When Jacques Cousteau calls a place “one of the most special places to scuba dive in the world”, you should probably listen (he was a pro, after all). Cozumel is home to the world’s second-largest reef system, plus ancient ruins, beautiful beaches and nonstop nightlife. Read on to discover all the happy snaps a holiday in Cozumel can contribute to your Facebook page.
This is the fun part: Choosing your beach! On the southern end, Palancar Beach is popular with adventure-seekers who want kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing—and it’s also secluded enough to give you that private island feeling. Next up, head to Stingray Beach to swim with these graceful fish (yes, they’re fish!) for thrills of another kind. Got Spring Break on the brain? Whatever the season, Cozumel packages near San Miguel’s waterfront will put you front and centre to the party action.
You might not think you’ll ever want to leave the beach, but there’s tons more to see here. Book one of lastminute.com.au’s Cozumel car hire deals and head to Faro Celerain Eco Park on the southern end of the island. The selfies never end at this wildlife haven: Grab snaps with adorable sea turtles, exotic birds and crocodiles (from a safe distance, of course). For another excursion, head to the Mayan ruins of San Gervasio (watch out ladies, it’s a shine to the goddess of fertility) and explore ancient history.
Tip #1 for shopping: Step away from San Miguel’s cruise ship piers. A few blocks northeast, you can find everything from silver jewellery to hammocks and ceramics in Plaza del Sol. (Once you’re home, chill out in your hammock as you sip pina coladas from your new mug and pretend you’re back in Mexico!) Further north, keep an eye out for Mayan feather paintings, intricate beaded items and tapestries—sure to impress your roommate or your new beau.
If you like fancy, get-your-hair-done restaurants with bow-tied waiters and white linen tablecloths, well, you’re mostly out of luck. Holidays to Cozumel are all about breezy, beachy, no reservations kinds of places. In San Miguel, you’ll find everything from American to Asian fare, and plenty of fresh seafood. For local flavour, take the Transversal de Cozumel to the eastern coast to dine in family-owned casas with stunning views.
The nightlife on your Cozumel holiday will be like a laid-back version of Cancun. Think all the same music-thumping clubs and stylish lounges, with shorter lines and fewer stumbling co-eds. Downtown San Miguel is always lively, or head south to Zona Hotelera Sur for live music with a view of the sparkling Caribbean Sea. And if you want those stumbling co-eds, Cancun holiday packages are just a ferry and car ride north.
You deserve a beach holiday—and your bank account deserves the best Cozumel package deals from lastminute.com.au. Check us out and book today. Then start dreaming of beach-tousled hair and sandy toes…a getaway never made you look so good!
Keen to crawl beneath the covers (and perhaps acquaint yourself with the mini bar) at your Cozumel hotel? No worries. There are more than 59 places to crash listed on lastminute.com.au.
If you'd rather spend cash on experiences than on accommodations, the Vista Del Mar Boutique Hotel and the Suites Bahia are a couple of places you should check out. But if a bit of luxury is your thing, The Landmark of Cozumel or the Cozumel Palace All Inclusive will be more up your alley.
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.