Passports are required for visitors entering Mexico. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
Spanish is the official language of Mexico, though English is widely spoken and understood.
The peso is the currency of Mexico, but US dollars are often widely accepted in resort areas.
Climate & Beaches
Cozumel has a tropical savanna climate with a short dry season—from February to April.
There are numerous beaches in Cozumel, including Paradise Beach, which is a Traveler’s Choice winner and has a water playground the whole family will love. Playa Palancar, on the southern tip of the island, is peaceful and has bright water, making it easy to spot starfish.
Activities & Attractions
Try a scuba excursion through Palancar Reef or the Santa Rose Wall. The island’s pearl farm and dolphin sanctuaries are also a great way to experience Cozumel’s marine life. Catamarans, kayaks, and boat trips are all popular daytime activities. There are also a number of parks and museums if you care to stay on land, including the San Gervasio Mayan site.
When the sun goes down, Havana Bob’s is a popular Cuban cigar bar worth a visit. Or, try one of the many local beach bars for a tropical drink and dancing.