We had Mimi as our guide. She was very nice but this tour was scheduled to last 4 1/2 hours could have been done in less than 2. The ruins were interesting but after hearing about every stone for over an hour, it gets rather boring. Then of course it ends at a grouping of jewelry gift shops (one is more overpriced than the next). We stopped at the Cocoa tasting place. It was again, interesting but the main thing was them getting you through to the gift shop at the end and the rest of the markets before getting back on the bus. I would skip this unless you are REALLY interested in seeing a bunch of broken ruins and standing around hearing about each one and what they all mean.
AWESOME experience. We did the VIP Mexican Experience Tour. It was a great tour of the island and then lunch and a tour of the Hacienda Tourist Park. The people at Hacienda Antigua Tourist Park were the friendliest people and really love what they do. The food was terrific and the Tequila was beyond amazing. We bought several bottles to bring home and can't wait to have more of it.
A bike ride along the south point and east coast of Cozumel. The bike can be peddled but also has a very small motor that you can turn on anytime to get you going up to 20 MPH. Very cool. About a 30 min taxi ride (included) to the start point. Also, lunch included. Nothing exciting to see, but very nice ride along coast. Final stop is for tequila tasting at a small road side distillery.
This was a fantastic experience. I speak fluent Spanish so was able to contract a taxi driver to give our group of 8 people a nice tour of Cozumel. We enjoyed it immensely and took lots of photos along the way.
We booked "Cozumel by Land and Sea". The semi-submersible boat was the best part of the tour. It was similar to others that we've experienced before with plenty of reef formations and tropical fish.
The stop at the Mayan Cacao Company was simple with a brief history of cacao and chocolate making. You can taste a pure cacao drink and purchase multiple flavors of chocolate bars.
The stop at the Tequileria was interesting, and those on the tour were able to sample many types of tequila.
Unfortunately this tour didn't start until the afternoon, and was four hours long, requiring us to really hustle to get back to the ship before departure. It would be better if it started earlier, or if the tour operator would keep better track of time at each stop.
We initially booked to captain our own speed boat, snorkel, & island break through RCI. However, we found out at port that snorkeling was cancelled. RCI refunded our $$ and we decided to do the island tour, snorkeling, & beach break after talking to the staff members. We did have to pay for our lunch at the beach break.
Find a taxi and agree on a price. No more that $60 for one person and maybe a little more for extra people. Take a tour to all the beaches of the island, stop for pictures, and then return back to town. Total time is about two hours.
Taxi ride to local market (not commercial area) stopped at a local bakery, restaurant with mariachi band and local dancers with tequila tasting and lunch. Lunch was not very good seems they tried to make the food more tex-mex instead of authentic. Salsa was excellent and the guide was informative.
Shared the cab with 2 others. Paid $35 each to have a 3 hour guided tour of the island. Stopped at the Myan culture center and spent an hour there. Very interesting.
Made several photo stops and learned a lot about the island. Well worth it
Booked with Safe Tours. Owner Arturo, greeted us at meeting point. Had private ,comfortable van and our driver/tour guide Julio took us where ever we wanted to go. We enjoyed hearing about the area and visiting the chocolate factory, tequila factory and had a wonderful lunch at the tequila factory which was included in the cost. I wish we had more time in port, we would have enjoyed going to the shopping areas, but ship was leaving at 3pm
Can't say enough good things about the driver and the tour. They had a baby seat for us, we felt safe and we had fun. After our brief tour and shopping, we went to a beach club on the wild side of the island, where we were the only ones and were able to have run of the beach.
We saw the Mayan Cacao process and the Tequila Museum where we had samples of both products. the ride on the coast line was lovely but stops at tourist shops produced the same items in each shop but at different prices. It was a good way to see the island in a short time.
This was OK. Did not enjoy much as it was a very hot day. The stops were very short not enough time. Spent longer in Tequila tasting. Did a stop on Montego Bay. Again this was their chosen spot so not good.
We found a tour at the pier. We had a nice day with a group of 9 people from the same ship. Went downtown for a bit and then around the island. I would have liked to have had more time in the downtown area.... lots of shops (although they probably sell all the same stuff)
We had chosen the RC Island Overview and Mayan Ruins tour at 11:30, over the Bar Hop tour, because we wanted to see some ruins and get a handle on the island. Turned out we picked the wrong time (my girlfriend wanted to sleep late), because it didn’t leave us time to get a cab to the town plaza before or after our tour. So about 11:45, driver Morita and tour guide Nico took us out on the road. The roads led us through the city streets and out to the countryside. We stopped at San Gervasio Ruins, and Nico gave a good walk and talk tour of the Mayan’s and the site’s history. We went out on the west side of the island and saw plenty of blue water and white sandy beaches. We also stopped at the Chocolate Factory which had free Wi-Fi. We arrived back at the terminal at 3:45. Again, the van’s AC was not doing much, so always sit up front as we did.
We hired a driver for the day and it was very good. We did nothing spectacular but he took us all over and had a great time doing what we wanted. He took us to a restaurant away from the city and very good food, we went to a ruins and it was good. We went to a tequila factory and although high priced tequila it was worth it.
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