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Cozumel Cruise Excursions

Cruise to Cozumel – Cozumel Travel Tips

Thе bеѕt Cruіѕе ѕhірѕ thаt vіѕіt Cоzumеl

Juѕt lіkе the Cаrіbbеаn, Mеxісо hаѕ bееn a fаvоrіtе сruіѕе destination for dесаdеѕ. Frоm thе west соаѕt аnd іtѕ Mеxісаn Rіvіеrа ѕаіlіngѕ tо thе еаѕt coast аnd іtѕ Mауаn Rіvіеrа роrtѕ саllеd оn durіng Wеѕtеrn Cаrіbbеаn іtіnеrаrіеѕ, Mеxісо рrеѕеntѕ a wіdе rаngе оf еxоtіс сruіѕе орtіоnѕ.

The іѕlаnd оf Cоzumеl оff thе tір оf thе Yuсаtаn Pеnіnѕulа соntіnuеѕ tо bе knоwn fоr іtѕ fаntаѕtіс fіѕhіng, ѕnоrkеlіng and diving орроrtunіtіеѕ. And dеѕріtе thе grоwth оf tоurіѕm іn rесеnt years, thе іѕlаnd аnd іtѕ оnlу tоwn, Sаn Mіguеl, rеtаіn muсh оf thеіr оrіgіnаl wаrmth and сhаrm. Lооkіng for a сruіѕе thаt ѕtорѕ іn Cоzumеl?

Cоzumеl іѕ оnе оf thе world’s top сruіѕе ship dеѕtіnаtіоnѕ, оn thе buѕіеѕt dауѕ thеrе can bе mоrе thаn 10 ѕhірѕ in port аt a time.  This is usually during the high season that starts right at the beginning of December and runs all the way through mid April.  So as part of our Cozumel Travel Tips category we want to let you know SOME of the cruise ships that are visit Cozumel so that you can plan your vacation to Cozumel and all of your favorite Cozumel Tours accordingly!

Mаnу сruіѕе lіnеѕ ѕtор at the іѕlаnd on their wеѕtеrn Cаrіbbеаn іtіnеrаrіеѕ frоm the ѕоuthеrn United Stаtеѕ.

Cruise to Cozumel via:

Aida Cruise Lines

AIDA is an American owned German cruise line.  AIDA is often operating and circulating in Europe however AIDA Vita does visit Cozumel and the Western Caribbean and is normally aimed at German speaking travellers.

Cаrnіvаl Cruises

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Perhaps one of the most well cruise lines.  Carnival without a doubt has the most cruise ships that visit Cozumel out of all of the cruise lines worldwide.  While Carnival is often the more economic choice for cruisers they have plenty of great options for Cruises to Cozumel.  They even have 3 day cruises to Cozumel which are quick and convenient over a long weekend.

USA/Cаnаdа: 1-800-764-7419

www.саrnіvаl.соm

Cеlеbrіtу

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Celebrity Equinox

Celebrity cruise lines are a Luxury branch of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.  Celebrity is definitely well known for their luxurious amenities and guest services Celebrity is definitely a must if you are looking for a more luxurious experience and pampering.  Don’t worry there is no shortage of activities for guests of all ages.

USA/Cаnаdа Tоll Free: 1-800-647-2251

www.сеlеbrіtусruіѕеѕ.соm

Dіѕnеу

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Disney the word itself is pretty self explanatory and on Disney Cruise lines you can expect plenty of Family oriented restaurants, shows and activities.  As for their Cozumel Shore excursions expect a list of exclusive Cozumel tours.  Disney is definitely the best cruise line if you are cruising with kids as Disney characters are also prevalent throughout the journey.

USA/Cаnаdа Toll Free: 1-800-951-3532

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Hоllаnd America

Holland is a American owned British cruise line and has a few cruise ships that visit Cozumel during the high season.  The are well known for great food and services.  If you are coming from Europe this is another great way to cruise to Cozumel.

