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Ultimate Cozumel Itinerary: Must-Do Tours and Activities

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Cozumel is a small island off the coast of Play del Carmen, Mexico. While small, it is the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean. The island is mostly underdeveloped with less than half of it inhabited and in use. Cozumel is rich in history and its famous for its coral reefs which makes it a great place to scuba dive.


The island has it's own airport, but most people take the 45 min ferry from Playa Del Carmen. It is also one of the most popular cruise ports in the world. While you can take a quick day trip out here from Playa Del Carmen or a cruise, I recommend you actually spend a few days here as there is plenty to keep you occupied. So let's take a look at some of the great things to do while there.


Also check out my other itineraries for Cozumel's neighboring cities. Playa del Carmen, Cancun, and Tulum, each within an hour or two of Cozumel.


Disclaimer

Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed below are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

Open Top City Tour & Beach Break

Embark on an expedition through Cozumel aboard our open-top bus, a gateway to unraveling the captivating stories that shape this island. Equipped with an audio guide in English, Spanish, and German, you'll delve into a unique journey, discovering the intriguing tales behind this sparkling destination.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Monday - Saturday at 9 am, 10 am and 11 am

Price

$40 per person

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Private Custom All-Inclusive Jeep Tour

Discover the jungle and beaches of Cozumel with just your family and friends on this private self-operated Jeep tour. Follow your guide from a separate vehicle and drive into a national park to learn about the local geology and Maya history. Continue to white-sand beaches for snorkeling and enjoy a delicious lunch. Leave the routine tours behind and design your own itinerary to include activities that suit your interests.


Duration

5 - 6 hours

Availability

Everyday, times from 9 am - 2:30 pm

Price

$69 per person

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Authentic Mayan Cooking Class

The ancient Mayans left an indelible mark on the landscapes and culture of Mexico. Discover what these indigenous people used to eat during a hands-on cooking class in the heart of Cozumel. Together with your private instructor, recreate typical Mayan dishes with ancient ingredients that will take you back in time. This is a great way to learn about history while immersing yourself in an ancient culture.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Monday - Saturday at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm

Price

$61 per person

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Chocolate & Margarita Workshop

Experience one of the most intense delicious delights and learn how to make a Chocolate Margarita, the most famous cocktail made with Tequila, and become an expert in handmade artisanal chocolate bar.


Duration

 2 hours

Availability

Everyday at 11 am and 2 pm

Price

$43 per person

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Mezcal and Tequila Tasting

Discover the history of Mezcal and Tequila, these two spirits that grew with intertwined tales. This is an interactive experience, a meeting between friends, so get ready to drink and enjoy lunch and other snacks like an authentic Mexican party.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10 am

Price

$74 per person

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Lucha Libre Experience with Meet & Greet

Prepare to be enthralled as you witness the intense battles between the "luchadores," the fighters who can be divided into two sides: technical and the rough, locked in an epic struggle of good vs evil.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Monday - Saturday at 10:30 am and 12 pm

Price

$65 per person

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Otoch Mayan Experience Tour

This expedition offers you the best of Cozumel, from its breathtaking beaches and crystal-clear waters to its mouthwatering cuisine and deep-seated Mayan history.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10 am

Price

$65 per person

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Tulum Mayan Ruins

Enjoy an express tour of the Tulum ruins guided by a local expert. Discover the secrets and mythology of the ancient Mayan civilization that established itself in this paradise many years ago. Take a return ferry and bus ride from Cozumel to Tulum.


Duration

6 hours

Availability

Monday - Saturday at 9 am

Price

$96 per person

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Ghost Town Horse Riding and Beach Break

Saddle up and get ready to experience a nice, smooth ride along the Jungle Trails of Cozumel on horses well trained by local ranchers. Visit the First Town ever populated by Mayan descending people dating back to the late 1800's also known as the Ghost Town! You get to visit their small Church, a Mayan Ruin, the Main Plaza Market, and a Tequila Hacienda!


Duration

4 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10 am and 12 pm

Price

$86 per person

Dolphin Discovery at Chankanaab Park

Come have a vacation of a lifetime at Dolphin Discovery! Choose between:

  • Sea Lion Encounter: Get an up-close experience with sea lions, interesting facts about their life and great interactive moments.

  • Manetee Encounter: Interact, swim and feed two manatees.

  • Dolphin Encounter: Perfect for those who can’t swim, you will have an amazing interactive encounter with dolphins.

