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Cozumel an Island paradise
Cozumel is paradise and is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations worldwide. Cozumel is not just popular for cozumel tourismtourists, however, but also for Expats looking for a quiet place to retire where they can stretch out their retirement. Ever wonder how Cozumel became so popular for tourists? I mean it is very popular but there are still plenty of people that I have met that have never heard of Cozumel. At times some don’t believe it is actually a part of Mexico! Well, today’s article we will delve a little deeper into how Cozumel became a booking tourist destination and how it has impacted the island.
How did Cozumel get so popular?
Cozumel has been a popular and ever growing favorite for tourist for decades now. Do you know just how long ago it was that Cozumel began receiving tourists? Now I know that most people attribute the tourist industry in Cozumel to Jacques Cousteau, however, the birth of tourism in Cozumel didn’t have anything to do with Cousteau. Cozumel, for many many years, has been a desired island for different governments, trade industries and so forth.
Discovery of the island gem that Cozumel is was actually largely due in part to a nautical mishap that occurred in 1948. A freighter ship with a shipment of bananas on its way from Guatemala to Mobile Alabama actually was grounded on the Ixpalbarco point of Cozumel and the crew was forced to go ashore. They made their way to the town of San Miguel and found accommodations at the Hotel Playa and reported the incident to the ship’s owner back in New York. The Ship’s owner was Charles Fair and after receiving notice of the incident got on a plane and flew down to Cozumel to try and continue with the salvage operation. During his stay in Cozumel, he was very impressed by the island and promised to recommend Cozumel to his friends.
After returning to New York Mr. Fair did as he promised and recommended the island to friends and in particular to a writer and friend named John R. Humphreys. Humphreys would travel to the island for extended stays as he wrote a detailed article about cozumel tourismthe island which after a while was finally published in 1955 in Holiday Magazine. This was the beginning of tourism in Cozumel after more articles and divers began to visit the island it only continued to increase in popularity. Now Cozumel is one of the Top Cruise ship destinations in the Caribbean!
in 1961 Jacques Cousteau did bring international attention to Cozumel as he proclaimed it one of the top dive destinations worldwide. Once this happened Cozumel quickly transformed from a quiet little fishing town and into a Mecca for the popular underwater activity. This was the beginning of tourism in Cozumel after more articles and divers began to visit the island it only continued to increase in popularity. Now Cozumel is one of the Top Cruise ship destinations in the Caribbean!
That May Interest You
EL CIELO COZUMEL SNORKEL TOUR AND BEACH BREAK
Cozumel is known worldwide for its reefs, but also for its exclusive snorkel site called EL CIELO, it was named due to the beautiful water and because you can easily find star fish and stingrays. EL CIELO is located towards the southern part of the island near FARO CELARAIN, and the only way to access it is by boat since no road reaches EL CIELO.
Your El Cielo Cozumel Snorkel Tour will last 3 hours and it starts and ends at SAN FRANCISCO beach club. At San Francisco Beach you will be provided with all the snorkeling equipment after which you will board our glass bottom boat named ORION.
On board Captain Jorge and first mate who will be your guides during the whole excursion will be waiting for you. Be sure and let them know if you have any questions, doubts or concerns and they will be glad to help.
During the trip from the beach club SAN FRANCISCO to EL CIELO you will enjoy an excellent view of the sea and the nature that COZUMEL ISLAND has to offer. During your Cozumel snorkel Tour and Beach Break we will visit 2 world famous reefs known as PALANCAR AND COLOMBIA.
We invite you to enjoy our paradise and likewise take care and respect at all times.
Returning to SAN FRANCISCO Beach Club you will have access to the facilities such as the pool and the lounge chairs as well as a meal to choose from and a couple of drinks to enjoy the rest of your day, we remind you that the beach club closes at 5 pm.
Menu: chicken fajitas, hamburger, chicken nachos, fish fillet
Drinks: water and soft drinks.
Hours: 9 a.m. 2 p.m.
Number of people: min 1 max 12
We recommend bringing: swimsuit, towel, hat, sunscreen.
Note: cancellations 24 hours before
Price: $ 55usd
Cozumel Jet-ski and Snorkel Tour to Passion Island
During your cruise to Cozumel don´t miss out on one of the best places to visit, Passion Island! Our Cozumel Jest-ski and Snorkel tour is the best way to visit the northern area of the island.
