Hotel Vista del Mar Cozumel

This Cozumel Bed and Breakfast located right in the heart of Cozumel offers 20 rooms on three floors.

The rear of the hotel has a large Jacuzzi with a 12 person capacity.

All rooms air conditioned. All rooms have tubs and showers in the private baths.
Servibar. Cable remote TV. Direct dial phones.

Both bottled water and bathrobes provided.

In room safety deposit boxes.

Coffee makers.
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Hotel Vista del Mar is on the main boulevard on the waterfront overlooking the turquoise waters of the Bay of San Miguel in the heart of Cozumel, surrounded by the unique shopping, wide variety of dining and entertainment and the most prestigious dive shops.

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Hotel Vista del Mar Cozumel


Hotel Vista del Mar Cozumel

Some rooms have ocean view and some of the Jacuzzi.

Typical rooms shown at left

Closeby are major banks such as Banamex; Banorte.
The ferry.
Bars such as Neptuno.
Dozens of restaurants.

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With your rental with us in addition to our low prices we provide discount coupons which you may download from our website good for not only restaurants near this hotel in Cozumel but Playa del Carmen as well.
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Although making mistakes like offering a two wheeled vehicled which we discourage, due to traffic patterns, the quantity of traffic, the usual distractions , plus the fact many rental units are not well maintained it is simply too dangerous to be considered as a safe form of transportation; but one of the things the founding families of Cozumel really did right was to construct a broad sidewalk along the waterfront next to the sea wall. The seawall which is frequently white washed and trimmed in aqua has cement benches built into it.

These make comfortable places to hang out in the evenings to watch the sunset and people going by.
The best time for a stroll is in the early evening, cool, sunset, all the shops will be open until 9PM. San Miguel is very safe even late in the evening .

You may want to wander in to the island's pretty Museo (museum) on the waterfront just four blocks north of the ferry pier.
It's not the Prado or Louvre but it's cool. It's Cozumel.

♣ Private Bathrooms with shower
♣ Air conditioning
♣ Mini-Fridge
♣ Cable color TV with remote control
♣ Telephone direct dialing
Wireless Internet
♣ Safety deposit box
♣ Bathrobes and amenities
♣ Purified bottle water
♣ Turn down service

Located in the heart of Cozumel is the Vista del Mar Boutique Hotel. All the restaurants, bars, shopping, and entertainment surrounds you. fantastic snorkeling awaits you.

Click on the green button to see typical underwater scenes across the street from the hotel.
Click on the red button to see scenes from the town.

The most prestigious dive shops within blocks of the hotel.
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This island of Cozumel lies off the eastern coast of Quintanna Roo, Mexico as you know along the peninsula.
A popular scuba-diving destination, Cozumel is also popular with travelers who wish to experience the tranquility of the Gulf of Mexico, but without the hustle and bustle found in Cancun.



You know at the doorstep of Vista Del Mar Cozumel are so many great eateries.

Of course you'll do the fresh delicious breakfast every morning right here in this Cozumel bed and breakfast hotel.

For dinner there are just so many options. What to choose?

The wife wants Italian. There's a good joint down the street. You want Mexican. Good spot two blocks away. The kids want pizza.

There's a pizza parlour or two downtown as well.
Swell.

And each day, will it be snorkeling out at the reefs?
Just lying on the sand with that latest novel you brought down, or shopping downtown.
There's a variety of interesting shopping opportunities in downtown.
But if you stick only to those where the cruise ship's passengers go (stores that kick back a sizeable percentage of sales) , you'll miss a lot of bargains and one-of-a-kind merchandise and crafts like I buy for our home here.
Do the shops toward the other side of the main square.
Don't find yourself being herded into the worst of the downtown cruiseship scene.

Just avoid the Sidewalk Shuffle on San Miguel's waterfront when the cruiseships are docked downtown, bring a good sun hat and walk on the ocean side of the street .

Good buys can be found on Yucatecan hammocks, leather goods, embroidered and lace clothing and table linens, silver jewelry, ceramics and decorative metalwork and carved wood.. You will also find high-quality handicrafts from all over Mexico.
If you like to shop. And who doesn't? Me yells the kid.

