If you follow me on social media, it is no secret that I really love Cozumel, Mexico. I visited three times this year alone. When my feet hit the ground in Cozumel, I feel so happy and energetic. I’m planning to blog about some of my favorite restaurants and activities in the upcoming posts but this post is some of my the reasons that I return again and again.
- The scenery is stunning.
I’ve been to many areas in the Caribbean but I swear that the water is prettiest in Cozumel. You can try to convince me otherwise but I absolutely love the water in Cozumel. It feels like a painting. The crystal clear waters, spectacular sunsets, and endless beaches make me fall in love over and over.
Cozumel also has my husband’s favorite beaches. He actually hates the beach. It’s a miracle that our relationship has survived this obvious character flaw. His complaint about the beaches is the sand. He hates how it gets all over everything and can be difficult to wash off (I know, he’s weird… for better or worse, you know). BUT he doesn’t mind the sand in Cozumel. Apparently it is magical sand that washes out more easily.
2. The incredible people
Almost all of the people that you encounter are so friendly. The warmth and hospitality of the people in Cozumel is amazing. From the moment you arrive to the island you will feel the warmth of its people, because in Cozumel hospitality is not just a practice, it is a lifestyle.
I love to just hop in a taxi and ask for a restaurant, beach or activity recommendation. The people love to talk and will recommend something perfect.
I realize that Mexico, in general, gets a bad reputation. I also acknowledge that in many areas that reputation is unfortunately earned thanks to drug cartels and corrupt governments. However, I’ve never felt unsafe in Cozumel. I’ve been all over the island and never felt uncomfortable. They even have tourist police walking around because they take safety extremely seriously. I would suggest that you take similar precautions in Cozumel that you would take anywhere else though (maybe I should write a blog about this?).
4. Tons of adventures
A lot of people just bar hop in Cozumel and that is fine for them but there is SO much more to do. The scuba, snorkeling and snuba in Cozumel are amazing. Plenty of other water sports are also available. There are opportunities to see and interact with wildlife. Of course you could just be a beach bum. You can try a lot of different foods and local cuisine.