Cozumel Excursions

To be honest, the most stunning Cozumel excursions aren't on land – they're in water. In fact, Cozumel is consistently regarded as one of the world's top snorkeling and scuba diving destinations. The following are some don't miss Cozumel excursions – on land and sea!

Chankanaab National Park, Cozumel - Chankanaab meaning 'little sea' is actually an opulent land-locked pool connected to the sea through an underground tunnel to form a miniature lagoon of sorts. It is definitely worth the excursion while you're vacationing in Cozumel. While snorkeling isn't allowed in Chankanaab it is permitted in the adjacent beach. Chankanaab National Park facilities include bathrooms, lockers, a gift shop, snack huts, a restaurant, and snorkeling gear outlets.

Punta Sur Ecological Reserve, Cozumel - is a large ecological reserve that encompasses the southern tip of Cozumel and Colombia Lagoon. Guided boat tours excursions to Colombia Lake cost about $10 and depart four times a day and let you sample snorkeling (if you have your own gear) in the untouched beaches and view nesting sea turtles.

San Gervasio Mayan Ruins, Cozumel – Were once where Maya once gathered to communicate and worship Ixchel, the goddess of weaving, woman, the moon, childbirth and medicine. Taking an excursion to experience Cozumel's principal Mayan ruins is a must, and takes less than 30 minutes. Quite truthfully these crudely built ruins don't seem very extraordinary until you realize the Mayan ceremony and mysticism behind them. Guided tours of San Gervasio cost about $10. Another option is to tour the site on your own – rent a car or hire a taxi to wait for you while you view the ruins yourself for approximately $25.

Try other Mexico Excursion pages and the Top 5 Things to See pages: Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Guadalajara, Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta.

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