Destination guide

Reefs and ruins in Cozumel

With stunning coral reefs abounding in vivid colors and abundant marine life, Cozumel is a hot destination for divers, swimmers and snorkelers. The azure waters of the Caribbean Sea and white-sand beaches welcome nature lovers longing for days spent relaxing on the sand and exploring this pretty island, while the plazas and streets of the town welcome shoppers looking for fresh produce and gifts. Cozumel vacation rentals are close to everything here, within easy driving or walking distance to breathtaking beaches, impressive ancient ruins and great restaurants, where you can sip margaritas and watch the sunset over the sea.

Things to do

Tortilla making and tequila tasting in Cozumel

A visit to Faro Celerain Eco Park while you're in Cozumel is essential. Here you'll find a delightful maritime museum in El Faro Celerain Lighthouse and get to walk in the footsteps of ancient Mayans in the El Caracol Mayan ruins. Cozumel vacation rentals are only a short drive from Cozumel's "wild side", where you'll find deserted but stunning beaches, hidden water caves, fabulously isolated beach bars and restaurants, and more Mayan ruins to explore. Another great place for the whole family is Discover Mexico Park. You can experience Mexican culture in tequila tastings and learn to make tortillas.


Markets and manatees in Cozumel

If you love getting out in the water, Cozumel is the place for adventures both on and under the sea. You can swim with manatees and feed stingrays and clamber up to a lighthouse for great views of the coastline. Cozumel vacation rentals are ideal for afternoon siestas before heading into town for fresh seafood, icy drinks and dancing the night away. There are charming inland communities that are wonderful to visit, to see the culture of this unique Mexican island, and lively public markets, where you can taste traditional foods and listen to live music with the locals.


Hot and sunny in Cozumel

The island of Cozumel basks in a tropical Caribbean climate, with humid summer days and temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s. Winter is cooler, with temperatures in the mid-70s. The rainy season runs from May until mid-October, with June and July being the wettest months, and is characterized by late-afternoon showers. Hurricane season runs from June through November, and can result in dangerous winds and high seas. The calmest and best time of year to visit Cozumel is from March through June when you'll enjoy temperate weather, low humidity, and calm seas, perfect for diving and snorkeling.

Natural features

Marvelous sea creatures in Cozumel

Located 18 km off the north-eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, the island of Cozumel is largely undeveloped with white-sand beaches, clear azure water and a bustling port where cruise ships dock. Wildlife abounds on this beautiful island. On land, savvy visitors can spot iguanas slithering around Mayan ruins, or the adorable coatis, a mammal related to the raccoon, which can also be spotted among the ruins or near the Celarain Lighthouse. In the ocean, you may see stingrays gliding past, massive manatees floating by, or the shy but gorgeous Queen Triggerfish hidden amongst the vibrant coral.

How to get there

How to get to and around Cozumel

The nearest airport is in Cozumel, Quintana Roo (CZM-Cozumel Intl.), located 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Cozumel?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 504 vacation rentals near Cozumel. From 101 Houses to 66 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cozumel for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Cozumel?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cozumel. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Residences Reef Condos: 27 vacation rentals
  • Zona Hotelera Norte: 84 vacation rentals
  • San Miguel: 500 vacation rentals
  • Villas Costa del Sol: 15 vacation rentals
  • Colonia Andres: 156 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Cozumel! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Cozumel?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cozumel:

  • San Miguel: 500 rentals
  • Playa del Carmen: 4,442 rentals
  • Akumal: 989 rentals
  • Puerto Morelos: 1,084 rentals
  • Puerto Aventuras: 590 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Cozumel?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Cozumel. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • San Francisco Beach: 4,182 rentals
  • Cozumel Country Club and Golf Course: 4,917 rentals
  • Paradise Beach: 4,736 rentals
  • Mr. Sancho's Beach Club: 4,802 rentals
  • La Plaza Cozumel: 5,153 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cozumel listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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