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Escape tourist traps on our new private tour to The Other Side of Cozumel.

Free from electricity or cellphone reception, the island's east coast is famous for its rugged beauty and peaceful tranquility.

You haven't seen the true Cozumel until you've been taken to The Other Side!


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Your group will enjoy private transport in comfortable, licensed taxis, guided by the island's friendliest, English-speaking drivers.

After picking you up at your hotel or cruise ship terminal, they will take you to the island's east coast, stopping on the way at Hacienda Antigua.

Tour to Cozumel's east coast
Learn how 'jimadors' harvest agave for tequila.

At the Hacienda you take a 20-25 minute tour and learn how Mexicans turn a spiky plant into their national drink: tequila.

After your educational margarita-drinking experience, your knowledgeable local driver-guide takes you a few more miles east until you arrive to the open sea.

Cozumel east coast tour
Lose yourself in the hypnotic rhythm of the turquoise waves.

Marvel at the views out towards Cuba and Jamaica as you breathe the wonderful Caribbean air and lose yourself in the hypnotic rhythm of the turquoise waves.

Depending how you like to customize your day, now could be a good time to stop at a beach and relax, or splash around in the waves.

Cozumel tour to the Other Side
Rugged beauty and peaceful tranquility.

Normally you'll have about an hour on the beach, but since this is a private, personalized tour, you can customize the itinerary as you like, spending as much or as little time at each stop, and doing things in whatever order you like!

However you decide to spend the day, at some point you are going to be ready for lunch, so we recommend a stop with more panoramic views at Coconuts bar and grill, or another restaurant of your choice (food/drink not included).

Tour to the Other Side of Cozumel
Lunch with panoramic views at Coconuts bar and grill.

After filling your bellies you'll be ready for some more fresh air, so the next stop on your Cozumel east coast tour can be El Mirador lookout.

East coast tour in Cozumel
El Mirador's fascinating natural rock arch.

At this fascinating natural rock arch formation you can get snap-happy with your camera and take some of the best photos of your vacation.

Cozumel island tour
Get snap-happy with your camera and take some great photos.

If you're feeling thirsty again after your mini photo shoot, you can buy a delicious, ice-cold coconut on the beach, and quench your thirst with the truly tropical taste of natural coconut water.

Island tour of Cozumel
Quench your thirst with ice cold coconut water.

Finally, tired but happy, you'll be driven back along the coast to reality again, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel or cruise ship and can recount your wonderful day with the rest of your group.

Find more photos in our Facebook Album of Cozumel's East Coast.

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$60 per person.

(Minimum group size 4. Groups of 2 or 3 people can take the tour if they pay a small group supplement of $30 per person.)


You will be picked up from your hotel, cruise pier or a downtown meeting point, at a time of your choice, between 8am and 2pm.

If you are arriving on a cruise ship and have any questions about timing please contact us.


5 hours total.


The order of the route can be adapted depending what time you start. Your driver-guide can also make extra stops along the way at beaches and bars for drinks and photos, as time permits.


  • Friendly, English-speaking driver-guide.
  • Private transport in comfortable, licensed, air-conditioned taxis or taxi vans.
  • Entrance to Hacienda Antigua and tequila tour.

Not included:

  • Food, drinks, souvenirs.
  • Optional gratuities.

What to Bring:

  • Cash - there's no electricity or phones on the East Coast, so credit cards are not accepted!
  • Biodegradable sunscreen, beach towels, bathing suit, camera, sun glasses and a big smile!

E-Ticket and Booking Confirmation Voucher:

For every confirmed booking you will be required to print a voucher which is presented at the destination. You will receive your voucher via email once your booking is confirmed.

Local Operator Information:

Complete operator information, including directions and local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your voucher.

The tour contract is with the operator, not This is Cozumel. All safety requirements and considerations are the responsibility of the operator.

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