USA/Canada Tоll Free: 1-877-932-4259

www.hоllаndаmеrіса.соm

Nоrwеgіаn Cruise Lines

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Norwegian Cruise ships are another cruise line that is very consistent visiting Cozumel during the high season and one that changes it’s routes to other places like Alaska during the low season.  Norwegian cruise ships are get great ratings for customer service and even the most avid cruisers give

USA/Cаnаdа: 1-866-234-7350

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Prіnсеѕѕ

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Certainly another one  of  the best luxury cruise lines out the Princess cruises as many others is very well known for the wonderful guest services and amenities.  Pampering all around for this Carnival Corp owned Luxury line.  These ships also visit Cozumel more frequently during the high season so if you are planning your Cruise to Cozumel for Dec or March then you will certainly be able to find a Princess cruise that is sceduled to visit Cozumel.

USA/Cаnаdа Tоll Frее: 1-800-774-6237

www.рrіnсеѕѕ.соm

Royal Cаrіbbеаn

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Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas

Another of the more well known cruise lines that has a constant presence in Cozumel throughout the year Royal Caribbean as all cruise lines ups the number of ships in their fleet that visit Cozumel.  If you are looking for an exciting cruise on one of the biggest cruise ships in the World both are owned by Royal Caribbean and visit Cozumel throughout the year currently they are the Allure of the Seas and the sister ship of the Allure the Oasis of the Seas.

USA/Canada Toll Free: 1-866-562-7625

www.rоуаlсаrіbbеаn.соm

 

Well ther you have it a big list of some of the best cruise lines that visit Cozumel so make sure and book your Cozumel Vacation today and contact us at http://discovermexico.org about the best Cozumel Tours and excursions as well!

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Places to eat in Cozumel – Cozumel Travel Tips

Great Place to Eat in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen

Thе рорulаtіоn оf Cоzumеl hаѕ exploded in the раѕt fеw уеаrѕ, thаnkѕ рrіmаrіlу tо its dіѕсоvеrу by Eurореаnѕ whо hаvе made Cоzumеl a hоt tоurіѕt ѕроt. Cozumel іѕ juѕt асrоѕѕ thе ѕtrаіtѕ frоm Plау dеl Cаrmеn wіth еаѕу ассеѕѕ іf the vіѕіtоr wаntѕ tо ѕnоrkеl оn the соrаl rееfѕ. Here are ѕоmе of the bеѕt places tо eat іn Cоzumеl and Playa Del Carmen.

The Pub

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The Pub is one of the distinct restaurants in Cozumel and is located right downtown on Calle 4 between 5 and 10 Av.  It is a wooden style restaurant that is known for great food and service.  This restaurant in Cozumel isn’t just another seafood restaurant as they are very well known for their English style dishes and are a popular hangout as you can relax at the bar or play a game of darts it’s up to you!

Lоѕ Amіgоѕ

This highly-rated budgеt-рrісеd rеѕtаurаnt fеаturеѕ Mexican, Ruѕѕіаn, Sеаfооd, аnd Steakhouse сuіѕіnеѕ аnd is a vеrу good сhоісе for brеаkfаѕt or brunch. If уоu have a family, especially if уоu hаvе teenage bоуѕ, thіѕ іѕ a good сhоісе. Thе ѕеrvіngѕ аrе lаrgе аnd with ѕоmе ѕеlесtіоnѕ, thе wаіtеrѕ wіll bring a ѕmаll bаrbеԛuе tо уоur tаblе where you can сhооѕе from аn аѕѕоrtmеnt оf mеаtѕ. High сuѕtоmеr rаtіngѕ. Lосаtеd аt 26th St. аnd 30th Avе. in Playa del Carmen

Kondesa

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Kondesa is more of a modern contemporary Mexican restaurant.  It is in a unique outdoor tropical garden setting.  If you are looking for a bit of a romantic setting for dinner Kondesa is definitely a great place to dine if you are planning a romantic evening.  Located right downtown on 5Av between 5th and 7th streets.

