Cozumel is actually an island off the Mexican mainland, and is much visited by cruise ships and their passengers! You’ll dock in on of three places depending on which cruise line you are with. Its quite a walk from the International Pier, but once you get outside the cruise area – with all its shops and stalls, there are loads of taxis who, for a fixed rate, take you to downtown. You can rent buggies, cars and mopeds from here, as well as arrange a tour further afield – rates are posted. Downtown is an area that runs parallel to the sea – a huge variety of shops, a great little museum that gives a great history of the piracy and battles that raged in the 17th and 19th Centuries. Take time to wander behind the main street though – lots more to be seen! As you walk back along the main road, look out for Senor Frogs – lots of people having a great time with balloon sculpture hats on – fabulous!