Activities & Attractions in Cozumel, Mexico

There’s no shortage of attractions and activities in Cozumel, Mexico, whether you’re looking to explore the wild or relax on the beach. Outside of diving, discover exciting sightseeing tours, archaeological sites, and beaches filled with water sports.

Beach Parks

Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park allows travelers access to zipling, snorkeling in the lagoon, swimming with dolphins, and a variety of bars and eateries. The beach park is about a 20-minute drive away.

Punta Sur is an ecological reserve that’s popular for bird watchers, boat tours on the Colombia Lagoon, off-road vehicle tours, and scuba diving at the Devil’s Throat. The ecological reserve is about an hour’s drive from the Flamingo.

San Gervasio Mayan Ruins

Discover this 10th-century ruin, built in dedication to the Goddess Ixchel. Walk around this historic site and learn more about the island from tour guides or posted signs.

To access this Cozumel attraction, rent a car, scooter, or bike to travel 11 km from downtown. Find out more about the Mayan Ruins!

Downtown Cozumel

Cozumel’s city square is a treasure trove of shops with everything from high-end jewelry stores to local handcrafted goods. Pick up some artwork and souvenirs made of silver or leather.

TLet us know if you’re looking for something specific, we’re happy to help with suggestions!

Our hotel is about a 10 minute walk from shops.

Diving & Snorkeling

Cozumel is known for its world-class dive sites and inspiring snorkeling. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced scuba diver, our experienced dive operators can take you out on our boat into crystal clear waters to explore the variety of marine life!

Find out more about our dive services.

On the Water

Practice your skills as a sailor! Cozumel is an excellent place to try your hand at windsurfing, sailing, or kayaking with one of our local affiliates.

See the island from a bird’s eye view! Parasailing is one of the most breathtaking activities in Cozumel and is available at several local beaches.

Stop by a local boathouse or ask our team for a recommendation!

Sport Fishing

Charter a boat for a day and experienced fishermen will take you out into the open ocean. One of the most relaxing things to do in Cozumel, fish for marlin, sailfish, wahoo, and dorado.


Set out for a day of exploration on a mountain bike! The island is quite flat so traveling by bike is easy and convenient. Take the bike lane around the island perimeter or go a different route on dirt roads.

Cozumel is host to major biking events like the GFNY Cozumel and the Ironman.

Our front desk staff will be glad to give you directions and arrange bicycle rentals.

Horseback Riding

Looking for a little adventure?

Embark on a few hours of fun riding through the jungle! Discover ancient Mayan Ruins hidden deep inside, observe large iguanas, and see a showcase of natural island scenery.

Rancho Buenavista is the premier ranch of choice and our team can help to arrange your ride.


Golf through the jungle at the country club! The Nicklaus Design Group sculpted this masterful course around the mangroves to challenge experienced golfers and provide a scenic round for less serious players. Enjoy leisurely golfing at its best.

Cozumel’s country club course is just 5 minutes north of the Flamingo.

Events in Cozumel

As a major triathlon destination and cruise ship stop, there’s always an event going on in Cozumel. Participate in annual events such as:

  • Iron Man Competition
  • Cozumel Carnival
  • Sacred Mayan Journey
  • Gran Fondo New York

See our calendar for more upoming events in Cozumel!

Experience the best activities and attractions in Cozumel, Mexico just steps from the Flamingo Hotel!