There are INCREDIBLE Mayan archeological sites on the mainland. Day trips take you to explore the Yucatan Peninsula's fascinating ancient cities of Chichen Itza, Tulum, or Coba.  Tulum is my personal favorite as it stands on a bluff facing the rising sun looking out on views of the Caribbean.

There are several spectacular eco - parks, Xcaret and Xel-Ha. Both offer a variety of activities as well as a glimpse at some Mother Nature's best work. Both are beautiful.

Off the beaten path....Explore the cenotes scattered throughout the Mayan corridor, these underground caves and tunnels are the perfect setting for wondrous and extraordinary adventures. 

And for a once in a lifetime experience -- Swim with the whale sharks.  If you're here during the season (June through September) I recommend doing this.  It's a full day and you'll be leaving from Holbox island.  

Snorkel Or Scuba Diving - Some of the best in the world!

Cozumel is home to the world's second largest coral reef. The spectacular underwater world is an attraction on its own that draws visitors from around the globe.  There are so many great places to snorkel and even more amazing place to dive. The Money Bar, Playa Azul and Hotel Barracuda are great but take your snorkel gear with you wherever you go. 

If you're certified, dive!  If you're not and would love to, Cozumel is a wonderful place to get your open water certification.  My son received his junior open water certification when he turned 11. 

San Gervasio & The Mayan Ruins of Cozumel

Visit Mayan ruins right on the island of Cozumel.  San Gervasio Mayan ruins are over 20 acres of well preserved Mayan history just a short car ride away located approximately in the center of the island.  This site was dedicated to the Mayan goddess Ixchel ("She of the Rainbows"), deity of midwifery, fertility, medicine and weaving. 

There are literally miles and miles of the original road that the Mayans used throughout Cozumel.  You can see this and many other amazing buildings at San Gervasio.  

Spot many other Mayan Ruins throughout the island as well.

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To do in cozumel

Other Things To Do

Head to the square on Sunday nights and enjoy.unique entertainment and good food.  

You'll need a car to get to The Most Beautiful Beach, but it's breathtaking.  Stop along the way and climb the lighthouse for a bird's eye view.  Walk on the boardwalk and check out the crocodiles.  Be sure to enjoy the other side of the island where turtles lay their eggs and there are miles of unspoiled beaches.

​Jeep tours, parasailing, amazing beaches, golf, fishing, Chankanaab Park, mariachis and parades.  These are but just a few of the things awaiting you in Cozumel.