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Which one to pick...Cozumel or Playa del Carmen??

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Which one to pick...Cozumel or Playa del Carmen??

We are looking at booking at cruise either 4/6 or 4/20 on Carnival. Based on the choices per Carnival, we could choose a cruise that would have us in Playa del Carmen from 12pm - 8pm or Cozumel from 7am - 6pm (two seperate cruises).

Based on those times, which would be the better destination?

About us: we (wife and I) are in our mid-30's who enjoy snorkeling, eating, drinking, beach, horseback riding, and exploring.

Not basing on the times, which fits our bill better?

Thanks for all of your input.

Colo Spgs
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1. Re: Which one to pick...Cozumel or Playa del Carmen??

My guess is Cozumel based upon the snorkeling. One beach that has boats to take you to better snorkel spots is Playa Palancar:

http://tinyurl.com/c9dah

There used to be horseback riding in that general area.

Cozumel, Mexico
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2. Re: Which one to pick...Cozumel or Playa del Carmen??

Playa del Carmen is now a big city compared to years back. It is still very pretty and gets a good influx of European visitors. Cozumel is more laid back, and is known for its reefs and diving. Both are very different but also have their own charm.