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Cozumel: Snorkel and Swim with Stingrays

1. Cozumel: Snorkel and Swim with Stingrays

Embark on a stingray encounter and snorkel excursion. Meet at the Stingray Beach Cozumel where you will interact and feed stingrays.  Before entering the enclosure, receive a safety briefing and get all your necessary gear. Meet the rays in waist-deep water for a 30-minute encounter.  Be surrounded by the stingrays and feel them softly touch your legs. Feed the stingrays and feel their silky wings. After, move to the deeper part of the enclosure with your snorkel gear and snorkel for 30 minutes with stingrays and many colorful fish. Witness a coral reef installation with more than 800 rescued coral. Enjoy the Beach Club and visit a photo and souvenir shop. See macaws, a green iguana, a hermit crab, and a water trampoline for kids.

Cozumel: Private Buggy Tour with Lunch & Snorkeling

2. Cozumel: Private Buggy Tour with Lunch & Snorkeling

Start your Cozumel buggy tour with a drive through town to the tequilera, where you can learn all about tequila’s distillation process. Next, explore the beautiful beaches on the east side of the island with their magnificent white sand beaches, mesmerizing rock formations, secret beaches, off-road paths, and much more. Experience the untouched part of the island where there is no electricity and just a few scattered beach restaurants and bars. Journey along forest roads to reach the Caribbean Sea and snorkel with the marine life. Get some time to relax on the beach and enjoy a lunch of authentic Mexican food.

From Cozumel: Express Tour to Tulum Mayan Ruins

3. From Cozumel: Express Tour to Tulum Mayan Ruins

Start your adventure by meeting your tour guide right in front of the swallows’ statue so that you can take the ferry ride to playa del carmen and enjoy a scenic 45 minute ride in the blue waters of the Caribbean. After that, you will take an air conditioned van/bus to the walled city of Tulum, in which you’ll explore the magnificent and restored temples rising above the Caribbean Sea. Tulum is an archeological site that offers one of the most beautiful sceneries of the world. You will be guided by a local expert through the secrets, facts, myths and wonderful legends of the ancient Mayan civilization, getting the opportunity to admire the detailed carved figures and frescoes on the walls of prominent buildings such as “El Castillo” (The Castle), The Temple of the Descending God and The House of the Columns, in which you will be able to shoot amazing photos during approximately 2 hours. After this unforgettable experience, you will return to your transportation in which you will enjoy a delicious light snack while getting back to Playa del Carmen, where you will catch the ferry just in time to be back to Cozumel.

From Cozumel: Amazing Underground River Guided Tour

4. From Cozumel: Amazing Underground River Guided Tour

Discover the mystic Mayan underworld. Visit one of the best-preserved cenotes in all of the Riviera Maya. Meet in the Centro district of Cozumel. Take a short ferry ride from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen, where you’ll drive to the cavern. Along the way, your guide will explain the history of the cavern in order to enrich your experience. Once you’ve reached the heart of the jungle, get suited up for your adventure. Choose to either climb down the ladder or splash straight into the cenote within the cavern. Swim across the cenote and through the dark tunnels which connect the subterranean waters. As you delve deep into this underground world, your guide will point out the cavern’s many fascinating features. Explore the unbelievable cavern and admire the stalagmites and stalactites which took more than 65 million years to form. After your tour, enjoy a Mexican snack and refreshing beverage before returning to Cozumel

Cozumel Food Tour

5. Cozumel Food Tour

One of the great joys of travel is discovering local foods that make you treasure the journey. Have a delicious trip to San Miguel with this 3-hour Cozumel Food Tour and experience Mexican food served in authentic, traditional locales. On this all-inclusive food tour, your personal guide will take you to small, out of the way eateries that display authentic Cozumel dining at its finest. You will have an opportunity to taste a wide variety of dishes, ranging from traditional street fare to regional Yucatan cuisine. Leave everything in the hands of your passionate, highly-knowledgeable guide: transportation, menu selection, even paying the bills. All you have to do is savor the food.

Cozumel: Mayan Jungle Jeep Ride to Jade Caverns and Snorkel

6. Cozumel: Mayan Jungle Jeep Ride to Jade Caverns and Snorkel

Meet your guide at a central location near the cruise port in Cozumel, receive your instructions, and then start driving your Jeep through the island till you reach its oldest town, El Cedral, where you will get to know the history of the town and the Mayan culture. Next, stop at Jade Caverns where you can take a dip in the pristine water of the Cenote and relax. Once you are done with this activity, get back to your jeep and drive back through the jungle and an amazing off road. Once back at the entrance, stop at the famous tequila factory where you can learn all about its history and the distillation process, ending with the most important part which is the the tasting of many flavours of Tequila. Lastly, stop at Tortugas Beach Club and get set for the amazing 30 minute snorkeling trip from shore at Dzul ha Reef the snorkel activity to your final destination.

