Cruise to Cozumel

Rocky coast filled with swaying palm trees and calm waters in Cozumel, Mexico.

Top 5 things to do in Cozumel

  1. Spend the day at Paradise Beach
  2. Dive at Palancar Reef
  3. Explore the culture of San Miguel
  4. Go deep-sea or sport fishing
  5. Visit the ruins in San Gervasio
Known for: DivingMexican ChocolateMayan RuinsSilverDeep-Sea Fishing

What lies under the sea close to her shore makes Cozumel one of the world's premier diving destinations. The Mesoamerican Reef System is the world’s second-largest reef system­—home to more than 500 species of fish—waiting for pros and novices alike. On dry land, explore the ancient Mayan ruins of San Gervasio or take a ferry to Tulum to explore the ruins there. If you want to see what life is like outside of the hustle and bustle around the cruise terminal, rent a scooter and drive along the coastal road to the other side of island where you’ll find eclectic bars, a few secluded beaches, a marine park and an impressive view of the ocean crashing up on the rocks. Cozumel is a small island but it’s authentic Mexican food, amazing diving sites and ancient ruins help to make it one of the most popular cruise destinations in the Caribbean.

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Cozumel Highlights


  • San Gervasio, largest site of Mayan ruins on Cozumel
  • Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, second-largest reef system in the world
  • Wildlife at Punta Sur Eco Beach Park


  • Silver that comes from the town of Taxco
  • Authentic Mexican chocolate
  • Shops in downtown San Miguel


  • Authentic tacos at El Mercado in downtown San Miguel
  • Ceviche at Pescaderia San Carlos
  • Margaritas at Wet Wendy's Margarita House

Shore Excursions

  • Swim with the whale sharks (May - September)
  • Explore the Mayan Ruins in Tulum
  • Go deep-sea or sport fishing


  • Play at Isla Pasion
  • Spend the day at Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park
  • Help train a dolphin at Dolphinaris


  • Escape the crowds at Playa Palancar
  • Mr. Sancho's Beach Club (more of a party scene)
  • Paradise Beach

Solo Exploration

  • Discover Cozumel through your camera lens on a photo tour
  • Dive along the Mesoamerican Reef System
  • Go on a tequila tour at Hacienda Antigua


  • Relax at the Nachi Cocom Beach Club
  • Learn how to dance Salsa and make salsa
  • Go on a catamaran and snorkeling excursion


  • Mayan Ruins in Tulum and San Gervasio
  • Learn how Mexican chocolate is made
  • Explore the Museo de Isla Cozumel