Casa de Amigos is truly a beautiful condo with privacy and amazing views. A luxurious open spaced home the first thing our guests encounter when walking...
Where is it?
We live on the north side of Cozumel. We are a two minute walk from the beach and 10 minutes from town! Cozumel has a Mercado where you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as freshly caught fish, or eat at one of the many loncherias (Mexican or Malaysian!). We love to go there for breakfast! There are two grocery stores, a large video rental store and restaurants nearby in the center of town. The main zocolo/plaza where you will find lots of shopping, restaurants and the waterfront is easy to get to. There are free concerts in the plaza on Saturday and Sunday nights.
Living on the north side of town we are lucky because our neighborhood is very quiet at night which isn't always the case in Mexico.
Cozumel is an island, which is located 20 km from the Yucatan Peninsula along the MesoAmerican Reef, where the warm Caribbean water temperature (usually 27 - 30C) and incredibly visibility (20 - 35 meters) have been attracting divers since Jacques Cousteau promoted the reefs in the 60s. There are numerous beach clubs on the west side of the island along one of the largest coral reefs in the world. Good snorkeling spots are only about a 5 to 20-minute drive from our house. We have many friends who run dive operations or snorkel tours on the island and we are happy to assist you to get in contact with them.
You can swim with the dolphins and manatees at Dolphin Discovery or with stingrays at Sting Ray City. Beautiful beaches line most of the east side of the island and offer unspoiled nature, since there is no electricity and only one hotel and just a couple of beach bars along a 10 km stretch of beach.
Cozumel is considered one of the safest spots in one of the safest states in Mexico. Of course, there are many excursions available on the mainland, which takes 40-minutes on the passenger ferry or 80-minutes on the car ferry. The well-know sites within a day's drive are Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Akumal lagoon, and the Mayan ruins of Cobá, Ek Balam and Chichen Itza.
At the moment, there are international flights from several U.S. and Canadian cities. Flights arrive from around the world at the Cancun airport on the mainland. You would transfer to the island by a small commuter airline, MayaAir, or by taking a car/bus to Playa del Carmen and then a ferry to the island.
A good site for local information is This is Cozumel http://thisiscozumel.com to see all that Cozumel offers.
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