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Cozumel Birding Festival
Posted Thursday, October 6, 2016

The "Isla Cozumel Birding Festival" promotes bird watching as a sustainable tourism strategy on the island, and at the same time, is designed to inform and build interest in the vital role birds play in the balance of our ecosystems as well as their impact on life.

The Organizing Committee for the Isla Cozumel Birding Festival, extends you a cordial invitation to participate in the 1st Birding fundraising "In love with wildlife" to benefit the 8th Isla Cozumel Birding Festival.

We invite you to live this unique experience. You don't need to be an ornithologist to appreciate the aesthetic splendor of the wide variety of birdlife that lives in the island of Cozumel. The tour will have a specialized guide speaking entirely in English, and for maximum enjoyment and the preservation of our environment, the size group will be of a maximum of 10 people. We have two available dates for this activity: Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of October, 2016.

The birding tour includes: English speaking tour guide, birds brochure, borrowing binoculars, coffee and breakfast after birding.

If you would like to live this experience, please contact Cecilia Alcerreca by phone 987 101 31 14 or email

If you're unable to attend, we will appreciate for sharing this information with someone you consider might be interested in participating in this magnificent experience.

We look forward to your participation and support in the conservation of Cozumel's birds.


ZIKA Virus Not Found Here In Cozumel
Posted Friday, April 1, 2016

* The latest news is that the mosquito-borne Zika virus has not
been seen here on the island. It is transmitted by the same type
of mosquito linked to dengue.

In a recent New York Times article, Mexico's undersecretary for
Prevention and Health Promotion, as stated that so far there have
been only 15 cases of Zika, 10 of which were in the State of Chiapas.

The symptoms of the virus are rash and headaches mild fever, rashes,
conjunctivitis, muscle or joint pain, and general feeling of illness
that begin 2-7 days after infection. Four out of five people who are
infected have no symptoms at all.

If you are not a woman of childbearing age, pregnant or trying to get
pregnant, the Zika virus is unlikely to cause you any serious trouble.

Zika cannot be transmitted person to person or through the air, food,
or water.

It is not considered life threatening in healthy adults, however,
recent events have shown the virus to negatively affect a developing

You can feel safe while visiting the island.

Have a great trip !!


Thinking of Moving to the Island??
Posted Friday, April 1, 2016

If you are thinking of moving to Cozumel, maybe you might
be interested in this: Houses Under 100K For Sale.

* These houses are close to downtown.
* Perfect homes for Couples or Singles who want a home here.

Go Check it out.
You just might find exactly what you are looking for in a Cozumel home.

Good Luck !!


Thinking of Renting a Scooter While in Cozumel??
Posted Friday, April 1, 2016

I know people come to Cozumel with a desire to get on a bicycle
or scooter to experience the island in a more open and connected
way. But there are tourist accidents and deaths all thru the year
that could be avoided.

The simple truth is that people here in Cozumel drive in a very
different way than in the states. Cars will pass you on the left
or the right. They will turn in front of you from the opposite lane.
Scooters will wander over to your lane or will turn abruptly right
in front of you.

So what I am saying is this:
(Even if you are in a car, there are hazzards everywhere.)

* Take your time.
(Watch other drivers and always expect the unexpected.)

* Drivers go much faster than they should and do not necessarily
stop at the stop signs.


If you rent a scooter, car or bicycle,
be super careful and watch all around.



Cozumel's 5th Annual Airshow April 16 & 17
Posted Friday, March 18, 2016

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Cozumel's aerodrome, "Capitan Eduardo Toledo Parra", the 5th annual Airshow will officially be held on April 16 & 17, 2016. In addition to stunt planes, there will be ultralight planes, radio controlled airplanes and even motorcycles and classic cars. The stunt pilots that will be on hand are world class.

If you haven't attended this event in previous years, don't miss out! It's family friendly, tons of fun, and a great way to spend the day.
Entry is free.


Blu Bistro Opens to Rave Reviews
Posted Friday, February 26, 2016

Eva Rasmussen of Blue Angel Resort, Restaurant and Scuba has
recently opened yet another venture, Blu Bistro. Located across
the street from the Blue Angel Scuba South location, at Km 2.85,
adjacent to Villa Blanca Hotel. Serving breakfast, lunch and
dinner, the menu is varied with a concentration on European-style
food, inspired in part, by Eva's travels, and includes both vegan
and vegetarian options.

