Cozumel is Mexico's largest island measuring 28 miles by 10 miles, and it is located approx. 12 miles off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula near Playa del Carmen.
It is famous for it's white sand beaches and very clear water ideally suited to scuba diving and snorkelling. The water and reefs around Cozumel have been declared an underwater marine park to protect the environment. Numerous underwater limestone caves are also found in these crystal clear waters. There are many dive operators to help you enjoy these activities.
Getting there: There are several direct flights to Cozumel and you can catch one of 8 daily 'island hopper' flights from Cancun airport. You can also take an air conditioned, comfortable water jet boat from Playa del Carmen on the mainland. The best way to get to Play del Carmen is to take a bus from Cancun.
Cozumel Island is only 35 miles from Cancun. It is fast becoming a retirement center, with many condominium developments. It is more peaceful and relaxed than Cancun. The permanent population is estimated at 90,000.
And, there is Something For Everyone on Cozumel!
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Tropical, similar to Cancun, but general a little cooler,
which makes it more suitable for year-round living.
That is why many Americans and Canadians
live there permanently.
Affordable medical travel insurance for Canadians
travelling in the USA or Mexico,
and for Americans travelling outside the USA.
Cozumel Scuba Diving
Scuba diving and snorkelling are big activities on Cozumel. There are many dive operators and shops.
Cozumel Dining and Snacks
El Moro Excellent authentic Mexican food and seafood at very low prices. Everything on their extensive menu is great! Daily specials. Its way off the beaten path, so have a taxi take you to EL MORO on 75th Avenue.
Lobster's Cove A favorite for seafood. Reasonable prices, excellent food, great service and atmosphere. On the water next to the Hotel Barracuda.
Nino's Pizza If you like thin crust pizzas, you'll love Nino's. Good pizza and excellent prices. On 10 Avenue between Calle 3 and Rosado Salas. They also deliver, just call 2-41-66.
The Diamond Bakery and Cafe Good homemade pastries, breads, and vegetarian dishes. Also a cybercafe for you Internet junkies!
Mexico de los Siglos, waterfront road right across from the Navy base. Excellent service, presentation and flavor ! Truly fine Mexican dining in a casual atmosphere.
Non-touristy local eating places!
Chilangos Good taco stand and very, very cheap. Only open after 6 or 7PM. Each night they usually have a few different kinds of meat and pork tacos as well as Nopales (cactus) tacos - very much like salty green beans! Excellent tortillas. Located on Calle3 Sur, 1/2 block past 30th Avenue.
Tacos La Mission On 30th Avenue between Juarez and Calle 2 North. Meat and pork chop tacos, frijoles charros. Cheap. Salsa bar. Only open at night.
Loncheria Las Palmas On Avenue 25 between Calle 3 and Calle 5 Sur. Only open until 5 PM. Good, hearty lunches made up of soup or rice and beans, soft drink, main course, and fresh tortillas - starting at 15 pesos.
San Francisco de Asis. Conveniently located on Avenida 30. Everything from groceries, fresh baked breads and meat market, to clothing, hardware and pet products.
Chedraui Supermarket - Without a doubt, the best and largest supermarket on the Island. Groceries, clothing, appliances, music center, deli and more. Next door to the new convention center on the main waterfront road directly in front of Plaza Las Glorias Hotel.
Central Market (El Mercado). On A.R. Salas between Avenues 20 & 25. Meat (not refrigerated!), delicious tortillas and the best place to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. VERY cheap. Most vendors are only open from 7 AM until 1 PM.
La Retranca. One location is at the corner of Calle 3 Sur and 10th Avenue. You should find almost everything you need here. Some American brands available. Open until 10 PM. Another location at the corner of Calle 11 and Avenue 30, is open 24 hours.
San Francisco Supermarket. Cozumel's first one-stop shopping center. Groceries, clothing, pet products, hardware, appliances and more. Original location on 65th Avenue at Calle 27. Central location on Avenue 30 across from the gas station.
Banamex, Banco Atlantico, Bancomer, Banpais - are all located in the central plaza of town. Many Casa de Cambios (money exchangers) are in the plaza as well.
COZUMEL INTERNET ACCESS
Compucentro (ISP) Calle 11 between Avenue 5 and 10.
Coffee.Net (Internet Cafe) Waterfront road at the corner of Calle 11
Diamond Internet (ISP & Internet Cafe) Avenue 10 between Calles 6 & 8.
Cafe Internet (Internet Cafe) At the back of the main square across from Tres Hermanos shoe store, near Ave. 10 and Calle 1. Best rates ... 10 cents/minute.
Thanks to Lisa Lesikar for all the above local dining, shopping and banking information!
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