Enjoy the great variety of Cozumel attractions.Cozumel sightseeing features the most exciting part of the second largest coral reef in the world, which is what makes it a renowned scuba diving and snorkeling site.
On sea and land, there are endless activities.You can best enjoy Cozumel sightseeing through boat fishing or non-fishing trips, sunset cruises, ecological parks, duty-free shops, archeological sites, semi-submersible and real submarines, and horseback riding through the jungle.The following activities are some of the main Cozumel Attractions .
Horseback riding is a truly exciting adventure when done on paths through the jungle, to places where the ancient Mayans lived.Explore the ceremonial caves and admire the sculptures.Don't worry about the heat.Beverages are available throughout the ride, which lasts about three and a half hours.
This is a mystical place where you can visit the Snail tomb, an archeological site whose beauty speaks for itself.From the lighthouse, you can observe cruise ships and yachts arriving on the island through the North Channel.
Here is where thousands of Mayan women gathered to worship the goddess Ixchel, creator of medicine and textiles.She granted fertility, protected women in childbirth and pilgrims, and was identified with the moon.People came from places as far away as the present states of Chiapas and Campeche.Its activity period dates from 100 B.C. to 1600 A.D.This is the most popular tour in Cozumel.
Divers from all over the world come to Cozumel to experience the myriad life forms with their hard-to-imagine colors and textures, astonishing underwater landscapes, and the famous Maracaibo walls.Visibility in these waters is extensive and its tranquility allows immersions most of the year.
Certification courses as well as dives are available for beginner, intermediate and advanced divers.It is necessary to present a certification ID. Snorkeling tours are also available and are just as popular, and you do not even have to know how to swim!
Sun lovers are in their element in Cozumel.The variety of beaches goes from rocky, ideal for snorkeling, to sandy; from tranquil waters on one side of the island to strong surf on the other.Perhaps the most popular is Playa San Francisco, for its proximity to downtown.Here you find nice restaurants and bars under big palapas and a tranquil beach to swim.Playa Maya is quieter but also more accessible since it is a few miles closer.
The eastern side has stronger surf and finer sand and hides some secrets like the lighthouses at Punta Molas and Punta Sur offering beautiful views.The latter also offers good food.Other beautiful beaches with restaurants and palapas are Punta Chiqueros, Chen Rio, and Punta Morena.