An Overview Of How Much Money to Bring to Cozumel
By Dennis Anderson
At Villa Deja Blue, we help budget consious travelers enjoy Cozumel in a relaxing atmosphere leveraging information from our experience living on Cozumel Island.
Many cell phone providers have added Mexico service at no extra charge, providing you with peace of mind before heading out on an adventure. Check your provider’s plans before departing home.
Cozumel is generally an informal island, but dress appropriately when visiting churches and local residents. Also consider packing a swimsuit cover-up (such as a colorful sarong) as opposed to wearing just a T-shirt in order to keep sun off of your shoulders and protect them.
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Many visitors from the United States are uncertain as to whether Cozumel businesses accept American currency; as Mexican pesos is the official currency used there. But rest assured: most major businesses like taxis, hotels, and restaurants in Cozumel accept both currencies at once; most also list prices in both. This makes budgeting your visit to Cozumel much simpler!
Cash can help you avoid additional fees associated with credit cards. Some restaurants, food stands and other small businesses do not accept them at all; even if they accept them they may require an additional 4-5% surcharge to cover processing. This is more prevalent in tourist areas and many taxi drivers only accept cash payments as payment.
As such, it is recommended that travelers bring between $10-15 USD per day when visiting Cozumel depending on their personal travel budget. This will enable you to afford dining at more expensive local restaurants, take tours and excursions and still have money left over for souvenirs, shopping or tips.
As part of your travel preparations, bring a reliable smartphone app that allows you to convert dollar amounts to pesos quickly. This can save money when shopping or dining as it provides accurate real-time exchange rates; furthermore it makes tipping service providers like spa therapists, bartenders and waiters/waitresses much simpler; download several from either Google Play or the App Store and find one that meets your specific needs.
Lower latitudes experience much stronger sun exposure, so sunscreen with an SPF rating of 50 or higher should be your number one defense against UV rays. Also remember to pack a hat, sunglasses and cover-up for when evening temperatures cool off.
Soleil Organic’s natural sunscreen without oxybenzone and octinoxate is an ideal option, available both online and at select health food stores. Their easy application in water makes this spray great for beach vacations; additionally, Cozumel shops and dive centers sell it locally as well.
Cozumel is generally safe to visit, especially the main town of San Miguel. But when trying new foods or drinking local water supplies it’s wise to exercise caution – always drink bottled or purified water, and avoid eating anything that has not been fully cooked before consumption.
For those feeling adventurous, renting a car and exploring the island independently can be rewarding and stunningly scenic. Roads are well maintained and offer stunning ocean views while you could also book a glass bottom boat tour.
Another exciting excursion would be taking the ferry over to Punta Sur for a day of exploration and relaxation. This part of the island boasts stunning beaches, mangrove marshlands, and incredible wildlife–an ideal setting to unwind during your tropical escape. Travel time via ferry is around an hour; once there, snorkeling or taking an guided kayak tour through its mangroves could provide an unforgettable experience.
Cozumel draws over 4.5 million cruise ship visitors each year and supports an extensive tourism economy. However, due to a coronavirus pandemic that began 15 months ago on Cozumel’s east coast, hotel, restaurants, and shop owners have all ceased operations; all visitors must wear masks when venturing outside; those entering streets must sanitize more often than they can count;
Hand sanitizer has quickly become one of the most in-demand products since the outbreak, driving record sales that left store shelves barren and manufacturers struggling to meet the rising demand. Boots drugstore chain recently ran out of Purell brand Purell products; many stores across the U.S. had to limit how many bottles customers can purchase; still demand increased 300% from last year during that same week!
Hand sanitizers should contain at least 60 percent alcohol to effectively kill most types of bacteria and viruses within seconds. Unfortunately, however, some brands contain toxic methanol, also known as wood alcohol or methyl alcohol, which may be toxic if swallowed and is prohibited by the Food and Drug Administration from being sold or distributed in this form. Ingestion can result in anything from nausea to headaches to blindness or nervous system damage as a side effect of using hand sanitizers containing it.
Many popular hand sanitizers now contain ethanol or ethyl alcohol instead of methanol, so be sure to read your product label to make sure that your bottle does not contain this harsh chemical. Unscented varieties may also be preferable if you have sensitive skin; alternatively, some hand sanitizers contain moisturizers such as glycerin or dimethicone which soften and moisten skin for enhanced performance – these might be suitable options for children as well as adults who need soothing relief from sensitive hands sanitizing hands sanitizing.
An effective shoe organizer will enable you to keep all of your footwear and other items organized for easy access when needed, while at the same time creating more storage space in your home and eliminating clutter – saving both time and money in the process!
Purchase one from either your local department store or online. There are various sizes and options available, ranging from small cubbies to large cabinets; and some models are even portable for easy movement from room to room if necessary.
You’re sure to find the ideal shoe organizers in a range of price points, so you’re bound to find one suitable for your needs. Popular models include the Homak Shoe Rack, Closetmaid Slide-Out Shoe Rack and Ikea Ristett Shoe Storage Cabinet – each of these makes for excellent choices but there are many others too!
Cozumel is an extremely popular cruise ship destination and often hosts several massive vessels at one time, creating crowding issues in San Miguel town centre. Once these cruisers leave though, there’s plenty to enjoy on this picturesque island!
Snorkeling and diving are popular activities here, with Palancar reef being one of the main draws. Additionally, landlubbers will find beaches, eco-parks and Mayan ruins to explore as well.
Be sure to wear comfortable, lightweight clothing and sensible shoes when visiting Cancun, particularly on days spent exploring beaches or visiting Mayan ruins. Hats and sunglasses may also come in handy; don’t forget reef-safe sunscreen too if visiting beaches or Mayan ruins! Plus if you aren’t yet certified scuba diver consider taking an island lesson!
Be sure to book your trip with Villa Deja Blue and enjoy your stay on the beautiful island of Cozumel.