I know y’all are wondering…”Why did you spend only a day in Cozumel?”
My answer to that is…That’s all I had!
I really wanted just get away, and I decided that a quick and easy option would be to Cozumel, Mexico. I knew I wanted this to be more of a calm, R&R type of trip, so I did not plan too much action for myself.
I mostly knew Cozumel to be a cruise port, and while there, I realized how lush and undeveloped of an island it is because a lot of its land remains untouched. This island located in the Mayan Riviera is a short, 45-minute ferry ride to Playa del Carmen.
I had a cute little time in Cozumel, so keep reading to see what I did throughout my short, 24 hours!
R&R: Rest and Recuperation/relaxation/restoration
One thing that surprised me while planning this trip was the amount of affordable and pleasant boutique hotel options!
I stayed at the Casita de Maya Boutique hotel. Located across the street from the airport and roughly a 5-7 minute drive to the downtown area, this hotel was cute and picturesque with a Mayan flair. I’ve come to really like boutique hotels for the intimacy that they provide and this hotel is just that. The staff was very attentive and treated me like family.
Casita de Maya Boutique Hotel – $66 per night
I stayed at the hotel for a couple of hours, took some fab pictures (of course), and after that, I was onto my next activity!
Taco Tuesssdayyyy (Or Sunday)
Listen…my first love? Is food. And of course, it wouldn’t be right if I did not do SOMETHING related to me filling my belly. So I had to take a taco tour!
Airbnb has a few taco tours in the “experiences” section of the website, and I picked the cheapest one that would give me the most food =). The tour guide made sure to take us to the local spots with the best tacos.
I tried horchata for the first time (LOVE), I had 3 tacos (chicken shrimp and pork), Mexican empanadas and marquesitas (a cone-like crepe with caramel and cheese — sounds weird, but it works!)
Airbnb Taco Tour Experience – $34
I also got to walk around the beautiful downtown neighborhoods of Cozumel!
TJ the Sunrise Catcher
From the time I arrived at Cozumel, people kept telling me to find a way to get to the other side of the island so I could see the sunrise at the beach. I wasn’t really understanding what they meant by “the other side” but being that Cozumel is such undeveloped island, there is literally only one way to get there — by driving on the only road that takes you across the island. I rented a car, so this wasn’t a problem for me and I made sure to get out bright and early to catch the sunrise.
Rental car – $27
I left the hotel at around 6:40 am (which was a little late because the sun was already trying to make its entrance) The ride was a relatively quick 20 minutes and before I knew it I had arrived. When I got there, I was a bit scared to get out of the car because it appeared that I was by myself, next to an ocean that stretched as far as I could see. I actually didn’t want to get out of my car, but I saw a couple having a romantic moment and I felt safe enough to get out. The scenery was BEAUTIFUL and is definitely a very romantic date idea.
Time to Bounce
This getaway was much needed and definitely worth it. Next time I visit, I’ll make sure to bring friends and the intent to PARTY!