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The unassuming storefront for this small shop doesn't exactly draw you in, with its machine-made signs and big WE ACCEPT VISA placard in the window. But don't judge this book by its cover. Antonio, the shop's owner, is a master...

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Calle 1 Sur 44, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

One of Cozumel's traditional Mexican markets, Plaza Confetti is a must-stop shopping spot for visitors. Here, you can find jewelry, textiles, pottery and other souvenirs to take home for family and friends. Don't be afraid to haggle for the price...

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Av. Rafael E. Melgar x Calle, Calle 8 Nte, Cozumel Centro, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

Colorful glazed pottery, vanilla beans and Mexican-made spirits are among the items on offer at this boutique, where all products for sale were made in Mexico. Silver jewelry from Taxco and handwoven rebozos (shawls) and embroidered huipils...

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Carretera costera sur 15.5km,, Centro, 77600 Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula was—and remains—home to the country's Maya people, whose culture has long valued cacao, the source of chocolate. Today, many Maya farmers harvest cacao to help satisfy the global chocolate craze, and...

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5ta Av X 3 y 5 sur 380, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

The menu of Le Chef Cozumel is a bit all over the map, with baked Brie, lasagna, pastrami pitas and tuna sashimi among the plates you can order. The hands-down favorite, though, is the lobster bacon on rye, a sandwich that satisfies with its...

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Calle 4 Norte s/n, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

This restaurant's nothing fancy, but if you're looking for oversize portions at a good price, Crazy King's the place to go. As its name suggests, burritos are its specialty—in fact, they're the only item on the menu—and you can choose...

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Adolfo Rosado Salas entre calle 5 y avenida Rafael E. Melgas (malecón)., Cozumel,, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

Seafood restaurants abound in Cozumel, thanks to its Caribbean location, but Casa Mission is widely considered to be one of the best. The food isn't the only thing to write home about, however; the setting and ambiance are equally pleasant. Casa...

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Calle 3 Sur, Local 2, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

Forget Maine lobster rolls; Cozumel's lobster burritos are where it's at. They're the most popular item on the rather small menu of this casual joint. Be sure to try the various salsas, such as coconut cilantro, to give the burrito a true local...

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Calle 3 Sur 289, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

Named for one of Mexico's most beloved songs, Cielito Lindo's specialties are the favorite dishes of the Yucatán: cochinita pibil (roasted pork), sopa de lima (lime soup) and shrimp ceviche. If you've never tried mezcal (tequila's smokier...

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San Miguel de Cozumel, QROO, Mexico

It may not look as imposing or impressive as larger Maya sites around Mexico, but don't underestimate San Gervasio's significance; this Maya site, located on Cozumel, was particularly important to Maya women because the site was where the worship...

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Km 6.5, Carretera Costera Norte, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

This Nicklaus Group–designed 18-hole golf course was Cozumel's first green, and it's popular not only with golfers, but with birders because it is Mexico's first Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary golf course. In fact, the course offers birding...

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Carretera Costera Sur KM 4.5, Int. Muelle Puerta Maya, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

Clear Lounge bills itself as the world's first underwater oxygen bar, and it's among one of many unique experiences you can have while visiting Cozumel. While you're welcome to sit around and meditate while breathing "enriched, scented oxygen,"...

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Chichén Itzá, Yucatán, Mexico
A brilliant work of architecture and astronomy, the Pyramid of Kukulkán at Chichén Itzá is so precisely engineered that on the vernal and autumnal equinoxes, the sun casts shadows that slither like snakes and seem to descend...
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Chankanab Km 4, Zona Hotelera Sur, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

How do you explore the underwater landscape of Cozumel if you're not dive certified? One option is to take a trip below the surface on an Atlantis submarine, a spacious subaqueous vehicle with oversize viewports that give passengers an up-close...

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SSA International Pier , Costera Sur KM 6, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

If you want to try competitive sailing but you don't quite have the knot-tying skills to try out for the America's Cup team, Cozumel's 12 Metre America's Cup Challenge isn't a bad plan B. Board a 12-meter (39-foot) sailboat for a race against...

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Carretera Federal Libre Chetumal- Puerto Juárez Km. 283.5 Ejido Sur, 77712 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Thousands of years ago, the entire Yucatán Peninsula was under water, as evidenced by its massive network of rivers that flow beneath the region’s limestone surface. No place better presents the area’s captivating caverns and...
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Carretera Costera Sur Km. 9, zona Hotelera sur, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

This beach adventure park features numerous activities that make it popular with families. Get a chance to try snorkeling in protected, calm waters—no choppy waves, but lots of colorful reef fish. There are also...

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Cerrada Las Golondrinas 24, Alfredo Bonfil, 77560 Cancún, QROO, Mexico

Cancún is approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Cozumel, a distance that doesn't deter visitors from taking the time to see one of the area's most fascinating modern-day attractions, the Cancún Underwater Museum (MUSA). Opened...

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Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico

The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System is the second-largest coral reef in the world and runs along the coasts of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, stretching more than 1,000 kilometers (600-plus miles). The various corals are...