Update of El Cozumeleno from Funjet Traveler, Tom: Part 2
Last week we shared some of the pictures and feedback that we received from from Funjet traveler Tom (Kiel, Wisconsin). Here is the second half of his pictures and comments regarding his stay at the El Cozumeleno, Cozumel.
"Even though Cozumel was hit by hurricanes, the island is B-E-A-Utiful! We saw only saw damage to the trees in the rural areas. We couldn’t have asked for a better hotel or been treated any better by the locals. The trip was amazing. I’d go back in a heartbeat!"
"Here is one of the views from our room. If you look closely, you can see my bar stools at the pool’s swim up bar! My personal favorite was the one on the far left...don't ask me why.
The hotel had 2 whirlpools, a game room, an enlarged chess set (try moving those chess pieces around after a couple Strawberry Daiquiris) and a mini golf course. We were honestly never bored."
"The restaurants at the hotel were great! This is a picture of El Cocal restaurant which had a great buffet and an beautiful oceanview! They always had so much food to choose from, it was hard to decide. I was a big fan of their bacon at breakfast, I would put as much on my plate as I could and no one ever batted an eye. Oh sweet bacon, I will remember you always."
"We really enjoyed Cozumel. One day, we rented bicycles from the hotel (for free) and biked to the marina. On another day, we went on a snorkeling tour and saw a World War II battleship in the ocean that is helping to create a new reef. Then, I went parasailing! The view of the island was unbelievable up there and I would recommend that activity to anyone.
The snorkeling & the parasailing excursions both left from the hotel’s pier. It was so convenient that there was no excuse for us not to take advantage of all the fun activities.
We went to the town of San Miguel 3 times during our vacation because a cab ride from El Cozumeleno was only $5 each way. There were some really cool shops & bars to go into and the night we went into Carlos & Charlies we happened to see the making of a “Girls gone Wild” video! (We were spectators not participants...thanks to an enthusiastic veto from my female friends.)
I stayed in close contact with my family by going to an internet café in San Miguel and writing them emails – the internet cafes are everywhere! Plus, an hour of internet time is only $1.00. Not too shabby."
"Every Friday, Monday & Wednesday nights the hotel had a themed party where they put on a show and had a huge (and I mean huge) buffet dinner. On the Mexican themed night, they got me to up on stage and had me spin around in a circle wearing a sombrero, passing it from person to person until the music stopped. I came in 2nd place and won a snorkeling tour.
Overall I couldn't have hoped for a better trip. My friends and I had just come off of a long stretch of putting in some really long hours at work and were in desperate need of a relaxing vacation. I can't say enough good things about our trip and hope this information will help other travlers plan their perfect Mexican vacation as well.
Tom (Kiel, Wisconsin)