On the other side of Cozumel, away from the cruise ships and stores, there lies the "wild side" of the Island. Virtually untouched, this part of Cozumel has long strips of beach and land, wildlife, and vegetation. With all kinds of places to explore, you can spend an entire day on this side of the… Continue reading The “Wild Side”: Gallery
Cozumel Island is a unique place where the culture of the Mexican people will make you feel welcome and at home virtually everywhere you go. Sundays in Cozumel are a break from the usual daily chaos of cruise ship tourism. Plaza Central in San Miguel comes to life every Sunday evening with music, food, dancing and art. What… Continue reading Sunday Fiesta at Plaza Central
There is noting better than a refreshing bowl of pico de gallo and some homemade tortilla chips. Even now, the taste of cilantro and lime brings me back to the sunny beaches of Cozumel! Here is a tried and true recipe I brought back with me from the island. Ingredients: 1 white onion 2 tomatoes… Continue reading The Perfect Pico de Gallo
Mexico is known for its ancient love of chocolate. Have you ever wondered how this obsession came to be, or how the Mayans used to make their beloved treat? Well, there is no better way than a tour of the Kaokao Chocolate Factory! You'll fist learn all about the root of chocolate in Mexico's history. Chocolate… Continue reading Have your chocolate and eat it too: Kaokao Chocolate Factory
Cozumel is home to some pretty amazing creatures... and the Cozumel raccoon is certainly one of them. This species of raccoon only lives on the island. These raccoons are smaller than common raccoons, and have a distinct golden striped tail. These animals are usually pretty nocturnal, and solitary. Their diet consists of crabs, fruit, frogs, lizards,… Continue reading The World’s Only- the Cozumel Raccoon
Cozumel happens to have some of the best food around! With so many great places to eat, choosing one can be hard. Here's a top 10 list of the best local restaurants on the island: 1) CRAZY KING Burrito This place is known for its awesome, handmade burritos. With a friendly owner and fresh ingredients, the here burritos… Continue reading Top 10 Restaurants in Cozumel
What would a tropical island be without amazing sea life? For Mexico, sea turtles have made an amazing comeback in the recent years. Almost all species of sea turtles are endangered, unfortunately. The two types of sea turtles that nest in Cozumel are the Loggerhead, and the Green Sea turtle. Fishing, poaching, pollution, and other… Continue reading Turtles: Cozumel’s Treasure
On the island of Cozumel, Stop & Shops and Walmarts are hard to come by. So where do local people get their groceries? Well the majority of residents will go to the local MEGA, a two story grocery mart. That's right- two stories! This store features an awesome bakery section, with all kinds of… Continue reading Where do the people of Cozumel get their food?