Vacation rentals in Cozumel

Wonderful vacation rental facing the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea

Located in the Caribbean Sea, the Mexican island of Cozumel is a tropical paradise that you will love! The destination has luxury vacation rental facing the turquoise waters and white sands of the beaches that will make your stay magical. Cozumel's Caribbean atmosphere will envelop you with its massive swathe of wilderness, countless activities and majestic coral reefs. This paradise has become one of the most recognisable places in the Mexican Caribbean and is an idyllic vacation destination in every sense of the word.

Exclusive vacation rental with pool, hot tub, and beach views

From beautiful traditional haciendas to luxury resorts, Cozumel vacation rental offer a wide variety to give you a unique Caribbean getaway. You'll enjoy a relaxed atmosphere that includes an outdoor pool to cool you off in the tropical climate; air-conditioned rooms; hot tubs to warm you up on chilly nights; beautifully manicured palm gardens; and breathtaking ocean views! Some accommodations even offer a delicious Mexican breakfast, private beach and a spa.

Vacations in Cozumel

The area and getting around

San Miguel: Cozumel's tourist centre

On the northwest side of Cozumel, San Miguel de Cozumel is the capital of the island and a busy tourist centre. You'll find a wide variety of restaurants, bars, cafés, boutiques and shopping opportunities, whether its local crafts or luxury goods. Downtown San Miguel de Cozumel has a myriad of options, from live music to cocktails to museums. Catering for all tastes and budgets, the shopping experience in the backstreets of San Miguel is wide and varied. On the other hand, in the heart of San Miguel, you will find the famous Island Museum which exhibits a collection of ancient artefacts related to the island's history and some temporary exhibitions by local artists.

The remote and wild side of Cozumel

While the western part of the island is mainly made up of luxurious hotels and beach clubs, the eastern part of the island offers a different perspective. You can find a wilder side that is home to remote beaches such as Punta Morena, Playa Chen Rio and Playa San Martín. South of Cozumel, on the other hand, you'll find the largest ecological park on the island. The Punta Sur Ecological Park offers the opportunity to experience over 1,000 hectares of crystal clear beaches, lagoons, and mangroves where you will see crocodiles. Both the wild east coast of Cozumel and Punta Sur are the best places to enjoy the natural beauty and desolate beaches to get away from the crowds.

Travellers and activities

Cozumel for families

If you're looking for a family-friendly activity, Dolphin Discovery Cozumel in Chankanaab Reef National Park is popular with families travelling with children. The experience includes close encounters with fun dolphins, as well as sea lions and chubby manatees. The combination of crystal clear waters with these cuddly creatures that give you a hug and a kiss make this a unique experience. In addition to the marine experiences, Cozumel has the Discover Mexico Park Cozumel, where the whole family can have fun learning about the diverse cultures of Mexico. You can see the art, listen to the music, taste the traditional food and discover the Danza de los Voladores, a mystical dance associated with fertility.

Cozumel for diving lovers

With inviting warm turquoise waters and incredible visibility, Cozumel is an acclaimed destination for those who like to snorkel or scuba dive. You'll find a great diversity of marine life on colourful reefs that include moray eels, sharks, turtles, anemones, and hundreds of colourful tropical fish. Considered one of the top five dive sites internationally, Cozumel is also home to a small section of the Mesoamerican reef system, the second largest in the world. Some of the best dive sites include the Palancar Reef, where you will see a large bronze figure of Christ; the Santa Rosa Wall, one of the deepest dive sites; and the Colombia Wall, which houses a large system of caves, tunnels, and caverns.

The name Cozumel comes from the Mayan name for the island, “Ah Cuzamil Peten”, which means “island of swallows”.

Top 5 travel tips in Cozumel

1. Experience swimming with manta rays

At Stingray Beach, you can have one of the most unforgettable encounters with wildlife. This attraction offers you an interactive experience where you will have the chance to see the majestic stingrays up close. Take a guided swim with stingrays, discover interesting facts about these creatures, and have the opportunity to touch and feed them. You won't have to worry about getting stung, as the stingrays' barbs are trimmed.

2. Enjoy a day at Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park!

Located within the Cozumel Reef National Marine Park, Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park is an outdoor park not to be missed. The place is popular for its varied attractions and crystal clear waters bathed with tropical fish, where you can do activities such as snorkeling. Enjoy the Chankanaab Lagoon and relax in its fresh waters; zip-line through the treetops; take a tequila tour; and experience a Mayan ceremony. There are plenty of things to experience here!

3. Explore the archaeological zone of “San Gervasio”

Built in 800 AD, the ruins of San Gervasio are one of Cozumel's most prominent and the most important pre-Hispanic site on the island. Take a guided tour, be sure to wear trainers and explore this remarkable Mayan site. The site is made up of several architectural ensembles and other isolated temples linked together. However, the most popular spot is the Temple of Ixchel, where women used to pay homage to Ixchel, goddess of love and fertility. Today, many tourists still go and pay their tribute.

4. Spend an unforgettable day at Buccanos Beach Club

Buccanos is a stunning beach club that will easily captivate you. This retreat is located on a quiet sandy cove and offers a swimming pool, a crystal clear beach, a spa and an award-winning gourmet restaurant. Have breakfast, lunch, or dinner by the sea as you gaze at the sweeping tropical landscape; sample tempting seafood dishes; relax in the spa while listening to the sound of the waves; and enjoy a cocktail by the pool. The sea, the sun, the breeze, and the gourmet food make Buccanos something special!

5. Try the traditional dishes of the island

Despite being a small island, Cozumel offers a wide variety of cuisine that we recommend you try. Try Mexican classics such as tamales, chiles rellenos, tortillas, guacamole, enchiladas and pozole; and savour Caribbean-influenced dishes such as coconut shrimp, ceviche, shrimp tacos, tixin-xic fish (a typical island dish) and cochinita pibil (pork seasoned with achiote and sour orange). Cozumel has plenty of delicious dishes to eat!

FAQs: Vacation Rentals and Apartments in Cozumel

How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Cozumel?

The corona crisis strongly impacted holidays in 2020. Cozumel had an annual average of around CA$365.13 per night.

Which month allows you to save the most on vacation rentals?

Those who want to save as much as possible travel to Cozumel in October, November, and December, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of CA$238.02, CA$262, and CA$303.27 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.

During which months are vacation rentals more expensive in Cozumel?

In 2020, the month that offered the highest average prices in Cozumel was July, with an average price of CA$551.33 per night. This was followed by June, with an average of CA$485.19, and April, with CA$480.34.

Do I need to plan a trip to Cozumel well in advance?

When visiting Cozumel, we recommend you to be proactive as 54% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.

Which months offer the highest availability?

June, September and August are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties available, with respective average availability figures of 69%, 64%, and 63.4%.

When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in Cozumel?

According to data from 2020, the months with the fewest housing options available in Cozumel are, in order, May (with 6.6% of available rentals), February (16%), and January (27%).

Are there many vacation rentals in Cozumel?

We have 490 rentals for you in Cozumel, provided by our 5 local and international partners.

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