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Feb 7, 2020 - Punta Sur Eco-Park

Cozumel is an island a short ferry ride from Cancun on the Yucatan Peninsula. We are old enough to remember when Cancun was still a gleam in the eye of the ministry of tourism and when it was first built, it felt more like Disneyland than Mexico. Cozumel was Old Mexico and when we were there we felt like we really were somewhere else. Over the years the downtown grew and grew and it was easy to do a retail walk along the sea front for at least a mile. But as cruise ships grew larger and larger, downtown docking facilities were inadequate...

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Jan 20, 2020 - Cozumel, Mexico

The island of Cozumel is located just across the channel which separates it from Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Cozumel, the largest of Mexico's Atlantic islands, is approximately 30 miles long and 10 miles wide. Covered with a great deal of vegetation, the land is primarily flat. The population and business center of Cozumel is the town of San Miguel, located on the northwest coast of the island. This is a duty-free port, understandably popular with the many cruise ship passengers who visit each year. Shopping may be a major attraction but...

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Off to South America

Feb 28, 2019 - Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel, a mostly undeveloped Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea, is a popular cruise ship port of call famed for its scuba diving. At Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, there's diving spots around a section of the Mesoamerican Reef and the Museo Subacuático de Arte’s submerged sculptures. Chankanaab is an eco park surrounding a lagoon with underwater caverns, home to dolphins, manatees and sea turtles. Did you know: The Cozumel raccoon (Procyon pygmaeus), also called the pygmy raccoon, is a critically endangered species of island raccoon...

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Jan 26, 2019 - Sea day

1/26/19 Last day and sea day.  It was 78 this am with winds at 78 kph.  Later on it dropped to 65, but we did get some sun so were able to enjoy our balcony.   I went to the gym one last time this morning. After some walking and reading, we played some bean bag toss, and again, lost in the first round.  Lunch was the chocolate extravaganza again. This afternoon was the free cocktail party for platinum and diamond guests. I just love the Mocha Chocolate Getaway!  Prime rib, mango cream soup and Baked Alaska for dinner with a special goodbye...

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Jan 25, 2019 - Cozumel. Mexico

1/25/19 Cozumel, this is our last port before disembarking in New Orleans.  It's amazing how fast it goes, despite being on the ship for 2 weeks. When we arrived around 10 am, there were already 6 ships on port.  I'm not sure I've ever seen that before. There were 2 other Carnival ships, the Magic and the Vista. Royal Carribean Oasis of the Seas, and another ship were docked.  A little ways away, there were 2 huge cruise ships - not sure if anchored or docked. We pulled in right between the 2 Carnival ships. Needless to say, the shops and...

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Oct 28, 2018 - Cozumel and Tulum Ruins Mexico

Now, don’t y’all get all huffy on me when I describe a place we didn’t spend much time in, but I’m just trying to ‘splain for your edification. Our ship stopped at Cozumel, an island and municipality in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen, and close to the Yucatán Channel. The municipality is part of the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. The economy for Cozumel, like other stops on this cruise, is based on tourism. There are a number of visitors to the island's balnearios (seaside...

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Aug 22, 2018 - Cozumel and Tall Ships

We took the ferry to Cozumel this morning because the Tall Ships were in port. Mexcio, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, and Brazil were represented and we went aboard each ship. Afterwards we shopped at the artisans' market and had fish tacos at La Mission. We also visited a couple of bars and met other tourists. Dick's Dive 5th Avenue Norte, No. 50 dicksdive.com Free tacos on Sundays Wet Wendy's Margarita House 5th Avenue Norte, No. 53 www.wetwendys.com La Mission Avenida Rafael Melgar www.lamissioncozumel.com

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2018 Ecuador

Mar 1, 2018 - Cozumel, Mexico

After another day at sea, we disembarked in Cozumel to warm sunny weather. Since the primary part of the city is about 3 miles from the international piers, Sandy and I took a taxi, which we wound up sharing with 4 sisters who were on our ship. We had a great taxi driver who turned into a tour guide by offering to take us on a tour of the island, lasting some 4.5 hours. All of us agreed, and it turned out to be a very good decision. Antonio, our driver/guide, was a very pleasant fellow, who was quite knowledgeable with the history of the...

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May 12, 2017 - All at Sea and Farewells

I was again at the devotions this morning. When I returned to the room Christine was taking advantage of the first morning that she was free to sleep in. She arose ad got ready and we went down for breakfast. When we returned to our room, I did most of my packing then went to the disembarkation lecture while Christine packed. I returned and Christine finished her packing while I checked our emails. That is about all the WiFi is good for here, despite claims of speed. We went up and had lunch and went straight to the last session we had...

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May 11, 2017 - Cozumel

As usual, I was up early and at the devotional. It was shorter than usual and I went back to the room and we went up for breakfast. We went back and got our things together for the day and went off the ship. Our guide was waiting for us. Two quite elderly ladies were advised to head off closer to the bus, so we went with them. We sat for a while before the guide came with the rest of the group. Once on the bus, we headed down a long straight road to a chocolate factory where we saw a number of things, including a demonstration of how...

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Apr 11, 2017 - Relaxing on Cozumel

Tulum to Cozumel What a luxury - to be able to sleep in for a second night in a row! Or it would have been if we had actually slept. For some reason neither Maree nor I was able to sleep soundly last night. Perhaps it was the spicy vegetables that we ate for dinner. After a leisurely breakfast we took a walk to a nearby Cenote that Freya had told us about the day before. It wasn't far to walk and it was quite lovely. Unlike the others we had seen, this Cenote was fully exposed and surrounded by jungle. The water was crystal clear with lots...

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Feb 2, 2017 - Cozumel

Cozumel is a small island a ferry ride away from Cancun on the Yucatan peninsula. Tourists like us have been coming here for many years to snorkel, fish, and enjoy the beaches. To keep us coming back, the locals keep adding attractions that are really from other parts of Mexico. Because we have been here many times we looked for something new, so that meant we ended up with some of these "imports." We started with a chocolate tour. The chocolate pods are not grown here, but the factory/museum/store did a good job of explaining how chocolate...

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