Cozumel was our only port of call on this five day cruise out of Galveston. It was just as I had expected: intriguing history of the Mayans, beautiful ocean water, sparkling clean beaches, and friendly knowledgeable tour staff.
No Advisory – Our tour guide talked quite a bit about how the relatively small population (77,000) of this island tourist economy protects the safety of their visitors and their reputation. While on the island I observed only minimal (one) graffiti markings on buildings and generally a clean and orderly series of shops, and restaurants.
Scuba and snorkeling are huge sports on the island. The black coral formations attract a lot of attention by both water sports enthusiasts and the colorful fish of the Caribbean. There are plenty of scuba and snorkeling tours available in Cozumel all year.
Or you can try these tours on for size: Dune buggy tours, snorkel tours of El Cielo, Colombia and Palancar reefs, sailing and whale shark tours, Mayan steam lodge, Chichen Itza Mayan ruins and pyramids, bird watching tours of birding locations including Punta Sur lagoons and the jungle near San Gervasio.