We went downtown to experience the city, but before we did that, we went power snorkeling. Cozumel is knows for it's reefs, so we figured this was a good place to snorkel. And we were right!
We chose a short, one-hour tour so we would have time to shop and experience Cozumel. We chose power snorkeling, which made us and everyone else we told giggle. Power snorkeling is basically a lazy man's snorkeling. You snorkel with a powered motor which propels you to go faster in the water. I was afraid we would be there with a bunch of old people, but there were people our age!
It was glorious fun! I have never swam in water so clear and blue-I felt like a mermaid! We saw all sorts of cool ocean life-coral reef, a lion fish, a sea snake, an octopus, a king crab. My first snorkeling experience was AMAZING!
After our short snorkeling jaunt, we took a taxi downtown and ate lunch at Pancho's Backyard, which was muy delicious. I am not sure how authentic their Mexican food is since it is a very touristy area, but it was definitely some of the best Mexican I've tasted. And I eat a LOT of Mexican food! Jeff and I shared this sampler dish, so we could try everything.
The only bad part of our Cozumel excursion was that it was too short! If I ever get the chance to go back, I would like to visit some of the Mayan ruins. We just didn't have time, sadly.
Delightfully Loving Cozumel,