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Resting in the Caribbean Sea just off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and Cancun, Cozumel welcomes visitors with lush jungles, shimmering lagoons, ecological treasures and mysterious cenotes. The town of San Miguel boasts lively eateries and shops. Resorts offer deluxe accommodations for a comfortable stay, and the ideal base for all of your adventures.

Cozumel Hotels

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Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spaimage
 

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Overview

The island of Cozumel is a kinder, gentler version of Cancún. It has its fair share of big resorts, but the streets aren't quite as chockablock with tourist traps. The world's second-largest barrier reef lies just off the coast, which makes this a top snorkeling and diving destination. A few Mayan ruins provide what limited sightseeing there is (aside from the island's glorious natural attractions). On the mainland is Playa del Carmen, a charming beach town that's the unofficial capital of the Riviera Maya, a string of beaches that is quickly becoming the next big destination. As you head south toward the ruins of Cobá and Tulúm, you'll find tiny fishing villages as well as a couple of ecological reserves. A few well-placed resorts mean that this area isn't entirely off the beaten path, but some areas are quite secluded.

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Before You Go

Airport Check-In: It is recommended that you reconfirm your flight information and check in for your flights at the airline’s website 24 hours prior to your scheduled departure. Please bring all your final documents with you. It is important to arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to departure for all domestic flights, and three hours prior to departure for international flights.

Required Documents: U.S. citizens must travel with a valid passport and a ticket for return or onward travel. There may be additional requirements for international travel, such as inoculations or visas, and some countries require that passports be valid for six months or longer beyond your stay in the country. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citizens might be different, and visitors are encouraged to verify the documentation/visa requirements with the nearest consulate or embassy. Rules are subject to change at any time, without notice. For the most current information, please visit the website of the U.S. Department of State at www.travel.state.gov.

Newlywed Information: Tickets and other travel documents must exactly match your current passport and other identification. If not, you could be denied boarding and no refund will be forthcoming. For requirements and information regarding marriages performed in a foreign country, please visit the consulate of the particular country.

Honeymoon Packages: Some hotels require you to present a marriage certificate or license for you to receive the honeymoon package. Please bring your marriage documentation with you if you are traveling on a honeymoon package.

Minors: If a minor (under 18) is traveling, please provide the appropriate travel documents for the trip. Review required documents here, https://www.dhs.gov/travel-overseas.

Luggage: Baggage allowances and fees vary by airline. For airline baggage fees and policies please visit https://www.costcotravel.com/Info/Airline-Baggage. If baggage fees do apply, this cost will be additional and must be paid directly to the airline.

Duty Free/Customs: When returning to the U.S., the duty-free allowance may vary by country. Please visit http://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens for information regarding U.S. Customs and more.

Travel Health Information: For the most current worldwide health information, consult your family physician or the official website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov/travel or by phone at 1-800-232-4636. You’ll find information on recent outbreaks, required vaccinations, insect protection, illness and injury abroad, and more.

General Safety Tips: By taking a few simple security precautions before and during your vacation, you can help ensure that you, your traveling companions, and your valuables are as safe and secure as possible.
  • To make it easier to replace your passport if it’s lost or stolen, in addition to your passport, take a photocopy of your passport information page (keeping it separate from your actual passport).
  • Carry only a limited amount of cash, just enough for gratuities and incidental purchases. Major credit cards are widely accepted and can be replaced if lost or stolen.
  • Always lock your hotel room door (including patio and balcony door on any level of the building) and use the peephole before opening the door.
  • Store your valuables (such as cash, credit cards and airline tickets) in the hotel’s in-room safe or front desk safety deposit box.
  • If you must carry valuables on your person, do so in a pouch or money belt concealed under your clothing. Purses and backpacks can be easy targets for thieves.
  • For complete and current safety and security information, including travelers' tips, public announcements, travel advisories and more, please visit the website of the U.S. Department of State at www.travel.state.gov.

Climate:
Average Fahrenheit Temperature:
  • December through February: 82° to 82° (Winter)
  • March through May: 84° to 89° (Spring)
  • June through August: 89° to 90° (Summer)
  • September through November: 89° to 84° (Autumn)

Tropical Storm Season from May to November

Water Safety: Bottled water is recommended.

Local Currency: Mexican Peso

Currency Information: Banks and most hotels have currency exchange facilities, although the U.S. dollar is widely accepted in resort areas. Major credit cards are also accepted.

Electricity: 110 volts, North America standard. Please note three-prong outlets are not widely available.

Time Zone: Eastern Standard

Local Language: Spanish

Transportation: Taxis are a popular mode of transportation. Ask the driver about the rate before getting into the taxi.

Planner

Sargassum/Seaweed Advisory

Sargassum is a free-floating seaweed that is especially prolific in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. While beneficial to ocean life, these large free-floating seaweed mats often wash up on beaches. The amount of seaweed on the beaches fluctuates based on the time of year and ocean currents. While resorts do their best to maintain the beaches for their guests, you may experience some inconvenience during your stay.

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Top Experiences

  • Scuba Diving : Explore the world-famous 20-mile Maya Reef, where a profusion of fish and other underwater creatures reside. Underwater enthusiasts are drawn to the clear water, abundant marine life, and exquisite coral formations.

  • Taking in the Culture : Watch beribboned traditional dancers at the annual Feria del Cedral festival, one of the island's most colorful celebrations.

  • Partying, Local Style : Join the locals at the Plaza Central in San Miguel on Sunday nights for music and dancing that has more in common with the Caribbean than Mexico.

  • Exploring : Ride a jeep along the wild, undeveloped eastern coast. When you get hungry, stop for a picnic at any of the secluded beaches.

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Transfers

Region: Cozumel
Transfer Company: BD Experience
Telephone: 011-52-998-113-1814

Address:
Blvd. Kukulcan km. 5.5, Boulevard Kukulkan Km. 4.5
Lote D-7 Sección Residencial “D”, Zona Hotelera
Cancun, Quintana Roo
Mexico
Instructions: Upon arrival at the airport go through Immigration, claim your luggage and proceed through Customs. Continue outside where a BD Experience representative will be waiting with a sign displaying the Costco Travel Logo. The representative will confirm the pickup time and location for your departure transfer. If you must make any changes, contact BD Experience at least one day in advance. Representative Uniform: Red shirt with blue and red branding down the front and across the back with navy pants.