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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!

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Ready for Holy Week in Cozumel?

Paisanos from All over Mexico get ready for Holy Week!

Well Spring Break in Cozumel is still in full swing even though the month of March is almost coming to an end.  Although March is coming to an end soon Vacations in Cozumel Cozumel Excursionsaare sure to see a bit of an influx of guests as all the fellow Paisanos begin Holy Week in preparation for Easter Weekend!  Yes it’s true now is officially vacation time here in Mexico for all locals this week as Monday Holy Week begins.

Holy Week in Mexico is a Catholic cultural tradition which officially is the last week of the 40 day lent period.  It begins with Palm Sunday and includes other special days including Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday and Good Friday.  This is an especially busy time as spring break in Cozumel is just beginning to wind down.  Hotels are expected to go over 90% in occupation as Mexicans come from all of the Republic of Mexico for some good Holy Week fun in the sun.

Locals and Paisanos which is the word used in Spanish referring to fellow Mexicans will be able to take advantage of great Cozumel Tour deals as will all of the happy Spring Breakers on the island.  This is the first weekend of Holy Week Vacations and although there was a bit of a bad weather spout yesterday and high winds today that didn’t stop everyone from coming and making the most of the Cozumel Tours and attractions.

Cozumel ActivitiesDiscover Mexico will be participating as well in all of the great Spring Discounts for Spring Breakers and for Holy Week vacationers so don’t miss out on the great opportunities.  This also means the festival in “El Cedral” is coming up with plenty of great Cozumel Activities.  Races, Music delicious food and more at the “Festival en El Cedral”.   With the plethora of great Cozumel Tours and activities there are hardly any dull moments around Cozumel and so Discover Mexico invites you to come and join us on any one of our unique Cozumel Cultural Tours and learn more about Mexico.  Contact us today!

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Tequilera, Tequilera – Spring Break in Cozumel

Spring Break in Cozumel 2015

As all of your fun seeking spring breakers converge on Cozumel this year for your Spring Break in Cozumel we wanted to take a chance and talk about a couple of great Cozumel tours and places to hit up for some great Cozumel Spring Break fun!  Its not all about drinking but hey let’s be honest here it does mean a lot of drinking meaning looking great bars and Cozumel Tequila Tours.  Here are some great Cozumel Tequila Tours and Cozumel Bars.

Discover Mexico Premium Tequila Tour

This Cozumel Tequila tour is obviously a little different as we are talking about true premium tequila tasting.  Most Tequileras here in Cozumel are outdoors andThings to do in Cozumel are constantly pushing to try and get you to buy buy buy, not just their tequila but their other souvenirs as well.  While we do have plenty of Souvenirs and Tequilas that are available for purchase we won’t pester you to buy them.  one of the best things and something that definitely sets us apart from other Tequileras in Cozumel that we will treat you like royalty while you participate in this educational and fun Premium Cozumel Tequila Tour.  If you have been to wine tastings well this is the Tequila version of that and it will definitely be a unique experience for you during your Spring break in Cozumel!  So come try a Tequila Tour in Cozumel that you will not forget!

Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Cozumel

Now if you are on spring break and you want to have some food and party a little bit at the same time then Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville is defintely a must for Spring Breakers! Things to do during Spring Break in Cozumel Lunch gets even more fun when the DJ and staff start doing different games as well.  Whats great about Margaritaville is that the food is great and the have plenty of big screens and plasma TVs so that you can keep up with your favorite College teams during March Madness.  There are plenty of other great things to do at Margaritaville as they have snorkel gear available for everybody as well as their water trampolines, giant floating icebergs and more!  Margaritaville is definitely a hot spring break spot!

Cozumel Bar Hopping!

Now the other tours are not all about the drinking as there is plenty more to go along with the other places and tours that we mentioned, but this tour is definitely a bigger partCozumel Tours of the tour but its not only about drinking and going to bars.  The Cozumel Bar Hop tour is definitely a great way to get to know new people and to get away from the tourist part of the island and over to the east side of the island.  This tour starts off from in town and goes straight over to the other side of the island visiting Punta Morena, Coconuts bar (Coconuts is definitely a stop for spring breakers!), followed by a visit to Playa Bonita Restaurant & Bar and finally Rastas Bar for a great time!

Well there are a few more great Things to do in Cozumel for you spring breakers visiting the island this month and we have plenty more Cozumel Travel tips too so let us know if there is something in particular that you would like to know about while travelling in Cozumel or even something that you think would be good for others to know and we may even blog about it so until next hasta luego y nos vemos!

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Cozumel Time Change – Cozumel News

Get Ready for a Big Cozumel Time Change

Cozumel is now in its own little time zone along with the state of Quintana Roo and will now be on Eastern Standard Time!  That’s right, after years of debate a number of Hoteliers from Cozumel, Cancun and other popular tourist destinations in the Riviera Maya as well as local Government Officials finally won the vote in the Legislature to change the time for State of Quintana Roo to match Eastern Standard Time.

