Cozumel welcomes more than one million cruise passengers annually, with an array of offerings from the avid shopper to the sports enthusiast. Whether it's finding great deals on jewelry and Mexican handcrafts, or delving into the rich island history, there is something for everyone.
The tour went to a number of different sites on the island. The best was the wonders of Mexico - in effect a model village of pyramids, cathedrals and other buildings in Mexico. We also enjoyed walking around the cruise terminal here.
Very enjoyable trip. Guide was very good but did not like the fact that he was hinting and asking for tips at the end. Had he not asked / hinted for tips, he would have got a ten dollar tip from me, but as he asked I would not give. In this part of the world they would get a lot more in the way of sales and tips if they did not drop hints and just left people to browse in peace without trying to hard sell stuff tot hem.
Mike was a great tour guide on this one and that is about as good as I will give it. El Cedral was neat when I visited back in 2008 but now it screams massive tourist trap. You used to be able to walk around and enjoy the sites and shops as you like. Now they are constantly trying to pull you away from each others shop and if you tell them no thanks they keep bugging you. The tequila tasting was overrated as well. I don't drink it but it was part of the experience. You used to go to a plantation for this part now it is another shop in El Cedral. The only thing neat on this tour was the Mayan Cacao company. You get a demonstration of hand made chocolate before you go into the shop. I purchased the Dark Chocolate with coffee beans and it was fantastic $8 for a 2.82oz bar. They do have sample of the different types you can try.
Great tour. Discover Mexico was fabulous....the miniatures were so detailed it was incredible. You really got a taste of Mexico's past and present. Then on to Chocolate making & tasting, again great, followed by Tequila, it doesn't get better than that. The entire tour was great, and very informative!
Top 10 things tour - guide was good mimi but it was hot and long and several on the bus had issues walking and it is probably not good for people with walking issues. Might have been better if atleast an hour was shaved off some of it was interested. We would not do it again or recommend it sorry.
If you are looking for an excursion and want to see the Top 10 of Cozumel....this is NOT it. This is almost exclusively a shopping tour. I was very upset to find that the top 10 is only about 2 places: Discover Mexico and Mayan Cacaco Company. El Cedral is nothing more than a bunch of shops with a Catholic Church stuck in the middle and a tequila store thrown in for good measure. The other places where nothing more than shops. The scenic drive was down the main street past more shopping. If you are looking for a shopping tour...this is it. If you what was described....keep looking. I had done this tour a couple years ago and LOVED it. They have taken away most of the actual Top 10 and replaced it with nothing.
Nice overview of the city from the comfort of a small, air-conditioned bus. We made several stops....at a chocolate factory, at a tequila store, at a church/park, at a museum and then in the downtown shopping area. The guide was very informative and led us on "mini-tours" at each place we stopped. They did demonstrations and gave us generous free samples of chocolate and tequila. There was time to explore on your own and do some shopping and get lunch downtown (best Mexican food I've ever had in my life!) before they drove us back.
I have been to Cozumel many times. However, my husband has never been. Therefore, I thought this might give him a little bit of everything and it sure did. We went to discover Mexico, to a tequila tasting, went to the other side of the island and then to an all inclusive beach for lunch and activities. My husband really enjoyed it.
Highlights and shopping tour was interesting. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. We were late getting into port and our excursion was delayed about an hour. The tour felt slightly rushed. We made it through all stops ...but by the time we got to the shopping district everyone on board was tired and we all opted to be taken directly back to the port.
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