- 4 seater, custom dune buggy vehicles (shared), standard stick shift transmission!
- English-speaking certified guide!
- Delicious Mexican lunch!
- Variety route including sand and gravel off-road trail!
- Complimentary tequila tasting!
- Entrance fee and guided visit of Punta Sur!
- Guided snorkeling!
- Snorkel set including varied sized fins, sanitized snorkel, silicone mask, and vest!
- Dune Buggy's standard insurance and fuel surcharges!
- Optional beach time after the excursion at Playa Uvas Beach Club!
An exciting, fun-filled, combo adventure where you will experience the thrill of jungle-style dune buggy riding, visit the historic town of El Cedral, check out Punta Sur eco-park, and then relax and enjoy a guided snorkel at an exclusive beach club. Did we miss anything? Yes, there will be a bit of tequila tasting too!
Your day begins by taking a brief and scenic taxi ride to Playa Uvas where you will meet your friendly, English-speaking guide (depending on which pier your ship arrives at). You will be assigned to a 4-seater dune buggy. Please note, that you are welcome to purchase the extra seats if you donÂ´t want others joining you in your buggy (please check the pricing guide). Each driver will need to present a valid driver's license. The guides will show you to your buggy, go over the basics of driving in Cozumel, and then you are ready to start your adventure. Note that these are island-style vehicles. Please check our other excursions if you want a more Americanized option. The first part of the journey will be in customized vehicles modified for heavy-duty rough riding to make the road driving portion more comfortable...think stylized Baja-type vehicles.
Then you're off to the historic town of El Cedral with your guide leading the way. That is where you'll have the opportunity to see how the locals live away from the main city of San Miguel. Cedral was the first settlement located on the island and has a small Mayan ruin next to the first Catholic church built. You will also be given the opportunity to do a bit of tequila tasting.
Next, you'll head out to Punta Sur, which is an eco-park located on the southern tip of the island. You will stop at the more interesting sites inside such as the lighthouse, which offers a wonderful view of the island, the small museum for a bit of info, and the freshwater Colombia Lagoon where you might well spot one of the famous large crocodile, or two. You won't want to forget your camera.
Then follow your guide along the scenic eastside road to where the pavement ends and the sandy driving begins! No worries about getting stuck, your guides will be there to assist. Your guide will lead the group down the sandy road about 20 minutes in and another 20 minutes back. The off-road driving is not over yet! You will switch over to the open, tubular-style buggy and finish your driving adventure at a gravel pit for some wild fun. Be ready to get dusty, dirty, and maybe muddy wet! Your guide will then lead you back to Playa Uvas.
You've seen the natural beauty of Cozumel from above, now it is time for a guided snorkel tour over the second-largest reef in the world. Playa Uvas is located along a protected marine park so there is a lot of marine life to see below the water. All necessary equipment is included, so you don't need to worry about a thing. Your guide will pass out your gear, show you how to use it, and then lead you into the water. You might want to bring a waterproof camera to record the colorful tropical fish, coral, and sponges. Once the guided snorkel is complete (approximately 35 minutes), you will head back to the beach club.
At this point you will be served lunch with your choice of fajitas and sides, accompanied by two non-alcoholic drinks. After, you can choose to stay at Playa Uvas and continue to enjoy all the amenities such as lounge chairs, a restaurant, and a fully stocked bar for additional purchases, facilities, and shaded areas. When you are ready, you can just take a taxi back to the cruise ship pier at your leisure and expense, or leave a bit sooner and explore more of the island before heading back to your Cozumel cruise ship pier.
Note that the order of stops and activities may vary. The is optional additional insurance available to purchase.