They have been pushing for this for years now and want this to take place so that Tourists in the area have more daylight and time to do tours and enjoy the local beaches and resorts.  Obviously it will be good for business as well as it will allow for more light for more activities.  It will take a little getting used to for Tourists as well as for locals but here it is everybody get ready for change.

A word of advice is for cruiser´s who seemingly will be the most affected by the new time in Cozumel as Ships sailing out of Florida will be the same time as local cruiseship at sunsettime so a little less confusion for them.  Despite this it doesn’t mean it will be less confusing for all Cozumel Cruiser’s as those arriving on cruises that sail out of Houston, Galveston and New Orleans which are on Central Time will now be an hour behind Cozumel time instead of being on the same schedule which is something that will definitely take some time to get accustomed.

Now to help avoid some additional confusion which has definitely been happening as it is evident on the Cozumel travel boards and forums this is not a Daylight Savings Time change.  This is a permanent change and so Cozumel in April will change their clocks ahead and additional hour so this summer will definitely be a lot brighter in Cozumel from now on.

That is the basic rundown about the new changes coming this weekend and Discover Mexico is very glad to provide you with great Cozumel Travel Tips and Cozumel News so that you can get the most out of your Cozumel Vacation.  If you are looking for great things to do in Cozumel or need a little help just comment on the post below or contact us at Discover Mexico Cozumel.

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Discover Mexico & Chankanaaba Park Combo

DISCOVER MEXICO AND CHANKANAAB PARK

Discover Mexico is the most visited park in Cozumel and one of the island’s main tourist attractions that highlights the historical and cultural treasures of Mexico. It is a must visit during your trip to Mexico as it offers you the opportunity to learn more about the unique,Cozumel Tours colorful and rich culture of Mexico, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Discover Mexico park tour is one of a kind experience that allows you see the different ethnicities, arts, landmarks and traditions of Mexico. Here, you will find ancient and modern Mexican wonders in one place. This guided tour around the park takes you to see some of the best historical sites located all around Mexico.

On getting to this amazing park, your tour starts with a trip to the multi-screen video experience room where you’ll see dazzling award winning video presentation that showcase beautiful, cultural and natural wonders of Mexico. Learn more about Mexican history while wandering through the park, as you see miniature scale models of Mexico’s most significant archeological, and beautiful monuments and buildings. The tour will also take you to the Museum of Popular Arts where you’ll see some of the incredible works of great Mexican artists. Enjoy traditional food, snacks beverages and ice cream for lunch at the “Mercadito Corona” located within the park. Take home some lovely souvenirs at the gift shop, as it is considered one of the best in Cozumel where you can get some of the best authentic handmade articles found nowhere else on the Caribbean. Explore the fascinating outdoor natural garden with glamorous flora and fauna.

The next part of your unique excursion takes you to Cozumel’s National Park – Chankanaab. Cozumel ToursChankanaab National Park, the most popular beach park on Cozumel, was built to protect the plant and animal species found within the amazing and beautiful coral reefs on the island. Your admission into this beautiful park is also included as part of your excursion. Well-known for its fantastic snorkeling, swimming and diving activities, Chankanaab National Park is home to a botanical garden where you will find over 400 astonishing plant species; restaurants and bars for the best of traditional food and drinks; a sea lion show; a typical Mayan Village, one of the most amazing Pre-Columbian cultures; replicas of well-known archeological sites; an underground river, and a dive shop. You have the opportunity to see astounding animals at the dolphinarium, an open water exhibit, without getting into the water. Go on a guided snorkel or swim in any of the photoEscudo_COZ_Parque_Chankanaab_EX_chankanaabfamous coral reefs on the island. After having a nice time discovering the watery wonders of Cozumel, you can kick back relax under a palm tree while you take in the scene.

Discover Mexico offers plenty of great and remarkable Cozumel excursions and this is an excellent choice for first-timers and families who wish to learn about the history and culture of Mexico at Discover Mexico and  follow it up with an unforgettable moment of fun in Chankanaab Park.

What to bring:

Camera

Biodegradable Sunblock

Hats

Comfortable Walking Shoes

Extra Cash for Souvenirs and Snack Bar

 

 

 

Discover Mexico Cozumel Dia de Muertos

Discover Mexico´s Culture – Day of the Dead

Discover Mexico´s Culture – El Día de los Muertos

If you love Cozumel then you probably keep coming back and most likely do your best to Discover Mexico Cozumel - Dia de los Muertosunderstand true Mexican culture more instead of just putting it aside.  At least that is what I have come to experience when talking with travelers that are in love with Cozumel, Mexico. So today and especially today I wanted to talk a little bit about a very popular Mexican tradition and holiday. El Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead!

