In a Top 10 List of fun things to do in Cozumel it is difficult to narrow the options down to 10, but here we've restrained ourselves by choosing a range of physical requirements, costs, and levels of adventure, as well as a variety of natural and cultural activities.
The first top 10 thing to do in Cozumel is expensive but unbelievably fun. Kiteboarding is a sport that grew out of windsurfing but which requires less physical strength to be proficient. Raul, the owner of Kite Cozumel, is a world champion windsurfer and makes learning this sport easy for anyone.
The second position involves the closest real beach to downtown Cozumel. This spot is fun to hang out at, snorkel, enjoy drinks at the palapa, and let the kids frolic in the playground. Even more fun than all of this, is taking salsa dance lessons and listening to Cozumel's best salsa band on Sunday afternoons.
The next four choices on our list are outdoor experiences that offer vastly different ways to converge with nature. Parque Punta Sur has a lagoon full of wildlife, a pristine beach great for swimming, snorkeling, or diving of its shore. It also has a lighthouse, a small museum, and is near El Caracol, a Mayan ruin. Rancho Buenavista does tours that take you through the jungle on horseback to see ruins, and it has swimming pool and a cantina. El Mirador is a natural rock formation that juts out over the sea on the on the eastern side of the island, and is fun to climb to get the best view of the Caribbean. The sixth choice involves going to a small island, of the northern tip of Cozumel, that has a beautiful beach of powdery, white sand. Adventure jeep tours are available as part of this outing.
The seventh and eighth positions belong to activities located in the downtown area. A visit to the small but varied museum, accompanied by brunch on its rooftop restaurant that overlooks the sea, will not disappoint; while the plaza is the most happening place in town - especially on Sunday evenings, when there's live music.
The last two selections are two very distinct ways of seeking thrills. The first entails zipping over a jungle full of wildlife on a wire, while the second involves zipping over the ocean on a surfboard. What could be more fun?
Country Club Estates
Learn to kiteboard with a world champion... read more
Carretera a San Juan, Km. 4
Beach and palapa bar on the north side of town...
Costera Sur Highway Km 27
(beginning of Costera Este Highway)
Avenue Rafael Melgar & Calle 11 Sur
Acuario restaurant in San Miguel
Natural rock sculpture - bridge overlooking waves...
1 mile north of Punta Norte
Gorgeous island off northern coast... read more
Avenida Rafael Melgar at Calle 4
Maya artifacts and Spanish relics... read more
Parque Benito Juarez & Avenue, Rafael Melgar
Costera Este Highway, 7 miles north
Leeward side of island