Cozumel is mostly undeveloped. However, this Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea is a popular destination for tourists who want to experience a one-of-a-kind cruise. So if you plan on visiting this country here are some tips that you can follow.
- Take the ferry
The only way to reach Cozumel is by ferry. So if you don’t want to miss out on a beautiful day you better know when the last ferry sets sail which is around 11:00pm. Cozumel is just a couple of minutes away from Playa del Carmen.
- Rent a car
Cozumel is just a small island and you can circle it in one day. Just rent a car for a couple of dollars, enjoy the trip, and take unlimited pictures. However, if you only intend to visit two places or simply stay in a hotel, we suggest that you ride the taxi instead. Finally, don’t be afraid to speak with your concierge and ask for tips and ideas of the best places to go in Cozumel. The people here are friendly and there can be a lot of adventure that you can try based on the experience of the locals.
- Learn “Cozumel Style” Traffic Sign
If you are planning to rent a car and drive around Cozumel yourself, make sure that you’ve learned its traffic signs. Unfortunately, the traffic signs in Cozumel are not 100% tourist friends as they are all written in Spanish. Also the signs may be different than what you are used to seeing. It is better to prepare than to be caught off-guard with the local authorities.
- Change your dollars to peso
The best way to exchange your money is to go to the bank so you can get the best exchange rate. There may be a lot of stores and ATM machines on the streets that will offer you an exchange option for your dollars but don’t get swayed right away. Their exchange rates are usually less than what banks can offer.
- Know the best place for swimming
While swimming is the primary activity in Cozumel not every place here is equally gifted with perfection. If you want to experience slower currents, you should head south. The currents in the northern side are much stronger hence it is dangerous for swimming.
- Put on your water shoes
Most of the swimming areas in Cozumel are close to coral reef formations which can be hurtful to your feet. It is important that you wear your water shoes all the time to protect your soles from tiny pieces of broken corals or sharp rocks under the water.