Give Thanks!
OK ~ waited all year ~ now it's time to thaw that turkey and to get those airline tickets for winter vacation so you can escape the cold, come our way and enjoy the lush tropical green foliage and warm, crystal clear blue waters of the Caribbean that surround us here in Cozumel!
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We give our thanks to all of you who use and recommend COZUMELINSIDER for your vacation planning.
We appreciate your business and love talking to you every day about your vacation plans!
~ Sherri & Mauricio ~


Self-Catering Accommodations
IslaMar Vacation Villas located in the heart of historic Midtown District. Now with WI-FI throughout the complex!
Owner/Operator Sherri Davis says "Thank You" to our many valued customers for over 17 years of continuous operation!
*For arrivals 7/15/2017 - 10/31/2017
Hey! ... What's Happening in Cozumel?
What's happening right now? Check out our Cozumel WEBCAM!
Live Webcam Image 1:20AM (EST) Friday, Nov 17
Throughout the year, from Monthly Museum Events, to our world famous Cozumel Carnaval, Independence Day and Ironman you can plan your Cozumel vacation around our annual Calendar of Events. We always have something fun happening here on the island!
Weekly Cruise Ship Schedule
Click here for Cruise Ship Arrival Info!
Finally! Hassle Free Cancun Transport!
Enjoy private vehicle transport from Cancun Airport direct to Playa del Carmen ferry pier with this great value service! Frequent travelers know the best airfare deals arrive to Cancun rather than Cozumel. So take advantage of the savings and let us get you to Playa del Carmen hassle free!
Toyota Hiace Seats 10 - Ride in Ultimate Comfort!
Private Cancun Airport / PDC Ferry Pier Shuttle Services
Great Value @ US$ 50 !!
Join this sunset cruise, relax and enjoy a cold beverage along with the beauty of Cozumel's spectacular sunsets!

Cozumel Albatros Sunset Cruise Charters
Secrets to Getting Around Cozumel
Let us tell you the secrets with our link to car rentals and information about taxis, buses, the ferry and airlines.
Great Value Cars & Locally Owned!
Great Value ~ "Local" Operator!
Providing good quality rental cars at great prices for over 20 years, BoneFish Rentals (formerly LESS PAY) is an island favorite!
Have Fun in a Great Traditional Style VW's!!
BoneFish Car Rental Cozumel - VW Convertible (4 Pax)
Relax in a Tropical Garden, Surrounded by Butterflies!
Now the island of Cozumel offers visitors another beautiful experience! Patas Y Alas Butterfly Sanctuary Come and take a leisurely stroll through a lavish tropical garden, smelling the fragrant jungle flowers and watching butterflies of all colors, shapes and sizes in free flight. You and your family can learn about butterfly habits and the miracle of metamorphosis. Visit the federally licensed Patas Y Alas Butterfly Sanctuary
The Cozumel Community
For locals and visitors alike, Cozumel Volunteer Connection (CVC) was created as an information resource for the Foreign Community visiting and living on the island. CVC is active in many local charities and events including the Blood Donor Registry, Chrysalis Group, Turtle Salvation Volunteer Program, Humane Society, Cozumel Lifesaving & Aquatic Rescue Program and much more!
Fishing Anyone?
Fishing Charters - Fish Pictures - Charts - Book Now!
Cozumel Fishing Expeditions are are somthing that the whole family could enjoy!
More Value for Your Vacation!

Sea Temperature Now!
Sea water temperature
Swim with the Dolphins
For those disembarking in Costa Maya, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Calica or crossing over to Cozumel we have dolphin specials you will find no where else! Check the Tours & Activities pages for your location and reserve now.