Tell him you'll get him a pizza later near the Vista del Mar.
You could spend several days working your way through the combination of upscale and funky shops in the downtown tourist district.
Downtown Cozumel has everything from high-end waterfront jewelry stores like Van Cleef & Arpels to little known places crammed with hand-painted batik hangings, carved wood crafts and papier mache animals.



As Cozumel is a port of call for many cruise ships, the island offers numerous shopping opportunities. Bargains depend on knowing where to look.
Find gifts and souvenirs at the town square, known as Plaza del Sol, that extends along the waterfront on the western edge of the island facing the mainland. Look for hand-crafted items in the market behind the Plaza. Most of these items have been crafted on the mainland and shipped to Cozumel. Cruise ship passengers can buy quick gifts at Punta Langosta Pier and pay premium prices, although the merchandise at the pier and terminal is much more expensive than anywhere else on the island.
Cruise ship passenger shown on left. She shopped on the pier and never booked with us.

But you know what PT Barnum once said there's a cruise ship passenger born every minute.

Walk a few blocks behind the Plaza, heading east, to find bargains. Less expensive and often identical merchandise can be found just off the the Plaza for travelers willing to hunt for a deal. There are scores of shops and open-air stands where peddlers sell a variety of crafts and sundry items, such as straw hats and blankets, for less than Plaza prices.
I found great stuff for my home here on the main drag which runs along the water just north of the ferries. And good prices too. Fixed price boutiques. Good value.

On the left a happy girl who booked Vista del Mar with us at a fraction of the cost of a tiny cabin on a big boat and shopped as we recommended.
Haggle for a bargain in smaller shops. A tourist who pays full price for an item from a street vendor probably got here on a cruise ship. The local perception that all tourists are rich is a mistaken mindset in Cozumel (they don't know some of the spring breakers), and is reflected in the price of some goods.
Try offering half the stated price to get the bargaining underway. Seasoned street vendors treat haggling as an art.
Example:
El Chapo: eye giv you 1000 pesos make me tunnel
Prision guard: no way jose
El Chapo: you take 10000 pesos maybe
Prision guard: forget it
El Chapo: 5000 dollars and 500 dollar Bloomingdale Gift Certificate.
Prision guard: ok me get me shovel

Pay cash whenever possible, but if credit cards are used, write down the final price in pesos and dollars U.S. on the receipt, just in case the monthly credit card statement arrives with a different amount. Better safe than sorry.

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Cozumel is  an island lovers dreamWhile at this Cozumel bed and breakfast you can snorkel or dive any of the island's more than 25 reef formations that together create an incredible underwater world. A midst the crystal-blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, guests will encounter an endless variety of marine life that includes stingrays, sharks, dolphins, eels, lobster, conch, and butterfly fish, to name just a few. Guests are also welcome to try their hand at Cozumel's exciting deep-sea fishing opportunities, just off the coast, for varieties such as marlin, sailfish, dorado and barracuda
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great snorkeling off the beach in Cozumel

But diving and water activities are not the only pastimes offered in Cozumel ; in Cozumel:
Through the CancunSteve discounts program, you can choose from a number of exciting things to do with discounts for eateries, shopping, and tips for exploring Chankanaab National Park and discovering the Chankanaab Lagoon, which is considered to be one of the most exceptional ecosystems in the world, or climbing aboard a glass bottom boat and observing the famous Palancar coral reef that teems with underwater life.
You can also participate in excursions like Tulum, a unique archaeological site that was the principal maritime commercial port along the Mayan route, or Coba, one of the oldest cities in the Mayan civilization in the Riviera Maya.

This all-suites resorts on in the heart of Cozumel Island on the beautiful Caribbean Sea and on the edge of the famous Palancar Reef, is within walking distance of the main plaza. The Cozumel Vista del Mar offers rooms with courtesy high speed internet, all with Mediterranean architecture, bottled water, private baths with bath tubs. This B&B also features ocean view rooms, cable TV, a restaurant, bar, a large Jacuzzi, fantastic location in Cozumel, safes in the rooms for your security, proximity to financial institutions, beach right across street, air conditioning, unequalled water sports nearby and room service. Plus optinal tours to the area's most famous attractions


CancunSteve's swami assistant (not salami) did this game to play.

A swami is a weird dude or yogurt who has been in some secluded monastic order, founded by some guru.

A salami is a spicy meat with measles in the form of a bat used in salami sandwiches.

