We did ATV rides in the jungle then a stop for lunch at a beach club (the beach club was fair), then dinner on our own at Guidos (ship didn't leave until midnight). We highly recommend Guidos. It is amazing (was recommended to us by a friend of the Mayor of Cozumel). Definitely order the garlic bread and red snapper with mangos. It's to die for.
The trip we took was ATV's to Jade caverns. After a short drive to the tour company we set out on ATV's, on a trail through the jungle to Jade caverns. The only thing that would have made this trip better was if there was mud on the trails (no rain in over a month). Jade Cavern was cool with all the plant life
and hundreds of bats flying around inside the cave (not near people).
We ended the excursion with Tequila tasting. The guy was friendly, pouring several flavors and types, and taught us all some important information about Tequila.
The trip was lots of fun, but they changed our time without notice until we arrived for our excursion. We were traveling with family and were going to be in 2 different tours. Had to change both our times and were forced to reorganize our day. Very frustrating!
Very organized. Great staff. Much faster driving (a good thing) and rough terrain (another good thing). Only bad thing was the beach visit afterwards - bombarded by hawkers trying to sell their wares the whole time we were there.
We booked our tours ourselves through http://cozumel-tours.com they offered good prices and a wide variety of activities. We found out as we left port that the day we would be there had changed and they were able to change everything last minute by phone.
The ATV ride was exciting and our guide Maria was the best. She was always checking that we were doing OK and was very knowledgeable about the area. She even offered me her sunglasses when I forgot to bring goggles and took several pictures of us on the tour. Afterwards she helped us make arrangements for the rest of the day. If we go back again, I would definitely ask for her.
This was so much fun I am ready to go again. The ride, mud and speed then over to a beautiful beach for unlimited drinks. OKKIE DOKIE was always on time with another drink! I got a massage there as well much cheaper than on the ship and then relaxed under the sun. This day could not have been any better.
very nice set up, we drove ATV's for 20 minutes 3 times and took a break in between each session. What made the breaks great was the small lessons on their culture, plant life and food. I would do this again.
felt rushed at ATV. 8 hours is too long for an excursion. missed out on all of cozumel. boat to travel to playa del carmen then a van ride to the location. then another van ride to the next location. fun though. wouldn't do it again.
Awesome -- It is definitely exciting and just plain fun. You are then taken to a beach where locals try to sell you stuff but they don't harass you. Just say no. But I couldn't say no to Sol beer. so I had a few. Then back to the ship -- Awesome!!!!
Very informative and the guides we ver knowledgeable and proud of their heritage. It was safe and well thought through, but because we arrived late we had to leave earlier than to enjoy the snorkel aspect of the excursion.
I've never been on an ATV before, so I have to say that I was initially quite scared. Once I "somewhat" got used to it, I really liked it. After that we spent about two hours at a beautiful beach club. This was great!
Atv adventure was fun. I got muddy and enjoyed every minute of it. Exploring the Mayan cave was short, but neat. Got to see some fossils and some bats. Ended with snorkeling on a moderately private beach, saw lots of fish and stingrays and lobsters.
The ATV ride was excellent. The staff operating it was also excellent. The ATVs were only 2 months old and in great condition. It was easy to learn how to use them. our only complaint was the beach stop. There were to many sharp rocks in the water.
We felt conflicted on this tour. It implied you traveled through the jungle but it really went around on about a five-acre course. The guides were so great it made the course fun. The "lunch at the beach" had one drawback that our guide corrected ( thanks Pedro!). A waiter from Wilson's bar brought us three tequila shots ( our guide who could not drink so I had his shot, my wife, and me ). We had told him we did not want any shots; I'd just gotten a double margarita after all. The waiter insisted "it's on the house." This turned out to be a scam because the bar manage hit me up for $24 ( and they weren't full shots; more like two-thirds ). I advised manager his waiter told us ( our guide too) it was on the house. About an hour later we were sitting with the cab drivers outside the resort and the owner of the Wilson bar and our guide found to to refund our money. I told the owner , "Hey , we drank the booze and I'll pay for it" he would not take no for an answer.
Overall the port of Cozumel was great but watch out for all the "hungry eyes" pushing photo-ops and other gimmicks. We scored some of our best shopping deals in Cozumel.
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