Sorry, I have not been on the Blog in awhile and I promise to do better. We just returned from a quick get away cruise to Cozumel, Belize and Mahogany Bay Honduras.
This was the first time out of 28 cruises that I was “SICK”! I think it was food poisoning or maybe it was just a stomach virus but it kicked my butt for 3 of the 7 days. It didn’t hit till late Tuesday night, so I was fortunate to get to enjoy Cozumel.
Swim up bar at Mr. Sancho’s
The menu which is all included in your entrance fee of $55 per person. You get a umbrella table and chairs and a dedicated waiter that insists on keeping your drink glass full and your plate too! When you have ate your fill you can relax on a lounger or get in the water. Many services are available such as massages, hair braids, tattoos, fish pedicures, snorkeling, parasailing, kayaking, and many more, of course these are extras that you can add on.
If you are ever in Cozumel – check Mr. Sancho’s out. You can’t go wrong. Oh and try the coconut shrimp – to die for! We were a large group of 10, so I pre-booked on Mr. Sancho’s website. You can add on all the extra amminties you can enjoy on line too. Since this is not a shore excursion offered by the Cruise Line, you are on your own. Let me help you step by step get there and back.
Your ship will dock here. You can’t see the ship from this photo but it is moored at the end of the long white building marked (1) (far right). Walk from the ship to this area. This is a large duty free shop that you have to pass through to get into Cozumel. Actually the area pictured is called “Little Cozumel”. Continue walking until you reach the long covered walkway between 18 & 19. Here is where all the taxis and cabs are waiting to pick you up and take you to wherever you want to go. The vans they have will hold 8 people and a ride to Mr. Sancho’s beach cost us $40 ($5 each). This is what we paid, but I suggest and recommend that you ask before you get in the cab how much they charge to Mr. Sancho’s. Once you are loaded and on your way, it will take about 10-15 minutes to get there. If you have reservations (highly recommended) you will be directed to the entrances where you will receive your armband and your waiter, who will show you to your table and take your first drink order of the day.
Open from Monday to Saturday, 8:00 to 17:00
Carretera Costera Sur Km. 15
77600 Cozumel, Q. Roo.
Mobile: +(52) 1 987-871-9174
Phone: +(52) 987-120-2220
Be sure and check what time you need to be back on the ship. (you don’t want to miss the ship…..or do you!)
When you are ready to return to the port, taxis will be waiting on you to carry you back. Again get the fares straight before getting into a taxi. You will be dropped off where you were picked up at. You can shop all the stores all the way back to the ship.
If a day at the beach is not exactly what you want, each cruise line offers a wide assortment of excursions or purchase excursions at the pavilion where the taxis and cabs are. Just make sure of times and be back at the designated ship time.
Another option in Cozumel is SHOPPING! Really awesome shopping! Jewelry, Silver, Pottery and of course T-Shirts are good buys in Cozumel. If you are a serious shopper I would recommend taking a taxi into downtown Cozumel where you will find hundreds of shops, one after another. Remember the prices marked (if marked at all) are negotiable and don’t pay the first price they give you. Another great suggestion is after you ask the price of an item and you shake your head no; add another item to it at the price he quoted. Such as if you are looking at a amethyst ring and you were quoted $100 for it, tell him you will give him $90 for the ring and a pair of earrings! I can’t promise that this will work every time but I have a lot of purchases that I got this way.