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 7/15/2015 - 10/31/2015
Hey! ... What's Happening in Cozumel?
What's happening right now? Check out our Cozumel WEBCAM!
Live Webcam Image 11:52PM (EST) Friday, Nov 27
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!
Great Value Snorkel Tour for US$ 50 !!
Come explore Cozumel's beautiful reefs on a 4+ hour adventure to snorkel El Cielo and another reef area if time permits. Fantastic fun, snacks and beverages included. Limited space ~ book now!
A family experience
Cozumel Albatros El Cielo Reef Snorkel Trip Charters
Incredible 6 Hour/60 Mile Adventure!
See more on this tour than some see in a lifetime of visiting Cozumel!
Snorkel & Relax @ Patas & Alas Butterfly Sanctuary
Cozumel's Complete Island Jeep & Snorkel Tour
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 Cars ~ Low Prices!
Providing good quality rental cars for decades, THRIFTY / DOLLAR takes pride in their excellent customer service and loyal clients who come back year after year! They have what you're looking for ~ economy cars, jeeps as well as midsize and vans! Reserve now!
Take your group on a private tour of the island!
Thrifty Car Rental Cozumel - Chrysler Van (Standard) 7 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!
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!
  • 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 11:27PM (EST) Friday, Nov 27
    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
    Now Open in Cozumel!
    Let the Cozumel reefs dazzle you as Phocea Mexico dive shop gives you the grand tour of all that Cozumel scuba diving has to offer!
    Welcome to Phocea Mexico Cozumel
    Phocea Mexico Cozumel Dive Trips
    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
    Natural Habitat for Wildlife Observation!
    Enjoy miles of unspoiled natural habitat and beach on Cozumel's southern tip of the island.
    Cozumel Punta Sur Lighthouse
    Punta Sur Eco Beach Park & Lighthouse
    New!!! Cozumel Private Charter Buses & Vans!
    We are pleased to announce Cozumel private charter buses and vans are now available to travel groups for direct 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 ~ be sure to say you saw their ad on Cozumelinsider!
    Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride in comfort!
    UNIPER Private Charter Bus & Van Service Cozumel
    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 $ 631 pp/double
    Hotel Barracuda Dive Package
    From $ 637 pp/double
    Hotel Cozumel Dive Package
    From $776 pp/double
    IslaMar Villas Dive Package
    From $635 pp/double
    More Value for Your Vacation!

    Dolphins - SAVE 25% !!
    Reserve ANY COZUMEL dolphin activity via INSIDER website
    November 2015 Discounts ~

    A Hotbed of Activities!
    Top 5 Cozumel Tours!

    Private Charter Vans $300
    Swim with Dolphins $149
    Ultimate 60 Mile Island Tour $95
    Incredible El Cielo Snorkel $59
    Beautiful Sunset Cruise $50

    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 23

    Cozumel Arrivals: 25 Ships this Week
    Cozumel Hosts 4th Edition of 'Scuba Fest'
    Cozumel Celebrates 166 Years of Existence
    Don't Miss It !!!
    February 3 - 10
    Carnaval 2016 - Be Here!Via a press conference held in August, Carnaval 2016 Dates are official! Book early to get the best accommodations! 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 can't be topped!

    Cozumel Insider has the biggest, longest running and best archive of Carnaval Photos Available!

    Check out our Carnaval 2015 Photos to see all the fun you'll be missing!

    Or for up to the minute photo postings visit our Cozumel Carnaval Facebook Page!
    Delicious Molcajete Specialties!
    Go a bit out of your way to find this place and enjoy food prepared from scratch by chefs in a family owned business! With an outstanding menu of Mexican and Seafood dishes their real Specialities are the delicious "Cozumel Molcajete" and the "Molcajete Michocano" either of which will leave you ready to return again to try the other! Eat where the locals eat ~ you simply can't go wrong eating here!
    Delicious Restaurant with Incredible Food!
    Los Molcajetes Restaurant
    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 $635!!
    The IslaMar/Dive Paradise Package is always a winning combination! Dive with the name "You Know & Trust" for over 25 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
    A Personal Note from Sherri "10 Year Milestone: Emily & Wilma"
    Sherri Davis - CozumelInsider Owner/Operator It’s been an incredible late Summer and Fall Season here on the island and our peak hurricane risk months of August, September and October are passing us by without a hint of even a tropical storm! Actually up until just the past few days, we experienced virtually no storms and very little rain this year during what is known as the “rainy season” for us. That being said, I think the rain gods decided to get us caught up on rainfall this year by giving us downpours for the past 6 days! I think everything I own is wet right now! Ha ha!! But that’s how it goes living on a tropical island paradise ~ some days you just get wet!

    The good news is that we have sunny skies once again in our forecast this week and as late as it’s getting now in October, we’re all very hopeful the hurricane season will end uneventfully for us. I would be remiss to let these days pass by without stopping to pause and remember them as the 10th Anniversary of Hurricanes EMILY and WILMA hitting the island in 2005. Cozumel received a direct hit from both of these Category 4 strength storms and, as it turns out, WILMA is still considered the biggest storm to ever pass through the Atlantic Ocean.

    Take a moment if you will and visit the webpages we created during and just after WILMA. It’s interesting to read our perspectives of the time and see all the photos. And then 1 year later the “Then & Now” Photos we published to demonstrate how far we had come in our recovery in just 1 year. We literally “felt the love” that year with millions of hits on this website and thousands of emails wishing us well and offering support.

    While the residual effects of EMILY & WILMA are fading from memory, for those of us here who survived those storms they still serve as an important “mile marker” in time since the economic impact lingered for years. I personally am reminded daily of those events since I live surrounded by an area covered with jungle growth. From my third floor balcony it’s easy to look across the tree tops and find dozens of dead tree trunks that tower above the existing green foliage. Ten years later, the jungle still has not recovered to the height it was when EMILY & WILMA hit the island. But one day, we’ll get there and I’ll look across the jungle and see nothing but green!

    We’re doing all the final “prep steps” before high season kicks off here in a few weeks and it’s time for you to do the same! So get online or speak with your travel agent and start making your plans now to visit Cozumel this Winter Season.
    We’re here….ready for you to arrive!

    Meanwhile, HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
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