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Default Cozumel is an island, what to do....

if we stay near the ship and not take the ferry to the mainland? We've been there before but took the ferry and did the excaret excursion, we were thinking of not doing any excursions but wanted to know how safe it is around the island and is there anything to do.

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How long is your stay in Cozumel? May be best to do a ship excursion if it may be an all day excursion to the mainland...
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there are tons of water related activites that you can do, snorkel, parasail, or just hit the beaches
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You can take an excursion that goes to Passion Island.Very special place and not crowded with all inclusice for the day.
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Cozumel is a big island with much to do - Google Cozumel travel and you will find plenty. Downtown is a short taxi ride from the pier and is safe.
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How did you like Exceret? Is it worth the ferry ride over. Heard alot of bad reviews on the ferry ride. We are going in Dec 2011.
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Did they set up a cab ride ?How long does it take to get there ?
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Cozumel is a destination in it self. I never understood why people would waste valuable travel time going to the mainland.

You can get pretty much anywhere on the island in 15-20 minutes. Taxis are available at your port.
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the Ocean Beach was our favorite after checking out most of the popular beach clubs which end up to be more than just over crowded with less than average service and food quality...
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You can take an excursion that goes to Passion Island.Very special place and not crowded with all inclusice for the day.
Have a nice cruise.

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I have done that, and I recommend it.

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I have to second Nachi Cocum. We were there last week and it was a very pleasant experience. The food was excellent, all inclusive with just about any drink you want. It also had a nice beach and pool and was definitely not crowded. The cab ride (we needed a van for six people) was $6/pp.

Snorkeling on the reefs around Cozumel is also some of the best snorkeling you will find.

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we had once done the ferry to the mainland and it was so astoundingly rough that they had to pass out barf bags to everyone. So the next time we waited until we were actually ported on the mainland to book Excaret.
We loved it. There is a lot to do. You can rent and do a lot of water things. There is a great swimming area. Lots of places to eat. It's a BIG place. We wished we had gone earlier than we did. It was hot and that was in Feb. We also did not book ahead and just took a taxi out front there and back. No pressure.
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Cozumel Bar Hop, we did this the last time we were on the island and it was a blast! They'll pick you up downtown and then take you to the far side of the island to stop at 4 or 5 different bars, have a drink at each, hang out for an hour or so and then onto the next.

Our guide was a blast, giving a little island history along the way and keeping everyone happy and having fun.

We had 10 of us from my group on the trip, and all 10 of us said we'd do the same trip again in a second!

I think it's 45 or 50 per person.
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This will be our first time in Cozumel, and our first cruise, however being retired military travel is not at all that new to us. Our question is how hard is it to grab a taxi at the port and go to some of the landmarks we want to see, then drop us downtown and then taxi back to the ship? From all we can read on Cozumel it is not high crime and the area seems tourist friendly. We would like to see the San Gervasio, then downtown for an afternoon of just enjoying being someplace. Don’t know if Hacienda Antigua is worth it, and don’t know if anyone else can suggest places to eat and see while on the island. We are not really into the beach scene, and would prefer to visit the place, plenty of relax time on board for us. 
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It is extremely easy to grab a taxi when you get off the ship and also from the downtown plaza back to the ship. I have always been very comfortable in Cozumel. On one cruise when we had taken our 2 teenage nephews, my husband hired them a cab to just drive around the town. The 3 of them had a blast. I had already walked around quite a bit and was tired, but I first went to Cozumel in the 1980's and have been there many times since.
The only disappointment is that the original Mayan ruins on the island were destroyed by a hurricane, so now what you will see are just replicas. But, still a great port.
Just FYI, the plaza is right on the water and across the street, on the beach side, there will be a line of cabs. They will try to charge you more than on the way in since they know that you have to get back to the ship! But, usually there will be one who is a tad hungrier and/or nicer. Enjoy!
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This will be our first time in Cozumel, and our first cruise, however being retired military travel is not at all that new to us. Our question is how hard is it to grab a taxi at the port and go to some of the landmarks we want to see, then drop us downtown and then taxi back to the ship? From all we can read on Cozumel it is not high crime and the area seems tourist friendly. We would like to see the San Gervasio, then downtown for an afternoon of just enjoying being someplace. Don’t know if Hacienda Antigua is worth it, and don’t know if anyone else can suggest places to eat and see while on the island. We are not really into the beach scene, and would prefer to visit the place, plenty of relax time on board for us. 
I wouldn't bother with San Gevasio. Not an impressive site at all.
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thanks guys...as for other good places to see other then bars or beaches?
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Not a lot of cultural sites. Coz has always been a beach / dive location and destination, even before cruise ships. The 1st time I went to San Gevasio there was no park or center there, you literally had to hack your way into the jungle to see it. In a way that was better. The attraction here is the water. So many different colors of blue!
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we may check out a beach, just figured we would like to also visit the area and people if you understand...thanks for all the help so far on all of our questions, kind of hard to know what to expect on our first cruse experance, and if we like it we may start doing annually...kids are now at that age and we now have the cash...
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you might want to consider spending some of your day at Channunkaab National Park. Its a really nice place, easy to get to by taxi. You can swim or snorkel if you want to. The facilities are clean, there is a small aquarium to explore, a small replica of the ruins and the big attraction is the dolphins, you can book a dolphin swim- do this early as it sells out really fast.
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That sounds like a fun idea, thanks
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Have to chime in, just to second Lisa's suggestion. Chakkanaab is a lot of fun. Did the dolpin encounter once and still have great memories of that. But, we often just walk around in Cozumel. Inland from the plaza, there are a lot of small, interesting shops.
And, of course, our own wacky take...we go to grocery stores wherever we are. We just seem to get more of a feel for the culture and lives of the locals that way. And many of them get a kick out of our doing that. Have gotten many strange looks...
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