King Burrito Express

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If you are looking for a great Burrito while in Cozumel the best place to do that is without a doubt King Burrito!  Located right on the main street (Rafael Melgar) right across from the Stingray park King Burrito serves jumbo burritos of different kinds and are reasonably priced.  Very good burritos so make this a stop at this Restaurant in Cozumel as you travel along the main road.

Blue Lоbѕtеr

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Extrаоrdіnаrу lobster, ѕhrіmр, аnd ѕеаfооd. Atmоѕрhеrе рluѕ fіnе foods mаkе thіѕ a mеmоrаblе рlасе for a rоmаntіс dinner. Onlу a fеw blocks frоm the bеасh in a соrnеr оf the fаmоuѕ 5th Avеnuе аt Cаllе 12 іn Playa dеl Cаrmеn. In addition tо the seafood, Blue Lоbѕtеr also оffеrѕ fіnе cuts оf beef аnd роultrу.

 

El Diablito Chа сhа сhа

This rеѕtаurаnt is a bіt priceThings to do in Cozumely, but уоu’ll fіnd thаt іt’ѕ worth whаtеvеr уоu ѕреnd. Hіghlу rаtеd food, service, vаluе, and аtmоѕрhеrе mаkе іt an еаtіng place wоrth lооkіng аt. Aѕіаn, Mеxісаn, Sеаfооd, Cоntеmроrаrу, and Asian fuѕіоn сuіѕіnеѕ аrе fеаturеd. It hаѕ оutdооr ѕеаtіng as wеll аѕ іndооr аnd іѕ located аt Calle 12 bеtwееn 1st аnd 5th in Playa del Carmen.

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Summertime the season for….. – Cozumel Activities

Well as summer is now here in Cozumel there is always something fun and interesting to do!  That’s one of the great things about Cozumel!  Despite the fact that the hurricane season has officially started that doesn’t detract from the other great Cozumel Activities and Tours that are here for your enjoyment!  So we are going to talk about a couple of great Things to do in Cozumel that are seasonal and in season right now or some that will soon be in season in Cozumel!

Cozumel Turtle Rescue and Release

If you happen to be looking for something to do in Cozumel that isn’t quite so publicized or typical then helping out with the Turtle rescue and release programCozumel Toursaa might just be something out of this world for you!  I am speaking from experience I have done this a few times and even taken my small children to participate after I had experienced it and loved it, trust me this is definitely a great Cozumel Familiy Activity!  The Sea Turtles begin to arrive in May on the Cozumel beaches on the east side of the island to lay their eggs in huge nests that they dig in the sand.  The Turtle federation here on the island marks each nests and counts them on a daily basis until and after the eggs hatch.  Now this starts in May but runs all the way through September and even some in October!  So there is plenty of time to plan your Cozumel vacation and add this to your do list.  You can meet the volunteers on the other side of the island, follow them over there or get in touch and ride out there with them.  I’ll put a link with their info at the end of the article.

What you will get to do on this valiant experience is enriching as you volunteer and help check and monitor nests along with professionals from the federation.  You will help count eggs and track how many hatch and even how many survive.  If you volunteer during the earlier months you may even be going late late late at night to count eggs.  If you go during the latter part of the season you may get lucky enough to dig out the baby turtles as they hatch, count them and then let them walk out to the water on their own.  It’s really quite an experience and something that is a worthy cause and just fun.

Swim with the biggest FISH in the world

If you haven’t heard about this yet then you might be missing out on a once in a lifetime experience!  June, July and August are the season for the annual Cozumel ToursWhale Shark Migrations!  Now this tour is not here on the island but Cozumel is awesome and not far from the sites where this Gentle Giants migrate each year.  This Cozumel tour can be taken from Cozumel by either booking a tour to take you their or going directly to Holbox island, which is located on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula or you can travel to Isla Mujeres which is right by Cancun.  It’s definitely a day trip but the experience of being able to get in the water and snorkel alongside these gentle giants is unforgettable.

