There are many tours available to you on the beautiful Mexican island of Cozumel, which is situated in the Caribbean Sea, 12 miles (19km) from the mainland. We’ve found eight of the best for you, with a range of activities for young and old, adventurers or leisure seekers.
Maybe two wheels are more your thing? In which case you can’t go wrong with this island tour; four and a half hours of motorbike touring with a choice between six different models. This tour takes you over to the eastern side of Cozumel, which is often ignored by other tours. Your bilingual tour guide will be riding alongside you to give you a local’s view of the island.
Visit the Mayan ruins in El Cedral, experience the beauty of the Punta Sur Ecological Preserve, cruise past the island’s observatory, its lighthouse and its navigation museum. After all of this, take your Harley down onto the white sands, with the surf breaking nearby and roar along the beach. Then, choose one of the many local restaurants on the beach for lunch (included in the tour price), before heading back to EagleRider bike shop.
The minimum age for riders is 21, while the minimum age of passengers is 12. Riders must have a motorcycle driving licence.
Duration: 4 hours
This exciting and professionally organised tour combines culture, competition and sightseeing. Over approximately four miles (six kilometres) of walking through Cozumel, teams of 2 to 8 people need to solve various clues and riddles to uncover the secrets of this beautiful town. You receive your first clue at San Miguel Church. Crack the clue and move on to the next sightseeing location. The tour involves the local townsfolk, who are eager to help. How long it takes is completely up to you. For those keen to compete, however, there are prizes and awards on offer, presented at an awards ceremony, at a local restaurant.
Duration: 4 hours
3. Mayan Ruins and Beach Time - a relaxing exploration of Cozumel's historic cultural heritage (from USD 151.0)
With so much ancient history on the island, you really must take an archaeological tour as part of your visit. You could visit the Mayan city of Tulum, but this takes you off the island via a ferry. Far better to visit the Mayan ruins of San Gervasio, an archaeological site that is actually on the island. This half-day trip, available in the morning as well as the afternoon, combines culture and relaxing beach time. It’s perfect for unwinding while experiencing Cozumel’s rich culture. The knowledgeable, professional guide will take you to the beautiful ancient ruins of San Gervasio, where you can immerse yourself in the rich cultural history of the Mayan civilisation. Once your cultural needs have been fulfilled, there’s time to relax at an island beach club, with lunch and the use of snorkelling equipment all provided in the cost of the tour.
Duration: 5 hours
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If you’re looking to experience the ancient Mayan culture of Cozumel, but want a little excitement to go with your cultural tour, look no further than this 4-hour trip combining the Mayan ruins of San Gervasio Park and an adrenaline-filled dune buggy ride. You’ll walk through the ancient Mayan city of San Gervasio and then hop in your buggy to cruise the off-road trails. The tour concludes with relaxation, lunch and the opportunity to snorkel at the exclusive Playa Uvas Beach Club. Lunch and snorkel gear are all included.
The minimum age to drive the dune buggy is 18 and this tour is only available for a minimum of two people.
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
If you’re short on time but still want to see the incredible jungle scenery of Cozumel, this 2.5-hour tour is for you. With your experienced tour guide leading the way, you’ll take your all-terrain vehicle for a fun ride through the ancient jungles, before stopping at the beautiful Jade Cavern. Here you will have the opportunity to explore the coral cave, including swimming and diving in a 65-foot (19-metre) deep cenote pool.
Minimum age is 16 years to drive and children must be at least 10 yrs old /4 feet (1.2 metres) tall.
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
6. Combo Tour: Cozumel Island and Tequila Tour, Playa Mia Beach Park and Discover Mexico Park (from 66.99 USD)
For those visitors wanting a more relaxed tour of the island, this combo tour is perfect. The five-hour island tour on a luxury, air-conditioned coach, with stop-offs that are perfect for adults and children alike, allow you to see this beautiful Mexican island in style. The first stop, Hacienda Antigua’s tequila distillery, offers a great start to your coach tour. You will receive a lesson on the proper way to make and taste tequila and with no driving on this tour, you can taste as much as you want! The coach then takes you to the western side of the island, with plentiful stops en-route to take in the scenery. The island circuit ends at the Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park. Here, you have two hours to explore the park. Enjoy the Buccaneer’s Bay kids area, Oasis Island, underwater Mayan city and many other attractions including pools, a massage tub and water slides. Finally, enjoy a 45-minute visit to Discover Mexico Park and Museum of Popular Art. This really is a relaxed tour with something for everyone.
Combo Tour: Cozumel Island and Tequila Tour, Playa Mia Beach Park and Discover Mexico Park
Price: from 66.99 USD
With Cozumel’s unique location off the Caribbean coast of Mexico, it has a wealth of culinary delights that combine Mexican cuisine with Caribbean tastes. This tour takes you on a four-hour food sampling excursion to experience authentic Cozumel flavours. With all the food and drink included, you’ll be able to taste local delicacies, including freshly caught fish dishes, meat-stuffed empanada, delicious tacos, sweet pastries and cold beer, should you desire it. The trip includes a visit to a local open-air market and local bakery, where the professional tour guide will introduce you to the gastronomic delights that you’ll be feasting on later. Your palette will thank you for this trip!
Duration: 3 hours
With crystal clear waters off the white sands of Cozumel, one thing that you should do whilst here is to explore the coastal waters. There are various scuba tours available, but this one-hour, Mini-SUB Diving Adventure tour allows you to see the marine life and coral reef without needing hours of training or previous diving experience. The Mini-SUBs are easily controlled, personal diving vessels, which allow you to breathe normally underwater without needing any masks or breathing tubes. Your professional guide will take you through the safety brief and outfit your Mini-Sub with equipment. After this, you are out in the beautiful waters around Cozumel, gliding over the reef and marvelling at the abundant, tropical marine wildlife.
Duration: 1 hour
Visit the beautiful island of Cozumel, there's so much to do and see
Cozumel really does have something for everyone. Whether young or old, adventure seekers or those wanting more leisure and culture, there is so much to see and do here. No trip to Mexico should bypass this relatively unspoiled, beautiful island that’s packed with activities.
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