Cancun Vs. Cozumel in a Nutshell

One of the best things to do in Mexico is to visit the Mexican Caribbean.

There’s just one problem. There are so many beautiful beach towns in Mexico – how can you possibly narrow down your decision?

Don’t panic, we’re here to help. In this guide, we compare Cancun and Cozumel. Both are stunning locations that come with pros and cons, which we’ll get into later.

About Cancun

Cancun is the most popular destination in Mexico’s State of Quintana Roo for travelers looking for a jam-packed and affordable vacation, with lots of day trip activities.



About Cozumel

Cozumel is less developed and more remote than Cancun. You get the beach resort experience, but with much fewer crowds than in Cancun.


Flying to Cancun

Most big cities in the U.S., such as Dallas, Miami and L.A., all offer direct flights (often year-round) to the Cancun International Airport (CUN).


Getting to Cozumel

Many tourists visit Cozumel for the day on a cruise ship. But if you’re flying, Cozumel has an airport, the Cozumel International Airport (CZM). Flights from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico City.


Cancun beaches

One of the most popular beaches in Cancun, it’s a local favorite with a panoramic view of Cancun. It tends to be quieter as there are no beach bars or restaurants.

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