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Old 12-05-2017, 08:51 PM   #1
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Default I need a Cozumel excursion

Time is running out.

I need something that will work for 2 adults and 4 children. One has a license and one has a learnerís permit but neither is 18 years old. Iím running into excursion issues ie jet skis etc. But I hear that if I book directly that I might have more success.


Any suggestions?
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:17 PM   #2
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Is jet skiing the activity you want to do? I canít help with that but I can tell you what we did in Cozumel.

Weíve been twice with the kids and both times booked our own excursions. The first time we went to Chankanaab and swam with dolphins. Then we spent the rest of the day snorkeling there and had lunch. The next time we went to Mr Sanchos. We didnít do the all inclusive but they do offer it. They had the huge inflatables in the water that the kids loved. I know they had other water activities but we didnít do any of those.

Both places were very good and I felt we got more time and more for our money by booking it ourselves.
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:16 AM   #3
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We just booked Xcaret Natural Adventure Park. I was looking for something that would be suitable for ages 18 to 75. It was so hard to find excursions that I felt would be good for the 70+ in our group.
This one looks like it has something for everyone, and if my parents want to just find a place to lounge, they can do that while the 18 to 24 year olds can go find a bit of adventure.
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:08 AM   #4
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We did the Mayan ruins. You have to take a ferry to the mainland then about another 1 hour bus ride but we liked it.
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:36 PM   #5
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We did the Mayan ruins. You have to take a ferry to the mainland then about another 1 hour bus ride but we liked it.
Love the Mayan ruins.
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:24 PM   #6
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We did the Mayan ruins. You have to take a ferry to the mainland then about another 1 hour bus ride but we liked it.
That's what we did. But DH and younger DS both got seasick on the boat to the town. Then we had the bus ride and tour in the heat. That was rough. Afterwards we did go to a beach area for lunch and a swim. That helped; the boat ride back, while dreaded, turned out to be better than the trip over. The Mayan ruins were cool - if it wasn't so hot with a couple of dehydrated people it would have been much better.
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Old 12-10-2017, 09:55 AM   #7
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how long are you at Cozumel?
There is a small maritime museum there and there are horse drawn carriages that tour the island. My DH & I had a blast shopping and bartering with the locals but may not be everyone's' cup of tea.
The tropical drinks and cold beer were a nice refreshment.
We managed to buy some hammock chairs for pretty cheap and the wooden bar and woven fabric fit in our large suitcase (bring a tape measure).
I agree with the comment of the boat ride to Playa del Carmen diesel fumes where bad if you sat in the back so front seating was an improvement. The Wyndham Maya had a wonderful air con bus excursion from Playa to Chichen Itza was wonderful to tour (We could have spent 3 days there).
I actually prefer Tulum for proximity to Cozumel though.
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:43 AM   #8
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We just booked Xcaret Natural Adventure Park. I was looking for something that would be suitable for ages 18 to 75. It was so hard to find excursions that I felt would be good for the 70+ in our group.
This one looks like it has something for everyone, and if my parents want to just find a place to lounge, they can do that while the 18 to 24 year olds can go find a bit of adventure.
We just did this about 2 months ago. It was a great fun filled day. Buffet lunch is included and it is pretty good and lots of choices. There are things for the older to do also that are not strenuous like driving the john deere carts through the caverns.

Hint is to hit the zip lines first as they can get crowded and back up. We purchased the picture package and it was great as we came back with over 200 photos.

It was a long fun filled day and cant wait to go back again in june!
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Is jet skiing the activity you want to do? I canít help with that but I can tell you what we did in Cozumel.

Weíve been twice with the kids and both times booked our own excursions. The first time we went to Chankanaab and swam with dolphins. Then we spent the rest of the day snorkeling there and had lunch. The next time we went to Mr Sanchos. We didnít do the all inclusive but they do offer it. They had the huge inflatables in the water that the kids loved. I know they had other water activities but we didnít do any of those.

Both places were very good and I felt we got more time and more for our money by booking it ourselves.
Weíve done the snorkeling and inflatables in Cozumel as well. It turned out to be a fantastic day!
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:00 PM   #10
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Is jet skiing the activity you want to do? I canít help with that but I can tell you what we did in Cozumel.

Weíve been twice with the kids and both times booked our own excursions. The first time we went to Chankanaab and swam with dolphins. Then we spent the rest of the day snorkeling there and had lunch. The next time we went to Mr Sanchos. We didnít do the all inclusive but they do offer it. They had the huge inflatables in the water that the kids loved. I know they had other water activities but we didnít do any of those.

Both places were very good and I felt we got more time and more for our money by booking it ourselves.
I think that Mr Sanchos wins.
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