Sometimes the culture of Mexico City calls to you, tempting you to its high altitude with the promise of Aztec architecture and neighborhoods densely packed with art and culture. When winter rolls around, you can swear you hear the Baja Peninsula begging you to stop by for a week of invigorating surfing. Meanwhile, just off the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, the island of Cozumel beckons you to come play on its beaches and snap photos of its crystal blue water. The destination may be a popular cruise port, but there’s more to Cozumel than a few hours shopping for souvenirs and stretching your legs. A wise wanderer such as yourself can spend an entire vacation diving in the Palancar Reef and learning about tequila at Discover Mexico Cozumel Park.
You’ll stand before Chankanaab National Park, admiring its soft, white sand beach with crystal clear water. Watching the tide come in, you’re tempted to go for a float—and we trust that you will follow the feeling. Throw on your snorkel mask and head to the iron shore. These limestone beaches take your breath away and melt away any trace of worry. While iron shore beaches might be tough on the feet, the rocky surface makes them the perfect spot to attract beautiful wildlife. Book your stay in Cozumel hotels now, wise wanderer, and don’t forget to pack plenty of sun screen.
Where to Stay in Cozumel
The best places to stay in Cozumel poise you to gain easy access to the coast. Within minutes of opening your peepers in the morning, you can be in your swimsuit and on the sand. When you’re in paradise, there isn’t a moment to waste, after all. Book a room in one of these welcoming resorts, and you always have a comfortable place to retire when your day playing in the waves comes to an end:
- Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa: This presidential accommodation makes it easy to soak up the Caribbean climate Cozumel enjoys all year-round. Have a superb soak in the spa tubs overlooking the ocean, or bring a book to the manicured lawns and relax in a hammock. Back in your private suite, plush bathrobes make lounging in comfort easy as pie.
- Sunscape Sabor Cozumel- All Inclusive: The Sunscape resort takes its all-inclusive title pretty seriously, and you’re treated like a celebrity from the moment you arrive. They roll out the red carpet for your kids too—literally. Once you’ve completed the fun check-in process, grab a bite at the lounge and check out the resort’s daily itinerary. Yoga, Ping-Pong, and theater are regularly on the agenda.
- Secrets Aura Cozumel - All Inclusive: Sitting on your breezy terrace, it’s hard to come up with a reason to leave Secrets Aura. Your well-appointed room is starting to feel a lot like home. Stay in a swim-up room, and you can start splashing around within five minutes of waking up. Most balconies have a private hammock, so relaxation is a cinch. The resort also offers private scuba tours and an open-air theater.
- El Cozumeleno Beach Resort All Inclusive: You can’t master the art of chess on a giant board at all hotels in Cozumel, but can do it at El Cozumeleno Beach Resort. Once you’ve reached checkmate, don your swimsuit and go for a relaxing float in the outdoor swimming pool. The swim up bar means refreshments are never far away. Just across the street is the Cozumel Country Club. Play a round of 18 under the sun and return to the resort for a lovely dinner at El CocalRestaurant.
Some travelers show up to Cozumel with one swimsuit, but not you, wise wanderer. You will be fully prepared for your long days on the sand and afternoons spent lounging near your resort’s outdoor pool. When you finally strap on your tennis shoes, you’re off to hike the dramatic cliffside trails. On a whim, you may decide to depart your Cozumel lodging and embark on a deep sea fishing charter. You know what they say: The most meaningful experiences can be the least expected. Book one of our Cozumel accommodations now, and you’re one step closer to the beachy vacation of your dreams.