Cozumel Sunset


Cozumel Sunset

One of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever experienced!!!

-Maragret B. from Newmarket, ON, Canada

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Cozumel – Island of Swallows


Josef W.Walking down the stone streets of Playa del Carmen, past the numerous vendors and quaint shops, the ferry to Cozumel slowly comes into view. It looks sleek, fast and modern sitting atop the crystal clear blue water of the ocean. As we wait in line with mild trepidation to board, we watch the families play along the pristine white sand beach, bathed in the warm sunlight. Boarding the ship is quite a breeze once the gate opens and we are soon under way heading to Cozumel. As Cozumel slowly comes into focus, small droplets of ocean water cool us off during our complimentary sun tan on the 30 minute ferry ride. Arriving in Cozumel proves to be as easy as boarding was and we are soon on our way to the resort.

One of the first things that we noticed about Cozumel was that it feels like mainland Mexico, yet feels very different as well. There were numerous places to rent scooters on the side of the road, offering adventurous travelers the opportunity to explore the island on their own. They seem to be quite the popular mode of transportation to get around for the tourists and locals alike. We quickly leave the town limits of San Miguel de Cozumel, the capital, and drive along the highway towards our vacation destination. The resort staff is quickly at our service with towels and fresh drinks upon our arrival. We are quickly checked in and on our way to explore the resort. Having the ocean right outside our door along with a convenient ocean-side bar made this stay quite the treat.

The island seems to move at a slower pace than the mainland which makes everything more relaxing. We managed to spend some time exploring the local shops and dining at a quaint restaurant in the heart of San Miguel. The locals are eager to show you their items for sale and are quite friendly.  The food was amazing in both taste and presentation. We truly enjoyed spending a nice evening exploring this charming city. Don’t forget to also spend some time snorkeling at the largest reef in the Western Hemisphere, located off the coast of Cozumel. Make Cozumel your next vacation destination and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Mexico!

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Beautiful Blues


Beautiful Blues

This was taken before boarding the ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel.

-Erin D. from Blue Ball, PA

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Cozumel, Mexico


Cozumel, Mexico

Tremendous shopping experience and crystal clear water great for swimming with the dolphins... in Cozumel, Mexico!

-Steven T. from Wake Forest, NC

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Cozumel Sunset


Cozumel Sunset

Cozumel Sunset

-Ray S. from Eden Prairie, MN

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Temptations


Temptations

Sunset in Cozumel

-Kristi R. from Athens, WI

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Cozumel – Adventure and Relaxation in One


Kristina W.Walking through the small streets of Playa Del Carmen, the excitement was building. We were heading towards the ferry terminal that would lead to our Cozumel journey. The process of using the ferry as transportation was quite simple and enjoyable. It was a beautiful sight to see the island coming into view as we felt the calm waves of the ocean rocking the ferry. Upon arrival on Cozumel, transportation to the resort was easy. The island of Cozumel is not an overwhelming size as it is roughly 30 miles long and 10 miles wide. There is one main road that circles the island, so if you choose to rent a car it is pretty easy to navigate.

Once you get settled in, be sure to check out the amazing water sport activities, like snorkeling. The largest reef in the Western Hemisphere, the Mesoamerica Reef, can be explored while staying in Cozumel. The ocean is crystal clear which makes for some fantastic sightings such as tropical fish and turtles.

Back on the island, the town of San Miguel offers many unique shopping prospects. While we were visiting, we enjoyed a night out in Cozumel with a phenomenal dinner at a local restaurant. Additionally, Cozumel provides many choices for spa treatments. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation, or an exciting getaway full of adventure, Cozumel offers the perfect trip for any family.

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Sunset on the beach


Sunset on the beach

Sunset on the beach at the Reef Club in Cozumel.

-Gregory W. from Mt. Pleasant, TN

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Cozumel Sunset


Cozumel Sunset

This sunset picture was taken from the grounds of the Reef Club.

-Karla K. from Grand Junction, CO

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Nurse Shark


Nurse Shark

This nurse shark was lazily swimming by us during a dive off the coast of Cozumel, Mexico.

-Joey D. from Rockport, TX

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Cozumel – Easy to Get There; Easy to Enjoy


Melissa V.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!

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North Shore Lake Tahoe


North Shore Lake Tahoe

This was taken as we made our way to the southeast side of Lake Tahoe for some cross country skiing. The view was spectacular with plenty of snow. Had a great time during our stay and the hosts were very friendly and helpful.

-James C. from Lincoln, CA

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Lake Tahoe Winter Wonderland


Lake Tahoe Winter Wonderland

A beautiful view of Lake Tahoe in January! Sit back enjoy hot chocolate and the snow.

-Susan G. from Gresham, OR

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Winter Getaway


We took a four day weekend to Door County, WI in February and stayed at The Rushes on Kangaroo Lake. We expected to hike around in some of the county and state parks while we were there. What we didn't expect were all of the extra accommodations The Rushes had to offer. They had a separate room with every size ice skate, snow shoe, cross country ski and poles for our family, as well as our 4-year-old. These activities were complimentary. We tried snowshoeing, but got hooked on cross country skiing! My husband and I wondered why we had never tried it before. Our 12-year-old son had a good time too. We could pick between three different trails varying in length and difficulty. The priceless moment was watching our 4-year-old son and the triumph on his face when he could ski too. New experiences as a family, now that's what vacation time is all about!

-Linda A. from Fond du Lac, WI

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Snow covered Grand Canyon, Arizona


Snow covered Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon covered with the glittery blanket of snow looks like a fairy tale wonderland.

-Grazyna A. from San Antonio, TX

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Aspens and Snow Capped Mountains


Aspens and Snow Capped Mountains

View after a small snow storm of the San Juan Mountains.

-Helen S. from Hadley, NY

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Snow Sculpture


Snow Sculpture

While Crater Lake was the main attraction, we were awed by the natural snow sculptures we encountered.

-Marsha W. from Forth Worth, TX

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Snowy Landscape


Snowy Landscape

Taken while en route to the Grand Canyon, near Flagstaff, Arizona.

-Iris H. from London, KY

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Sunrise


Sunrise

We awoke one morning to find the mountains dusted with snow.

-June B. from Coldstream, BC, Canada

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Snow Scene at Lake Tahoe, CA


Snow Scene at Lake Tahoe, CA

I arrived on the Friday before Thanksgiving in the rain and awoke the next morning to over a foot of snow. It continued for a couple of days and was lovely!

-Betty R. from Sacramento, CA

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