The combination of great diving, snorkeling and fishing, lovely isolated beaches and a thriving city full of shops, markets and restaurants make Cozumel an excellent vacation destination for people who like some adventure in their lives.
It's very easy to arrive in Cozumel either by plane or a 30 minute ferry ride from Playa del Carmen. I recommend the ferry; it’s cheaper to fly to Cancun, than Cozumel. The ferry is about 20 minutes from the Cancun airport. Once you arrive in Playa del Carmen there is a ticket station where you can purchase tickets for about $25 (USD). Once you purchase your ticket you will hand the concierges your bags, and board the ferry to enjoy the sun on the top deck or take a seat downstairs and enjoy the air conditioning. It's a worry free ride filled with pure enjoyment, and is very relaxing. Sometimes they even have people playing music for you or you can just take a quick power nap.
Once you arrive in Cozumel there is a lot of shopping right where the cruises port with excellent souvenirs that are true to the island. One piece of advice, never pay the full price – always negotiate, they will go down. Once you are finished shopping, check out some of the beautiful beaches.
I really enjoyed my time in Cozumel. Even though it was short and I didn't get to do everything I wanted to, I now have great memories. I now have to start planning for my trip back there with my husband next Fall!
This week on the RCI Blog we will be featuring RCI subscribing members’ photos from their trips to Cozumel. Be sure to check back soon!