El Cozumeleno Beach Resort Report – Cozumel

AT THE EL COZUMELENO BEACH RESORT FOR CHRISTMAS Near the end of December I spent nine days and my Christmas at the El Cozumeleno Beach Resort, alone, and enjoyed myself capitally while catching up on writing and relaxing in the all-inclusive beach resort atmosphere. Although I’ve been to Cozumel at least a dozen times since…
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COZUMEL – EL COZUMELENO BEACH RESORT

One of my favorite places to grab some beach time, scuba dive, write, swim, and indulge my love of good Mexican food — Cozumel I’m trying something new, this time — staying at an all inclusive beach resort, the El Cozumeleno, located at the north side of the island.  Although all inclusive, I will spend…
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Balboa Island Does Halloween Big-Time

I’ve been staying with a friend on Balboa Island, set in Newport Bay in Newport Beach, CA. It’s a small jewel where the people know how to do Halloween right. Balboa Island is both monied and friendly, where the residents go out of their way to celebrate almost any holiday with relish and a sincere…
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BBQ at El Cid La Ceiba – TravelBart.com Report

It was going to be a beautiful night. It’s not unusual for me to run into San Miguel, Cozumel’s quaint town, for a bite to eat and to explore, but they dropped off a flyer to my room about a poolside BBQ, tonight. I’d been diving, snorkeling, and writing all day, so I thought, why,…
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Diving Cozumel – Babieca Dive Center Report

The water visibility was not the far-seeing Cozumel usual, but considering Hurricane Rena had blown through about a week before, it was a still great day of scuba diving. I decided to try out the dive operation, Babieca Dive Center, at the El Cid La Ceiba Beach Resort where I’ve been staying. I usually dove…
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Buying a Bike in Cozumel – a Mini-Adventure

I arrived in Cozumel a few days ago and plan to stay six weeks, so instead of walking everywhere or taking a cab, I decide to buy a bike and ride all over the island.  For a refresher, Cozumel is an island about twenty miles southeast of Cancun, about 30 miles long by 15 miles…
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Snorkeling Cozumel – El Cid La Ceiba Resort

Snorkeling is always fun when then fish come up to you to investigate who you are.  They swim right up to your mask, as if to say, are you sure you’re in the right place? What I really like about Cozumel is the water, and the water temperature – usually it hangs around 78 degree,…
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COZUMEL ZIP-LINING

I took two hours off and headed south along the shore this morning to check out the zip-lining at Fly High Adventures. It was a lot of fun. There were families there, too, and the kids were having a ball. When you arrive, the staff is good at bringing you up to speed on how…
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El Cid La Ceiba Beach Resort – TravelBart Report

I missed getting up early and taking a swim first thing in the morning, so I moved on down the coast in Cozumel to stay at the El Cid la Ceiba hotel. I’ve stayed here a number of times and my last time in Cozumel,six or seven years ago. I enjoyed it, so here I…
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CASA MEXICANA HOTEL – TRAVELBART REVIEW

I arrived in Cozumel Friday about noon, right after hurricane Rina blew through the day before with winds at 100 MPH.  Everyone ran like hell outa there, and Cancun, too – I heard 10,000 tourists left the area.  But what’s a hurricane when you’re Cozumel bound, so I  took my chances. I got on my…
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