6 things to do in Cozumel: Travel guide to Mexico’s 3rd biggest island

There are lots of things to do in Cozumel, this beautiful island is great for diving, swimming with dolphins… But before finding out what to do in Cozumel, you have to know how to get there, right?

How to get to Cozumel

Well, to get to Cozumel, you must first travel to the city of Cancun and drive over to Playa del Carmen. When you get there, right on the 5th Avenue, you’ll find the Ultramarferry.
We recommend you buy your round-trip ticket online prior to arrival. This way you can avoid the queue during peak times. 


Here you can have a virtual tour through the ferry, they serve Starbucks on board!
The boats sail every hour, so you can visit Cozumel whenever you want. And do not worry if you arrive early, you can use that time to take a walk through the 5th Avenue or Paseo del Carmen. The wait will fly by!

Once aboard Ultramarferry, the rest is easy because you are only an hour away from getting to Cozumel and trying the best activities on this famous Island, also known as ‘Isla de las Golondrinas’.
These are the 6 best activities to do in Cozumel. Your adventurous, spiritual and even your environmentalist side will emerge!

Scuba Diving in Cozumel

One of the main things to do in Cozumel is scuba diving. If you are a lover of the sea, this destination has a lot to offer you because it is renowned for its impressive colorful reefs.

With our friends from The Dive Shop Cozumell you can participate this incredible activity. They have more than two decades of experience so they know the sea of Cozumel like the back of their hand. Don’t worry if you are not an expert scuba diver, they give you an excellent option to get your Open Water Certification! Or you can just dive without a certification in shallower waters.

Visiting Punta Sur

This is one of the most beautiful areas of the Island, and lately it has become very popular among tourists.

When you get there you can visit the Ecological Park of Cozumel in which you will connect with nature. This incredible place has an impressive lagoon, and on the other side, you will find the famous Celerin lighthouse with a wonderful view of the sea.

Going to San Gervasio

This archaeological site is a hot spot of the Island of Cozumel. During your visit to this area, you can discover the importance the island had for the Mayans.


In addition, being in contact with nature will help you channel your adventurous and cultural side. The design of this archaeological zone is a set of Eastern-Coast-like architecture. You will be stunned by this spiritual place!

More things to do in Cozumel

When visiting the island, you cannot miss ‘El Cielo’, a stunning starfish bay. Once you swim in its crystal clear water, among hundreds of starfish, you will get why its name is Spanish for ‘The Sky’.
Also doing a submarine excursion is a good idea for those who would like to explore the Cozumel Sea without having to dive – it is ideal for children!


And finally, swimming with dolphins is a must in this Mexican island. You can choose between different interactive programs and enjoy this experience to the fullest.
We hope that these activities have been of your interest and that you are planning to visit Cozumel soon! The Isla de las Golondrinas awaits you so pack your bags and go go go!

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