Speaking with many people back in the US I find that there is a common misconception that Day of the Dead is the Mexican equivalent of what Halloween is in the United States. That couldn´t be farther from the truth. Although it it begins on Oct 31st in the evening it also goes through Nov 1st and Nov 2nd its actually very different from Halloween. This is a holiday meant to honor the dead by gathering friends and family to pray for family and loved ones who have passed on and to reflect on the frailty of life. This includes the building of private altars which are called ofrendas and on these altars they are decorated with candy skulls and marigolds as well as with the favorite foods and dishes of the deceased loved ones as a way of honoring them. These private altars are usually built in the cemetery but if you have been in Cozumel during this season you may also notice some people build them right at their homes or porches.

“Why is it called DAY OF THE DEAD if its spread across 2 days?” Oct 31st is All Hallows eve and also when children in Mexico build their altars to invite the Angelitos or little angels which are the little children who have passed on Nov. 1st is actually Día de los Inocentes or Day of the Discover Mexico Cozumel -- Day of the Dead SkullsInnocents. November 1st is when the children who have passed on are honored and invited to the altars that have been built usually by the children. November 2nd is actually the Día de los Muertos but also known as All Saints Day when the adults are honored and this is the day that families normally make their visits to the cemetery.

In Cozumel you get a mix of both Mainstream Halloween and Day of the Dead. This due to the constant flow of tourists on the island combined with the understanding by the warm locals that Halloween is a fun Holiday for most people in the United States(as it has certainly lost its religious significance for some time now). There is usually trick or treating to some extent on the Plaza but usually spread across November 1st and 2nd as well. There will be many depictions of La Catrina which is a Female skeleton often depicted doing things that the living do regularly. This is a tradition that goes back to pre-Hispanic times although it has changed quite a bit. It is not a somber or morbid Holiday and is a very interesting Holiday. Discover Mexico among others always prepare and display authentic Day of the Dead altars so come check out Day of Dead here in Cozumel. If you didn´t know much about this tradition hopefully now you will understand it a little more.

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Discover Mexico´s rich history and snorkel at Playa Uvas Tour!

If you are looking for great things to do in Cozumel or just a unique look into the rich Mexican culture then let me tell you about Cozumel´s Cultural park ranked #3 on U.S. News & World Report´s travel section for things to do in Cozumel! Discover Mexico Park offers the opportunity to explore step by step, the wonders of Mexico, from the friendliness of the locals, the World famous Mexican Cuisine, crystal blue waters with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, to the Mayan pyramids and ruins.

As soon as you enter in the fascinating Discover Mexico Park, you will be able to relax in a fresh atmosphere and become excited once you see four-screen video collage,

Cozumel Cultural park

Fascinating videos give you an overview of Mexico´s rich culture

with stunning images from the entire vibrant Mexico, such as Riviera Maya, Oaxaca or Chihuahua.

You will discover the beautiful Museum of Mexico´s Popular Arts with its collections of textiles, pottery, glass, furniture, Pinata (a kind of toy made ​​from a variety of paper or textile which is filled with sweets or toys), plus other interesting exhibits. Here everything is organized every weekend, with exhibits of handmade products. The museum has a gift shop that has interesting things to sell, such as reinterpretations of some famous works, toys and all kinds of traditional Mexican items. Moreover, in this museum, you will have the opportunity to see the famous ‘BarroNegro’ pottery, coming from Oaxaca, renowned for its interesting and unique style, shape, color and sheen. If you like bright colors and creative shapes, Oaxacan Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures, which you will see in the Museum of Popular Arts, clearly will attract your attention.

The discovery tour continues on the trail of Aztec, Maya, Olmec and Totonac people, placing in the foreground a masterpiece of Mesoamerican architecture – Chichen Itza, the most important sacred center of Maya civilization, where the Kukulcan pyramid was chosen one

Built to size these replicas are really quite amazing!

Built to size these replicas are really quite amazing!

of the seven wonders of the modern world. What turns out to be the highlight of this pyramid and gathers twice a year thousands of visitors, is when symbolically, the ‘feathered snake’ comes down. Actually it is an exceptionally light effect that looks like a snake, being observed for ten minutes in the days of equinox: March 20 and September 21, at around 3 p.m.

After we visit the parks where have been reproduced the great cathedrals and museums, we head to the Paseo de la Reforma, the most elegant and wide avenue, which runs right through the heart of Mexico. With an attractive design and unique concept, the boulevard houses among the tallest buildings in Mexico.

For a well-deserved rest and relaxation, Playa Uvas beach club is waiting for you with arms wide open and his famous water incredibly clear and blue.

Discover Mexico provides Snorkel and cultural combo tours too!

Discover Mexico provides Snorkel and cultural combo tours too!

You will live a unique experience discovering the sea world – Chankanaab Shallow Reef, a guided snorkel tour of 30 minutes. After that, you will feel the need to eat and drink, so to charge your batteries, you can experience the incredible Mexican food, such as a plate of chicken fajitas, fillet of grilled fish, Cesar or mixed salad, all of these being included in the package.