Mexico Independence Day!
Leaves are changing color, nights are getting cooler and school is underway so remember the holidays are just around the corner! For the best airfare savings, it's time to get those Cozumel winter vacation tickets booked!! Or come on down this month of September for our Mexico Independence Day celebrations or the IRONMAN 70.3 competition. There's always something fun going on here on the island!
A big "Thank you!" to all who use and recommend COZUMELINSIDER for your vacation planning.
We appreciate your business and love talking to you every day!
~ 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 7:13PM (EST) Wednesday, Sep 2
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
The Way to Dive Cozumel!
Small groups, personalized service and incredible diving are what Dive Jamanta has to offer those wanting to experience the beautiful underwater world of Cozumel reefs!
Michelle & Uriel say
Cozumel Dive Jamanta Dive Trips, Snorkeling & Instruction
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!
  • More Value for Your Vacation!

    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 11:25PM (EST) Wednesday, Sep 2
    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 for 2013!
    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 SMALL Snorkel Beach Club
  • 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
    Dolphins - SAVE 25% !!
    Reserve ANY COZUMEL dolphin activity via INSIDER website
    September 2015 Discounts ~

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

    Private Charter Vans $300
    Swim with Dolphins $149
    Ultimate 60 Mile Island Tour $85
    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 Aug 31

    Cozumel Arrivals: 15 Ships this Week
    Cruise Ships Make History in Cozumel
    The Mexican Peso is Stable as USD Increases Strength Worldwide
    Best Tail I Ever Had!
    Craving fresh seafood and island style Mexican food in Cozumel? This fun, lively open air restaurant is the place to go to satisfy your hunger! Delicious drinks too!

    Albertos Restaurant & Bar in Town
    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.
    Spectacular !!!

    Watch this Space for Official 2016 Dates !!!
    Carnaval 2015 - Incredible Fun!Carnaval 2015 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 2015 Photos to see all the fun!

    Or for up to the minute photo postings visit our Cozumel Carnaval Facebook Page!
    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 "A Beautiful Summer!"
    Sherri Davis - CozumelInsider Owner/Operator Well our Spring Cleaning efforts were huge this year and yielded several very successful garage sales at IslaMar Villas. All the drama of a few years back put me very far behind on getting rid of stuff in my closets and bodegas and staying organized in my office. But thanks to all the wonderful, enthusiastic staff on board with us now, I was able to dedicate a lot of time and focus to cleaning and purging. I’m not at all finished but at least I got a “first pass” done in all categories of purging so as to create some “elbow room” in the storage areas so we can get better organized for the season to come.

    It’s been a beautiful summer on the island with very little rain thus far in the season but we’re just now headed into the peak of the rainy months so I’m sure we’ll have our share of precipitation here soon. As school is about to get underway again, it’s a great time to consider a quick weekend getaway to the island! Think about it and look for airfare specials or cruise line discounts because being here on the island during low season means far fewer people roaming around and at times ~ it actually seems dead and deserted here! So come on down and help liven things up for us as we await the arrival of high season here in just a few months! We’ll be watching for you!
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