Returned 5/15 from Cozumel & El Coz. Brief report and photo link attached.
First visit back to Cozumel since Wilma, long awaited. Airport was running normal, lots less traffic. Some damage seen from ride to El Cozumeleno. The El Coz was in great shape, freshly redone, grounds were beautiful. Much of the same staff. The hotel has made many changes, all for the better. Entrance to the water from the hotel is difficult at best, don't try It without water shoes.We were told sand from the ocean floor had been sucked from the ocean floor and beach by Wilma. They have sand back on the beach now, and perhaps the ocean floor will improve as well. The ride around the island opened my eyes to the wrath of the storm. Most of the beach bars are open and welcome you. Downtown was in good shape except for the land sharks, bad if not worse. Family night was a blast, glad to see all the locals still smiling and happy. I guess the most noticable thing was the damage to the foliage. I am certain it is on the mend, as new greenery is visible.I think this trip was one of, if not the best in regards to less crowds, and top service. I have to say, I have always loved Cozumel and it's people. We can't wait to return!!!!