Cozumel Dune Buggy Excursion Reviews
We did a private buggy tour so we would not have to wait for a large group or have to see things we didn't want to see. It also gives you one on one time with more locals and they are able to show you things you wouldn't see on a tour. We went to the top of the lighthouse, looked for crocodiles, snorkelled and swam, ate a delicious lunch of homemade fajitas and took pictures with Pedro the iguana. My husband loved driving the buggy and I enjoyed sitting in the back with the guide, learning so much about Cozumel and its people.
Did the dune buggy/snorkel tour. Make sure you know how to dive a standard shift car if you want to do this. The tour guides Maria and Mauricio were great. they explained what we would be doing, where we were going and how long we would have at each stop. The dune buggies themselves were not well maintained. Our buggy caught fire less tan 10 minutes after we started. They gave us another and this one had no seatbelts in the rear seats. Third time lucky and that one worked well. We saw at least two other buggies break down in this tour. We snorkeled at a resort with a restaurant, bar etc. Snorkeling was OK but not the best. We went on to a beach on the Caribbean side of Cozumel that was absolutely beautiful and had a great Mexican buffet lunch there. Then drove back to the port. One thing that was a little disappointing was that we were not allowed to drive the dune buggies on the beach. The tour was fun but the poor condition of the vehicles stopped it from being great.
The name was jungle buggy and snorkel and it was fantastic. We walked to the start and the guides were very nice, informative and knowledgeable. We rode through town and when the pavement ended the off road began. WOW it was so much fun. After riding off road we stopped by a small resort to learn how to make Pico De gio (spelling) and could swim in the pool if we desired. After another so short ride we went to Plaza Azul for snorkeling. The fish and sea life was beautiful as was the water. Would highly recommend taking this tour.
Beautiful Destination! We did the Beach Buggy snorkeling excursion and I highly recommend it. Guides were Nacho and Ramon. They were great. You drive a good while on the road before going into a beautiful ecological park. Then you spend 2 hours on the beach where they give you a cheap buffet and free soda/bottled water. We could have skipped the snorkeling and just spent all the time starting at the amazing water. Snorkeling was fun though. Dont expect a finding nemo reef but there were some nice fish to look at. Note that the buggys are pretty unreliable. Ours was ok but some other people had problems. If you go with this excursion just keep in mind you may end up riding in a car at some point. Its still worth it. This island is nice enough where you could also just do your own thing. Its safe and there are lots of good bars and beach spots. Just do some research.
Shore excursion was great
Great fun on original dune buggies. Loud, muddy off road ride. Good authentic Mexican food. Beach was clean with clear water sandy bottom, good for swimming.
We also did an excursion in Colon of the Panama canal. We felt safe on all tours. Notable security provided by ship personnel at the docks in Colon.
Combined with the Snorkeling
Great Island Tour with good food and snorkeling!
We had an absolute blast on this excursion! We had our 2 couples and an 8 year old in the buggy. We went snorkeling first, then had fajitas at a restaurant by the ocean. Then we were off to the tequileria to learn all kinds of things about tequila. Very fun stuff! Then we went on a beautiful drive to the North side of the island. It is beautiful and not crowded over there! We went to the lighthouse then saw crocodiles. We had all the beer and soft drinks we wanted as well. Our tour ended right at the airport. We had just enough time to do some shopping and get back on the ship. Perfect day!
Great time - 3 couples 2 Dune Buggies - had a Blast - great Snorkeling
Great tour with Omar. We rented convertible bugs with him and he took us around the island. We snorkeled, swam, visited a village and had a homemade lunch. Would definitely recommend him and the tour. Would also do it again!