Whatever type of holiday you are planning, Cozumel has the perfect hotel to suit your taste and wallet. The bulk of Cozumel’s accommodation is concentrated in San Miguel de Cozumel in the north west of the island. Accommodation here is commonly divided into two hotel zones: Zona Hotelera Norte and Zona Hotelera Sur. Accommodation in these areas are a short drive from the airport and in close proximity to some of Cozumel’s best beaches such as Playa San Juan and Playa la Ceiba.
The majority of the hotels in these zones offer excellent facilities including swimming pools, rooms with balconies and onsite restaurant and bars. If you are looking for somewhere extra special to stay, the more luxurious hotels are situated in the Zona Hotelera Sur.
Hotel prices are at their highest during Cozumel’s peak season which coincides with winter as many people escape here for some winter sun. You can make some great savings by planning your holiday outside of the peak season. In addition, you can often get some excellent last-minute deals on Cozumel hotels if you are booking a holiday in the near future.
In order to get the very best deal on your Cozumel accommodation, it is a good idea to book your accommodation online and in advance. Take full advantage of aggregator sites which allow you to quickly compare the costs of different hotels in Cozumel. In addition, it is also a good idea to visit the hotel’s direct website as the hotel may have some offers not advertised elsewhere.
Top Things to do in Cozumel
Unsurprisingly, the beaches here tend to make the top of the list in terms of attractions. Paradise Beach, Nachi-Cocom Beach and Palancar Beach are said to be the best in terms of the cleanliness of the water as well as the nearby amenities that are offered. While lounging in the sun is an excellent way to relax, there are also chances to scuba dive, snorkel and rent boats such as catamarans. Guided rides are available and those who already know how to sail can rent a sailboat.
Chankanaab National Park is a great alternative for those who wish to explore the inland areas of this island. It can be found approximately 9 kilometers south of town. A restaurant and a bar are both located here although the main attraction is a large lagoon that houses an equally large population of native iguanas. There are package tours and group rates available for those who bring their family.
Although this may be a lesser-known fact, Cozumel is actually quite famous for its cuisine. The food here is an interesting mélange of Mexican and Caribbean. So, visitors can expect to enjoy such plates as barbecued beef, tacos and fresh fish alongside tasty beverages. The service here is very friendly and the majority of locations speak English. Some of the most popular spots include Alberto’s Beach Bar, Casa Mission and El Morrito III. On property that is a bit out of the way but worth mentioning is La Cocay. There are several Mayan dishes which can be enjoyed here.