Nature Attractions in Cozumel

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  • Cruise Ship Dock 1
  • Cruise Ship Dock 2
  • El Cedral
  • Ferry Dock
  • Marina
  • Playa Morena
  • Punta Celarain
  • Our Top 10 List of Outdoor Activities in Cozumel includes ways and places to enjoy fresh air and open spaces. These include options for different level of fitness, and most of these activities come just as active or relaxed as you'd like.

    Our Top 10 Outdoor Activities on this island, full of natural wonders, begins at Parque Punta Sur. This lush park has something for everyone. It is full of wildlife, has a lagoon for bird watching, a pristine beach for lounging, great diving and snorkeling, and a nearby Mayan ruin, El Caracol, for exploring. It's a one-stop nature connection.

    Our next choice won the number two spot because it is such an exhilarating way of converging with the islands most wondrous elements: the sea and the wind. Besides, Raul is an amazing teacher and a great islander to know. This is the most strenuous choice on our list, but if you have not tried kiteboarding yet, this is the place to do it.

    Our third choice was easy, because Cozumel is about diving and Aqua Safari is the best bunch of divers to learn from and hang out with.

    Our Top 10 List for Cozumel also includes a trip to a nearby island, Isla de Pasion, which has a powdery beach and lots of adventure sports to partake in; the Mayan ruins of San Gervasio to spend hours exploring and learning the history of the island; El Mirador, a natural, rock sculpture that's fun for climbing and looking out over the water; and Rancho Buenavista, which offers island tours on horseback.

    The seventh and ninth positions are dominated by beaches - Punta Morena and Playa de San Martin. The former is a rough shore that is the best place on the island for surfing and boogie boarding. The latter is a calmer beach that is a nesting ground for turtles.

    The last but, as any golfer will tell you, not least activity/place on the list is a 18-hole golf course, but that's not why we chose it. It is teeming with local wildlife, is an Audubon sanctuary, and offers birding tours. What more could you ask for?

    Parque Punta Sur

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    Costera Sur Highway Km 27
    (beginning of Costera Este Highway)

    Southern island nature preserve... read more

    Kite Cozumel

    Country Club Estates

    Learn to kiteboard with a world champion... read more

    Aqua Safari

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    Av Rafael Melgar No.429 between 5 & 7 Sur
    San Miguel

    Great specials for divers... read more

    Isla de Pasion

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    Abrigo Bay
    1 mile north of Punta Norte

    Gorgeous island off northern coast... read more

    San Gervasio

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    From San Miguel take cross-island road east to San Gervasio access road, then turn left and follow road 7 km

    Archaeological wonder... read more

    El Mirador Lookout

    East Coast

    Natural rock sculpture - bridge overlooking waves...
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    Punta Morena

    Costera Este Highway, 7 miles north
    Leeward side of island

    The Surfer's Beach... read more

    Rancho Buenavista

    Avenue Rafael Melgar & Calle 11 Sur
    Acuario restaurant in San Miguel

    Horseback tours to Maya ruins... read more

    Playa de San Martin

    1.5km north of Playa Chen Rio
    (Eastern Coast)

    Where turtles nest on the island's east coast...
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    Cozumel Country Club

    Carretera Costera Norte, KM 6.5 Interior Casa Club
    Interior Casa Club Cozumel

    Tee off among rainforests and marshland... read more
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