A Travel Price Comparison for Mexico Cozumel vs. Guadalajara for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cozumel or Guadalajara?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Cozumel and Guadalajara can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Cozumel or Guadalajara?

Cozumel

Cozumel is a Caribbean island just off the Yucatan Peninsula. It'as a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful beaches and excellent snorkeling and scuba diving. With crystal clear waters and vibrant colored coral, Cozumel is one of the most popular dive destinations in the area. The island's economy is centered around tourism, and as such, you'll find plenty of amenities for visitors. The prices are comparable to other coastal towns in the area and there is no shortage of activities or attractions nearby.

Guadalajara

Guadalajara is the capital of the state of Jalisco in western Mexico, as well as one of the country's largest cities. It is best known for tequila and mariachi music, which both originate in Jalisco, as well as a thriving historic center with colonial architecture and landmarks.

Which place is cheaper, Guadalajara or Cozumel?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Cozumel is $115, while the average daily cost in Guadalajara is $114. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Cozumel and Guadalajara in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cozumel $68
    Guadalajara $41
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cozumel $136
    Guadalajara $82
Compare Hotels in Cozumel and Guadalajara

Looking for a hotel in Cozumel or Guadalajara? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Cozumel


Hotels in Guadalajara


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Cozumel Hotel Prices and Guadalajara Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cozumel $23
    Guadalajara $38

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cozumel

Also for Cozumel, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Cuban Cigar Master Class & Beach Break® with transfer: $153
  • Cozumel Private Airport Transfer: $150
  • Private Transfer from Cozumel Airport: $110
  • ATV Adventure to Jade Cavern with transfer: $93
  • Mexico Cozumel Airport (CZM) Cozumel - Roundtrip Private Transfer: $88
  • Cozumel Cruise Port to Cozumel Island Hotels - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $88
  • Cozumel Airport (CZM) to Cozumel Cruise Port - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $88
  • Wild Jade Cavern Private ATV Tour With Transfer: $86
  • Cozumel Island Transfers: $70
  • Cozumel Airport Round Trip Transfer to Cozumel : $60
  • Cozumel Airport or Ferry/Cruise Port Transfer to/from Cozumel: $56
  • Cozumel Cruise Port to Cozumel hotels Arrival Private Transfer: $46

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Guadalajara

Also for Guadalajara, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private transfer from Guadalajara to Sayulita: $242
  • Airport-Chapala/Ajijic Transfer: $229
  • Private Transfer from Guadalajara to Morelia: $227
  • Guadalajara to Guanajuato One-Way Private Transfer: $198
  • Private Transfer from Guadalajara to Tequila: $189
  • Guadalajara Airport (GDL): Transfer to Guadalajara hotels: $176
  • Airport Transfer to Guadalajara Hotels: $119
  • Airport to City Transfer: $117
  • Tequila to Guadalajara - Private Transfer with English-speaking driver: $99
  • Guadalajara to Tequila - Private Transfer with English-speaking driver: $99
  • Guadalajara Airport (GDL) to Guadalajara hotels - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $99
  • Guadalajara Airport(GDL) to Tequila - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $77

Is it cheaper to fly into Cozumel or Guadalajara?

Prices for flights to both Guadalajara and Cozumel change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Cozumel $23
    Guadalajara $47

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cozumel

For Cozumel, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Mexican Cooking Class Guacamole Pico De Gallo and Margaritas Ready for Fiesta: $29
  • Authentic Mayan Cooking Class in Cozumel: $61
  • Private Mexican Trompitos Cooking Class in Cozumel: $78
  • Cozumel Food Tour: $90
  • Cozumel Food Tour: $110
  • Cozumel Cooking Class: $115

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Guadalajara

For Guadalajara, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Guadalajara private food tour: $70
  • Mexican Cooking Classes and Market Visit in Guadalajara: $150

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cozumel $43
    Guadalajara $27

Tours and Activities in Cozumel

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Cozumel.

  • Cheapest Private Shuttle Cruise Terminals 2 any point in Cozumel: $269
  • Cozumel Shore Excursion: 3 Reefs Snorkel & El Cielo Experience: $60
  • Island Tour With Private Driver : $53
  • Private Cozumel Jeep Tour & Jade Caverns Cenote: All-Inclusive: $85
  • Romantic tour in Cozumel: $114
  • 1 Hour and Half Private Tropical Fitness Experience in Cozumel: $6.01
  • 2 Hour Diving Experience in San Miguel de Cozumel: $88
  • 2 Hours ATV Jungle, Caverns and Mayan Ruins Tour: $85
  • 3 Hour Mermaid Experience with Buffet Lunch and Drinks: $45
  • 4 Hours Experience in La Chula Catamarán : $62
  • 4-Hour Jeep and ATV Tour with Snorkel in Cozumel with Lunch: $99
  • 4-Hour Private Tour in Cozumel with Pickup: $70

Tours and Activities in Guadalajara

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Guadalajara.

  • Romantic tour in Zapopan: $167
  • 3 Hours Private Tour Guide in Guadalajara, you choose!: $77
  • 3-Hour Guadalajara Bike and Food Guided Tour: $65
  • 6 Hours Private Tour Guide in Guadalajara, you choose!: $144
  • Adventure tour Between Charros, Mariachi and Parián de Tlaquepaque: $150
  • Air Adventure Paraglide over Incredible Landscapes: $156
  • Bike Tour in Guadalajara and Zapopan: $54
  • Canopy Experience Panoramic Flight in Zip Lines: $43
  • Cantaritos and Tequila Factory Tour: $70
  • Chapala Ajijic Area Tour from Guadalajara: $78
  • Chapala Lake and Ajijic Tour from Guadalajara: $77
  • Chapala and Ajijic Private Tour: $120

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cozumel $11
    Guadalajara $17

Sample the Local Flavors in Cozumel

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Cozumel:

  • Chocolate Seaside Workshop & Wine Tasting: $49
  • Cozumel 5-Hour Private Bar Crawl Tour: $110

Sample the Local Flavors in Guadalajara

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Guadalajara:

  • Friday Night Bar Crawl in Guadalajara: $25
  • Cultural tour, city fields and distillery: $32
  • Guadalajara Arquitecture and Brewery Tour: $56
  • Tequila distillery experience, Jose Cuervo & Tequila Magic Town: $77
  • full day Tequila tour visiting artisanal distillery and downtown.: $79
  • Private One Day Adventure Tour in Tequila and La Fortaleza Distillery: $174
  • Sip & Savor Tequila Experience Distillery w/ Lunch fr Guadalajara: $180
  • Private Tour La Fortaleza Distillery and visit to Tequila: $190
  • Private Tour Cascahuin Distillery and visit to Tequila: $190
  • Private Tour to El Tequileño Distillery and visit to Tequila: $190
  • Private Tour to Distillery Tequila Ocho and Arandas : $200
  • Private Tour one day in Guachimontones and La Fortaleza Distillery: $210


When comparing the travel costs between Cozumel and Guadalajara, we can see that Cozumel is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in North America, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Cozumel Expensive? and Is Guadalajara Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Cozumel or Guadalajara?

Guadalajara has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Cozumel. When comparing the sizes of Cozumel and Guadalajara, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.