Considered one of the world's top diving destinations, Marine Park runs along the coast south of downtown and around Punta Sur at the southern tip of the island and features over 200 species of tropical fish.
Cozumel is renowned for its superior diving conditions but also features spectacular beaches. With miles of inviting beaches that range from developed to deserted, Cozumel provides an oasis for relaxation and fun. The west side of the island's beaches have calm waters and plenty of opportunity for activity; however, the east side of the island's beaches are deserted, buffeted by strong waves and powerful currents and extreme caution should be taken by those who venture into the waters. There are large theme park style beaches, such as Playa Mia, complete with swimming pools, showers, paddleboats, kayaking, jet skis, and much more. Other beaches, such as Playa Corona, are off the beaten path and provide an authentic local atmosphere. Some beaches, such as Chankanaab, are natural beaches with a lagoon. For a truly magical experience, one can escape to Isla Pasion, a private island that provides plenty of fun in the sun.
For those seeking family fun, a day spent at the Climbing Advent Park will create lasting memories as you enjoy the climbing walls, zip line, and beach club. In town, there is bowling, mini-golf, and two theaters featuring English dialogue with Spanish subtitles. Sunday evenings in the central plaza of San Miguel is a festival featuring live music. For a little lesson in history, you will want to visit San Gervasio, a very important Mayan architectural site.
For those seeking a little adventure, Cozumel offers more than 50 tours and excursions including dune buggy tours, jeep tours, snorkel tours, ATV tours, sailing tours, horseback riding excursions, and much more. Cozumel also features many fantastic shops selling pottery, jewellery, art, silver, and clothing. There are more than 90 restaurants on the island providing a myriad of culinary options. Cozumel is reputed for its affordable and tasty food.
With a laid back atmosphere and warm, gregarious people, Cozumel is truly a delightful vacation destination.