This Cozumel jet-ski tour will put you on jet-ski for 1 hour and 30 minutes in which you will enjoy a unique and exclusive view that no other tour or excursion can offer. During this excursion we will visit the PASSION ISLAND, and you will also have the opportunity to snorkel along a beautiful reef.
The excursion begins at the WESTING hotel, which is located in the south hotel zone of the island (www.westing.com), here you will be provided with the necessary instructions and equipment so that your experience is one to remember. Please keep in mind that it is mandatory to wear a lifevest.
Once you have been instructed on how to use the jet-ski and the security equipment is provided we will begin our jet-ski adventure. During this trip we will cross two hotel hotels, Cozumeleño and Melia, after that the view will be blue and green because of the color of the sea and the extensive vegetation found in these areas.
During the journey we will find a boat stranded by Hurricane WILMA, and an area of small waves near the tip of the BARRACUDA bay, from there we will cross towards Passion Island.
Once you arrive at Passion Island, we will anchor the jet-skis and visit the LAGUNA DEL MAR DE PLATA. During this time, you will have time for drinks and to take some great pictures.
At the end of the photo session, we will make our way back towards the city of Cozumel for some snorkeling.
It is worth mentioning that during the tour you will have a guide with you the entire tour. Your guide will lead you along and will give specific commands for safety reasons. It is important that you follow commands and instructions so as to ensure your safety and that of the rest of the group.
We recommend you bring a swimsuit, long-sleeved shirt for the sea, sunglasses, towels, hat, sunscreen.
OPTIONAL: Sea shoes.
INCLUDES: Waters, soft drinks, googles, photos, life jacket, jetski.
SCHEDULES AND SAIDAS:
From Mondays to Sundays.
Two departures 9 am and 12 pm
Number of jetski per exit Min: 1 max: 4
Price: 1 pax per jetski $ 180 usd 2 pax per jetski $ 210 usd
How to get to the hotel WESTING? Taking a taxi out of any of the international cruise docks.
Cozumel Activities in November
Visit Cozumel in November
If you’re thinking of traveling to Cozumel in November, you’re in for a treat! This is a great time for cruising to Cozumel. It’s not quite the high season yet, but the weather is already beautiful enough to do all the outdoor adventures you could dream of. Wondering what your November Cozumel trip could look like? Read on!
Cozumel’s November weather is beautiful! This is actually one of the best months to visit the island. November ushers in the beginning of Cozumel’s loveliest season as the hurricane season closes and the sunshine comes out once again.
The average temperature in November is a perfect 77 degrees Fahrenheit, and the water is generally around 82 degrees. You couldn’t ask for a better beach day than that!
November is a great time to get deals while still enjoying the wonderful weather. Since the high season isn’t quite in full-swing until December, you can still snag some low-season prices on hotels and transportation.
If you’re looking for a chance to experience authentic Mexican culture while in Cozumel, November is a great time to visit!
The very first day of November brings one of Mexico’s most beloved holidays: the Day of the Dead. Dia de Los Muertos, as it is known in Mexico, is a day in which Mexicans honor their ancestors and other relatives who have passed away. If you’re in Cozumel on this day, try dressing up to celebrate the holiday!
Another big day in November is Revolution Day. This is a national Mexican holiday that you’re sure to love! People turn out in the streets to dance, friends gather for big dinners, and the whole country enjoys parades. This important date in Mexico is November 20th so, make sure that you don´t get it confused.
November is a great time to look for community or tourism-based events! You can usually find live bands playing or enjoy tourist season kick-off events at resorts and bars.
Cozumel beach activities and other water activities go non-stop year round meaning that the beach, is always an option! Whether you want to do some snorkeling in Cozumel, rent some jet skis or just relax make sure you head to the beach. It´s a great time of year to head to the east side of the island for some surfing. Why not try it for yourself? You can take a surf lesson while you’re on the island!
If surfing isn’t quite your style, there are plenty of other fun Cozumel activities to enjoy. Try paddle boarding, or experience the exhilaration of parasailing in Cozumel!
Of course, you don’t have to do anything particularly fancy during your November Cozumel trip. The sun is warm enough for relaxing on the beach, and the water is warm enough for swimming. Make your Cozumel beach break whatever you want it to be!
November weather is also perfect for hiking. Head inland for beautiful tropical trails! Don’t forget to make a stop at some of Cozumel’s fascinating ancient ruins. San Gervasio has the biggest ruins on the island so check those out if you want to see some Mayan historical sites.