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Feel the cool Caribbean breeze in your hair on our brand new Cozumel dune buggy tour.

You'll drive your own vehicle around the island in a convoy led by a guide to see Mayan ruins, look for crocodiles, climb an historic lighthouse, snorkel in a shallow reef and enjoy time on the beach.

Cozumel Dune Buggy
Cozumel Dune Buggy.

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Your journey starts near downtown where you board your Cozumel dune buggy and get ready for a real adventure!

Your guide will give you a safety briefing and away you go to experience the beauty of the island.

Cozumel Dune Buggy tour
San Gervasio ruins (morning tour only).

First stop is at the Mayan ruins at San Gervasio (morning tour only). Although smaller than many ruins on the mainland, this archaeological site has an unusually long history, beginning sometime around 100 BC and continuing as late as the 16th century.

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Safe, fun, Dune Buggy vehicles.

Next you continue your drive all the way around the island through jungle interior and along stunning coastal road to the beautiful Punta Sur Eco Park, an ecological reserve on the island's southernmost tip.

Upon arrival you will visit El Caracol, a Mayan ruin which in the past, remarkably, was used as a weather warning system.

Cozumel Dune Buggies
Punta Sur Park

Afterwards, look for crocodiles from an observation tower and discover the Colombia Lagoon which feeds and provides balance to the coral reef formations.

Before leaving Punta Sur you get to visit the 20th century lighthouse, which is still operational, with its maritime museum.

Cozumel Crocodiles
Look out for crocs!

Next, you're off to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean for a beginner's snorkel experience.

Cozumel snorkel tour
Great snorkeling with lots of marine life.

Certified guides will provide safety tips and instruction before leading you out to see the colorful tropical fish and delightful array of sea life Cozumel has to offer.

Cozumel beach tour
Amazing views at Punta Sur.

You will have leisure time to relax and sunbathe on the beach, snorkel and discover the magnificent marine life of Palancar Reef or swing on a hammock while enjoying the incomparable view of the Mexican Caribbean.

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Relax on the beach.

Afterwards, enjoy a deliciously tasty Mexican style lunch including fajitas, rice, beans and tortilla chips at the ocean side restaurant.

Finally, the last stop on the way back is at El Cedral, Cozumel's very first settlement, revealing the fascinating history of Mayan culture.

Visit the small village of about 20 families and see the 150 year old church built next to a mystic ruin.

Tired and happy you'll arrive back to finish the trip downtown, where you can explore the shops and atmosphere of this lively town and head back to your hotel or ship.

This tour is also available by Jeep.

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$75 USD per person (adults and children) for full morning tour (9.30am). Or $65 USD per person (adults and children) for afternoon tour that doesn't include San Gervasio ruins (1.15pm).

Note: If you require a dune buggy for only 2 people, or if there are only 2 in your group and nobody is available to share on the day, a supplement of $40 USD will be charged. i.e. total price of $190 USD per dune buggy for morning tours or $170 USD per dune buggy for afternoon tours.


  • Guided Dune Buggy tour.
  • San Gervasio Ruins (morning tour only).
  • Punta Sur Park.
  • Visit El Caracol, the Columbia Lagoon and a 20th century lighthouse.
  • Snorkel, swim, and relax on the beach.
  • Mexican-style lunch.
  • El Cedral Mayan Town.


The tour departs from a convenient meeting point south of downtown, about 5-10 minutes by taxi from downtown and the cruise ship piers


Morning tour Approx. 5 hours 45 minutes. Afternoon tour approx. 5 hours. (Morning tour includes San Gervasio ruins but afternoon tour does not.)


Departures at 9.30am (morning tour) or 1.15pm (afternoon tour), Mon-Sat. Other times may be available upon request.


  • This tour is not suitable for pregnant women or people with back injuries, asthma or epilepsy.
  • Dune buggies are stickshift, drivers must present a valid licence, be at least 21 years old and may not consume alcohol.
  • Minimum age to participate in this tour is 4 years.


Valid drivers license (drivers), comfortable clothes, light shirt with long sleeves to protect from the sun, towel, cap or hat, sandals or tennis shoes, sun block and biodegradable repellent, sun glasses, swimsuit and camera.

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.

There are inherent risks involved with dune buggy vehicles and guests must be aware of them before deciding to participate in this activity. 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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