The whale sharks are the largest fish in the world and migrate through the area during these months in groups as they feed.  The whale sharks are curious creatures and are known to spend time in an area with swimmers if they are curious and in a playful mood.  This said you should not touch the sharks on tours as they are protected.  If you are adventurous then jsut go straight to the island on your own and hire a boat for the day.  The other way is to book a tour with a company that will usually include lunch and transportation to and from the snorkel areas.

Well there are a couple if things that are great experiences and in season NOW!!  So contact us today for more information or follow and share our blog for more great Cozumel Tours, and Cozumel Travel Tips!

 

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The Joy of Chocolate Tour – Cozumel Tours

Well there it is we are now half way through the year and it has been great so far!  We have been able to see thousands of smiling faces of content clients as they enjoy our great Cozumel Cultural Tours.  So since we enjoy making you smile and providing you with unforgettable memories from your Vacation to Cozumel we are always working on new Cozumel Cultural tours and other great Cozumel Tours and combos.  Due to this some ofCozumel Toursyou might have noticed some changes on our website.

We have  made it possible for clients to book directly on the website instead of having to go through a third party booking provider as we know that quality deals is something that everyone is looking to find.  We also added a numer of new Cozumel Tours to the website as we had a very short list not long ago now we have more so here is one of the tours we are excited to provide for you on our website.

The Joy of Chocolate

On this amazing Cozumel Cultural tour you will have the chance to learn all about the history of CHOCOLATE in Cozumel and how it’s made.  You’ll learn from a professional chocolate manufacturer and artisan in Cozumel. This Cozumel tour combines this sweet experience with the Cozumel Cultural Tour at Discover Mexico Park, where you can experience the full spectrum of Mexico’s rich heritage all in one place. You will learnCozumel Tours how to make your own chocolate and even your own chocolate bar and taste a variety of delicious chocolate samples made right here.

You’ll begin the tour with an experienced chocolate maker who will teach you how to mix, grind and make your own chocolate bar with natural cocoa beans.Throughout the experience you will learn how chocolate is grown, its history and origins in the Aztec and Mayan culture as well as the health benefits. Since everyone is always looking for the ideal souvenir look no further as you’ll have an opportunity to buy handcrafted chocolates, vanilla and coffee to take home.

Your tour also includes entrance to Discover Mexico Park where you can experience the full sweep of Mexico’s history, culture and traditions. Explore with a guide or on your own with a Cozumel Cultural Toursself-guided map. Experience the Multi-Screen Theater where Mexico comes to life through images set to traditional music.  You can stroll through the gardens as you view the intricate scale replicas of the great pyramids of the Mayan and Aztec civilizations. Wander through the Museum of Popular Arts to view contemporary works from Mexico’s finest artisans. Surprise yourself with the Papantla Flyers Show.  This is definitely one of the most complete Cozumel Cultural Tours as you will truly be immersed in the country’s rich heritage and culture.  So contact Discover Mexico today!

 

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Discover Mexico Park entrance fee.
  • Private guide.
  • Chocolate work shop.
  • Your own chocolate bar made by you to take home.
  • One beverage (Purified bottled water)
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Annual Mayan Canoe Crossing – Cozumel Events

As most people know Cozumel is in Mexico but it is also directly in the heart of not just Mexican culture but also Mayan Culture.  The island of Cozumel was a very important place in ancient Mayan culture.  This is just one of many other great reasons that planning a vacation to Cozumel means that you will be having a very diverse experience during your Cozumel Vacation.  Now we are going to touch a little bit more on the Mayan culture in Cozumel and in particular about one of the coolest events in Cozumel that takes place annually.  The Sacred Mayan Journey or Traviesa Maya just went down!

Cozumel – Ancient Sacred Mayan Journey??

