Port of Cozumel: Free and Paid Activities!

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Port of Cozumel, Mexico is a tropical paradise, offering a ton of activities to suit every traveler’s preference! This beautiful island is located off the eastern coast of Mexico in the crystalline water of the Caribbean Sea. Cozumel is a popular cruise ship destination for those seeking adventure and relaxation, Cozumel has it all! Keep reading to find out what free and paid activities you MUST try once in Cozumel! 

Free Activities:

Downtown San Miguel Cozumel

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 Explore the town of San beautiful downtown San Miguel! Once you get off your ship, you can either walk or simply take a local Taxi to the main town. Tourists can explore San Miguel’s charming streets, shop for souvenirs, and sample authentic Mexican cuisine at endless local restaurants, cafes, and bakeries. Exploring San Miguel by foot lets you explore every inch of the city. Whether you are there for a few hours or a full day, be sure to absorb the culture and beauty of this small city. Experience the traditions, language, and way of life of locals. 

El Mirador Lookout

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Hike, bike, or take a taxi to El Mirador! A scenic viewpoint overlooking the eastern coast of Cozumel. The panoramic views are worth the effort of getting there, and it won’t cost a dime (except for the taxi fee). The sea-carved arch will let travelers enjoy the breathtaking view while sipping on refreshing drinks or enjoying a delicious coconut from local vendors! Don’t forget to bring your camera for this scenic event! 

Beaches in Cozumel

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Cozumel is known for its beaches and most of them are free! Playa Caletas is only a 13-minute drive from the port and Downtown San Miguel. Playa Stingray is only a short 10-minute walk from the port as well.  Travelers can keep an eye on their ship while enjoying the beauty of the sky over the ocean. The number of public beaches is infinite! Crystal-clear waters and sandy shore beaches will have you astounded. Some beaches may charge to access to their facilities and activities, such as watersports. 

Tequila Tasting

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Mexico is famous for its tequila! What better way to learn about Mexico’s national spirit by taking part in a tequila-tasting tour? Discover the art of tequila production, the history and sample different varieties of this famous beverage, (Prices range, based on the distillery). Tequila is made from the fermentation of the agave plant. This is a must-try! Native to Mexico’s culture, tequila was the first known distillation from the Aztec civilization. 

Seatreck Helmet Diving

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An excursion that will make lifetime memories! The tour lasts about an hour and 30 half to 2 hours. Adventurous people will walk on the ocean floor while enjoying the underwater marine life while wearing an astronaut-like helmet. This unique experience will have explorers enjoy Cozumel’s pristine underwater world. There is also an option to do this activity at night-time! This is an experience like no other. No swimming skills are required, bring a bathing suit, a towel, and a change of clothes! Also some cash for souvenirs! 

Underwater Sightseeing

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Explore the unique coral reef, rich culture, and tropical landscapes with Atlantis Submarines Cozumel! This experience is designed for underwater sightseeing, it lasts about two hours. Atlantis Submarine has bilingual guides, and daily schedules all ideal for the whole family! Passengers will have an enjoyable time with over 25 side portholes and one large viewport across the submarine’s bow will have passengers mesmerized with the views! The submarine submerges at more than 100 ft.. This is the only submarine in Mexico designed for tourism, directed by its skilled pilot and crew members. Sit back and enjoy the view while sipping on one complimentary beverage! 

Cozumel offers an array of experiences, from tranquil beach days to thrilling underwater adventures ensuring that every traveler finds their perfect activity. Whether you opt for free or paid activities, you’ll create long-lasting memories on this beautiful island in the heart of the Caribbean. 

Will you be taking advantage of these fun activities white vacationing in Cozumel? Let us know in the comments. 

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