unless you are a diver there aren’t a lot of activities on the island. I think it is worth seeing but I recommend only going for a partial week. Now that I have seen it I don’t plan on going back. We went ... read more

  • Iberostar Cozumel - Great Place!

    Jan 21, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Resort is compact and intimate. Service was great and always with a smile.
    Cons: Do NOT get the ribs at the Steak Restaurant (other steaks great). Beds are hard.

    Summary: We went to Cozumel from Jan 12-19, 2007. This is more of an intimate type resort to us because it is smaller (compared to Iberostar Del Mar in Riviera Maya). We had a wonderful time snorkeling right at the beach. The service is awesome and always with a ... read more

  • Cozumel Palace 10-28-06

    Dec 14, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: location, food, service,ammenities
    Cons: no sandy beach

    Summary: Our 4 Th trip to Cozumel began at 2:45 a.m. It takes about a hour from our island to BWI. Routine check in. The 1:45 wait for departure. Continental via Houston. Houston plane full with scuba clubs. The only problem is a full plane arrives, a full plane ... read more

  • Paradise Beach, Cozumel . . . paradise at a great value

    Oct 20, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great value, very clean, beautiful beach, great service
    Cons: Too crowded (probably because of the great price)

    Summary: I recently visited Cozumel, Mexico as a port of call on my Western Caribbean cruise vacation. I opted out of the excursions that the ship offered and went to Paradise Beach because of a friend's referral. Paradise Beach is free beach with amenities ... read more

  • Cozumel and Riviera Maya are Heaven on Earth!

    Aug 1, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Romantic. Gorgeous water! Beautiful island! Friendly People.
    Cons: AeroMexico planes are small. Hurricane Wilma of 2005 did some damage. Everyone wanted tips. Pricey.

    Summary: Personal Rating: 4 stars Hotel: Iberostar Cozumel ( Agency: Funjet Vacations ( Season: Late July 2006 Location: South-Western side of Cozumel @ Playa Palancar. Offshore is the world’s 2nd ... read more

  • The Best Catamaran/Snorkeling Charter

    Jan 31, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Captain Dan and staff, good music, the FOOD, open bar, sailing and snorkeling!
    Cons: We could not get to our snorkel site due to waves/weather.

    Summary: Our first stop on our 7-day cruise was in Cozumel. We had a large group on the ship, but about 20 of us rented a private catamaran with Cozumel Sailing Charter Company ( ). We had the best time with Captain Dan and his crew ... read more

  • El Cozumeleno Beach Resort is a no go

    Feb 20, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful sky, the water is wonderful. Shopping in town is a fun. Altantis sub WOW!
    Cons: 40 to 50 peso to use the bathroom. Locals con you into alleys.

    Summary: We got back on Wed 16th 2005. We stayed 8 days.Yes, the most beautiful sky and water. Great looking hotel! They didn't treat the guest well. We were very disappointed. Our friends were getting married there, the wedding person had quit and took almost ... read more

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