Swamis have colorful drapes wrapped around their bodies with henna tatoes and wear towel hats on their heads.

Lot more fun playing this game and walking a few blocks from Vista del Mar to find not just great restauarants but fun places.

There's much more to Cozumel than duty-free shopping. That being said, Cozumel offers darn good deals on jewelry, Mexican handicrafts, T-shirts and other souvenirs, mostly in the main town of San Miguel near the beach hotel of Vista del Mar.
This small island, measuring just 28 miles long and 10 miles wide, lies off the coast of the country's Yucatan peninsula and offers incredibly diverse options for water sports-lovers, partly because of its proximity to spectacular coral reefs. Along with snorkeling, beach bumming and boating, scuba diving is one of the biggest draws to this sunny destination.

The seawall promenade, el Malecon, goes from north to south on the western edge of the town, affording you a good spot to enjoy the ocean breezes and take a moment to watch the port traffic. While the immediate area near the cruise docks is filled with shops, restaurants and nightclubs aimed at attracting tourists, further north the atmosphere is less frenetic. Statues commemorating local heroes and legendary Mayan figures have been erected along this section of the boardwalk.

And many great bars!

A brief taxi or bus ride away is Chankanaab for snorkeling one of the many spots for snorkeling.

And a decent restaurant for lunch too.

And yes, they have lockers.

So close to your Cozumel lodgings you can see The Gray angelfish, or Pomacanthus arcuatus or bigusdikus, which is a large angelfish of the family Pomacanthidae, found in these waters of the Caribbean and in the Gulf of Mexico, at depths of between 2 and 30 m. Length is up to 60 cm.
The gray angelfish is common in coral reefs, usually solitary, occasionally in pairs. Juveniles are part-time cleaners. It feeds mainly on sponges, but also takes tunicates, algae, zoantharians, gorgonians, hydroids, bryozoans, and seagrasses. Its flesh is reported to be of excellent quality and it is marketed fresh and salted. It is friendly toward divers and has been reared in captivity..

The parrotfish is blue with a pink fin and orange eye and a black pupil.
Some call it the sparisoma radians or simply the fish.
An expert color changer, it forms countless blotches, patches, and things to copy its environment.
These fish are not very edible.
But fun to look at.
If while swimming around the coral reefs you are engulfed in a cloud of indigo-blue fish, you have met the surgeon tangs. Say hello and give regards.
Sometimes they are called doctorfishes due to their scapel-like spine on either side of their body.
They swoop down on the coral eating all the algae.
Also not very good to eat.
For sure not so good as that breakfast served in Vista del Mar.
The French angelfish, Pomacanthus paru, is a large angelfish of the family Pomacanthidae, found in the waters of Cozumel and the Caribbean, including the Antilles, and you know I had an Aunt Tilly, at depths of between 2 and 100 m. Length is up to 41 cm.
The French angelfish is common in shallow reefs, usually in pairs, often near sea fans. It feeds on sponges, algae, bryozoans, zoantharians, gorgonians and tunicates (uch!).
Juveniles tend cleaning stations where they service a broad range of clients, including jacks, snappers, morays, grunts, surgeonfishes, and wrasses. At the station the cleaner displays a fluttering swimming and when cleaning it touches the clients with its pelvic fins.

The photo above to the left and the one to the right I took when snorkeling in Cozumel.

Near Hacienda San Miguel in Cozumel experience Alebrijes all from local artesans as well as products from local farmers.
In addition to the opportunity for you to purchase natural and organic products from our local vendors you can also enjoy delicious local food, good music and especially this great Cozumel family activity as we aim to promote and support and educate more about our culture through local artesans and farmers.
Alebrijes are brightly colored spanish folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures.
Use of the term, Alebrijes and the very first alebrijes originated with Pedro Linares who was a Riviera Maya Mexican Artisan in the 1930s.
Linares at one time became very ill and bed ridden.
Poor old Linares was unconscious and dreamed of a strange forestlike place in which he saw ,trees, animals rocks and clouds that suddenly began to transform into strange animals that he had never seen before.
Like that thing on Trump's head.
He saw animals such as a donkey with butterfly wings, a rooster with the horns of a bull, a lion with an eagle head, all of which all of them shouted one word, Alebrijes.
After recovering he began to recreate the creatures that he had seen in his dream.

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