If you are planning a trip to a truly magnificent destination the obvious choice should be Mexico. It is a truly diverse country that offers everything a dream holiday should from gorgeous beaches, pulsating nightlife to a lush cultural scene. The most marvellous places in Mexico that are ideal for cheap tequila and getting some shade under your big sombrero hat is Playa del Carmen, Isla Cozumel, Acapulco, Los Cabos and Akumal.
The best and most incredible place for scuba diving in Cozumel island a destination that offer crystal clear waters, rare natural beauty and a vast marine life. The main draws are snorkelling, and diving and the tourist area offers deserted beaches, stunning scenery, and there is no doubt that after a few hours in the sun you’ll feel utterly relaxed.
Scuba diving and snorkelling
The reason the scuba diving and snorkelling is nothing less than incredible is that Cozumel lies near one of the largest coral reefs. Exceptionally clear waters enabling divers to enjoy tropical fish and view a vast collection of coral heads. Getting to Cozumel is much easier than most think and to ensure you are in the right frame of mind to take in all its beauty, Cozumel is a cruise ship hotspot. It is the one stop included in most cruise line itineraries and passengers have a variety of choices, which includes diving, snorkelling or tons of shopping, ended with some tequila tasting.
Most of the merchants in Cozumel are happy to accept U.S. dollars from tourists, although change is in pesos and English is a language widely spoken. The cruise port shopping offers several boutiques, while stunning jewellery is available at Diamonds International. The largest fixed price store is Viva Mexico while the most economical liquor and smoke shop, is Covi, offering an extensive collection of beer, tequilas and champagnes. A wide variety of souvenir shops provide tourists with everything from clothing, handmade bags, and other unique items, perfect as gifts for loved ones at home or simply to remember this incredible island.
The biggest sellers in Cozumel are corny T-shirts and massive sombreros and when it comes to tasty treats Mayan Cocoa Company chocolates and organic vanilla should be high on any visitors shopping list. If you do have space in your suitcase the Talavera pottery is simply stunning, and the multicolours will bring new brightness to any room in your home. There is no bargaining with the locals who sell their merchandise to loads of tourist as several chips dock for at least a day or 6 hours in the harbour of Mexico’s most popular destination, Cozumel.
Cozumel like several other islands has a hurricane season from August to November and the ideal time to visit this extremely lovely island is April to May when the humidity is low, and the days are sunny. June and July are Cozumel’s rainy months.