A day trip to Cozumel - East of Playa del Carmen

Here's everything you need to know about taking the ferry

Tom And Terry
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A day trip to Cozumel - East of Playa del Carmen

It's important to plan your trip to Cozumel to maximize your experience.

Getting there

The best way to Cozumel is via the Ferry(s). The departure pier is just a short distance from the condo. You can see in the photo below just how close it is. There is no need to purchase tickets in advance, you may buy them whenever you're ready to go.


A day trip to Cozumel - East of Playa del Carmen


A day trip to Cozumel - East of Playa del Carmen
How to take the ferry from Playa Del Carmen to Cozumel
Getting from the mainland to Cozumel is relatively pretty simple on the Cozumel ferry. Here is all the information you need to know on how to take the ferry from Playa Del Carmen to Cozumel. (See also our video below!) There are now two companies that service the crossing.



A day trip to Cozumel - East of Playa del Carmen
Playa Riviera
Incrementa Ultramar el costo del boleto para ir a Cozumel, pues de 140 pesos a partir de este mes costará ¡400 pesos!😱⛴. #PlayaDelCarmen


Before you head over to Cozumel, you should think about how you want to experience it. Here are 3 options.

  • You want to explore the island on your own
  • You want to go snorkeling
  • You want to look around the town, do some shopping, grab lunch or dinner and drinks


I don't recommend the 3rd option. The town looks the same as Playa del Carmen, same merchandise, and same food. No reason to go unless you want the experience of the ferry and the view.

If you want to snorkel, I suggest you work with one of the many snorkel companies. They will arrange to pick you up at the ferry dock on Cozumel. Here's one example, I've never used them, but I've heard good things. You should also check with our concierge desk at the condo complex. It's in the office space across the garden from our condo.


A day trip to Cozumel - East of Playa del Carmen
Cozumel Snorkeling Tours
Find and Book Cozumel Snorkeling Tours. Check out prices, reviews and photos of the best Snorkeling Tours in Cozumel near Cruise Port. Rated #1 by Carnival Cruisers during 2019.

One of the benefits of taking the snorkeling tour is spotting dolphins! It never gets old.


A day trip to Cozumel - East of Playa del Carmen
Dolphins from our dive boat Cozumel Mexico
See the dolphins as they swim by our dive boat near the Island of Cozumel


Experience the island on your own

I recommend this option. Make arrangements to rent a jeep in advance. Our concierge office at the condo complex can help with this. But, here's an example of the vehicles available.


A day trip to Cozumel - East of Playa del Carmen

Now that you have your vehicle, your snorkel gear, and your sunscreen, your heading off. Don't worry, you can't get lost. There's one main road that goes around the island. Here are some things you may want to see:

The Cozumel Pearl Farm


A day trip to Cozumel - East of Playa del Carmen
cozumelpearlfarm
Cozumel is famous for its magnificient coral reefs. This makes way for the most amazing snorkel and diving experiences available in the entire Caribbean. Cozumel is full of history and culture and the things you can learn here will truly amaze you.

You MUST drive along the east coast of Cozumel. There are just a few bars and maybe one or two houses. But the surf and beaches along there are beautiful. Don't swim unless there are signs saying it's safe...it's very rough.

A day trip to Cozumel - East of Playa del Carmen
Welcome to Your Next Adventure at Stingray Beach in Cozumel, Mexico - Stingray Beach
After a fun day in the sun, there's nothing better than a delicious meal and cold drink! Be sure to stop by Ray's Sandbar for your choice of authentic Mexican cuisine, and the cool refreshing taste of one of our margaritas, piña coladas, or soft drinks.


Don't miss the lighthouse on the southeast coast

A day trip to Cozumel - East of Playa del Carmen
Cozumel Mexico; Celarain Lighthouse and Parque Punta Sur
Describes Cozumel Mexico's Celarain Lighthouse and the new "wildlife reserve" located in Parque Punta Sur.


If you're really crazy about ruins, then stop at San Gervasio. Otherwise skip it. Honestly, they aren't very impressive. Certainly, not as impressive as the Playacar ruins directly across from our condo

A day trip to Cozumel - East of Playa del Carmen
The San Gervasio Ruins in Cozumel: A Tribute to the Fertility Goddess Ixchel
When most people think of Cozumel ruins they're likely conjuring up in their minds those iconic images of sites like Chichen Itza or Tulum. While we don't want to spoil it for you, it is important to start off by letting you know that the San Gervasio ruins in Cozumel are, ehm, more humble in nature.


Make sure you get back to the ferry before the last one departs or you'll be spending the night in San Miguel, Cozumel. Or, maybe you want to spend a few days.

And then back to home, sweet, home in Playa del Carmen.

A day trip to Cozumel - East of Playa del Carmen
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