Stingray Beach#6 in Best Things To Do in Cozumel
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A visit to Stingray Beach will provide the same interactive experience as scuba diving, just without the heavy gear (or price tags). Located in San Miguel, this facility allows you to get up close and personal with these undersea creatures, providing ample opportunities to swim among them. And don't worry about getting stung: The rays' barbs are clipped, so the animals can't hurt you.
Recent visitors couldn't get enough of the experience, describing the rays as beautiful and mellow, and the staff as respectful of the animals and reassuring to the humans. Others caution that you should head here first thing in the morning as this popular place can get very crowded.
Stingray Beach opens at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday and the last tour starts at 3 p.m. On Sunday, hours are 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. All tours must be booked in advance. Admission is $64 for adults and $29 for children younger than 12. Stingray Beach is located about 2 miles outside of the city center and can be reached via taxi. For more information, check out the Stingray Beach website.
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#1 Cozumel Boat Tours
No trip to Cozumel is complete without a boat ride (or two) around the island's magnificently blue waters. Whether you hop on board to scuba dive through some of Cozumel's magnificent reefs or to simply take in the scenery during a sunset sail, most travelers agree that chartering a boat is worth the time and money.
One of top traveler-approved tour operators is ScubaTony Cozumel, which specializes in taking small groups on scuba diving trips in the reefs around Cozumel. These start at $90 per person for a four-to five-hour round-trip boat trip. The fee includes fresh fruit and drinks, along with marine park taxes and fees. Rental gear costs extra. Recent visitors described their experiences with ScubaTony with words like "perfect," "flawless" and "sublime."
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