Things to Do in Cozumel Cruise Port for Both Relaxation and Adventure
Cozumel is a gorgeous Mexican island located in the middle of the Caribbean Sea a short distance from the coast of mainland Mexico. We love taking guests on a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico during our Western Caribbean itineraries because it gives travelers like yourself a wide range of activities in which to partake, especially if you’re looking for some adventurous things to do in the Cozumel port of call.
Scuba Diving: the #1 Thing to Do in Cozumel Port of Call
Cozumel is famous for its scuba diving adventures and is often considered to be one of the best dive spots in the world. What makes it so great? Lots of things coming together in one spot: extremely clear visibility that extends far into the depths, easy drift dives, wall dives, and sea life both large and small.
But the real star of the show in Cozumel’s underwater world is the coral; namely, the coral reefs and the coral heads. The reefs are vibrant and lush, with coral forests providing plenty of places for sea creatures to inhabit, just waiting for you to discover them. The coral heads are massive coral formations that jut up from the reef and are mesmerizing to scuba dive alongside and over.
Sub Adventure: Stay Dry While Going Underwater in Cozumel
You don’t have to get wet to explore under the sea in Cozumel. We also offer excursions on underwater submarines that are designed to transfer visitors safely around the water with stellar views. Each seat has a porthole view unto the underwater world that makes Cozumel such a famous dive site. During your submarine ride, you’ll see a variety of fish and other sea creatures and coral. In addition, the vessel will have a guide on it who will tell you all about the sea animals and plants you see during your ride.
Ocean Floor Walk: Innovative Way to Go Under the Sea in Cozumel
You can also get below the sea even if you’re not scuba certified by doing a helmet walk in Cozumel, a cool and innovative way to walk along the ocean floor. You’ll don a breathing apparatus that looks and feels like a helmet and then descend up to 20 feet to the ocean floor where a trail has been made for you to follow. Hold onto the rope to keep yourself steady and make your way along the ocean floor step by step as you take in the sights and sea life around you.
Mayan Ruins: Historic Things to Do in Cozumel Port of Call
Though Cozumel is an island, it isn’t too far to enjoy some of the mainland Mexico attractions of the Yucatan peninsula. An especially popular thing to do is to see the Mayan ruins that this region of Mexico is famous for. While in Cozumel, there are excursions that will escort you from the island to mainland Mexico and onto some of the most impressive Mayan ruins.
The most famous one is Chichen Itza, which was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The massive pyramid on it, which does some pretty impressive light play along its side on the summer solstice, is Chichen Itza’s biggest draw, but the entire site is interesting to walk around due to the many ruins that are still in tact enough to give you an idea of what it was like to live there during Mayan times. We even offer a Cozumel shore excursion to see it by air for a truly one-of-a-kind adventure.
Also, you don’t have to leave the island of Cozumel to still learn about Mayan culture. We’ve arranged a shore excursion option that will take you on a coastal drive along the shores of Cozumel while your knowledgeable guide provides narration about the Mayan civilization. During the tour you’ll visit a traditional Mayan village for an immersive look at what it was like to live in one thousands of years ago and how locals are still keeping certain Mayans customs alive today.
Food and Drink Excursions: Experience the Tastes of Cozumel
If the tastes of Cozumel get you more excited than its sights and sounds, spend your time in Cozumel participating in an interactive food culinary shore excursion. If you enjoy a tropical libation, a tequila tasting in Mexico is also a can’t-miss experience.
Another must-do foodie experience is centered around chocolate. You can learn more about the cacao plant on a Cozumel chocolate factory tour, making it one of the tastier things to do in the Cozumel port.
Cozumel is also a location of one of our exclusive Chef’s Market Discoveries shore excursions. These special shore excursions pair up with one of the onboard chefs who will take you around the port and introduce you to the local tastes and food culture of Cozumel.
In addition, the Cozumel Chef’s Market Discoveries is joined by Michelle Bernstein, an award-winning chef who you also might recognize from TV. Together, you will visit markets, chocolatiers, and restaurants to learn about the tastes and culture of the Yucatan Peninsula. The evening when you’re back on board the ship, you’ll get to enjoy a private dinner just for those on your shore excursion that is prepared by the Celebrity chef using ingredients you learned about while in port. You’ll also get a tour of the galley and learn more about the behind the scenes activities that make dining on a cruise ship such a great and delicious experience.
Playa Mia: Relax on a Sandy Beach in Cozumel
Playa Mia is the place to head if you want some luxury with your beach going experience in Cozumel. There are lounge chairs you can sit on to bask in the Caribbean sunlight from which you can order drinks and food to enjoy. If you get too hot, cool off in the turquoise sea or the water park that is part of Playa Mia. The great thing about this beach is the proximity to the water park, which has a slide, and is a fun thing to do in Cozumel port during your Caribbean cruise.
Book Your Cozumel Cruise
To book your cruise to Cozumel and other Caribbean wonders, browse our extensive list of Caribbean sailings and find the one that’s perfect for you. After you book you can reserve things to do in Cozumel port before you board your cruise to make sure you get a spot on the shore excursions you most want to do before they sell out.