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THINGS TO DO IN COZUMEL
Cozumel's main attraction is of course diving. The large influx of cruise ship visitors has resulted in an extensive shopping experience and there are the beautiful beaches.
Other than the above mentioned there are a number of other exciting things to do and see on and off the island.
THINGS TO DO ON COZUMELRent a car and drive around the island at least once. You can also take a taxi and pay by the hour. There are interesting sites along the coastline and quite a few cafes/bars/restaurants.
The Cozumel Sailing office is located in the northern marina (Puerto de Abrigo). The office number is 869-2312 and after hours number is 869-1777. The office is on the southern part of the marina (the first entrance) and then down the steps.
For golfers, Cozumel has an 18 hole par 72 Championship Golf Course designed by the Nicklaus design group. Best to make a reservation but walk-ins accepted.
Costs are $149 USD per person for 18 holes including golf cart. Club rentals $29 USD. Play after 1 PM for $99 USD per person.
Location: Carretera Costera Norte, KM 6.5 Interior Casa Club
Location: Corner of Calle 1 and 15th Avenida, 3 blocks from the waterfront.
Mr. Sancho's Beach Club also has horseback riding. You can ride on the beach there.
Cozumel Country Club is this island's first golf course and the Riviera Maya's newest championship test of golf, and it took five years to be sculpted in the limestone and the coral and saltwater marshes at the northwest shores of Cozumel island. This wonderful golf course carved from the Mayan jungle is environmentally friendly; it was carefully crafted from the surrounding mangrove, marshlands and tropical rainforest to preserve its environmental integrity and it possesses very thick vegetation around it, which makes it easier to collect the balls.
Created to provide a first-class golf test for players of any skill levels, Cozumel Country Club offers a challenging experience to the serious golfer and allows an enjoyable surrounding for the not so serious one. It provides, in addition, a well-equipped golf store, a snack bar, as well as two tiered tees with plenty of room for practice or just warm up, a putting green and chipping green with a practice bunker.
MAYA RUIN SITESThere is one good Mayan ruin site worth visiting on the island. Viewing island maps you will see a few listed but these are small sites preserved for posterity and tourism.
If you have rented a car for a couple of days and have the time, visit them all but ultimately the one site that holds any real fascination is San Gervasio.
To get there you can take a taxi. The driver will wait for you and you establish a cost based on an hourly rate. Or you can rent a car. If you are renting a car you can visit this site and then keep driving across the island, then around the southern tip. You can do this quite easily in one day.
You can explore all of San Gervasio ruins in a couple of hours and it is a site worth visiting. There are some interesting structures there and some well informed Mayan guides, some who have worked on excavations at bigger sites.
San Gervasio ruins are located about 7km outside of San Miguel.
Ruin sites located within a reasonable distance from Playa del Carmen [on the mainland] are:
View Ruin site Map for the state of Yucatan.
*** large site ** medium site * small site
View Ruin site Map for the state of Quintana Roo.
For more information regarding visiting ruin sites please investigate