Hotel at a Glance: Park Royal Cozumel
This vacation includes:
- Round-trip airfare from Houston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville, Cincinnati, and New York
- Alternate departure dates/gateways may be available for additional fee.
- 6- or 7-nights in a deluxe room at the Park Royal Cozumel
- All meals, snacks, domestic and imported drinks
- Nightly live entertainment<p>
Flights for options 5–6 and 9–13 arrive in Cancún with a transfer to Cozumel. Round-trip transfers via shuttle and ferry are included.
Cozumel is one of the world’s most-famous snorkeling destinations. Set off Mexico’s eastern coast in the Caribbean Sea, it’s surrounded by crystal-clear waters and coral reefs brimming with fish, turtles, rays, and other creatures. As a guest at Park Royal Cozumel, you’ll enjoy unlimited snorkeling as part of the all-inclusive package. The beachfront resort gives you access to other exclusive opportunities as well, including a bustling beach club that’s only accessible via a private underpass. The package also covers all meals, drinks, and entertainment.<p>
- Two infinity pools sit at the heart of the property, surrounded by swim-up bars and party decks
- Three restaurants include La Veranda where you can enjoy international buffets and views of the hotel gardens
- In-room amenities: Air conditioning, oak furniture, and a granite and marble bathroom
- Private balconies with views of the Caribbean extend from every guest room
- Pool parties at the Bikini Bar include margaritas, live DJs, and kid-friendly contests
- Park Royal Kids Club: Keep little ones occupied at this child-friendly spot, which includes water slide races, a playground, and a mini theater
- A 400-person amphitheater: hosts nightly entertainment, such as dance shows and concerts<p>
Cozumel, Mexico: Relaxed Tropical Island with World-Class Diving
Cozumel, Mexico’s largest Caribbean island, lies just off the eastern coast of the Yucatán peninsula. Compared to Cancún—Mexico’s spring-break capital, located 50 miles north—Cozumel is decidedly laid-back. Formerly a fishing settlement, the island remains blissfully free of high-rise resorts and other signs of overdevelopment. Visitors here tend to focus more on exploring the wilderness than on late-night beach parties. Adventure-tour companies arrange expeditions by land or by sea, including trips to ancient Mayan ruins and the island’s jungles, marshes, and dive sites known for deep canyons and tunnels.
More than 500 species of fish swim among turtles, rays, and countless other aquatic animals inside the coral formations at Palancar Reef, one of the dozens of diving and snorkeling sites encircling Cozumel. Another site, just off the northwestern coast, houses a 40-passenger Convair airliner. Sunk in 1977 for the filming of a Mexican disaster movie, the plane has become overgrown with coral and sea fans and is frequented by schools of colorful parrotfish. Above the surface, you’ll find white-sand beaches frequented by sunbathers.
There’s only one city on the island—San Miguel de Cozumel, where street vendors on a waterfront promenade sell everything from jewelry to Cuban cigars. It’s also where you’ll find an assortment of clubs and bars showcasing live reggae-salsa fusion and jazz bands.