I am really starting to get excited for our upcoming cruise! In less than 20 days we will be on board the Norwegian Jade hitting some of Central America’s greatest spots including Cozumel, Mexico, Roatan, Honduras, and Harvest Cay, Belize. I figured it could be fun and helpful (since I have only been to two of our 5 destinations) to make a mini destination guide for each of them.
Our first stop on the cruise is Cozumel, Mexico. A little island across from Playa Del Carmen just south of Cancun. The last time we visited Cozumel I was probably 13 or 14, so I’m excited to go back! Although we are visiting with a cruise there are plenty of great resorts on the island.
If you decide to venture to Cozumel on your own here are a few spots that would be great choices.
I stayed at an Iberostar resort in Playa Del Carmen and it was great! This all-inclusive resort will keep your stomachs full and your days busy. Head over to Priceline to search and book your stay!
Another great All-Inclusive option is the Cozumel Palace. This resort offers beautiful rooms, fine dining, and complimentary snorkel gear for the duration of your stay. You can book by searching your dates on Priceline.
The Explorean Cozumel is a smaller boutique all-inclusive resort. The resort offers daily activities including horseback riding, snorkeling, and exploring the Mayan Ruins.
Whether you’re coming on your own or on a cruise ship you’re going to want to know what to do in Cozumel. The area is know for its beautiful crystal clear waters and colorful coral reefs. Mallory and I are going diving when we are there in less than a month, so keep an eye out for some great under water photos and video! There is even an underwater museum complete with sculptures around the Mesoamerican reef.
If you aren’t scuba certified, or are traveling with someone who isn’t, there is still plenty to do! My mom, mother-in-law and brother will be swimming with the dolphins at Dolphinaris. Chankanaab is a large eco-park with underwater caverns and lagoons, where you are likely to spot dolphins, sea turtles, and maybe even some manatees.
Cozumel is a great option for long weekends because of its proximity to the US. You can easily fly in to Cancun and catch a water shuttle over to the island. There has been some great deals on travel from the US to Mexico recently. You can search and book your trip on Priceline.
I’m looking forward to our cruise, but I’m especially excited for Cozumel because I haven’t been diving since the Maldives! Make sure you follow me on youtube, twitter and instagram to see all of our travels and a peak into our daily life. If you haven’t already sign up for the weekly Passports to Life newletter by clicking here and entering your email.