Cozumel Jeep and Beach Adventure
Cozumel Jeep & Beach Adventure Excursion
Here's a Cozumel excursion with EVERYTHING: sightseeing, swimming, snorkeling and sampling local Mexican cuisine.
After meeting your tour guide, you will be matched up in groups of four and assigned a manual drive vehicle (Jeep Wrangler or Jeep Patriot - four guests per Jeep) and set out following the lead vehicle. As you drive by Cozumel Town, you will get an insight into the local life.
Your Cozumel tour will continue with a drive around the island on a scenic, paved road full of breathtaking views. Your professional guide will give you interesting information during the different stops, when guests can trade off driving if they choose.
You will access the Punta Sur State Refuge via a long, sandy road, which welcomes you to this unique ecological reserve. You will visit El Caracol, a small ancient Mayan ruin, once used as a weather alarm. You will also see the Columbia Lagoon, a magnificent and incredible ecosystem that feeds and provides balance to the reef formations. Watch for saltwater crocodiles in their natural environment, and visit an observation tower that overlooks the lagoon.
You will then head to the beach to enjoy the year-round crystal-clear waters. Follow the lead vehicle along sand paths to reach Punta Sur Bay, where you will have the option to swim or snorkel. The snorkeling is along the protected and shallow reef, 100 yards off the beach. It is full of colorful tropical fish and incredible sea life. Guests not up to the swim to the reef can walk, swim or just relax on the beach. Don't worry about your belongings, beach lockers are available for $5 US.
After your beach stop, it's back to the Jeeps and a 10-minute drive to visit the Navigation Museum inside the Punta Celarain lighthouse.
You will start the drive back towards town, but your Cozumel Jeep and Beach tour is NOT OVER. You will make a quick stop at an exclusive beach resort to enjoy a delicious late-afternoon Mexican lunch of chicken, beef or fish fajitas! Sodas, beer and mixed drinks are available for purchase. Guests wishing to remain longer may do so and will be responsible for their own transportation back to the pier. Taxi from downtown to the meeting point is approximately $3 US per person.
Reviewer: Jodi L Mclendon
I am a travel agent and this is a fun day! We enjoyed the guide and driving thru all of cozumel !
Carlos our tour guide was great! We ran out of cash and they took care of taking us back to the port!! The beaches were beautiful, lunch served was great (loved the salsa) and driving the jeep around was great! Such a beautiful place.
This was an amazing day in Cozumel! Our guide, Felipe, was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area and local wildlife. Our tour group consisted of four people in one jeep led by Felipe in another vehicle. At Punta Sur we saw a lagoon with crocodiles, Mayan ruins, and beautiful beaches. We climbed a lighthouse for amazing views! Shopping was available from a few local artesans. On our way out of Punta Sur, we saw a caravan of 30-40 jeeps and were told this was the cruise ship's excursion. Boy, were we glad we chose Shore Excursions instead! Next we went to a gorgeous beach for swimming, snorkeling, relaxing, and a delicious lunch. On the way back to town we stopped at a tequila shop where they gave us a demonstration of how tequila is made by this family who has been crafting it for almost 200 years. There we got to taste about 6 or 7 tequilas and tequila infusions. Best tequila I've ever had! This was by far the best excursion of our cruise and Felipe helped make it so much fun!
There were 8 of us that went on this adventure. There is a guide that takes you all over the island and he was a wealth of information. I have been to Cozumel many times, but learned a lot on this tour. I would highly recommend it!
Reviewer: Quadra L Foreman
My boyfriend and I went in June. The excursion was really nice. The tour guy Hector was fantastic show us around Cozumel mexico. We got to tour the light house, beach, and other places. It's worth the trip.