An Overview Of Some Top Attractions In Cozumel
By Tom Seest
Cozumel is an idyllic tropical island paradise boasting sugar-white beaches, rugged seascapes, and dense palm frond jungle. Here you won’t find the bustling megaresorts such as Cancun or Playa del Carmen – simply paradise awaits you.
Tourism has had a dramatic effect on islands, from their economic viability to diving tourism (UNESCO 2014). Tourism’s impact can only be underestimated and must be recognized for what it is: an influencer.
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GFNY Cozumel is an international cycling event that draws top riders from around the globe, taking place each fall to help riders complete their winter preparation training.
Cozumel Bike Race is an annual bike race designed to showcase the beautiful island of Cozumel and provide participants with a memorable experience in Mexico. Aimed at both amateurs and competitive cyclists alike, this annual event has become a staple on Mexico’s sporting calendar.
The Gran Fondo route around the island begins in the heart of the city and covers breathtaking coastal roads, past hotels, and cruise ship piers to make this event as challenging as possible. A lot of planning goes into preparing for this race.
Riders should prepare themselves for strong head and side winds along this route, so be ready for an arduous cycling experience. The route consists of two laps; the first will cover the northern and western parts of the island, while on lap two, you will hit southern terrain where there will be head/side wind gusts for 25 km – making for an exciting yet demanding cycling journey!
After your ride, unwind by relaxing at one of the nearby bars to watch the sun go down – Aqui + Ahora rooftop bar provides an ideal atmosphere and offers an impressive selection of craft cocktails!
Cenote rides, and horseback excursions that lead through the jungle to local sinkholes. Perfect for families wanting to experience Cozumel’s beautiful natural landscape while discovering Mayan ruins and relaxing in its freshwater cenotes.
For an immersive cultural experience in Cozumel, the Museo de Cozumel should be on your itinerary. With 11 exhibits that cover its history, reefs, and Mayan culture; plus an exquisite restaurant that serves delicious Mexican fare; it makes a must-visit stop in this island paradise.
If you love chocolate, The Mayan Cacao Company in Cozumel is an excellent attraction to visit. Learn all about its history and production, as well as purchase its range of chocolate bars, soaps, and other products available to them here.
Experience the rich culture and chocolate production methods of Mayan culture while touring a chocolate factory on Cozumel during your cruise vacation! Enjoy exploring this fun activity while discovering its many offerings, such as Mayan chocolate production.
After exploring the grounds, enjoy a beverage at their bar and take advantage of free Wi-Fi access. Wheelchair-accessible and stroller-friendly venues make this location perfect for families.
While in Mexico, don’t miss the opportunity to sample some Mexican hot chocolate – it truly deserves its own spot on this list! Isla Bella offers organic cacao, which they stone grind before brewing into delicious hot chocolate. Each cup comes infused with its signature flavors for an unforgettable experience.
If you’re traveling with a group, the Mayan Cacao Company offers an exciting tour called the “Chocolate and Margarita Workshop,” where guests will sip delicious margaritas while learning all about how chocolate is created. It’s a fun way to spend a day of sightseeing on Cozumel; their friendly staff will ensure everyone has an incredible time!
Experience delicious lunch at the Cacao Company Restaurant located within its same building, perfect for enjoying outdoor dining in the sun before returning to your cruise ship.
I have visited the Mayan Cacao Company several times on Cozumel and always found it an enjoyable activity. Here I was able to learn about chocolate’s long history while purchasing souvenirs or treats!
Mayan Cacao Company is located approximately 30 minutes from Cozumel Cruise Port and makes for a fantastic day trip for anyone staying in the southern hotel area of Cozumel. Visitors may explore independently by following Quintana Roo C-1 Road or take part in guided tours that include round-trip transportation.
Tequileria, an iconic beverage created in Jalisco, Mexico, is an irresistibly sweet-smelling fruity, and refreshing cocktail made of tequila and citrus juice that should not be missed when visiting Mexico’s Tequila Valley.
Discovering more about agave plants, the history of tequila production, and enjoying delicious drinks are among the many highlights of Cozumel tourism. Although expensive, this tour provides an unforgettable experience that makes a lasting impression – definitely, something not to be missed when in Cozumel!
Your visit should also include Parroquia Santiago Apostol, an impressive church featuring an ornate interior and towers with stunning architecture that boasts many stunning works of art inside.
Juan Beckmann Gallardo Cultural Center offers another worthwhile activity in Tequila and is home to some of the country’s top art galleries, plus magnificent gardens that create an unforgettable experience. The beautiful building houses world-class exhibits inside.
Not only does the museum boast impressive exhibits, but its interactive features will make for an engaging and enjoyable experience for all ages. Take in a variety of different art styles and themes throughout its halls!
Interested in sampling some tequila? Check out La Rojena Tequila Distillery in Latin America – its oldest distillery, where you’ll learn all about how tequila is made and taste some signature drinks here!
Experience something truly distinctive here with their tequila: they combine organic agave with repurposed Kentucky and Tennessee whiskey barrels to craft an ultra-smooth product with sweet fruity notes and subtle vanilla aromas.
At this spot, you’ll also discover delicious beverages such as the cantarito cocktail made with tequila and citrus fruits or their signature Batanga blend made of tequila and lemon juice.
Tequila offers plenty of exciting activities and attractions, so if you’re planning a visit, there is plenty to keep you occupied in its capital city. Visit Chankanaab, take in its natural wonders, or snorkel and kayak at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park; also stop by Pueblo del Maiz cultural theme park where you can gain more insight into Mayan culture and gastronomy; as well as visit Playa Mia Grand Beach Park to go snorkeling or kayaking and check out Playa Mia Grand Beach Park; visit Pueblo del Maiz cultural theme park to gain further knowledge on Mayan culture and cuisine – there are numerous activities waiting for you in Tequila to keep busy during your visit!
If you’re in Cozumel looking for some of the finest seafood, look no further than Restaurante El Abuelo Gerado. Run by a family, this establishment prides itself on its impeccable service and delicious dishes.
Grilled shrimp is an affordable treat you shouldn’t miss at this restaurant. In addition, there’s an impressive selection of cocktails and an extensive wine list, plus authentic menu items. Plus, they have one of Cozumel’s best prices on authentic dishes, so for more information or assistance on your Cozumel adventure, you should visit their website or give them a call – their staff would be more than glad to assist.