Cozumel Insider Tips
Dive Like the Pros at Stingray Beach
Looking to dive the deep blue sea, but don't have the training to make your first big dive? No worries, just make your way to Stingray Beach.
Whether you're a seasoned diver or looking for your first taste of the deep, Stingray Beach provides the same interactive experience as scuba diving, but without the added cost or heavy gear. This beach will allow you to get up close and personal with stingrays and other assorted fish as you swim with and even pet them!
Go Green at Chankanaab National Park
Regarded as Mexico's best kept secret, Chankanaab National Park is conveniently located near Cozumel off the local highway. If you're looking for an exciting place to spend a non-beach day, Chankanaab is for you.
Chankanaab National Park consists of a saltwater lagoon, an archeological park and a botanical garden with reproductions of a Mayan village. With so much to see and do, the fun you'll have at Chankanaab is limitless. You can swim, snorkel and scuba dive at the beach, or explore underwater caverns, a sunken ship, Mayan ruins and much more.
Kinta Mexican Bistro Has Your Foodie Fix
A favorite among locals, Kinta Mexican Bistro offers interesting twists on local Yucatecan cuisine and serves guests with a unique and delicious dining experience.
Stop by and relax in the cool, air-conditioned dining room or enjoy your meal out on the shaded patio. Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner or a fun night on the town with your family, you can get your grub on with delicious black-bean soup or Kinta's famous chile relleno stuffed with vegetable ratatouille. No matter what, Kinta Mexican Bistro has a foodie fix for you!
Enjoy a Romantic Dinner at La Cocay
Tucked away in a quiet corner of downtown Cozumel, La Cocay is a uniquely elegant restaurant that is a must-see if you visit Cozumel.
Whether you come to La Cocay for romance or a nice meal with the family, the friendly staff will impress you with their attentive service and gourmet cuisine. If you want to experience the best fusion of Mexico and the Caribbean, order the Mahi Mahi dusted with creole spices and mango salsa. This is one dish you certainly don't want to miss!
Best Street Tacos: El Foco
You've had a fun night on the town. The bleary haze of tequila still wafts in and out of your vision. You decide to call it a night, but there's one problem. You're hungry. If you find yourself stumbling around Cozumel, with the munchies, there's no better place for late-night eats than El Foco.
El Foco serves up filling soft tacos stuffed with pork, chorizo, cheese and beef that are both cheap and a cure for a rumbling stomach. Feel free to stop by anytime since the restaurant is open until midnight or until the last person leaves.
Coolest Tour to Get Your Kicks: Atlantis Submarine
Everyone has always dreamed of exploring the depths of the deep blue sea. While you can get certified to scuba dive, there's no cooler way to get your gills than cruising the ocean floor in an awesome submarine.
The Atlantis Submarine tour is perfect for those who want an underwater look at Cozumel without getting wet! Climb aboard a comfortable open-windowed submarine for a 1 ½ hour tour that explores the Chankanaab Reef. You’ll cruise along the ocean floor and check out a variety of marine animals, tropical fish and more. So what are you waiting for? Ships ahoy!
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