Flights & Travel Guide
< Flights to Cozumel
> Tell us about your trip to Cozumel -
Add Review or Comments
Why fly to Cozumel?
If there are mermaids living anywhere in the world it would have to be in the waters of Cozumel. The marvellous Caribbean waters the island sits in are teeming with fish painted in Crayola colors and adorned with designs so whimsical only Mother Nature could be responsible.
Cozumel is part of Mexico's Quintana Roo state. The island population is small but the traveler influx gives the island more of a major city vibe with the electricity of people on adventure. It is a major cruise ship port of call which keeps life on the island interesting as thousands of new faces disembark from their own floating islands to pay Cozumel a visit.
The island is hugely popular for its diving amenities with gorgeous light water that reveals enchanting sea caves. Palancar Reef is a favorite amongst snorkelers and divers. The area is full of color as you swim alongside turtles, rays and lobsters. The soft sandy beach above is also quite popular.
On land you can do fun things like Tequila! If you want to learn about the history of tequila and fancy doing some tequila tasting then you should head to Discover Mexico Cozumel Park for a tour. Besides the tequila your tour will include a big mess of crunchy, meaty, zingy tacos for lunch and a tour around the historical parkland it is set in.
For some island style you can visit the Cozumel flea market. The vendors sell great bikinis,beach dresses and shorts as well as some touristy but cute jewelery - it's always nice to be wearing something that has an exotic story to go along with it.
Cozumel is the perfect island treat that can be slow and smooth or loud and heart-pumping, all set in the luscious colors of the tropics.
Cozumel is hot and wet. The temperatures on average throughout the year are in the 20s. Summer numbers are generally in the high 20s, but can hit the low 30s as well. The winter months bring in the low 20s. Rain splashes the city throughout the year with the fall months bringing the heaviest amounts and winter months bringing the least (although still quite high amounts).
When to fly to Cozumel
The winter and early spring months are an extremely popular time to visit Cozumel. Western holidaymakers take flight from their cool weather home cities into the warmth of the Mexican island from January through to April and means high flight ticket prices.
The rainy latter half of summer which also seeps into the early fall means a reduction in tourist numbers. The heavy rains and high heat are not the ideal choice for a visit to Cozumel but this is also when the flight tickets are priced to-go. So if you don't mind a little rain and the heat can be tempered with a dip in the water than this would be the time to book your flight.
Getting into Cozumel
Your portal to Cozumel opens up at International Airport of Cozumel, which is a 5-minute drive from the city center. The airport is serviced by private shuttle services that provide shared vans to the various destinations in the city. Alternatively, if you plan to rent a car you can do that at the airport. While in the airport you may be approached by tourist agents trying to sell timeshares, please be wary and note that these folks are not affiliated with the airport or government.
Getting around Cozumel
The city center is small and makes for easy walking, however if you are looking to get out further and explore you can rent a car or check with your hotel as they may be able to guide you on specific tours where transportation is provided.
- Head to Chakanaab Park if you want to get in some good diving and snorkeling. The park has some underwater trails you can follow or just do your own thing as you can bring your own gear. One of the highlights is swimming with the dolphins, and if you're traveling with children its a great way to ease them into the whole marine experience.
- If you visit Cozumel during February you can take part in the Carnival celebrations, which has the island hopping even more than it usually is during the winter months.
- Get up close and personal with stingray at Stingray beach. You can wade out into the water and touch the crew of stingray that hang out there or go further for a snorkeling adventure and check out what goes on in stingray land under water. The beach itself is quite beautiful with lovely white sands and a pretty view.
- Check out Isla de Pasion. A trip to Passion Island means riding out on a twister boat, depending on who your guides you could be in for a fun wild shake up or a few twists and more of a calm adventure out to the island. Once on the island you can take in lunch, swing in a hammock, enjoy some the white sandy beach time and also the open bar.
- Compare flights to Cozumel from Australia on AirfaresFlights.com.au.
Mexico Tourism More information at
Cozumel Airport More information at