Blogs from Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico, North America


North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cozumel March 27th 2018

At the beginning of last year, my family and I took an amazing trip to the beautiful island of Cozumel, Mexico. It was everything I could ever imagine. Unfortunately, due to a bad storm, we were only able to spend one perfect day in the sun. This did not stop us from having the time of our lives going snorkeling, speaking with the people of Cozumel, and absolutely planning our second trip back to the island in 2019. To get to Mexico we took a cruise ship departing from Mobil, Alabama. The ship was great but no where near as amazing as the feeling of stepping off of it, and into Mexico. When we arrived we walked through local shops and visited different road side tents selling small treasures. At one of these tents I purchased ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cozumel June 30th 2017

This was the first day of our trip that we had to set an alarm. Our excursion meeting time was 8:15 am so we were up at 6:30 got ready and grabbed breakfast before heading off the ship to our meeting point on the pier. We had decided to take a Segway tour of a Mayan Village called El Cedral. After signing our release forms and watching a safety video we got on our segways and started riding through the streets of El Cedral. It was a quaint little village with well maintained Mexican Homes and quiet streets. We spent about 35 minutes on our segways before stopping at a botanical garden and learning about the plants that were important to the Mayans. We also learned some of the history of El Cedral which was settled ... read more
Nikki on the Segway
Mayan Kitchen

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cozumel March 27th 2017

We nearly always decide to get off the ship at all ports. Our view is it would be to travel so far to bizarrely just decide to stay on board. Some cruisers do not agree with our principals. We were in Cozumel in 2014, so are happy this time to do our own thing, rather than doing something organised by the ship. Our first task was to get a stamp in the passports. We found the immigration office really easily, but there was a big note on the door that they do not do passport stamps. Onto the next item which was to get a photo of George with a local policeman at the local police station. Not sure if we walked straight past it, but we could not find it where it was showing on ... read more
Carnival Glory anchored along the coast - Been on Glory
Celebrity Reflection docked next door
Norwegian Epic

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cozumel November 19th 2016

Today we are in Cozumel for a day of shopping and then our last day at sea. We wandered into the shopping area just off of the cruise port pier which is like a rats maze with no direction signs. After visiting a LOT of stores we finally decided to find something to drink and went to hunt down a Senor Frogs. Shouldn't be that hard to find one, they have at least one in every port city in Mexico. Found the Senor Frogs and had 2 LARGE margaritas with an appetizer platter and a tortilla soup. They have a Guaco Mobile cart that makes the guacamole table side and is really good. This an insane place with dancing waiters, a clown making balloon hats and a wicked sound system. Went back to the ship and ... read more
tough to see this when it is 81 degrees
shopping, shopping, shopping
a convertible horse

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cozumel October 24th 2016

Why do you travel? For me, it's the excitement of ordering lunch in a different language on a menu with no pictures. Every traveller I've met has a story for why they "left" including dreams, divorces, politics, and health concerns. My favorite people to see are those on the run from their past. Runners board long distance buses like prison escapees anxious to get on with their thier self-inflicted exile. Runners never turn around, never look back, & never see their own shadowy past. I briefly meet these mysterious people in hostels, bus stops, and dive shops... then they are gone right after telling a story. My first experience with a runner was a beautiful and kind Danish - Nicole. She had been working in bars and dive shops for the past 2 years travelling across ... read more

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cozumel January 10th 2016

We completed our last two dives today, but I will go back to where I left off and write about the high points over the last three days. Before I start, I'm sure it is evident that I haven't blogged about anything but diving. That's because this portion of the trip is only diving. Get up at 7:00, eat a light breakfast and gear up. On the boat by 8:30 or it leaves the dock without you, and it's an hour trip to almost ever dive site. Complete a dive (45-60 minutes) depending on air consumption, back on the boat to gas off, and in for the second dive. Another 45-60 minute dive and back on the boat for the hour ride back to shore. That's the first six hours of every day. We get back ... read more
Blug Tang
Large Turtle

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cozumel January 5th 2016

Here we are, third day on the road, and we still haven't put anything but our feet in the water!!! We arrived safe and sound in Cancun, on Sunday, January 3rd. Somehow =) and I'm not sure how, I managed to book myself in first class, while Jim was in Row 24!!! I flew on miles and we purchased Jim's ticket. I wasn't assigned a seat at the time we booked but found out the day before we left the airline assigned me a seat in first class!!! If I could fly first class every trip, I would fly every week. But for once United Airlines didn't disappoint us and we and our luggage arrived safely and on time to our destination. We met our friends Dave and Donna at the Comfort Inn, spent the night ... read more
Sunset Monday Night
Chapel at El Cherol
The ONLY Time We've Been In the Water!

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cozumel October 22nd 2015

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North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cozumel June 8th 2015

North America » Mexico » Quintana Roo » Cozumel February 26th 2015

Coffee on the roof after breakfast. Gorgeous morning! Cruise ship in port. Thunderstorms were predicted, but it turned out to be a perfect day. Took the taxi to Playa Azul. Cab fares are quoted here in pesos and dollars. You get a better deal if you pay by pesos, saving a couple of dollars in this case. Fare was 80p ($5.60), or $8. Dollar prices are usually quoted where there are cruise ship people. The water at the beach was very clear, very aqua blue, true to its name (azul= blue). We walked through a very nice hotel lobby to get to the public beach. Fairly small beach area, but nice soft sand good for walking and hunting for seashells. We saw a couple of tour groups go out on jet-skis, all participants wearing vests and ... read more
Bob swimming at Playa Azul
Tour at Playa Azul
A shady spot at Playa Azul

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