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Hotel category
5 Star
Rooms
293
Wellness/Spa
YES
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
NO

Resort Highlights

  • Overlooking Cozumel’s National Marine Park
  • Sharks, turtles, moray eels, endemic toadfish and 500+ fish species
  • Sunny skies, warm oceans and ~35m visibility
  • All-inclusive resort in tropical jungle setting 
  • Beachfront location amongst the Mexican Riviera
  • Private balconies or terraces with hammocks
  • Green Globe Ecologic Hotel Certification
  • SPA Sensations, water sports, games, on-site theatre

Resort Description

Iberostar Cozumel Resort is located along the south west coastline of Cozumel Island, looking out onto the National Marine Park.

The beachfront resort offers tropical gardens, clear seas and colourful guestrooms. In a weeks’ worth of diving, it's not uncommon to see sharks, moray eels, turtles, dolphins, endemic toadfish and hundreds of species of fish and coral. 

All guestrooms include hammocks and private patios or balconies complete with local flora and fauna. Each space comes with 2 double beds or a king sized bed, WiFi, air-conditioning, a safe, TV and coffee/tea making facilities. 

3 speciality restaurants and 3 bars offer buffet and a la carte dining in an open-air or air-conditioned setting. Buffet breakfast is served daily and a variety of international and local cuisines are available for lunch and dinner. 

Kayaking, tennis, sailing and ping pong are available amongst other water and land sports. SPA Sensations provides a full menu of holistic treatments. The in-house theatre hosts regular shows and cultural, historical and nature-based excursions run regularly. 

Iberostar Cozumel are proud holders of the Green Globe Ecologic Hotel Certification. 
 

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Explore diving around the Iberostar Cozumel

Best dive sites in Cozumel

"Punta Sur Reef – This is a fascinating, ethereal dive consisting of a deep wall with caverns and fissures. The appropriately qualified may enter one of the larger cavern systems and follow it down a sand chute to 27 metres/90 feet where there’s a complex of coral tunnels and caverns that are absolutely bursting with life. The Devil’s Throat – This site is best enjoyed with an experienced local divemaster. The deeper walls have whip corals spiraling out into the depths and large black corals. There are also small, brightly colored gorgonian sea fans and sea whips, including the devil’s sea whip. Palancar Garden – Divers of all levels will enjoy the slight-to-moderate current that carries them along while exploring the many finger coral formations here. This strip reef is about 20 metres/66 feet wide and dissected by many fissures and caverns. Within the many sheltered areas, divers can spot huge stovepipe sponges stretching out from the reef and black coral in the deeper areas. Fish such as juvenile yellow head wrasse hide in the deep yellow tubes at night for protection and sightings of butterflyfish, angelfish, parrotfish and damselfish are frequent. Santa Rosa Wall – This is a high voltage drift dive along a sheer wall. The wall begins at about 15 metres/50 feet and the current carries divers past ledges, overhangs, massive sponges and fire coral. Divers regularly encounter large pelagic fish, turtles and spotted eagle rays. Columbia Wall – This is a relatively remote site which divers frequently share with eagle rays, turtles and large barracuda. A healthy coral reef crowns a steep drop off and massive coral pinnacles rise 15 metres/50 feet from the bottom. Nurse sharks prowl the reefs and walls, which seem to drop straight down to the infinite depths.

Snorkeling in Cozumel

Snorkeling is essential to any vacation in Cozumel. From shore, you’ll be able to access the the island’s lush walls and reefs. Just be mindful of the currents. Local guides will be happy to assist you with a snorkeling expedition by boat into the Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park. There are also trips to the deep sea for snorkeling with sailfish that may interest the adventurers among us.

What to see

With the heavy currents that produce the excellent drift dives in the area, divers regularly spot a plethora of pelagic species. Be careful not to loose your regulator as you gape at the menagerie of animals that will pass you by. 

One of the major attractions in the area are the Bull Sharks that are attracted to the Playa del Carmen’s crystalline waters between November and March annually. These sites are an easy day trip from Cozumel. Eagle rays are another common addition to log books after visiting Cozumel. There’s also a chance of spotting Green Turtles, Loggerhead Turtles, whale sharks and sailfish during their respective migrations.

The healthy Cozumel reefs also play host to a variety of tropical species. Vigilant divers may spot lobsters, groupers, stingrays, sergeant majors as well as hundreds of colorful fish.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Dive team with area specific knowledge
  • Over 20 years experience
  • Whale shark excursions between May and September
  • Training pool, WiFi, shop, fish ID library
  • 20+ nearby dive sites
  • Technical and free-diving courses
  • PADI Career Development Center
  • Purpose-built dive vessels with safety equipment

Description

Dressel Divers Iberostar Cozumel has been in operation for over 20 years. 

Daily trips to 20+ nearby reef dive sites offer a broad variety of marine life, including dolphins, nurse sharks, barracuda, star fish, sea lions and rays. Whale sharks arrive in the region in May and sea turtles are present year-round.

Facilities include spacious storage rooms, classrooms, fish ID library, a dive accessory shop, WiFi, a filling station and a training pool. A range of rental gear is available and includes dive computers. 

The dive operation boasts its own PADI Career Development Center and offers beginner to pro-level training. Many speciality courses are offered including technical diving, nitrox, free-diving, cavern and drift diving. 

All instructors, guides and boat captains have a solid understanding of the local seas. Purpose built dive boats have emergency oxygen, first aid kits, AEDs and VHF radios. 

Nitrox is available at no extra cost. 
 

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Cavern Diving
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties
  • Technical Diving Courses

Equipment

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks
  • Nitrox (Free)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Thick (5-7Mm) Wetsuits ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Equipment Service & Repairs
  • Filling Station
  • Rebreather Friendly

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Resort Amenities

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Entertainment and family

  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Pool / Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Darts
  • Beach Volleyball

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte Menu
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness

  • Fitness Center
  • Spa Facility
  • Hot Tub / Whirlpool
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments

How to get there

Arrival

  • Once you have landed in Cozumel International Airport you will be welcomed into the customs area by a friendly member of the resort staff.
  • Having picked up your baggage, you'll be escorted to your accommodation at Iberostar Cozumel Resort via shared transfer.
  • The drive will take approximately 30 minutes.

Departure

  • When you are ready to leave, simply check out at reception and resort staff will be on hand to help you load your baggage into your shared transfer.
  • The return journey to Cancun International Airport will take around 30 minutes.

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