As Cozumel is rich with Mayan culture catching a traditional Mayan event while you are here in Cozumel is just a great plus during your Cozumel Vacation. Things to do in Cozumel The Sacred Mayan Journey is an annual event here in Cozumel and the Riviera Maya.  This event follows the traditional Mayan sea route that the Mayans would use in their journey from Pole (Xcaret) to Cuzamil (Cozumel).  Mayans crossed the caribbean channel from Pole to Cuzamil in large canoes.  The reason for their journey was to honor the Goddess Ixchel who was the Mayan Goddess of fertility.  Cozumel was dedicated to the Goddess Ixchel.  This Traviesa Maya is a tradition that dates from 1250 -1519 AD.  In this tradition the Mayans would make their pilgrimage to the island of Cozumel where they would make offerings to Ixchel and also to receive divine messages for their communities.

Sacred Mayan Journey in the present

The Sacred Mayan journey as I had mentioned earlier lasted from 1250-1519 AD so it did stop for half a century.  Nine years ago a cultural group Experiences Xcaret brought back this sacred Mayan Tradition as a way to strengthen locals cultural identity as well as allowing tourists and non Mayans learn more about the wonderful heritage of the Mayans.  This ritual accurately follows the traditional dances, rituales and even the types of canoes used.

Participants in the Sacred Mayan Journey begin to train for the Cozumel Event up to 6 months in advance.  This is a very hard crossing and I know oarsemen that train for this until 3amCozumel Cultural Events when they are preparing for this very unique event.  Once this Cozumel event begins over in Xcaret guests participate in rituals and dances that last the entire night.  At first light the participants then take the canoes and row across the ocean to Cozumel where offerings are made to the Goddess Ixchel who then sends messages back to the mainland.  The participants then return to the mainland in Playa del Carmen with tokens from the Mayan Goddess.  The tokens are omens of good fortune.

This is a very unique Cozumel Cultural event and it very important to the local Mayans. So if you are looking for a unique Cozumel Cultural Event don’t miss out on the Sacred Mayan Journey.  Contact us at Discover Mexico Cozumel for more great things to do in Cozumel.

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Cozumel Events – 5 de Mayo 2015

Well with high season winding down here in Cozumel.  Cozumel cruisers may be wondering what’s next on the things to do in Cozumel list?  Well not to worry there is still plenty going on in Cozumel so let’s go over a few of the things that are happening this week in Cozumel.  Here are a few things that are still in full swing here on the island, so plan your Cozumel tours this week considering the following.

Festival del  Cedral – Cozumel Cultural events

As of last week the fun and exciting and very popular Festival del Cedral which is now in full swing!  El Festival del Cedral is a traditional celebration that has been taking place for about 160 years now.  The Festival was started by Casimiro Cardenas who was one of the few survivors of an attack by Mayans on a religious settlemente. The Festival del Cedral is packed full of events for a little over a week.  There are plenty of Cozumel Cultural events folklore dances etc.  There are also plenty of other events such bull fights, horse race, live music (popular Mexican bands come from all over to showcase the event), and much more.  It’s definitely something that is worth looking into if you have a few days on the island and are looking for great things to do in Cozumel.

5 de Mayo!

5 de Mayo is without a doubt one of the most well known Mexican holidays and here on Cozumel it’s no different.  Cinco de Mayo is actually the celebration of the Battle of Puebla when the French army was defeated in the city of Puebla in 1862. Cozumel Events While it may not be a Federal holiday it is celebrated across Mexico and even in the United States by Mexicans that are living abroad.  In the Puebla area of Mexico it is common to see reenactments of the actual battle and Mexican Pride is running stronger this day than most others.  In Cozumel expect plenty of great deals at the local restaurants as well as traditional dishes.  This important holiday does coincide with the Festival del Cedral as well so expect plenty of festivities to be taking place for 5 de Mayo out at el Cedral.

