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Ferry vs. Cozumel Airport

If you are thinking about renting any one of the beautiful Cozumel villas in the gorgeous beachfront community at Costa del Sol, you might be wondering how to get there.

To get to Cozumel you can either fly directly into Cozumel International Airport or fly into Cancun, take land transportation to Playa del Carmen and then take a 30 minute ferry ride to Cozumel.

In general, flying into Cozumel is more expensive overall (even after paying for the ground transportation and ferry tickets), but it is much more convenient. Costa del Sol’s Cozumel vacation villas are only a 20 minute drive from the airport. The airport also houses many more legitimate car rental companies than the ferry dock.

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Flying into Cancun is a good way to save on your plane ticket.  Generally, the savings will afford you to purchase the ferry tickets and the ground transportation and still save money on travel.

You will need to save more than $300/ticket to make it worth the hassle. However, the long trip from plane to ground to ferry to rental car could be an exhausting trip to your Cozumel family vacation for you and your kids. Or you can see it as an adventure!

Seeing the sights in Playa del Carmen is almost like a mini vacation within your vacation. The last time I traveled to Cozumel through Playa del Carmen, my group ventured off one of the side streets and found a wonderful little hole-in-the-wall authentic restaurant. Almost everyone else eating there was a local. We stuffed ourselves with a full meal cooked in local spices (soda included) for $5.00/person. Going to a more tourist-targeted dining establishment will cost you an arm and a leg. Think more like $10.00 for a hamburger.

Don’t be afraid to eat the food at these local restaurants! The only thing that is important here is to ask whether they cook with filtered water. If you order water as a beverage, make sure to ask for bottled water.

The Playa del Carmen-Cozumel ferry ride lets you check out some great views, but the back-and-forth of the ferry in the waves can make you a little sea sick. There is a large seating area inside the ferry with television screens if you would rather not sit outside on the deck area.

If you rent with Costa del Sol Cozumel vacation villas, you will get all of the advice and help you need to plan your trip to the island. We can even have one of our greeters meet you at the ferry dock to make sure the trip to your vacation rental is stress-free.

Check out our Cozumel beachfront vacation villa website below for more helpful hints and information on getting to your destination.

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