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Tips from Locals or Frequent Visitors Welcome

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Tips from Locals or Frequent Visitors Welcome

We are going to Coz again for the 3rd year in a row on the dreaded cruise ship. We LOVE Coz!!! The first year we did an island tour and went to 3 beach bars. The 2nd year we broke into groups and did an island tour with Playa Bonita and the other group did the ruins. Each year we have new people along with those of us who've been each time. We don't want the new people to miss the magic of the island but we've "been there, done that." Our plan this year is to visit a beach bar and they go downtown. We want to walk back off the beaten path to places where we could meet the locals and enjoy local food and bar. We are cruising on Carnival and are in the Puerta Maya Pier. Here's what I'd like you to comment on:

Which new beach bar should we hit? We went to Playa Bonita, Alberto's and Coconuts.

Is there a local bar that we could walk to from the downtown/market area that would offer the local flavor?

We love the people and the scenery in Coz. I can't wait to get back. We'll be visiting on Monday. Thank you so very much

Gatineau, Quebec
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1. Re: Tips from Locals or Frequent Visitors Welcome

Hi pahhobbs,

You can go to the east side at Chen Rio for beer, seafood platter and play in the waives. On the way back you could stop at the tequila factory for a tour.


The money bar is close to down town and a great place to stop for great drinks, food and best snorkel on the island.

Have a look at the pictures they will show you both places.


Gatineau, canada

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2. Re: Tips from Locals or Frequent Visitors Welcome

Hi Lyne

Can't open photodex, Mac don't like it.

think we might go earlier now?


Colo Spgs
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3. Re: Tips from Locals or Frequent Visitors Welcome

Next time ditch the big boat and fly into Cozumel.

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