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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!
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San Francisco Beach Club Jetski Rentals
The Family Business Beach Break Cozumel was legally formed at the end of 2012, however, it already had more than 15 working, San Francisco Beach Club, Beach Club Nachi Cocom, Hotel Allegro and Occidental, are some of the beach clubs and hotels in where we have provided tourist services to visitors to the island of Cozumel through the years.
The island of Cozumel is located in southern Mexico near the Yucatan Peninsula, approximately 14 km from the now Playa del Carmen tourist hub. In it you can find and experience the peace and tranquility of a warm and safe place, visiting its white sand beaches, or swimming in its crystal clear waters near the corals or visiting one of the attractions that the tourism industry on the Island of Cozumel has to offer you.
Definitely the Island of Cozumel It has many qualities for you to fall in love with it is for the same reason that years ago the Founders of Beach Break Cozumel decided to choose Cozumel as the place where they would begin their history.
Currently and for 8 years now, Beach Break Cozumel works as the main base in San Francisco Beach Club, located on the southern coastal highway at km 14; It is worth mentioning that this beach club is one of the first on the island and that something that makes it very particular is its beautiful beach since it is located in the middle of a small bay which helps it geographically for the effects of the north winds and the calls suradas. San Francisco Beach Club has to offer you different services starting with its Day Pass packages, which range from 20 usd to 95 usd, which is the package that includes half an hour of Jet Ski. Once inside the Beach Club you will find everything you need to spend a beautiful and incredible day at the beach on the island of Cozumel.
Once installed / or in one of our lounge chairs with an umbrella, all you have to do is let yourself be pampered by our staff, who will provide you with the best options according to your interests and needs. Among the activities we offer at San Francisco Beach Club are: Parasailing, perfect if what you are looking for is to know part of the island from above, we also have the rent of the FAMOUS Jet Skis which is an excellent activity for the whole family and in which you will sail in the crystalline waters of the Cozumel sea, Remember we have the option of the Jetskis Tour which gives you a 1 hour tour to a reef where you will do SNORKELING and also includes food and drinks. If relaxing with a MASSAGE is what you want, we have an excellent MASSAGE option for you. During your stay at San Francisco Beach Club, don’t forget to enjoy some delicious beef or chicken fajitas, we also have delicious guacamole or fish tacos with pico de gallo accompanied by a delicious cold beer or a COCOLOCO !!!!, REMEMBER what important is that you have fun with your family and friends. We take care of the rest.
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.