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When In Mexico: 12 Pictures of Cozumel Mexico That Will Encourage You To Book A Flight

Looking for a warm vacation destination? These beautiful pictures of Cozumel Mexico will make you want to book a flight asap!

12 gorgeous pictures of Cozumel Mexico that will make you want to book a flight NOW
I’ve recently returned from an amazing week in Cozumel, Mexico. My goodness I was in need of some sun and relaxation! I know when I need an escape, I can feel it coming on. Typically, October through December are the busiest months for me, by the time I got to the last couple weeks of December – BURN OUT!

Where is Cozumel?

My sister and I were actually planning a trip but we couldn’t decide where to go. December 25th rolled on by, she booked Cozumel for the two of us! Best Christmas present EVER. Cozumel is actually an island off of the eastern coast of Mexico, it lies in the Caribbean Sea and the weather in Cozumel, Mexico is always warm. 75 and sunny, baby! It does rain occasionally, but tropical rain storms tend to last an hour or so and the sun is back in action.

There are so many attractions to experience and things to do in Cozumel. We stayed at the Melia Cozumel Golf and Beach Resort, it’s an all inclusive resort on the north side of the island, sits on a gorgeous beach, and is full of all of the resort amenities you’ll love! We also took a catamaran and snorkeling tour, danced on the boat, tasted every tequila probably ever made, ate tacos, swam in the ocean, strolled through the streets of Downtown San Miguel, and toasted to the new year! Here are some pictures of Cozumel Mexico, you’ll soon be searching for flights!

Hotel Note: The food was mediocre, so if you travel for the love of food, it won’t be here. Trust me.

12 Lovely Pictures of Cozumel Mexico – a fabulous trip!

This is the pool, overlooking the ocean at the Melia Cozumel Resort. This was our view for 5 days, y’all!

Melia Cozumel Golf and Beach Resort, Mexico, honey+lime
My sister and I. That’s me on the right 🙂

Ladies at the Melia Cozumel All Inclusive Golf and Beach Resort, honey+lime
Chips and guacamole, pool side. This is what dreams are made of!

Chips and guacamole, Melia Cozumel Beach Resort, honey+lime
We took a short taxi ride down to the San Miguel area to explore their downtown scene. It’s right at the cruise ship port, so it’s a lovely waterfront walk bustling with people, lots of restaurants, shops, a museum, a market, and other activities.

Downtown San Miguel Cozumel, Mexico port, local boy plays with balloon animal
This turquoise wooden door was found down one of the side streets in San Miguel. Gorgeous.

Beautiful turquoise door in San Miguel, Cozumel, Mexico, honey+lime
There is a tequila store with millions of bottles of tequila. Ok, maybe not millions, but the amount of infusions and flavors and varieties had us woozy. We sampled about 10. Judge not. Here’s a tequila keg.

Barrel of tequila in San Miguel, Cozumel, Mexico, honey+lime
Tacos. YES.

Cuatro Tacos Restaurant, San Miguel, Cozumel, Mexico, honey+lime
At Cuatro Tacos, they give you this lovely platter of salsas as you await your succulent taco selections. We were preparing for our tacos to arrive, and when they did, we devoured them so quickly that we forgot to take a photo!

Salsas para Cuatro Tacos in Cozumel, Mexico, honey+lime
It’s time to hop on a catamaran! We took a snorkeling tour with Fury Catamarans, loved it. We stopped at two snorkeling spots, then hit Fury’s private beach for a hamburger lunch and water activities galore!

Kayaks at dusk, sunset behind Fury Catamaran, Cozumel, Mexico, honey+lime
Ladies on a catamaran in Cozumel, Mexico, honey+lime

We’re on a boat! With unlimited drinks, snorkeling fun and lots of sunshine on the top deck, we were truly living it up!

Lounging on a catamaran, Cozumel, Mexico, honey+lime
As we returned to the port, the sun was setting and it was absolutely marvelous! That is a Carnival cruise ship in the distance, it had just embarked on it’s journey away from Cozumel. The top deck of the catamaran gave us the perfect view.

Sunset by catamaran on the Caribbean Sea, Cozumel, Mexico, honey+lime

Is Cozumel, Mexico safe in 2016?

Yes! All of the crazy news you hear about Mexico IS true, but you’ve got to remember that this is a small island that takes about an hour boat ride to get to from the mainland. Like any city in the world, they’ve got petty theft, but for the most part, this is a very touristy place and violent crimes are rare.

I actually talked to a few of the locals and they told me that the vast majority of adults work in the hospitality and tourism industries on the island, meaning that there is employment opportunity. Their parents moved to Cozumel from Cancun, Yucatan, and other Mexican areas to get away from the problems they’ve been experiencing. Three different locals had relatively this same story, “My parents came to Cozumel to make a better life.”

Find your paradise in Cozumel, Mexico!

If you’re looking for places to visit in Mexico, Cozumel Island is it. Take a couples trip, a girlfriends trip, or take the whole family, it’s great for all types of travelers! The vibe is laid back and friendly, the sun is shining, the and there are plenty of flights to Cozumel daily from the U.S. I will definitely return! I hope you enjoyed these pictures of Cozumel Mexico!

 

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