Day 1 - Getting to Cozumel

Day 2 - Cozumel

Day 3 - Getting to Cancun

Day 4 - Mayan Riviera

Day 5 - Cancun

Day 6 - Isla Mujeras

Day 7 - Playa del Carmen

 



Day 1 - Getting to Cozumel

Getting to Cozumel was in itself quite an adventure. We redeemed some frequent flyer miles with United so we were booked with Mexicana airlines. A few days before our vacation we were notified by Mexicana that our flight was changed from 7:30 AM to Midnight! This meant that we had a 5 hour lay over in Mexico City. All of the flights were on time and the planes were comfortable, but the schedule was pretty grueling. A nice side benefit to Mexicana airlines is that they serve free drinks. (mixed drinks, beer, wine, etc.) A very nice touch which makes the trip a little more enjoyable.

We stayed at the Fiesta Americana Dive Resort in Cozumel. We were very pleased with the property. We had booked the room through Expedia for under $100 a night. Our room was on the top floor and we had a beautiful view of the ocean. 

Our only complaint about the room was the very noisy air conditioner.  It was a wall unit.

Our balcony view.

That evening we had dinner and a few drinks at Senor Frogs. Since it was a Saturday and there were no cruise ships in town, the place was pretty dead. The waiter told us that at times Cozumel has EIGHT cruise ships in port at once. There is a huge cruise ship port called Puerta Maya which looks to be a big shopping and restaurant complex.