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Cozumel, Estado de Quintana Roo, Mexico

How much does it cost to travel to Cozumel?

You should plan to spend around $108 (MX$1,960) per day on your vacation in Cozumel. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $22 (MX$397) on meals
  • $21 (MX$388) on local transportation
  • $129 (MX$2,337) on hotels

A one week trip to Cozumel for two people costs, on average, $1,515 (MX$27,439). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $108
    MX$1,960
  • One Week Per person
    $758
    MX$13,719
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $1,515
    MX$27,439
  • One Month Per person
    $3,246
    MX$58,797
  • One Week For a couple
    $1,515
    MX$27,439
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $3,030
    MX$54,877
  • One Month For a couple
    $6,493
    MX$117,594
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Cozumel cost?

A one week trip to Cozumel usually costs around $758 (MX$13,719) for one person and $1,515 (MX$27,439) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Cozumel on average costs around $1,515 (MX$27,439) for one person and $3,030 (MX$54,877) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Cozumel will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Cozumel on average costs around $3,246 (MX$58,797) for one person and $6,493 (MX$117,594) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Cozumel has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Cozumel expensive to visit?

Prices in Cozumel are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Cozumel is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in North America for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Vernon, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Key West.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Cozumel Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Cozumel?

The average Cozumel trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Cozumel travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) MX$2,337 ($129)
Local Transportation 1 MX$388 ($21)
Food 2 MX$397 ($22)
Entertainment 1 MX$737 ($41)
Alcohol 2 MX$95 - 284 ($5 - 16)
Accommodation Budget in Cozumel
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Cozumel is $65 (MX$1,169). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Cozumel is $129 (MX$2,337). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $65
    MX$1,169
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $129
    MX$2,337

Hotel Prices in Cozumel

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Cozumel based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $182. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Cozumel
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Cozumel is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $21 (MX$388) per person, per day, on local transportation in Cozumel.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $21
    MX$388

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Flights to Cozumel
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Rental Cars in Cozumel
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Food Budget in Cozumel
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Cozumel can vary, the average cost of food in Cozumel is $22 (MX$397) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Cozumel should cost around $8.77 (MX$159) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Cozumel is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $22
    MX$397

Recommended


Entertainment Budget in Cozumel
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Cozumel typically cost an average of $41 (MX$737) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $41
    MX$737

Recommended Activities


Alcohol Budget in Cozumel
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $10 (MX$189) on alcoholic beverages in Cozumel per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $10
    MX$189

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Water Budget in Cozumel
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $0.90 (MX$16) on bottled water in Cozumel per day. The public water in Cozumel is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $0.90
    MX$16


Expert Advice from Local Travelers

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How can you save money during your time in Cozumel?

We found an affordable tour once on the island that took us to some of the main sights. We saved a lot because we avoided a tour from the cruise ship.

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Nov 9 2023

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Cozumel on a Budget
Cozumel Cozumel, Mexico
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.

Cozumel's climate is tropical savanna. There is a short dry season between February and April, but even then there is still precipitation. The wet season is longer, but September and October are the wettest months. Temperatures are relatively stable throughout the year, but December and February are the coolest months with temperatures averaging around 73 degrees Fahrenheit.
Sights
Most people travel to Cozumel for the beautiful beaches and underwater environment. There are countless dive shops in the area and plenty of white sand beaches where you can relax.

Cozumel also has some nearby Mayan archaeological sites that are worth visiting. The largest ruins in the area are found at "San Gervasio", which you can visit for an entrance fee of 77 pesos. There are a handful of other sites around as well.
Neighborhoods
Cozumel is an island off the Yucatan Peninsula across from Playa del Carmen. The main town on the island is San Miguel. It's an interesting place to explore and there are many shops, restaurants and activities around town. The town has a charming character, although it feels somewhat forced in areas, as the city is little more than a tourist destination these days. You'll find hotels of all levels of quality around town, and there are a handful of hostels to choose from as well. Costs can be somewhat inflated because of the popularity of the destination, but if you're visiting during the off season you can get some wonderful deals.

If you have access to a vehicle then you can head to the east of the island which is far less developed and has many beautiful beaches. The ocean has bigger waves and dramatic rock formations as well. Do use caution while you're swimming however, as the rough waters can be somewhat dangerous. There are restaurants along the beach spaced roughly a kilometer apart.

Activities
The most popular activities in Cozumel are scuba diving and snorkeling. There are many dive shops around town that offer reasonably priced dive packages, but do shop around if you're on a budget, as some offer better deals than others. Question where the dives will take place, how long they will last, and how many people will be on your boat before you commit. All of these factors can have a dramatic effect the quality of your dives or snorkeling experience.

If you're not a diver or snorkeler, there are still plenty of activities in Cozumel to keep you interested. Consider going out on a glass bottom boat tour to catch a first hand glimpse at the colorful fish below. You could also go deep sea fishing or linger on one of the beautiful nearby beaches. And there's also always a party going on somewhere in Cozumel. Just find the right club and you can party into the night.
Food and Dining
As a major tourist destination, Cozumel has plenty of restaurants that cater to tourists. There are a lot of restaurants in the city's downtown main square. Most are good and offer similar menus to each other. There are a lot of restaurants that offer local cuisine for reasonable prices. Seafood is usually fresh and excellent. There are also some international options in the area including Italian and American. Senor Frogs is the standard chain in the area that attracts tourists and those looking for a party. Casa Denis is the self proclaimed "oldest restaurant in Cozumel" and has reasonably priced Mexican, Mayan, and Yucatan specialties.

Transportation
Cozumel has an international airport with flights arriving from several major US cities. Most people still fly to nearby Cancun and then take a bus or van to Playa del Carmen and a ferry on to Cozumel. Ferries travel hourly. Cruise ships also frequently visit the island.

Once you're in the area, it's possible to walk around the town of San Miguel. There is no public transit out of town but it is possible to rent a car or take a taxi. Scooters are a common way to explore the island, but keep in mind that accidents are frequent. Only rent a scooter if you have experience and are comfortable in the area.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.