Local Tips

Based on frequently asked questions we've put together all the local tips you need to know upon arrival! 

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Where to get COVID-19 tested

  • Hospital COSTAMED
    (998) 561 0309 / website

  • Cozumel Internacional Hospital
    (987) 8721430 / website

  • Hospital Amerimed
    (987) 869 5555 / website

  • Medica San Miguel
    (987) 8720103 / website

  • Laclicsa
    (987) 116 7405 / website

  • Farmacias del Ahorro
    (998) 892 7291 / website

  • Analisis Clinicos Dr. Simi
    800 719 2734 / website

Most businesses and tourist attraction are currently open in Cozumel, they will be more than happy to welcome you. To see our recommendations for best restaurants, beaches and more click here.

It is obligatory to wear masks in public at all times. Feel free to take it off while seating at your table in a restaurant or a beach club and inside a private car. Local stores and supermarkets do not attend customers who don't follow this rule.

There is a curfew on the island starting from 12AM through 5 AM every night. 

Arriving to Cozumel

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Cancun Airport - Cozumel

1. Save your time and take 20 minutes flight from Cancun to Cozumel with Fly Cozumel airlines. 

2. Take a private taxi or bus as you walk out the airport building. It will take aproximately 40-50 minutes to get to Playa del Carmen where you will take ferry (or an airplane) to the island. 

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Playa del Carmen - Cozumel Ferry and Airplane

1. There are two companies providing transportation from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel. Ultramar is enjoyable due to live caribbean music and modern boats, Winjet is also great and affordable. Since pandemic these companies take turns and do not operate in the same day. Follow the current shedule on their social media pages. Tickets are always available for purchase on the pier or online.

2. Starting 22 of February 2021 Fly Cozumel announced their new shedule for Cozumel-Playa del Carmen flights that take only 10 mins up in the air and costs 1250 pesos per person.

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Cozumel Airport Transfer

The best and easiest way to get to your Cozumel vacation rental would be by taxi or a car rental. We'll leave you recommendations below.

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Cozumel Taxi Services

Uber didn't make it to the island yet. Instead Cozumel has a unified system that allowes you to order a car through Messanger/WhatsApp or by phone, although most times you will be able to catch a car on the streets. Every driver has an official price list which you may request if there is any question.

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STORAGE

Early arrivals and late departures are not going to be a problem anymore! Leave your luggage at a prefectly located downtown storage in Cozumel and be sure your belongings are save while you are ebjoying the island. 

Store your diving gear, bycicles, deliver and store packages upon your arrival. 

Price starting from 6$ a day.

Car rentals

Here we have a nice advertisement for a car rental company in Cozumel. We could probably offer our guests to submit all their info at car rental company and have paperwork ready by the time they walk out the airport so that they don't loose their precious time and just sign up and pick up the key.

Important thing to know about gas stations - they do not work 24/7. Gas stations open only ..... and it is best if use cash only.

Driving in Cozumel

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Parking
Estacionamiento

1. Always try to use parking lots in downtown area. It will cost you around 50 cents an hour and insure a great experience of staying avay from trouble.

2. However if you are going downtown after 6PM, it is allowed to park on the main street Av. R. Melgar everyday from 6PM to 8AM.??? and Sundays all day.

3. Avoid parking on:

- taxi stations;
- sidewalks;
- sections of the road with prohibition signs.

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Speed

40 km/h inside the city and 80km/h outside San Miguel de Cozumel is the way to go. 
Keep left side of the road if you are driving a car and stick to your right if you are riding a bike/bycicle. 

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Roads and ALTOs

1. Most streets in Cozumel are one way only, please folow the arrows in the corners of the buildings to make sure you are heading the right way.
2. It is prohibited to drive on the beaches.
3. It is not allowed to drive a car, ATV or a motocycle on the bysicle road on east (also known as wild) side of the island that starts from Palancar Beach Club and ends at Chen Rio local beach.

4. Please be aware that the street Caretera Chankanaab that starts pass Puerta Maya Pier is one way road.
5. InQ.Roo it is allowed to make a right on the red light if there are no cars coming.

6. Most streets running parallel to Av. Benito Juarez have a STOP sign also known as ALTO on every intersection. 

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Pedastrians

In 50% occasions pedastrians do not expect a driver to give them priority to cross the road; and some drivers behind may let you know that they are in a little bit of rush, but the rule says to let pedastrians cross on the crosswalks and we encourage you to do so. 

Emergencies - 911

Food Delivery

Food delivery

Just an emergency of a different kind, professionally solved by Fasty. Log in to their website and place your order - it is all you need to do to enjoy a delishious meal any of your favorite restaurants

 

If you are staying with us, contact your host to set up the fridge with all the products required upon your arrival.

 

  • city water is not recommended for consumption, please use purified water from a supermarket

  • if you are traveling from Europe, do not forget an adapter for american outlets

  • Cozumel is one of the most popular tourist destinations and local people depend on their earned tips, it is common to tip 10%-20% in pesos or dollars 

  • Currency rate in Mexico is anywhere between 18 and 20 pesos per american dollar and the best recommended exchanging house is San Jorge. For the first exchanging operation your passport will be required, in the future - only your ID or drivers lisence.

  • you can pay pesos and dollars in most restaurants and stores in Cozumel

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