Cozumel International Airport (CZM) caters to the island of Cozumel and is located approximately 3.5 miles from Cozumel on the Caribbean coast near Cancun. It handles national and international air traffic for the city of San Miguel, Cozumel and generally receives half-a-million tourists each year.
Immigration & Customs
When you reach the arriving terminal, you will be guided to the immigration hall where you will form a line and wait for your turn with the immigration officer. You will supply the officer with your passport and answer a few routine questions about the nature of your stay. For US and European travelers, all you need to do is produce a current passport in order to enter and leave Cozumel.
Getting to Your Hotel
Some travelers may have concerns about vacationing in Mexico. CheapCaribbean.com has partnered with Amstar as our premier transportation company in Cozumel. They’ll provide you with safe, comfortable and professional transportation, from the airport to your hotel and back. They’ll also provide transportation to any excursions booked through our site that you’d like to take while you’re in your destination.
It’s easy to find your Amstar team when you arrive at the airport. They’ll be standing in the ground transportation waiting area, holding a CheapCaribbean welcome sign. All drivers are fluent in English, friendly and knowledgeable about the culture, history and things to do while you’re there. By the end of your ride, you’ll have made a new friend. Vehicles are all clean, modern and reliable.
Amstar is also the official transportation rep for CheapCaribbean.com excursions when you book vacations to Cozumel on our site. The majority of our partner hotels have an Amstar desk in or near the lobby so they’re easy to find, should you need them. For this reason, we suggest that our guests do not rent cars while in the Caribbean or Mexico as traffic laws and road quality and street signs are not the same as they are in the US.
Getting Around Cozumel
While most travelers walk around Cozumel without a problem, some may choose to rent a moped or a car. You'll find offices for Avis, Hertz and Executive at the airport where you'll be surprised as to how affordable rates are during your stay. If you do decide to rent a car, please note that the main road in Cozumel runs north to south and does not stop. The road running east to west stops at each intersection to allow north/south traffic to cross. You'll also want to know that the busiest road in Cozumel is the one nearest the water. While it might be tempting to use that road to get the scenic views, it's better to save that area for walking so you'll be safer to avoid the traffic.