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Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa

Hotel category

5 Star

Rooms

218

Wellness/Spa

YES

Internet

FREE

5 star dive center

Onsite

House reef

NO

Resort Highlights

  • In front of the Arrecifes de Cozumel Marine Park 
  • Chance to spot turtles, sharks, toadfish, eagle rays and dolphins
  • Warm, azure seas and ~35m visibility
  • Private white sand beach bordered by lush, tropical jungle
  • 4 local and international restaurants and 2 bars
  • Egyptian cotton duvets and private balconies or terraces
  • Pools, putting green, tennis courts, spa and 24hr gym 

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1. BOOKING

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2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

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  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30% (downpayment)
  • 60 days before trip start: 70% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 30% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Presidente Intercontinental Cozumel is set on a private white sand beach, nestled amongst turquoise clear seas and tropical rainforest. 

Cozumel is located south-east of Playa del Carmen, along the Mexican Riviera and opposite the Arrecifes de Cozumel Marine Park. Coral reefs surrounding the island are home to turtles, sharks, endemic toadfish, dolphins, eagle rays and schools of colourful reef fish. Between June and September, whale sharks are regularly sighted. 

The resort offers 4 restaurants and 2 bars offering Caribbean views, local and international menus and al fresco or air conditioned dining environments. Enjoy time spent at the 2 sparkling pools, putting green, tennis facilities, full service spa and 24hr fitness gym.

All luxurious guestrooms are designed to blend elements of Mexican tradition with contemporary elegance. Each space offers a king or two queen beds with Egyptian cotton duvets, marble floors and large glass doors leading out onto a private terrace or balcony, each with outdoor seating.

Explore diving around the Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa

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

  • Beachfront dive center with private dock
  • Explore caves, caverns, reefs and wrecks
  • Daily diving and snorkelling trips
  • Resident dive centre since 1992
  • Rated in the Caribbean’s Top 10 by Scuba Diving Magazine and Sport Diver
  • Experienced instructors and gear specialists
  • 4 purpose built dive boats with safety equipment 

Description

Scuba Du has been the resident dive center at Presidente InterContinental since 1992. 

The dive center is located on the resort’s private beach, steps from the private dock. Amongst vibrant reefs, caves, wrecks and caverns such as The Devil’s Throat, expect to see moray eels, turtles, eagle rays, lobsters and endemic toadfish. 

The dive shop runs daily snorkelling and diving excursions alongside a full range of PADI courses and specialties. The 4 instructors and 8 dive masters have been training and guiding divers on the local reefs for a combined total of 120 years, and the 2 equipment specialists have each been with the company for over 12 years. 

Scuba Du has been repeatedly recognised as a top 10 diving center within the Caribbean by industry publications such as Scuba Diving Magazine and Sport Diver.  

Five custom built dive boats are moored outside the dive shop and each are managed by experienced boat captains and crew members. All vessels have ladders, shaded spaces, DAN oxygen units and VHF radios. 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

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

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

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

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Jet Skiing

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Kosher Food

Wellness & Relaxation

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

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Great for families

  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Ping Pong
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Cycling
  • Beach Volleyball

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival 

  • If you fly into Cancun Airport, you first need to make your way to Playa Del Carmen, where a ferry from the pier takes you to Cozumel
  • The ferry journey takes about 45 minutes and you will get dropped in the center of San Miguel, the main town in Cozumel
  • From here you can take a public taxi to the resort, which should take about 15 - 20 minutes
  • If you fly into Cozumel Airport, you will find the airport shuttle to be the only option out of the airport and you will find them after customs on the right, there's a blue sign with the name on it "COZUSHUTTLE". They offer a shared shuttle and a private shuttle. If you want the private shuttle please specify this when buying your tickets. They don´t take reservations, they have plenty of vans for each flight.

Departure

  • Your return journey to the ferry terminal (for your onward journey to Cancun Airport) or Cozumel Airport will take between 10-20 minutes from the resort. 
  • Please arrange your transfer via the resort's front desk. 

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