  • Dolphin Swim: Interact, swim and have a ride with one dolphin.

  • Royal Dolphin Swim: Interact, swim and have a ride with two dolphins.

Other than the animal interactions, you get complimentary access to Chankanaab Park and can enjoy all the other amenities the park as to offer. A buffet lunch is also included.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Monday – Saturday, times from 10 am - 2 pm

Price

  • Sea Lion Encounter: $79 per person

  • Manatee Encounter: $79 per person

  • Dolphin Encounter: $109 per person

  • Dolphin Swim: $139 per person

  • Royal Dolphin Swim: $169 per person


Chankanaab Park Pass

Discover the white-sand beaches, magnificent reef, and amusement-park-style attractions of Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park on a tour that includes snorkeling and lunch. The tropical wonderland offers nature walks, crocodile exhibits, and sea lion shows, giving nature lovers and families a chance to get to see wildlife up close. Plus, a sandy beach and playground make the park perfect of children—many other beaches in Cozumel are not kid-friendly.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Monday - Saturday 9am - 1pm

Price

$49 per person

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Scuba Diving at Chankanaab Park

Experience Chankanaab Marine Park's underwater world with this discover scuba diving introductory dive, including one air tank. You will be able to see the marine life firsthand, as well as ancient caves and underwater sculptures. Once your dive is over, enjoy access to the Chankanaab Marine Park and its amenities where you can relax and stay as long as you like.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Monday - Saturday, times from 9 am - 2 pm

Price

$69 per person plus a $10 marina fee paid on arrival

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Atlantis Submarine

Dive to depths of 100 feet in a submarine, piloted by a professional and licensed crew. Discover why Cozumel is one of the top dive destinations in the world on board the Atlantis Submarine as you admire the breathtaking underwater scenery.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Tuesday- Sunday at 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm

Price

$105 per person


El Cielo, Palancar Snorkel & Beach Party Experience

This Cozumel tour combines a snorkeling excursion, catamaran cruise, and beach party—allowing you to experience multiple island highlights in one day. Board a 65-foot (19-meter) catamaran and enjoy easy transportation to a coral reef, stopping to snorkel and see coral formations, tropical fish, and maybe sea turtles and stingrays. Then head to shore for an island-style beach party, which includes beer, margaritas, cheeseburgers, water sports, and beach volleyball.


Duration

5 hours

Availability

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 1:30 pm

Price

$79 per person

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Pirate Ship Cruise with Open Bar, Dinner, and Show

Enjoy a fantastic night aboard Cozumel's Pirate Ship, a 17th-century Spanish galleon replica, with an entertaining show, fun games, delicious dinner and drinks.


Duration

3.5 hours

Availability

Monday - Friday at 5 pm

Price

Starting from $98 per person

Parasailing

Get the adrenaline rush you are looking for! Spend 15 to 20 minutes in the air and experience parasailing in a safe environment.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Monday - Saturday, times from 10 am - 4 pm

Price

$71 per person


Jet Ski

If you crave epic fun, and non stop excitement a Cozumel Jet ski Rental is for you! It’s guaranteed to satisfy your itch for speed and adrenaline with each splash, and turn.


Duration

30 mins

Availability

Monday - Saturday, times from 9 am - 4 pm

Price

$75 per pair

Alternative


Zipline Adventure

Soar to new heights and get your adrenaline pumping during this zipline adventure in Cozumel. Fly through the jungle on a series of ziplines and tackle several towers for the ultimate rush. This tour is ideal for outdoor adventurers and is located near the cruise port, so it's suitable for all travelers.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Monday - Saturday, times from 9 am - 2 pm

Price

$65 per person

Cozumel ATV, Jade Caverns & Cenote Tour

Explore the stunning Mexican island of Cozumel by ATV, discover the famous Jade Caverns and swim in a cenote. Don't miss this incredible adventure!


Duration

5.5 hours

Availability

Monday - Saturday, times from 8:30 am - 1 pm

Price

$85 per person

Alternative


Private Buggy Tour and Punta Sur Park: All-Inclusive

Take this private buggy tour and enjoy snorkeling and a visit to Punta Sur Park. The tour is completely customizable, and you'll get to discover Cozumel at your own pace.


Duration

4.5 hours

Availability

Monday - Saturday, times from 8:30 am - 1 pm

Price

$86 per person

Alternative


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