Cozumel is a cruise ship destination! This Cozumel for cruisers article will assist you in a DIY travel planning guide. We’re not going to lie to you. A lot of non-cruise ship tourists who come here sneer at “The Boat People” as they’re known on some Cozumel message boards. Here’s the stereotype: Cruisers travel in large packs. They never eat in town because they’re afraid they’ll get sick or their purse will be snatched.
And cruisers only purchase souvenirs, etc. from the shops listed on the hand-outs provided by their ship. Why? Because they believe the spiel the cruise director feeds them about it being “unsafe” to shop anywhere else in town.
That’s the stereotype of the typical Cozumel cruise passenger. But it’s a profile that obviously doesn’t fit you because, here you are, digging deeper, doing the research necessary to plan something interesting and special for your day on the island.
You’ve probably already figured out that you’ll save money and have a higher quality experience if you break away from the herd and go for a day that’s tailored just to your group’s needs and interests.
This section of the site is to help you do just that. We want you to have fun. But we must confess we have another motive: We want you to fall in love, come again, and next time spend your entire vacation on this beautiful, sweet little island. Because, as you’ll discover for yourself if you follow the suggestions offered on these pages, there’s a lot more to Cozumel than you can see and do in just one day.
But for your current trip, follow the instincts that brought you to this page and do it yourself! We’re Americans living here full-time. And we can assure you that Cozumel is extraordinarily safe and filled with friendly, helpful people.
Whether you decide to explore totally on your own or book one of the intimate, private tours we’ve personally checked out and highly recommend, we can pretty well promise you that you’ll have a grand time during your one day on the island.
And, as we are fond of saying in the south, “Ya’ll Come Back Now! Hear?”
Here are some links to get you started planning your precious day on the island:
Background Info on Cozumel Island
About Cozumel’s City, San Miguel
Getting Around the Island All by Your Lonesome
Tours We Trust
The art of bargaining
How to be more than just another tourist
Safety & Health on Cozumel