What We Love

  • This is the perfect location for genuine explorers! You can enjoy luxurious amenities at the end of a busy day exploring Cozumel.
  • Enjoy the amenities next door at the Fiesta Americana Cozumel. There are endless possibilities for fun!
  • Expand your horizons with a variety of thrilling attractions, including scuba-diving school!

Things to Know

  • Having access to the neighboring Fiesta Americana Cozumel means double the fun at no additional cost. 
  • Daily cultural, ecological and adventure activities will make this your go-to, nature-loving spot.
  • The resort is only 45 minutes from the airport. 

If you dream of adventure, The Explorean Cozumel is your reality. This lush, all-inclusive Cozumel resort includes a private beach club, jungle swimming pool, gourmet meals, and a self-serve Explorers Bar. 

Discover the perfect place to reconnect, explore new worlds and go on exciting adventures. Featuring contemporary Mexican architecture with a subtle Mayan charm, this resort perfectly harmonizes with the surrounding natural beauty of the area to offer absolute relaxation that turns every moment into something truly special. 

The Beach Club offers a perfect gathering spot for a day by the water with food, drinks and even a complimentary scuba-diving school. Around every corner you'll find a unique and memorable experience. Make it yours and spend as long as you want. Once you visit, you will always want to come back.

Get MORE from your getaway to The Explorean Cozumel. Now through the end of 2020, guests staying a minimum of 4 nights at The Explorean will get these additional perks exclusive to CheapCaribbean customers:

  • A $50 spa credit (applies to treatments only, no products or salon services).
  • Early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability.
  • Complimentary shared roundtrip airport transfers.


Cozumel Intl Airport : 6 miles Northwest

Property Information

Year Built: 1989
Last Renovation: 2014
Floors: 2
Total rooms: 56


Resort Details


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Effective immediately due to Mexico regulations, we will no longer accept payments in US Dollars at the Hotel/Resort. All services shall be in Mexican Pesos. When using a credit or debit card, the charges are being made in Mexican Pesos. Due to this same regulation, we are no longer accepting USD cash as a form of payment or to execute any money exchange at our hotel/resort. Guests are required to either use ATM or utilize any bank office nearby.
Advisory The Municipal Government will be charging all guests in the area of Cozumel an Environmental Sanitation Tax of a minimum $30.00 Mexican Pesos (approx. $1.60 USD) per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. These funds are being used to protect, maintain and conserve the extraordinary beauty of the area.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies: Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - 
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - 
Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 1427 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    My favorite resort!

    This was the 5th year in a row that my husband and I visited. Like last year, we traveled with another couple. There were a few new things at the Explorean that we enjoyed (mini fridge in the rooms and wood-fired pizza options at the restaurant), and the Fiesta Americana part of the resort had several new entertainment options (Cabaret, Acrobatic Aquatics, Circus). We took the cenote/bike/snorkeling tour with Renata – she is a wonderful guide! We also took the snorkeling boat tour; the highlight was seeing a spotted eagle ray. The boat tour was led by Joshua (I think?) and he had great energy. Housekeeping was excellent and our room was always done early in the day. Henry and Juan (bartenders at the FA) provided great service and were so fun to talk to. Our absolute favorite person there was Roberto, the bartender at the Explorean. Every guest at the resort loved him! We had met him last year when he first started the position. This year he gave us a handmade souvenir to take home, so very sweet of him! The trip itself was wonderful, but it was tinged with increasing worry as the trip unfolded due to the coronavirus. We were there March 9-18, and the federal travel advisory started the day after we left! We considered leaving early, but we didn’t have a lot of options and so stuck it out until our scheduled flight. We are greatly saddened that the tourist industry and primary source of income for many people on Cozumel has since disappeared almost overnight. We are fervently hoping that the islanders are able to weather this downturn while staying healthy and safe. Our hearts are with you!

    Mar 31, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Pre employment get away

    We arrived the day before the travel restrictions began March 19th, but stayed 3 full days. The front desk was amazing and changed my room to a double casita as requested. Only negative about the room is the lighting. It was very dim and hard to see when applying makeup. We enjoyed the basket of pastries, orange juice and coffee left outside our door in the mornings. We hung out at the Fiesta mainly but went on 3 of the excursions at the Explorean. First kayaking, then snorkeling and then to tequila farm. All amazing! They never once led us to believe they would stop anything b/c most people had left. They did close the gym (who could blame them), and on the second day they stopped the buffets. You could order anything cooked to order and they would make it fancy. We enjoyed breakfast over looking the ocean each morning. We ate at 2 specialty restaurants the Rosota- twice, and the Penninsula. They had closed the Mexican restaurant the 3rd night we were there. We ate the fish/shrimp tacos, gucamole chips over at Fiesta several times and just couldn't get enough. The Fiesta is so close it really seemed like one resort. We didn't drink at the Explorean but the drinks at Fiesta were just okay. The frozen drinks had alot of large chunks of ice in them and we ordered a Mai Tai that was so bad we poured it out. Service everywhere was incredible and I felt really bad for the staff missing out on tips from the lack of tourists. We will return when we can stay longer.

