You can buy just about anything you need at the various supermarkets and stores in Cozumel. One of the great benefits of staying in a private villa or condo is that you have more space, including a full kitchen or kitchenette. You can stock up on your favorite foods and beverages for snacks, lunches or complete dinners. If your property has a barbecue, you can throw some burgers, chicken or shrimp on the grill. You'll save a few bucks by having some meals in your rental property, as well as enjoy the convenience of grabbing a quick snack or beverage out of your own frig. There are several large grocery stores on the island; here are some notes:
Mega: Cozumel's newest and largest grocery store is located on the oceanfront road between Calle 7 and 9. The grocery department offers a full line of foods including an instore bakery, deli, fresh fruits/vegetables, liquor, beer, meats, seafood. In addition, this is a department store with appliances, clothing, household goods, pharmacy, etc.
Chedraui: Located on the oceanfront road just south of Calle 11, across from Plaza Las Glorias Hotel. Plenty of parking. Instore bakery, deli, large selection of fresh fruits/vegetables, liquor/beer, and full line of groceries.
San Francisco: On 30th Ave. on the corner of Juarez. Full selection of fruits/vegetables, beer/liquor, and groceries plus instore deli and bakery.
Liquor Stores can sell beer/liquor until 9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and before 2 on Sunday. There are numerous liquor stores throughout San Miquel, including a large drive up liquor store located next to the San Francisco store on 30th (just north of the store).
Small neighborhood tiendas (stores) are scattered throughout town and are convenient to many properties. Don't be afraid to go in and poke around, buy a couple of Cokes or a few basics. Some tiendas stock fruits and vegetables, some have beer/liquor.
Another alternative to restaurants and cooking yourself is to have a cook come in and prepare two meals a day in your villa or condo. We can make arrangements for you. Guests really like this option. Enjoy a piping hot breakfast when you arise, then go out and enjoy the day and return to savor tasty regional dishes prepared and served to you in the privacy of your vacation villa. Let the cook pamper with tasty treats during your stay!
If you wish to have your vacation villa or condo stocked with some basic grocery items or beverages upon arrival, please make your requests well in advance. A service fee of 20% is applied.