Book Your Dolphin Swim, Encounter, Swim Adventure or Scuba as well as Sea Lions & Manatees right here with us at any location ~ same price as direct booking! Plus
Book Your Cozumel Dolphin Activity with us now for FREE Chankanaab Park entry, lunch buffet & 2 beverages all included in price!!
And DON'T FORGET to apply an EARLYBOOK discount to your reservation!!
Chankanaab Park $2 Entrance Discount Coupon
Download and Print $2 off discount coupon on Entrance to Chankanaab Park! Chankanaab Coupon (PDF Format)
Free Swim with Manatees!
Reserve Dolphin Royal Swim or Swim Adventure Programs and swim with Dolphin Discovery Manatee  Encounter!
MANATEES FREE for 15 Minutes! At least 8 day advance purchase required and is available in conjunction with "EARLYBOOK" promos!
Book & check the FREE MANATEE 15 box on the res form!
Hey! ... What's Happening at the Beach?
What's happening right now at the beach? Check out our Cozumel WEBCAM at PalMar SMALL Beach Club!
Live Webcam Image 2:05PM (EST) Friday, Nov 17
Throughout the year, the water is beautiful around Cozumel and this webcam shot illustrates just that! And we always have something fun happening out here at the beach! Make plans to visit and snorkel yourself! See PalMar Beach
Back by Popular Demand! Reserve Now-Limited Space!
Join in the fun with these entertaining and affectionate creatures - give and receive a sea lion kiss (watch out for those whiskers - they tickle!), pet them, watch them jump over you, and be prepared to laugh at their amazing sense of humor!.
Dolphin Discovery Sea Lions Reserve online here!
Cozumel Sea Lion Discovery
Nice Gift for Island Lovers!
These beautiful Cozumel artworks & dive site maps make excellent gifts for those special folks who love the island. Plus they are perfect to hang in your home, office or vacation rental property!
Click on the map to see more selections!
Incredibly Detailed Island Charts & Reef Maps
These beautifully crafted, hand-drawn maps take the mystery out of finding your way around Cozumel. A "must have" for island adventurers and divers!
Revised & Updated!
Franko Cozumel Insider Maps Peter Zwick's Cozumel Chart
Want Away from the Crowds? This is it!
The cruiser beaches all pay incentives to taxi drivers and tour providers to stop at their locations all along the new highway route but many small beach operators can't afford these premiums and get little traffic. Located just minutes from downtown and the ship piers but on the OLD beachfront highway, PalMar Beach offers excellent snorkeling and a beautiful fresh water pool! Gates close after 50 people ~ reservations a must! So go & relax away from the crowds!!!
  • Great Coupon Special Offer !!
  • FREE WI-FI !!
    Just another great day at PalMar Beach Club in Coz
    PalMar Snorkel Beach Club
  • The Hottest Packages Around!
    We know the island and here are some of the hottest combination summer diving/lodging packages to be found!
    Now is your opportunity to take advantage of Cozumel's Hottest Discounts, Promotions, and Special Pricing.

    Hotel Villa Blanca Dive Package
    From $ 763 pp/double
    Hotel Barracuda Dive Package
    From $ 766 pp/double
    Hotel Cozumel Dive Package
    From $923 pp/double
    IslaMar Villas Dive Package
    From $695 pp/double
    Cozumel Private Charter Buses & Vans!
    We are pleased to announce Cozumel private charter buses and vans are now available to travel groups for booking with UNIPER! See the sights in comfort and style ~ be efficient and move together in a group rather than split into multiple vehicles! With decades of experience on their resume, you'll find these guys to be professional and service oriented ~ September 2017 40Pax Bus Promo ~ US$ 500!

    Design Your Own Cozumel Chartered Van or Bus Island Tour!
    Cozumel Weather & Sea Conditions
  • Weather Report
  • Water Conditions
  • Hurricane Bulletins
    We keep the information up-to-date on a daily basis with info collected from local divemasters!
  • Dolphins - SAVE 25% !!
    Reserve ANY COZUMEL dolphin activity via INSIDER website
    November 2017 Discounts~

    USE DISCOUNT CODES ON INSIDER RESERVATION FORM
    A Hotbed of Activities!
    Top 5 Cozumel Tours!

    Private Charter Vans $300
    Swim with Dolphins $149
    Private Charter Island & Tequila Tour $ 75
    Electric Bike Punta Sur $ 89
    ATV Jungle Adventure $ 59

    Weekly NEWS & Events
    Island NEWS In English. We choose and translate selected weekly news articles that we think may be of interest to our English speaking residents and visitors!

    Top News Stories for week Nov 13

    Cozumel Arrivals: 28 Ships this Week ~ HOORAAY!!
    Cozumel Insider Offers Private Shuttle from Cancun Airport to Playa Del Carmen Ferry Pier
    Environmental Complaint Regarding Devastation in El Cedral
    Spectacular !!!

    Watch this Space for Official 2018 Dates !!!

    Anticipated 2018 Dates: February 7 - 14, 2018

    Carnaval 2017 - Incredible Fun!Carnaval 2017 events have officially ended! If you missed this year, reserve early to get the best accommodations for next year! Music, Food, Dancing in the Streets, Parades ... all non-stop excitement! Combined with diving and all sorts of other island and mainland adventures during the day, it simply can't be topped!

