Summer Fun Wrap Up!
Temperatures have climbed and the last dog days of Summer are coming to a close before school starts up again! Time to get those Cozumel tickets booked and come on down for a final Summer fling!!
Our sincere heartfelt 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!
~ 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 7:35PM (EST) Friday, Aug 18
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!
Electric Bike Tours from $59 or Rentals from $39!
There is no better way to see the sights and enjoy the tropical warmth of Cozumel than with electric bikes. Eco-friendly and easy to ride, you can take a tour or simply rent the electric bikes to see Cozumel your way!
Welcome to Cozumel's Beach Bum Bikes
Cozumel Beach Bum Bikes - Tours & Rentals
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, Private 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 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 7:35PM (EST) Friday, Aug 18
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
Featured Beach Stop!
Kick back and relax at this beautiful family owned and operated gorgeous sandy beach area!

Playa Cedral & Alberto's Beach Bar
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 $695 pp/double
Cozumel Private Charter Buses & Vans!
We are pleased to announce Cozumel private charter buses and vans are now available to travel groups for booking with UNIPER! See the sights in comfort and style ~ be efficient and move together in a group rather than split into multiple vehicles! With decades of experience on their resume, you'll find these guys to be professional and service oriented ~ August 2017 40Pax Bus Promo ~ US$ 500!

Cozumel Design Your Own 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
    August 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 Aug 14

    Cozumel Arrivals: 16 Ships this Week
    Cozumel is Home to 48% of the Peninsula's Bird Population
    The Caribbean Sea is in Danger Due to Residuals
    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!
    From the Sea to Your Table - Fresh!
    Don't miss the opportunity to eat like a "local" and enjoy fresh, quaility seafood from one of Cozumel's finests Seafood Cocktelerias!
    Welcome to La Conchita Del Caribe Cozumel!
    La Conchita Del Caribe 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
    A Personal Note from Sherri "Hot, Picante & Hot!"
    Sherri Davis - CozumelInsider Owner/Operator Gosh I've been so busy the past few months, I've had little time to write a line or two to share here! It's been a year full of change for me personally as the sands of time and life shift beneath me and bring new, exciting opportunities. After 3 decades, I was finally able to part with my Dallas home and relocate to a place closer to my parents' home in the country just outside of Dallas. As you might imagine, there was quite a collection of crap to sift through, sort, give away and throw away as is the case with every relocation! But we muddled through it and Mauricio has been a good sport pretty much taking it all in stride! There is one thing that I just could not part with though and what a nightmare! Seems when I started piano lessons at 6, my parents rustled up an old Kimball upright piano for me to use. From the serial number inside we know it was manufactured sometime in the 1880's. There's something about having a piece like that from my past that grounds me and keeps me true to who I am in this life.....but a stamp collection would have been a lot easier to deal with! ha ha! So off we go to a new living space lugging this tonnage of a vintage piano! The movers were good sports about it and it now has a special place in our new home. Now if I can just get some curtains or window treatments up next time, I can do the rest of the unpacking little by little!

    Summer has come now to the island in full force and wow ~ is it ever hot down here! Even in these waning days as Summer begins to wind down, It's that time of year when changing clothes 3 to 4 times daily is a must and even the most hard core barefoot fan finds that flip flops are a necessity to walk across the sand or a street.

    And there is a very important thing you should remember about summertime here: it's when our chili peppers are the hottest! The table salsas are typically made the same way year-round so a salsa you may have tasted and slathered on your food in December or January because it was mild and flavorful can become a painful, liquid fire used sparingly by July.

    So for those of you visiting Cozumel this summer, be prepared for hot sun, sand and salsa!

    And here's my best summer tip for you: ALWAYS have an ice cold Mexican beer in your hand while here. You can sip it to cool off, pour it on your burnt feet if you forget your flip flops or it can be chugged to peel away the "afterburn" of an excellent habanero salsa! Turns out beer is pretty handy stuff around here this time of year!
    Check Out Sherri's Previous Writings!
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