Cozumel things to do from a cruise ship???
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Dec 3, 2012 9:34 AM Last Post By: RobertSDF
Dec 1, 2012 8:42 AM
Cozumel things to do from a cruise ship???We'll be stopping for 9 hours in Cozumel on our cruise with Royal Caribbean. Would like some suggestions for the best thing to do??? Also, should we book through the cruise ship (which is typically very expensive) or is it safe to book with another vender?
Dec 1, 2012 11:39 AM
Dec 1, 2012 12:42 PM
2I would avoid the high priced tours of the cruise ship.
If you want to snorkle, go to the municipal pier, (center of town, not where the cruise ship docks but where the ferry docks) and there will be plenty of vendors that will supply the equipment and take you out to great places to snorkle for about $25.00 usd.....and they will negotiate.....the price is not fixed!
There is a paved walkway along the water to stroll. Go to a couple of bars for a few drinks, cruise around the town and have a bite to eat. You can always go to the over piced jewelery stores where they promise...."special prices just for you"!!
If you have 9 hours, you can take the ferry into Playa del Carmen....5th ave is great to explore and the beach is right there.
Rent a moped or jeep and drive the island.
All of this will be cheaper to do on your own than pay the extreme cruise ship tour prices.....don't forget to negotiate!
Dec 1, 2012 6:49 PM
Dec 2, 2012 7:06 AM
4If you want to hang out on a nice beach, drink cerveza and eat chips and guacamola, try Mr Sanchos. We saw several of the cruise ship employees there when we went during our port of call there. Prices are decent.
Dec 2, 2012 7:43 AM
Dec 2, 2012 1:49 PM
Dec 3, 2012 9:34 AM
7" shop in the stores in the central part of the island where you will be landing from your cruise ship"
Your ship may or may not dock in the central part. The one pier in the center is used much less than the other two piers a bit away from the center.
Do book once you arrive and save much money. If you want a tour, the drivers from Island Tours will be at your pier. They are very reliable and all English speaking , licensed guides.
I wouldnt waste time going to Playa del Carmen. You will find many of the same shops and more of the same made in China junk/
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