Cozumel – Ok, I have been here like 12 times at least. This is another port I usually stay on the ship for. I used to go to Cozumel when it was just a small little town that catered to scuba divers, way back when. It’s now a huge tourist trap in a lot of ways, but it still has a few charms if you know where to find them. I had heard of another all-inclusive day resort called nachi cocom http://www.cozumelnachicocom.com/
Nachi is different than Maya chan. There is no one to greet you with food and drinks and water toys cost extra. You are assigned a waiter and he will bring you food and drinks if you like. Palapas (shade) are 1st come 1st served but that didn’t seem to be a problem the day we were there. Again they do have a limit but probably around 150 people. The do have a large swim up fresh water pool, which is nice and the beach and water were clean and free of seagrass. Drinks are unlimited and you order your lunch from a menu. Again the food was great as well as the drinks. Transportation isn’t included and a cab will cost you around $20 each way. It’s a 20 minute drive, but all paved. Cost is $55 per person.
-----------------------------Our forth port was Cozumel and we went to Nachi Cocom, another all-inclusive beach resort. My initial thoughts of Cozumel were that it was overwhelmingly crowded and just a huge shopping center/tourist trap. If we had not planned on going to Nachi Cocom, I would have gotten back on the ship after about 30 minutes of being in this port. The trip to Nachi Cocom was another rough taxi ride to get to the destination. At least there were paved roads, but the turns and shifting of the car with no air conditioning still makes for a rough ride for people that suffer from motion sickness. Again, this is another destination that is worth the rough ride to get there. You are greeted with sombreros and a friendly attendant to take you to your designated area for the day. The beach area was gorgeous and the water was clear and perfect. You could sit out here for hours and just take in all the peacefulness and beauty. This beach resort had a large pool area with swim up bar as well which was a nice feature. They limit the number of people at this resort as well so it is never too crowded or chaotic which is a huge plus. Unlike Maya Chan, any of the equipment (pool floaties, kayaks, paddle boards, jet skis, etc.) at this beach was an additional charge, but reasonably priced. This was a wonderful all-inclusive beach resort and would definitely recommend Nachi Cocom to anyone interested in a great place to relax for the day.
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Nachi Cocom Beach