This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Cozumel. To help you make friends with Cozumel before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Situated just off the coast of Playa del Carmen, in the beautiful Mexican state of Quintana Roo, is the large island of Cozumel, Mexico. Despite its size, Cozumel is largely undeveloped, consisting mainly of national park. With the exception of its biggest town, San Miguel, there is little in the way of big city life.
That said, the town of Santa Miguel is well set up for tourists. There are plenty of activities that tourists can enjoy on the island. Although the main attraction without a doubt is Cozumel's spectacular scuba diving. Just off the coast of the island is a barrier reef, which will surely delight any diver. Many people opt to do diving courses here. There is also another snorkeling and diving spot, where it is possible to see eerie statues submerged just beneath the water's surface.
If diving is not for you, another popular activity on the island is to rent a scooter, and complete the seventy-kilometer-long circuit. Be sure to take some snacks with you and take your time stopping off at some of Cozumel's pretty beaches along the way.
Cozumel makes a nice and easy day trip from Playa del Carmen, as ferries run frequently throughout the day and up to 11 p.m. It is possible to see the island in a day, however many people choose to stay for a night or two.
Cozumel has many luxury hotels, but these can be easily avoided, as Cozumel has a lot on offer in terms of accommodation for the budget traveler. Hostels in Cozumel, Mexico, are centered in the main township of San Miguel. It is possible to find a multitude of reasonably priced hostels in Cozumel, Mexico, along the main pier, where the ferry drops you off. These Cozumel, Mexico hostels tend to cater for a younger crowd or those who are interested in diving. Hostels in Cozumel, Mexico, tend to offer a fun and lively atmosphere that will surely keep you entertained for the duration of your stay!
Written by local enthusiast for Cozumel hostelsChloe