Top 10 FREE
things to do in Cozumel

If you are traveling on a shoestring budget there are plenty of things you can do without spending much or anything. Try these:

  1. It doesn't cost a cent to go to the Sunday evening fiesta in the central plaza. You'll have live music and plenty of people watching.
  2. Visit the local market early in the morning. This is where local residents shop for the freshest fruits and veggies, seafood and meats. It's a great cultural experience, but do anticipate some less than pleasant sights and smells (I have a low tolerance for the smell of fish and meat . . . and the occasional pig's head on a counter definitely ruins my appetite).
  3. Go to the beach and play. Build sand castles. Bury a friend in the sand (okay, be sure to let them out). Take a nap in the shade. Lie on the water's edge and let the waves lick your body. Let someone else lick . . . oops, wrong Top 10 segment. Run a race on the beach. Make an anatomically correct sand man and woman. Watch the people and try to decide what they do for a living. Make new friends. Join in a game of volleyball.
  4. Take an evening stroll along the oceanfront in town; time it just right so you can catch the sunset. Take a walk on a different street each night. Don't worry, you can walk anywhere in Cozumel and feel safe.
  5. Grab your mask, fins and snorkel and head for the sea. There are several areas where you can snorkel right along the coastline. A couple of suggestions: Lobster Cove Restaurant, just off 11th, Plaza Las Glorias or go from the pier at La Cieba, or try just off-shore north of the marina near the Presidente Hotel. Most of the oceanfront villas/condos have good snorkeling along the rocky shoreline.
  6. Attend a soccer game or practice. The islanders are crazy about soccer as well as other sports and there are several fields. Ask around, there's sure to be a game or practice.
  7. Window shop 'til you drop. You could spend days trying to take in all the goodies and gadgets. Don't forget the flea market!
  8. Lounge in a hammock or on the beach and read a good book. Life doesn't get any better than this!
  9. See how many parks you can find in the city. There's one with small "animals." Look for the one across from the Corpus Christi church. There's another with a replica of Mayan buildings. Don't forget the central plaza.
  10. Go to church. This gives you a chance to rub shoulders with the locals. There are a number of churches on the island: Catholic, Presbyterian, Seventh Day Adventist, just to name a few. Maybe you'll pick up some Spanish! Some of the priests/ministers speak English, so may have the opportunity to visit with them before or after the service.

Do you have other ideas that we can share with readers? Send us an e-mail!

In this issue:
This is Water world and you gotta get wet!

Property showcase: A look at three special properties

New stuff: Cozumel updates on restaurants, activities

Top 10 FREE things to do in Cozumel

Guest report: Valley of the Masks on the mainland

Summer, winter, holiday reservations

 

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