With a Mexican heart and a Caribbean soul, Cozumel is a paradise where tradition, flavor, and joy come together. You will always find a friendly face and a warm welcome to make your stay an unforgettable one. Cozumel is perfect for simply relaxing on the beach in one of the many beach resorts on the west side of the island or the more deserted beaches on the east side (but beware of dangerous currents when swimming on the east side). The strong tourist industry means you are spoilt for choice for shops, bars, and restaurants where you can find many bargains and avoid paying tax on luxury items.
Famous all over the world for its coral reefs, there are plenty of water sports such as diving, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, kayaking, and more. Cozumel’s mostly undeveloped territory at the center of the island is covered by jungle and swampy lagoons, which are home to tiny mammals and endemic birds that have never left the island. Noteworthy is the Chankanaab National Park, a Cozumel icon, and the Punta Sur Ecological Reserve. This vast protected area at the southern tip of the island includes Punta Celarain and its historical lighthouse, as well as the Colombia Lagoon, a shelter for many of the island’s endemic species, as well as other endangered forms of life, such as marine turtles and their nesting areas.
With its beautiful beaches and exotic locale, Cozumel is an ideal destination where honeymooners can enjoy colorful and breathtaking sunsets, moonlit walks on secluded beaches, swim through crystal clear blue waters and romantic candlelight dinners. Water sports are very popular in Cozumel, with scuba diving on the island’s beautiful coral reefs being the most practiced. It is also possible to sports fish, sail, snorkel, surf, cycle or hike on and around the island and many other excursions in Cozumel. The island is also host to a Nicklaus designed golf course.
Just south of the town of San Miguel is located within Isla Cozumel’s Reefs National Marine Park and features the only inland coral reef formation in the world. The park is home to the world-renowned eco-system and natural aquarium, Chankanaab Lagoon, with more than 60 species of tropical fish, crustaceans and corals, and the only botanical garden on the island, featuring the most diverse species of tropical plants.
Popular park sites and excursions include Dolphin Discovery, where visitors can swim with the dolphins or enjoy the 45-minute dolphin encounter. The Sea Lion Show, an exciting display of stunts and other performances featuring the talents of these lovely mammals. The Maya Zone, a modern-day reproduction of a Maya village, in which visitors can learn about the ancient culture’s building and farming practices. The Botanical Gardens, a forest cut by trails, in which visitors can identify 350 different plant species, watch exotic birds, or bask in the sun. Also, Snuba and Sea Trek are two exciting activities that provide opportunities for visitors to view the reefs located near the shore. Colorful tropical fish fill these waters for the delight of swimmers who can almost touch them.
Punta Sur Light House
Ecological park and nature reserve is a breathtaking environment of mangrove jungles, white sand beaches and reef formations at the south end of the island. The park extends over more than 247 acres of land, harboring varied wildlife, including crocodiles, which visitors can watch from a safe distance in a look-out tower, 220 species of birds, iguanas, and giant turtles, which come to shore between June and August to lay their eggs.
Among the park’s most fascinating structures is an old lighthouse and navigation museum displaying the evolution of seamanship and navigation from the time of the Maya to modern times. Here, visitors can also learn about life in Cozumel during the first part of the 20th century through photos and other articles belonging to several generations of lighthouse keepers and their families. Near the lighthouse, El Caracol is a well-preserved ancient structure used by the Mayas to signal the approach of a hurricane.
The Museum of the Island of Cozumel
Located in downtown San Miguel, showcases the island’s history and natural environment; its origins, wildlife migration patterns, reefs, archeology, ships, and pirates. Four exhibit halls, dioramas, sculptures, charts, traveling exhibits, and interactive demonstrations, complete with guides who speak English, Spanish, and Maya, bring the museum to life.
The museum also has a casual restaurant, located on the second-floor terrace, that offers breakfast and sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea.
Discover Mexico is the newest and “must-see” destination in Cozumel. Discover Mexico is a cultural theme park about Mexico, where the entire family can truly experience this rich country through its different historical periods and amazing culture: pre-Hispanic, Colonial, and modern.
This park is truly spectacular, as you will enjoy an exterior walk of Mexico’s most important archeological sites and colonial buildings, an on-site museum with temporary and permanent exhibits, as well as a state-of-the-art video experience room to view award-winning videos and documentaries.
Give yourself 90 minutes and let us show you what Mexico is really about. Discover México, Km 5.5 Carretera Costera Sur, Cozumel Q-Roo, México
The closest Beach Club to the piers welcomes you to enjoy activities such as our exclusive clear kayak tour, or shore guided snorkel Chankanaab reef tour and scuba diving for certified or beginners, these are some of the examples of experiences you can live while you are visiting us. Or if you feel like relaxing, enjoy a massage in our lounge area by the pool, where under palm trees, you will feel the breeze of the Caribbean Ocean.
If you feel like shopping, you can browse in our store of typical Mexican crafts. Our specialties restaurant and our bar will complement and excellent day of sun, sea, and sand. But above all, let us transmit the pride of serving you in our beach, located in a privileged area of Cozumel, by the marine national park of Chankanaab.
Playa Mia Grand Beach Park
Live the experience and make it your own! Playa Mia® is the ideal place for fun and relaxing day at the beach; you will have a memorable experience. You will find more than 20 services & attractions available for you, such as the fabulous underwater Mayan City, lounge chairs, showers located on all areas of the Park.
Fully equipped bathrooms and dressing rooms, Kayaks, Paddleboats, the amazing Iceberg water mountain, Water trampoline, Sailboats, Floating mats, Volleyball court, Beach soccer area, Ping-pong tables, Inflatable hubs, Pool, Kids club and playground, access to a shopping center with a lot of variety like downtowns stores, entertainment team, wave runners, parasailing, banana boat, snorkel, and diving tours, bungee trampoline, tattoo, outdoor massage, lifeguard on duty with a rescue boat, First Aid and paramedic station the security is the most important for us.
Playa Mia® is located just 10-15 minutes away from the downtown at the south side. Playa Mia Grand Beach Park® is not just another beach…the fun never ends!!
Is a place visited by tourists & locals, a unique ambiance with special & fun activities, such as horseback riding, ATV tours, great food, and Caribbean taste with Mexican style? Located in Cozumel’s best beach on Coastal Road South KM 15; just a few meters from it are Cardona & San Francisco Reefs, and 15 minutes boat ride south, you’ll find the very best reefs in America like Santa Rosa Wall, Cedral Pass, Punta Francesa & Palancar Reef.