    Mar 30, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Relaxing vacation

    Just returned from a week-long stay. The property is quiet compared to it's sister resort next door, Fiesta. The room was spacious and clean although we found the walls to be a bit thin - we heard the screaming children next door in the evenings, but luckily they checked out after day 2. The food was great. I dont think we had a bad meal. Our favorite being the Italian and Asian restaurants on Fiesta's property. Breakfast at the Explorean side was simple, but good and quiet. We must have had 4 lunches at Ceviche by the water. Their shrimp tacos were addictive, plus it has a great view. We chose this resort because daily activities were included at no extra cost. We did two snorkels and the paddle boarding. We missed out on the bike ride due to a scheduled diving day, but the bikes looked brand new. The staff here work hard and were so friendly- from people sweeping the sidewalks to the young man that meticulouslycleaned the pool- they all looked up from working to say "hola". Thanks in particular to the friendly reception staff: Abigail, Dayanara and Victor. Renata was awesome as our activities organizer. A special thanks to all the wait staff at the various restaurants and bars like Anna, Aaron (serving drinks on the hot sand), Arturo, Jose (at Ceviche). Wish I could remember all their names... If you want a relaxing all inclusive resort at a reasonable price, STAY HERE!

    Mar 25, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best AI in Cozumel

    Just got back from a 7 day vacation in Cozumel. My GF and I stayed at the Explorean which is part of Fiesta Americana. It is a smaller hotel and further back from the beach. It is steps from its sister hotel. The units are in a quiet tropical jungle setting. So if you want to get away from the loud obnoxious drunks that talk all night, book a room here. No tv in rooms which is fine. We brought an iPad and watched tv on a few nights. It has its own pool and chairs and beds to use around the pool. It has its own restaurant and bar, so the lines and crowds were non-existent. You also get to use Fiesta's pool and others restaurants and beach area. We usually did breakfast at the Explorean then the Ceviche Grill on the beach for lunch. Then used a mix of the other restaurants for dinner. All the food was good. I loved the Ceviche Grill and the Peninsula Restaurant the most. The servers were all very good. Part of the lure of the Explorean was the daily activities that they had. These are all included free when you book with them. All the activities were fun and exciting. I have been to Mexico many times and have booked a lot of excursions. These were very good. The guides that were with us were all very enthusiastic and friendly. Always making sure we were having fun and answering any questions we had. Renata, Ruben, Joshua, Vega, Luis, and Alvaro were the guides we had during our week there and were very energetic and considerate. Even when we were just walking around the hotel grounds and saw one of them, they would come up and say hi and make sure we were good. Would definitely suggest family and friends to book a stay with them and make sure to do the excursions with them.

    Mar 23, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful Vacation!

    My husband & I were looking for a quiet, laid back resort to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary & were delighted to find The Explorean! Upon arriving, we were greeted warmly with cool hand cloths & a fruity, refreshing , cold drink. Our room was nice & clean with a very comfy bed. The sweet cleaning ladies did an excellent job all week refreshing the room. We both have Fibromyalgia pain & found the mattress & pillows made for a very restful sleep. The small fridge stocked with cold drinks was an added bonus. An in room safe was also provided. The out door porch with a jungle view was very nice to relax on & we were never bothered by bugs. Really loved dining at our restaurant as well as Fiesta Americana restaurants without requiring reservations. Our favorite was fish at the La Cevicheria. Especially the fish tacos! We often ate breakfast & other meals at the buffet, Vina del Mar as well as ice cream & coffee at the Coffee Corner. What really sold us on booking the Explorean was the daily excursions that were included. They did not disappoint because the guides Ruben, Vega, Joshua, Luis, & Gerardo (afraid I may have forgotten someone?) were fun, knowledgeable & professional while being very considerate of our needs. We were provided with delicious food, drinks, towels ect. All equipment was in very good condition & the boats for snorkeling trips were large & comfortable ( saw a beautiful Eagle Ray ). Ruben even sent pictures of us by e-mail. We loved this since my husband & I don't have many pics of us together! Snorkeling on our own outside the Fiesta was very fun also. We saw a variety of gorgeous fish & a young Eagle Ray. Thank You so much to the staff at The Explorean (especially Abagail) for making us feel at home!

    Mar 23, 2020