Cozumel Visitor Information

If this is your first time to Cozumel, learn the ropes before you come and pack accordingly.

Getting To the Island

By Plane: Cozumel has an International Airport, which is the easiest way to get to the island!

By Boat: A passenger ferry departs from Playa del Carmen every hour. Make sure to check the ferry schedules when you arrive. Crossing to Cozumel takes about 35 minutes.

By Car: The vehicle ferry departs from the Punta Venados Terminal. Crossing takes a little over an hour. Make sure to check the ferry schedules at the terminal for restrictions applyng to cargo.


Cozumel is a safe city and a welcoming environment for tourists. When you travel to Cozumel, the first thing you’ll notice is that most locals speak English. The people of this great island have worked hard to learn as much English as possible to help travelers. They love to share their culture and island with tourists.

The island has a laid back atmosphere, where there’s no pressure to do anything but relax on the beach.


The water in Cozumel isn’t safe to drink, so stick to bottled water.

Planning Ahead


The best time to visit the island is from March to June. The temperatures hit the 90’s during the day and in the 70’'s during the night hours. Plus, you will avoid the peak (and most expensive) season between December and February.

Entry and Exit Requirements

Everyone, including children of any age entering Mexico, must have a valid passport and a return or ongoing ticket. No visas are required for US or Canadian citizens. Other nationalities are responsible for ensuring their own visa requirements.

Have additional questions about Cozumel or the climate? The Flamingo Hotel’s friendly staff is always here to help.