The large spacious deck features comfy seating to enjoy a full meal,
snack, cappuccino or even something from the bar. The light spacious
interior area features such details as a traditional pasta floor
imported from Merida, and a transparent colorful roof in the

Response from the community has been both favorable and positive.
You can find photos, and more information on their
Facebook page


Pancho's Sidewalk Cafe & Bar Now Open
Posted Monday, February 22, 2016

Pancho's Sidewalk Cafe & Bar Now Open 11 AM - 11 PM

Cozumel's iconic restaurant "Pancho's Backyard" is very excited to
announce the opening of their Sidewalk Cafe & Bar.
Pancho's Cafe & Bar has a complete NEW menu that features great
desserts, sandwiches, and coffee - all priced modestly for island
Open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM, the new Cafe & Bar is located on the
waterfront and 8th Street and features classic favorites as well as
new flavors.

The new menu has several sandwiches that emphasize vintage recipes
combined with modern Mexican cuisine like the El Campesino which a
combination of Panela cheese, salami, tomato, and lettuce served on
a crunchy baguette. Another popular choice is the Shrimp Hamburger
with Poblano pepper served with French fries.

Pancho's Cafe & Bar also serves the best desserts including lime
sherbet, sopaipaias, carrot cake, and other sweet snacks. Their
barristas also serve up Macciatos, Espressos, and American coffee
right to your waterside table.

Pancho's Cafe & Bar is the ideal mixture of a classic hacienda style
restaurant and a modern menu. A beautiful view, wide selection, and
new menu makes this cafe & bar an instant favorite.

Come see the newest Cafe & Bar in Cozumel.


Transcaribe Launches New Car Ferry
Posted Monday, February 22, 2016

Earlier this week Transcaribe's new ferry "Transcaribe I" arrived
in Cozumel, where it will become the company's flagship for their
shipping operations. Both wider and faster than the two boats the
company currently has in the Cozumel / Calica route, the
"Transcaribe I" is expected to make the crossing from the island
to the mainland in approximately 50 minutes, with a maximum speed
of up to speed of 16 knots.

The ship is 100 meters long and 16.5 meters wide.
The deck has space for 5 rows of cars, and there is a capacity of
1000 passengers, 400 of which can enjoy the air-conditioned lounge
and snack bar. Originally launched in Greece, the "Transcaribe I"
arrived in Processo in June of last year to being retro-fitting for
it's new route.


Planetarium Officially Open
Posted Saturday, August 22, 2015

Cozumel's Planetarium is Officially Open !!

The Cha'an Ka'an Planetarium is now officially open.

The new facility, whose name means "Observe/Enjoy the Sky" in
Mayan, will offer 3D projections using 6 different projectors.

This planetarium is the only one of its type in all Latin-America.

For more information, check out their Facebook page.


Cozumel's Planetarium Cha'an Ka'an Readies to Open
Posted Friday, August 7, 2015

Although Cozumel's newest attraction, the Cha'an Ka'an Planetarium
isn't slated to officially open until August 20th, I was lucky enough
to get a preview tour, lead by the Director, Dra. Milagros Varguez.

The new facility features an interactive museum room, including a
video game that simulates trading from various Mayan villages. The
Planetarium also has the only 3D theatre dome in all of Latin

The auditorium is equipped with special inclined seats and
participants are provided with special 3D glasses. There is a film
featuring the coral reef, as well as a short film, created entirely
in-house featuring the movements of the stars and planets as seen
from a Cozumel night sky.

There are also 2 powerful telescopes located on the rooftop
Observatory. These telescopes can be programmed for a variety of
settings, including lunar observations, eclipses and to track
orbiting planets.

Hours of operation are
Tuesday - Thursday 9 am - 7 pm,
Saturday 11 - 10 pm and Sunday 11 am - 7pm.

The extended hours on Saturday are so that visitors can enjoy the
Observatory in the evening, as well as a meeting time for a planned
Astronomer's Club.

Admission prices are affordable, with the 3D theatre and Observatory
priced separately.

For more information, check out the Cha'an Ka'an Planetarium
Facebook page HERE or website HERE.