Just returned from six nights in Cantamar 201. Absolutely loved it. As others have mentioned, the location is away from the bustle of the shopping district, but close enough to walk to almost all the great restaurants. Pancho's Backyard and Guidos, two of our favorites, are on the north end of the town center, no more than a mile from the condos. The amenities, view, and recreational areas ( pool, lounging beach, access to the water for snorkeling ) are all outstanding. Rooms are spacious, kitchen is well-equipped, and WiFi to boot! Planes arriving a short distance away are not a big bother. They're are only about six-eight flights per day, and none during early morning or late evening. Entrance to a marina is about 100 yds north, so watching the comings and goings of boats is entertaining along with the arrival of several cruise ships each day. With the marina so near, boats often pass within a few hundred yards of the condo seawall, making it dangerous to snorkel or swim very far out. There's not much to see snorkeling once you leave the shoreline anyway, but ocean swimmers may feel a bit hemmed in. As the internet photos indicate, your private balcony ( very spacious ) is just a few yards from the seawall, and sunsets from there can be spectacular .
The 201's second level location was ideal for us. Just a few steps up from the street, and you're at your front door. No internal stairs to climb. If you have a car, ample parking is right in front of the units.
During our stay, we had several days of unusually high westerly winds, gusting up to 25 mph. No boats were allowed out of the marina, so scuba and snorkeling trips were cancelled. If that happens while you're there, we recommend a trip to Punta Sur, a beautiful beachfront park which is protected from westerly winds. Waters there were calm and breezes mild at the same time it was rough and very windy on the west coast of the island. There are hammocks, snorkel gear rental, food, beach chairs, changing area, lockers, and an inland lagoon on which boat tours are available in the afternoon ( you might spot crocodiles ). On the way there, be sure to climb to the top of the lighthouse on the road in, which, by the way , is one of the most poorly kept roads on the island, but well worth the jarring journey when you reach the beach.
Cantamar 201 could easily accommodate six adults, making it an exceptional value. There is a King Bed in the ocean bedroom, and two double beds in the street side bedroom. We would go back without hesitation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gorgeous two bedroom/two bathroom luxury unit on the water. Unit sleeps up to six comfortably. Best snorkeling on the island of cozumel (we even provide snorkeling equipment). Double jacuzzi, rafts, snorkel equipment for our guests, huge dvd library, sky tv with hd channels, free telephone to u.s. Or canada, high speed internet, rafts, beach towels, hair dryers, anything you might need. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cantamar Condominiums Cozumel
- Cantamar Condominiums Hotel Cozumel