Drive your own Jeep Wrangler® thru the town of Cozumel and around the island on a scenic road heading towards the beautiful Punta Sur Eco Park, Cozumel's unique Ecological Reserve. Upon arrival you will visit El Caracol a Mayan ruin which in the past, was remarkably used as a weather alarm, located right next to a salt water crocodile observatory deck and tower, then continue to visit a 20th century lighthouse, which is still operational, featuring inside a Navigation Museum. Drive thru a secret path inside the tropical jungle before exiting to the secluded and unique beautiful pristine beach of Punta Sur. You will have leisure time to relax and sunbathe on the paradisiacal spot, discover the magnificent marine life on a guided snorkeling or swing on a hammock while enjoying the incomparable view of the Mexican Caribbean. Beach lounge chairs, showers, and a swimming pool will be available for you at no extra cost.
Note: All vehicles are Radio Intercommunicated 4x4 Jeep Wranglers. Participants must be at least 21 years of age to drive with a valid driver's. Not recommended for Guests with back/neck injuries, recent surgery and/or pregnant women. Guests with heart conditions, asthma and/or diabetes must abstain from snorkeling. All cars are stick shift (manual transmission) Vehicles accommodate up to four participants and you may be paired up with others.
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Rating Snapshot(6 reviews)
4 of 6(67%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
We had been on this excursion before and loved it, so thought we would try it again with grandchildren, in Jan 2013 - was very disappointed that we didn't have the tops down on the jeep although weather was warm and even though the 'offroading was not real impressive, it was fun. We didn't do any off'road on this trip. the beach was pretty, but the stop at the lighthouse was too long. would rather be at the beach. I did like the one mayan ruin story but don't go on this excursion because of the ruins. It's just one small one. Didn't see any alligators on this trip, although on the previous one we saw hundreds.
Sat on benches in the shade until guides marched us a short distance to the jeeps. Most of the jeeps were older but functional. Our jeep's heater was stuck on and could not be turned off. Our guide traded his jeep for ours at the first stop to solve the problem. Shrubs were too high for much of a view while driving thru the park. Would have liked to have more time at the Lighthouse where the views were wonderful. Stop at the crocodiles and Mayan ruin was a waste of time. Very tiny Mayan ruin and no crocodiles. Beach was average. Lunch at the beach was $11 and awful. Bottled water was extra charge. Lockers were $5 extra. We would have preferred a good lunch, bottled water, and locker included in the ticket price. Our Guides, Willy and Monty, were very nice and helpful. Bathrooms at the beach very clean. Weather was too rough with 30mph winds so we did not choose to snorkel.
Our guide, Al, was funny, knowledgeable, helpful. All things great! We enjoyed each having a window seat so we could take photos. We had a small group, which added to the trip. Al pointed out items when we were snorkeling, then told us what we saw. I definatley would recommended this if you wanted to see the island,learn a little history, enjoy sea and land. Wonderful day! Wonderful tourguide!
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Review 4 for Cozumel By Jeep And Snorkel
I traveled with:Family
Cruise Date Month:December
I want to go here next:Alaska
Date:January 9, 2013
Our guides, Willie & Monty, were THE BEST!!!! You could tell they really loved what they do. They were funny, informative, educational, and they really made the trip very enjoyable. As an added extra, Monty is a Mayan descendent, and he speaks the Mayan language (along with English and Spanish). We just so happened to be in Cozumel on 12/21/12 ... the last day of the Mayan calendar. Monty reassured us it was just the end of a cycle, not the end of the world. I already knew that, but it was still very cool to be there on that particular day. Read the other reviews for the excursion's activities. If you're lucky enough to get Willie & Monty, you will have a GREAT time!!
I wouldn't recommend this excursion. It's not that it was horrible. There were some parts that were enjoyable, but I think what's wrong with it is that there's just too much packed into this excursion. The main part of it is driving a jeep (probably half the time), which I thought would be really cool, but wasn't as great as I thought. The first places you drive to (in a line) are a small ruins site and marshy area where you may see crocodiles. Pretty cool. Then, you go snorkeling and here is where they lost stars. You only have 1 hour to spend on the beach tops. This includes gearing up, swimming in choppy, not so clear, waters to a small reef where you MAY see a couple of interesting sea life, then returning your gear, using the restroom, and 3 min. to scarf down tasteLESS chips, rice, and watery beans and cheese whiz. Then they rush you back to the jeeps to the lighthouse and shops where they give you 40 min.! What?! 40 min. at a lighthouse which not many people climbed, and then only 1 hour on the beach?! Ummm, no.
Our guide, Monty, was certainly enthusiastic. We loaded up 4 people per jeep, in 4 jeeps and hit the roads. The off-road experience was a bit pathetic, but then again, it was safe! The walking part of this was educational. Monty explained the replica of the "ruins" that he showed us. We saw crocodiles that didn't seem too hungry, thank goodness. Then we drove to a lighthouse, where one can climb over 100 steps to the top. Then we drove to the beach where we geared-up to snorkel. Monty found lobsters, starfish, and assorted other fish to enjoy. It was a lot of swimming, which I enjoyed, but apparently others felt that it was too much!