This tour is perfect for those who wish to gain a good insight into the history and culture of Cozumel as well as take advantage of shopping in the downtown area with an experienced guide available to assist you with any questions.
You will be greeted at the pier by your bi-lingual guide and then board an air-conditioned motor coach for a scenic drive. your first stop will be the newly opened Discover Mexico park with impressive scale models of the most important buildings and pyramids of Mexico, don’t miss the gallery of the finest Mexican artisans is also for you to peruse.
Your exploration of this delightful island , which is considered by many to be Mexico's most popular cruise ship destination, continues with a scenic drive that takes you to El Cedral. Once a bustling hub of Maya life, it is recognized as the first site found by the Spanish explorers in 1518. While many of the original buildings have been destroyed or fallen to ruin, it is still a fascinating place to visit to this day.
Next, you'll travel around the southern tip of the island, viewing the famous untamed beaches and crystalline waters that have added to Cozumel's allure as a top vacation spot. Here on the eastern side of the island is where you will find El Mirador, well known for its distinctive limestone formation and natural arches that have been carved by the pounding waves. A brief stop here will allow you to take some wonderful photos of this dramatic spot, where the aquamarine waters churn against the jagged rocks and send plumes of spray into the air.
On your way back to town, you'll pay a quick visit to a working tequila hacienda and learn about the processing of Mexico's ancestral drink while enjoying a sample of tequila. Arriving in the downtown area, tour participants have the option of an escorted tour of Cozumel's noteworthy historical museum before venturing on their own for shopping, or forfeiting the museum visit for added shopping time. A tour guide will be available at a designated downtown location to assist with any questions or give directions. Following your shopping time, you'll rejoin your coach and transfer back to the pier. Those who desire to extend their time in town may return to the ship at their leisure and at their own expense.
Please note: This tour includes limited walking over mostly flat surfaces; however, there are some steps to negotiate and uneven surfaces at El Mirador. The coaches are not wheelchair accessible and guests must be able to get themselves on and off the coach as the driver and guide are not able to provide assistance. Therefore, this tour may not be suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Light clothing, a cap, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.