Cozumel: One Tank Scuba Dive and Full Chankanaab Park Access

7. Cozumel: One Tank Scuba Dive and Full Chankanaab Park Access

Experience Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park's underwater world on a one tank scuba diving introductory dive. You will see the marine life of the second largest reef barrier in the word firsthand as well as the ancient caves and underwater sculptures. This is the perfect diving tour for certified and noncertified divers. You can easily enjoy the tropical fish, underwater sculptures, and coral reef formations that make this the best Cozumel diving experience. Once your dive is over, relax and stay as long as you like at the park. Enjoy full access to the amenities including the beach, hammocks, shaded palapas, sea lion show, and crocodile exhibits.

Cozumel City Tour with Lunch

8. Cozumel City Tour with Lunch

Take in the highlights of downtown Cozumel by e-bike. Make 4 stops in all on this 2.5-hour tour. First, you’ll visit Corpus Christi, Cozumel’s largest church. From there, ride along 20th Avenue to the local market. See for yourself how Mexican life focuses on markets, with plentiful fresh seafood, local fruit and vegetables and authentic handcrafts. Next, stop to taste some real Mexican food at lunch, served at Doña Chelly’s. Enjoy tacos, burritos and much more. After lunch, head to the Grijalva monument and the Mayan pyramid, before stopping at a hacienda, where you’ll learn how artisanal tequila is made. Enjoy a taste of one of Mexico’s finest tequilas.

Cozumel: General Entrance to Mayan Bee Sanctuary

9. Cozumel: General Entrance to Mayan Bee Sanctuary

At your visit to the Mayan Bee Sanctuary, learn about the nutritional and medicinal properties of the Melipona honey, as well as the close relationship between the Melipona bees (stingless) and the Mayan people. Hear how the ancient Mayans valued honey for its healing power, restoring the well-being and harmony of the heart, and its ability to provide vigor and strength. Walk through the monolith path where you will find unique pieces sculpted in limestone by a local artist, to show the greatness and evolution of the Mayans through their religious symbols such as the Goddess Ixchel, the Aluxes, and the stelae. Discover the fascinating structure of the hives inside and out, and how the bee colony is organized. Admire the incredible organization of the colony and discover the role of the queen bee, the princesses, the drones, the workers, and the guardian. At the end of the tour, delight your taste buds by sampling different varieties of honey. See how the honey is used to make products including candies, eye drops, soaps, shampoos, creams, and many other items.

Cozumel: Historical Driving Tour by VW Buggy with Snorkeling

10. Cozumel: Historical Driving Tour by VW Buggy with Snorkeling

Meet your guide and drive through Cozumel’s scenic eastern coastline. Stop by Punta Morena beach, a pristine white sand beach where you can relax, play beach volleyball, and swim. Once you’ve worked up an appetite from the activities, try some delicious local seafood and other light snacks and refreshments. Hop back in your sporty VW Buggy and hit the roads as you drive to El Cedral, Cozumel’s first founded town. Next, visit a small Mayan ruin, the church of El Cedral. Learn about local lifestyle, culture, traditions, and the main festivities of La Santa Cruz. Continue the tour on to Sky Reef, where you can opt to go snorkeling. Follow your guide in search of Mexico's colorful marine life and the incredible underwater formations in Cozumel’s waters. After snorkeling it’s time for a well-earned lunch of either chicken fajitas, fish tacos, or quesadillas.

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What people are saying about Cozumel

Overall rating

3.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

The food tour was wonderful!! Gerry took us to some great taco sites and fresh red snapper. A beverage at almost all stops - could add up on your local cervesa count!! Juan Pablo was a great driver - keeping the van close and safe. One of my best tours in Cozumel.

It was very nice. I enjoyed learning about the way honey is made. I also love my new necklace. They also let you taste the honey and cough drops.

The animators were great, very passionate and attentive to our fears or our questions I really recommend this magnificent moment experience

Tania muy buena guía educada , amable y muy servicial y sobretodo honesta en sus comentarios.

It was really neat and yummy! You get a bunch of delicious food and learn about the culture.