    Cozumel Insider has the ORIGINAL, biggest and best archive of Carnaval Photos available spanning over a decade!

    Check out the Carnaval 2017 Photos to see all the fun!

    Or for up to the minute photo postings visit our Cozumel Carnaval Facebook Page!
    Delicious, Unforgettable Italian Food!!
    Attention to detail, fine service and outstanding food make this owner operated restaurant an INSIDER favorite year round! As former Carnival cruise line executive, this owner knows the standards for excellent food and service and raises the bar for all Cozumel restaurants to meet! Give them a try!
    Welcome to Sorrisi Ristorante Italiano Cozumel
    Sorrisi Ristorante Italiano Cozumel
    Giant Sea Turtles
    Long before the first diver set fin in Cozumel, Giant Sea Turtles have made their way to the beaches year after year. Learn more about the Turtle Salvation Program
    Fantastic Snorkeling!
    Cozumel SnorkelingCome read all about Cozumel Snorkeling! Unbelieveably clear, warm water reefs - known to be the best in the world!
    Spectacular Day Trip ~ Incredible Value!
    Save $$ by getting yourself across on the ferry to Playa del Carmen and meeting up with the tour there! Learn about the ancient Mayan culture at Chichen Itza's enormous ruin site. An educational tour suitable for the entire family!
    So much ancient Mayan history here!
    Riviera Maya - Chichen Itza Classic
    Book Your Scuba Diving Right Here!
    We are linked up with some of the best run operations on the island. Book your diving We will help you find exactly what you are looking for - matching your skill level perfectly.
    We also have some great dive/accomodations packages!

    View the Reef Reports on what you can expect to see, being updated regularly by local dive masters!
    Perspectives from Cozumel Insiders
    Freelance writers & photographers C.J. Gustafson and Fox Hill both share a passion for Cozumel. CJ travels to the island as often as possible while Fox actually lives on the island. Both colorful writers describe their adventures and inside secrets of Cozumel! Visit Spicy Travels, Photographing Cozumel for CJ's island travel tips/adventures and Fox Hill's Cozumel for island living experiences and perspectives.
    7n/15tank Dive Package $695!!
    The IslaMar/Dive Paradise Package is always a winning combination! Dive with the name "You Know & Trust" for over 30 years and stay in a fully furnished apartment for a true island living experience. If you visit often and like getting to know the neighborhoods and friendly people while you dive Cozumel's incredible reefs then this package is for you!!
    Last Minute Review
    IslaMar Villas & Dive Paradise - Dive Package B - 7 Nights
    Sun & Moon Info
    Find more about Weather in Cozumel, MX
    Sea Temperature Now!
    Sea water temperature
    A Personal Note from Sherri "Happy Halloween & Day of the Dead!"
    Sherri Davis - CozumelInsider Owner/Operator I've been AWOL ~ could ya tell??!!
    And I guess I must admit that for my vacation I LEFT the island! Imagine that ~ leaving paradise! But October is my birthday month so I felt compelled to celebrate a bit this year and goof off. I went home to Dallas to see family and friends then hit a concert or two and then a nice relaxing visit to a day spa. Ahhhh....it was a blissful respite from all the Cozumel activities!

    And now - it's here!
    My favorite time of year!

    The good news is that being in a foreign country for Halloween I never have to worry about a costume for the celebrations. I just put on my tennis shoes, a t-shirt and a ball cap and go as a "Gringa Tourista!" Although last year I did go to a party in one of those pull over dinosaur heads with those shoes that have big stuffed claws on them.... no one recognized me at all! That was pretty cool....until I realized I couldn't eat or drink anything without revealing my identity! Seems I had this same issue a few years back with a different costume but this time I opted to punch a hole in a discreet place for a straw!

    So I'm headed out on the town tonight to see what all is brewing in the cauldrons around town. Supposedly there are events downtown and in the QRoo Park over the next few days. it's a warm 80F and a little humid what with the rain we had the past few days but a nice moon keeps trying to break through the misty clouds adding just the right spooky touch to the night's ambiance!

    And what is my costume then on this Halloween Eve?
    Can't say ~ then everyone would know it's me!
    But suffice it to say ~ it does have a beer hole! ;-)
    Boooo to you, too!!
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