El Cozumeleno Beach Resort
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... traditional margarita, a frozen strawberry margarita and a bunch of different salsas. I don’t really like to drink and we recently discovered by accident that I really like tequila, so I thought that learning to make margaritas would be fun. It was! The basic margarita was great! The frozen strawberry margarita tasted more like a smoothie, it was great. The salsas were okay, but I did really like ...
... as we exited the bus by a Brazilian dwarf in pirate regalia. This is going to be an interesting night!
Our ship was a wooden replica pirate ship and the crew were all dressed as characters from Pirates of the Carribean. As we boarded they were swinging over the decks on ropes and climbing the masts. Set sail as the cocktails started flowing and ...
... as being very dangerous. However this island is not like a Greek or a Spanish island with crazy unpaved rugged roads. The roads here are surprisingly well maintained and the island is fairly flat. I have watched from the balcony how people drive here and it's nothing like the madness you see in Cancun where there appears to be no Highway Code observed whatsoever. This island is very chilled and laid back and nobody seems in a hurry to go anywhere. Tourists hire all ...
... quickly warmed up after being in it for a few minutes. The weather was just perfect, sunny with 80 degrees and a nice breeze. We decided to have dinner at noon. The guacamole was excellent but that was surpassed by the grilled grouper and shrimp.
About 2 pm we decided to head back since Silhouette departed at 4. I had a great time and would return here again. I went up on the observation deck to watch ...
... in their own mindless posturing than letting us pass. Well, it transpires that one thing which does work in the Beetle is the horn, very loudly, which sends them scurrying. Eat dust, you muthas!! Hasta la vista... Off we roar towards the lighthouse at the very tip of the island and then on past the lagoons towards the remote beach from which we can snorkel. Unfortunately these shallow reefs were badly damaged by Hurricane Wilma which wreaked massive destruction ...
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My husband and I just returned from a Christmas vacation at Cozumel and will definitely plan to return for next year here! We loved it!
The El Coz was a nice place to visit. We had a great view and a great room. We were put in the newer building which i belive was built in 1999. The rooms were clean, the beds were firm but good. I was very dissapointed in the food. It was terrible. The outdoor resturant was bad, the inside restaurnat was better but not great. The gift shop is expensive for what you get! A can of pringles worked out to like $5. The facility was kept clean. Service from the staff was great, always willing to help you. After the 3rd night, after eating this kind of pasta i was sick. I did not drink tap water, nor eat of the premices. There is a golf course tight across the road from the resort, which was not finsihed by the time we got there. Good place, but would not go back because of the bad food.
We stayed at El Cozumeleño from 10/6 - 10/13, 2002. We had a GREAT time! However, let me preface my review with this: If you are used to staying at places like The Four Seasons, or Ritz-Carlton, this may not be the place for you. Cozumel, that is -- not the El Coz.
We stayed at the El Cozumeleno from 8/25/02 to 9/1/02 and had a fantastic time.
This resort is the nicest I'v been to in Cozumel (I have been to 4) A great place for adults and kids!!! We brought our 7 year old and our 13 year old and they both had a great time! While me and my husband went scuba diving my youngest play @ the kids center and my 13 year old wwent snorkling with a friend she met. Every other night they had a fun feast with a great stage show and hilarious games! Although some activities and couples were adult aimed my kids said that they can't wait to come back next year! Although the snack bar food wasn't the best, the wonderful pools, minigolf and very friendly staff made it the most wonderful week I've had in a long time. If you want nice staff and service this is the place!!! A few of the staff members made adorable stiched signs for my daughters and signed the back my 13 year old even got some of thier e-mail addresses and they keep in touch! This is a great place for couples and families, and the best vacation I've ever gone on!!!!
We will not be staying at this hotel when we come back to Cozumel next year to become certified divers. Here's my top 10 reasons:
We just got home from 4 days, 3 nights at El Cozumeleno. We stayed on the "good" side, and had a really nice view overlooking the pool and the ocean. We stayed on the Mayan Riviera last year, and were a little disappointed that the beach wasn't quite as nice (just smaller, and more rocky). We walked down from the hotel and snorkeled...it was very cool. The food was not great, but about what we had expected. It was hard for us to get past the flies and birds everywhere in the outdoor facilities. My 11-year old was very bothered by it, and we couldn't find much he would eat. We both got sick on the last night, which made for a tough trip home the next day for me. He was better after by late morning, but I was sick for several days. Lots of people we talked to said they stayed there every year, and couldn't believe that we got sick, so it could have been a fluke I guess. My husband didn't get sick at all. Overall, I think it was a good deal for the price. If I hadn't had trouble with the food, I would rate a 4. We probably won't stay there again, but that's more because we like to try new places.
Great place to go
I went with a friend of mine and we had a great time. The service was wonderful and we liked the variety of food. We go to the El Cozumeleno every year.Thank you to Carlos!!
A Great Trip!
My wife and I just returned from a 5 day, 4 night trip to Cozumel, Mexico. We stayed at the El Cozumeleno Resort and we had a great time. From the time we landed in Mexico, until the time we left to return home, we had very good service from the Lomas Travel Agency and the staff of the resort. We had an excellant room over looking the ocean that was nice and clean. The food was average to good at the hotel. We look forward to going back next year!
This resort, located at the northern end of the island, is actually "two" buildings in one-- an older section (about 30 years old?) and a newer section built in 1999. YOU DO NOT WANT TO STAY IN THE OLD SECTION. The rooms in the old section are smelly and riddled with mold and mildew-- plus the janitor's solution to fixing the problem is to splash large quanitities of Mr. Clean on the walls, which makes it smell as if you're sleeping in a broom closet. The first thing we did was ask to be moved. But when we complained at the desk, we were given excuses. On Day 2, when we demanded to be put in the new section or threatened to get our money back-- we were put in the new section. The new section is really nice. If we had been put in the new section, I would have definitely rated the place a 4. The food is good, and the tap water is drinkable. No one at the resort complained at all about Moctezuma's Revenge. The bar is open 22 hours a day. The snorkeling is nice. There's a place about 300 yards south of the resort where you can swim in clouds of hundreds of beautiful fish near a restaurant. The people throw food in the water to attract them...it was really cool.