Lives in Cozumel, Mexico
Since Aug 2012
65+ year old female
An American, living in Cozumel, Mexico for a number of years.
Beach & Pool Clubs
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
History Museums, Natural History Museums
Geologic Formations, Reefs
Beach & Pool Clubs
Sacred & Religious Sites
Scuba & Snorkeling
Lobster Shack is downtown, on Calle 3 just 1/2 block off the main oceanfront street. They have lobster, shrimp or steak rolls or wraps. Small place, but the food is really good. Open for lunch.
A family run restaurant with wonderful local food. Everyone I take there just loves it. Very local, not fancy at all Open for lunch and dinner every day but Thursday. If you don't know Cozumel well, take a taxi there the first time.
What a treat. A great experience and I learned a lot. Held at Kondesa Restaurant with small groups and normally on Wednesdays and Fridays. Call ahead to make your reservation. The last I checked singles are $85 each and a couple is $150 U.S.
One of my favorite restaurants on Cozumel. On Ave. 5, just south of the main square downstown. Now open 7 nights a week. Fantastic food, beautifully presented and at most reasonable prices. Be sure to make a reservation as you don't want to miss this one.
Kondesa is the sister restaurant of Kinta, and although the menu is a bit different, it's created by the same great chef, Kris Wallenta. I love the food here also, and the garden is lovely. Another favorite of mine. Now open 7 nights a week for a really delicious dinner.
Wonderful for breakfast or lunch. Great food plus a deli area for take out. Daily specials and a regular menu. Prices are very reasonable.
An excellent restaurant and another favorite. Beautiful presentation and delicious cuisine. They even have pizza and hamburgers if you wish.
The food is good, but not cheap. They are far too busy during the week with cruise ship passengers, but I'd recommend going on Sunday. We go after church. They serve breakfast and lunch. At the entrance, you will pay 100 pesos per person (about $8 U.S. at the current exchange rate) and be given a ticket. That will apply toward your food purchase. You can eat, relax in a lounge chair, swim in the pool or take a dip in the ocean. A wonderful Sunday afternoon. Open from 9 am to 5 pm. Also, for most of the year they are open Friday and Saturday night from 6-11pm for dinner. Such a beautiful area at night as well as during the day. You will need a reservation for dinner.
In the middle of town, in the main square. Amazing margaritas and very good food. Surrounded by a number of interesting shops with lots of goodies. Try one of Wet Wendy's frozen margaritas...they have quite a selection of flavors.
On the other side of the island. Open for lunch, but they close in the afternoon. Climb up the steps to this restaurant/bar. Actually pretty good food and the margaritas are quite strong. Sit at a table under the large palapa roof or at a table out in the sand with an umbrella to shade you. This is not a beach club as it is up on a cliff, but there is something about Coconuts that keeps us all coming back.
I've been very impressed with Al Pie de Carbon the last couple of times. They now have 2 locations, and both the steaks and the seafood are great. Service was good too.
Great local seafood. Not fancy, and only open from about 11:30 to about 7pm. Good prices and I particularly like their whole fired fish.
Definitely local, and very strong margaritas. I do like the food although it's not my very favorite. Nothing fancy.
Upstairs in the main square area, in the old, old location of Prima's. good food, some great desserts. Large servings - I normally take about 1/2 of it home. My favorite here is the lasagna and they also have a seafood white lasagna.
I'd recommend this if you want to make a full day of it. Open Monday-Saturday from 8am to 4pm. It's about 5 miles south of the downtown area. There is an entrance fee of $21 for adults and $14 for children 3-11. There are restaurants and lots of things to do including a beach area and a swimming pool. You can sign up for a swim with dolphin experience but of course that is an extra charge.
I've been to El Cedral several times. There are some homes here and a church, but it's not really considered a city. At the end of April/beginning of May each year there is an annual celebration at El Cedral to commemorate the Day of the Holy Cross...the safe crossing of 11 founding families that fled the mainland and came to Cozumel in 1848 during the Caste War.
A beautiful beach area south of town. For a fee of $3 per person you get the use of their facilitues and a chair by the pool or beach. For $15 you can buy a Fun Pass and have access to all of the inflatable toys, etc.
A trip to the main square is great. There are restaurants (including Casa Denis - the oldest restaurant on Cozumel) plus a lot of stores. It's in the center of town, across from the ocean and the ferry pier.
A beautiful beach south of town. This beach is about 12 miles south of town. If you are consuming food/drink, I understand that admission is free. You can rent kayaks, float mats, jet skis or go para sailing. There is a dive shop and you can go snorkeling or scuba diving. Open daily 9am to 5pm.
There are Mayan ruins on Cozumel. It's call San Gervasio, and if you are traveling across the island on the transversal road it's just off that road. Ave. Juarez downtown turns into the transversal road and takes you over to the eastern side of the island.
The Museum is interesting. It's downtown on the main oceanfront street and it's not too large but you will learn a lot about the island. Also, upstairs there are art exhibits and a good restaurant. If you are only going to the restaurant, you don't need to pay the $4 fee for the museum. Kids under 8 are free. Open Mon-Sat 9am to 4pm
If you are a scuba diver, you need to dive Palancar Reef. There are so many parts to the reef that you will need several dives to see it all.
Good (but not great) food, good snorkeling, clean restrooms and not far from town. All in all a good place to spend a few hours or all day if you wish. There is no cover charge or entry fee for the Money Bar. There is 2 for 1 happy hour from 5-7 pm. If you wish, you can get a massage, go scuba diving or snorkeling. They do have a number of different packages to offer.
On the other side of the island (the eastern side) and there is an are where it's safe to swim there. Also a restaurant. Don't go to the other side on Sunday as it's way too busy on Sundays.
Playa San Francisco used to be one of my favorites, but lately I've heard from others that it's not the same. It's about 5 miles south of town and if you buy $10 each worth of food/drink you have free use of a lounge chair. Not a bad deal, but I understand there are now a lot of locals trying to sell you things while you are there.
A non-denominational Bible church on Cozumel, located on Calle 39 near the corner of Ave 95 Bis. The services in Spanish are Sunday night at 6pm and Thursday night at 7pm. During the late spring and summer, the service in English is at 10am either in the pastor's office (at the right side of the church - downstairs) or we can more upstairs to one of the larger rooms if there are enough people.
A rather new beach club, but it is quite nice. There is a restaurant, a beautiful view and a nice breeze. Good snorkeling, and if you wish you can taste test some of their top tequilas. They do offer massages if you wish. Sounds really relaxing.