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Things to do in Cozumel during the Holiday season!

Spending Winter Holidays in Cozumel Mexico

Are you sick and tired of chilly winter celebrations? Do you want to warm up your winter

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Winter Vacation in Cozumel is too good to be true!

holiday? Are you prepared to enjoy Mexican culture this December? If yes, Cozumel will be a wise pick for you. Traveling to Cozumel during cool winter seasons has become a hobby amongst many ardent travelers. The Caribbean destination has evolved to be an idyllic winter getaway that can keep and add more panache and glamour to the festive spirit. Cozumel is much more than a Caribbean Island. It has something interesting for everyone in the family, and this is true at all times of the year. Here are few interesting things to do in Cozumel during winter holidays. These activities should be a part of your Cozumel travel planning process.

Go Snorkeling or Scuba Diving!

New Years in CozumelIf you are travelling to Cozumel, remember to snorkel or scuba dive. The pristine island is renowned for its striking scuba diving locations. And, the best part about scuba diving in Cozumel is that you don’t have to be a professional swimmer. The destination homes some of the world’s finest reef diving spots. Located few miles from the Yucatan Penninsula, Cozumel’s San Miguel is a must visit. Diving in Cozumel will undeniably be a pristine experience and one that you won’t soon forget.

Fun with Chocolate and Culture at Discover Mexico

Things to do in Cozumel will remain incomplete without some cultural activity mixed in thereCozumel Tours somewhere.   Talking to travellers one of the most common things to do to in Cozumel that they seem to be seeking is something off the beaten path and not so touristy.  Travellers now a day are becoming much more interested in not being pampered and living a truly authentic experience.  For that we can recommend our Joy or Chocolate tour right here at Discover Mexico. This tour will give you a chance to experience the joy of learning more about one of everybody’s favorite things, “Chocolate”; but not only that also more about  the Mayan Culture which is something definitely worth immersing yourself in while in Cozumel.

The Verdict

Travelling to Cozumel during winter holidays is an amazing move. The place is loaded with too many things to do! From diving to sightseeing to dune buggy rides, to Christmas Eve posadas to candlelit progressions, the island is lively and a colorful place to enjoy the festive season. So get out of the cold this winter and Cruise to Cozumel!

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High Season in Cozumel off to a great Start!

Cozumel Mexico High Season off to a great Start

I really do feel for all you friends out that are currently freezing your rears off in the cold weather while we are down in beautiful Cozumel enjoying warm weather and crystalline blue waters of the Caribbean.  I am sure that you are wishing you were here right now.Christmas in Cozumel  With all that in mind you may be the only ones missing out on the warm weather (not actually) and white sandy Beach in Cozumel this year as the high season has begun!  Not only has the high season begun but its started off with a bang and looks to be one heck of a season!

The Iron Man competition started off the high season with more contestants than ever about 2,500 and on top of that hotels filling up.  By October of this year the island reportedly had seen over 800,000 visitors meaning that 2014 is aiming to be one heck of a year for the locals here on the island.  This is definitely a great way to start the high season this year.   This means if you haven´t been to Cozumel Mexico yet this high season you might end up forming part of a smaller group since Cozumel is definitely teeming with tourists right now.

December in Cozumel

December is when the high season officially begins here in Cozumel and that means all kinds of festivities and great Cozumel Cultural activities and just Fun things to do in Cozumel.  For those of you that haven´t been here in December here is a little look into what the first month of high season in Cozumel brings.

  • Dec 12 Festival of Our Lady of Guadalupe – This is a day that Mexicans celebrate the Virgin of Guadalupe which has roots all the way back to 1531 when a man by the Cozumel things to doname of Juan Diego had a vision of the Virgin Mary.  The Virgin Mary is venerated throughout Mexico and in Cozumel there is no shortage of Festivities.  If you are here on Dec 12th there is a good chance that you will see carvans marching with a shrine and t-shirts of the Virgin de Guadalupe moving to the Cathedral in downtown.  This is all followed by music, dancing and of course food.
  • Posadas posada posadas! – Posada is a spanish word that means lodging.  What is a posada though?  A posada is a 9 day celebration that has been a Mexican tradition for over 400yrs and specifically the nine days represent the 9months of pregnancy and in particular the pregnancy of the Virgin Mary with Jesus Christ.  Posadas usually are held from Dec 16th to Dec 24th but can occur sooner than that.  Aside from its religious significance it is also a special time to gather together at night and have a very filling dinner with music and other activities.  Local businesses have come to call the end of year parties that are offered to employees “Posadas” as well.  So this is a great time to get some fantastic food and enjoy a posada here on the island.  Pozole is one typical dish this time of year and one of my personal favorites.
  • Noche Buena and Christmas Day- Noche Buena refers to Christmas Eve and is when all the celebrations for Christmas usually take place here in Mexico and on Cozumel as well.  Look for plenty of restaurants to offer traditional Christmas dinners as well as Mexican Caribbean style dishes that are very delectable.  This is a great time to go out and enjoy the town especially the town square as there is no shortage of events including live music, plenty of Colorful Piñatas for the kids and more.Mexican Culture

Cozumel is definitely one of the best places to visit in Mexico as it has something for everyone even for those who are not necessarily into full blown Mexican Culture as it caters to tourists and make sure to provide traditions that are not just Mexican.  Discover Mexico Cozumel invites you to come and enjoy the fine weather this winter here in Cozumel and immerse yourselves in the rich Culture that is Mexico!