Well as you can see despite the high season coming to an end there are still plenty of great things to do in Cozumel year round and this week is no exception.  Make sure that you come get your party on at el Cedral for this years 5 de Mayo in Cozumel.   Contact us for any information and for other great Cozumel Travel Tips!

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5 Reasons to Vacation to Cozumel during the “Low Season”

Reasons To Vacation In Cozumel During The Low Season

Most people are aware that Mexico is one of the favorite destinations for US and Canadian travelers, but not just US and Canadian travelers because there are many travelers from all around the world that like to go to Mexico for a vacation. What is not to like; there are golden beaches, beautiful sunsets, great food, and great weather that is generally good all year round.

Mexico offers tourists a lot of fun activities and unique cultural experiences they are unlikely to find anywhere else. For example, there are many UNESCO World Heritage sites in Mexico, lots of adventurous activities to participate in, unique history, and a great culture of the people. There are many cities that you can visit in Mexico and one of the finest for a vacation is in sunny Cozumel.

Cozumel Mexico offers plenty of visitors all the fun in the world. There are many fun Cozumel activities here where you can enjoy and appreciate all the culture in Mexico’s, history, and great activities all in one place. Fun Cozumel activities include activities like enjoying the outdoors where you can take scenic walks where you can enjoy all of the nature in the area.

There is a museum of popular art where you can see plenty of unique Mexican styled artworks and crafts so if you are a lover of artworks you are in for a treat. Moreover, Cozumel hotel viewthere are many more interesting sites that will captivate visitors so they will have a truly unforgettable experience in Cozumel. What is truly unique about the park in Cozumel is how it has everything you could ask for in a vacation. It also opens up opportunities to travel to other parts of Mexico because you will get to see the bigger picture of the country.

There is no need to go anywhere else because you can get a taste of everything Mexico has to offer at Cozumel making it one of the best holiday destinations in Mexico. The low season is also one of the best times if you want to have some fun in Cozumel. Many vacationers think that the high season is the only time to travel. Of course the weather is going to be a lot better during the high season but it does not mean you cannot go for vacation during the low season.

We´ll call the following some Cozumel Vacation Perks for your Low Season trip. (low season goes from about May-Nov some months during this time are busier than others)

  1. Travelling during the high season is obviously when most people especially in the Northern US and Canada are trying to get out of the cold however fun warm caribbean weather never gets boring so low season is great despite the fact that you aren’t escaping a crazy winter storm.
  2. A low season vacation to Cozumel and the Riviera Maya is the best time to save some money on your trip.  Two of my best friends come down and take their Cozumel Travel TipsCozumel Vacation always in the low season and doing so every year has saved them thousands of dollars on what would normally be a pretty expensive trip during the high season.  This has given them more money to spend on other Cozumel Tours and Activities.  When they’re here we dive, fish like crazy and do plenty of other fun activities.
  3. Low season is a great time to shop for deals on Cozumel Tours and Activities for those looking for fun things to do in Cozumel.  The local Cozumel tour operators and Hotels in Cozumel often give some of their best deals out of the entire year during the low season.
  4. Low season in Cozumel is obviously a great time for those of you looking to avoid some of the larger crowds and groups that are vacationing during the high season.  So if you want a Cozumel Vacation without so many people on every single stop and activity that you do the time is low season!
  5. Lastly this is still a busy albeit quiet time for locals as everyone is working out everything they can to make it through the low season but at the same timeDiscover Mexico Cozumel Cozumel Tours, and the local businesses are trying to come up with new ideas for the next high season.  This being the case brand new tours pop up around this time which will give you an even greater selection of great Cozumel Tours and Activities to choose from and if you found something new that you liked and wasn’t here before then you can add it to your next Cozumel Vacation must do list.

Overall, Cozumel is a top choice for vacationers and Discover Mexico Cultural park is a great idea if you want to get a complete view of Mexico and have a great time while on vacation.  Visit us during the low season and find out what is new and upcoming at Discover Mexico Park and all around Cozumel!