Send me somewhere in Cozumel

Last year we did our first full immediate family cruise; me & DH, son & spouses, and the grands. We picked Cozumel for a beach day, went to Mr. Sanchos and had a wonderful time.  Due to the weather, we missed the Mahogany Bay and Belize ports (both new ports for me & DH). Just so happened, the same itinerary fit the schedule for his birthday cruise in May, so I booked it again. We'd do the tours we had to cancel last year, but figured we go back to Mr. Sanchos. Last time I spent all my time with the granddaughters and let the kids really enjoy themselves. I figured this time DH and I would go & have a relaxing beach day all to ourselves. 

Well, DH comes home from work last night, sits in the recliner, looks at me and politely says he doesn't think he wants to go to Mr. Sanchos this year. I hadn't even mentioned it Surprised, but after 35 years together...we think about the same things and even finish each others sentences. I didn't want to let on that I was a little disappointed and just nonchalantly ask why. He says he has such wonderful memories of the grands playing on the beach, the boys & wives having good time, and it just won't be the same without them. I looked at him and said - WTH? I wanted to slap him silly! LOL.

He mentioned getting a driver for the day and taking some time to see the island. I'm good with that and have started doing my research, and would love some input from my team of experts Wink. I'd like to do a little shopping, experience some authentic eats (I'm not scared of a hole in the wall...sometimes they have the best food!), good bar(s), nice beach, and see a few sights & landmarks. Any & all suggestion are welcome. Many thanks!! 

Tags: Mexico Cozumel Caribbean - Western

10 Answers

With your super attitude, I am sure you will have an awesome time whatever you do ...Sorry, but I have not been to those ports yet ...

Cozumel has a plethora of things to do. We have done tequila factory/island tours, Tulum, snorkeling, just island tours, shopping tours and just went to the area off the ship. We personally, prefer ship sponsored tours because of the ships guarantee. Just remember to stay on ship's time and have fun. BTW: my two favorite tours were the tequila/ island tour that took us to the Southern most point of Mexico and Tulum. The problem with Tulum is the long bus ride, but if you have any interest in ancient Mayan history, you should do it at least once.

Good luck.

Thanks for that compliment Debbie Vi. I'm working on it. Wink

Thanks for the ideas Aunt Pinkie. I'm not sure hubby would be up for the long ride to Tulum. However, the island/tequila tour is a great suggestion.

The best part of course is the tasting.... some of the best tequila I've ever had.....Big Smile

Tulum is beautiful. i would recommend the trip.

Let your driver help you decide where to go. After all he or she is the expert.

how is that trip to the ruines of San Gervasio and what money is accepted besides Pesos and where to change money before you start a from the ship arranged tour ?

The "other" side of Cozumel has some breathtaking scenery. The beaches aren't good for swimming, but there are rock formations and lots of the area is undeveloped. We went to the taxi stand behind the shopping area and were able to get a taxi for a private tour of the island. We've done this twice--the second time we asked the driver to show us what he considered to be the best parts of the island and what he would like us to see. We really enjoyed that tour--he showed us everything from government buildings to schools to neighborhood groceries, as well as some really lovely scenery. Cozumel is so small that it's the one place I'm completely comfortable doing a non-ship sponsored excursion. Just be sure to watch your time.

We really enjoyed our tour of Tulum, and the drive there was really interesting. It was well worth the time it took.

On another cruise we went to Paradise Beach and spent the day there enjoying the beach, pool and breathtaking beauty of the area.


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