Surely you have already read and heard about Cozumel, one of the islands that is part of the Caribbean Mexico and that like all the others, keeps a mystical marine life, wildlife, archaeological attractions, cultural, beautiful beaches.
Cozumel is one of the few places in the Riviera Maya with the capacity to receive impressive cruise ships, which you can admire from its docks.
Undoubtedly, Cozumel is a place you have to visit and remember that in other posts we have talked about how to get to Cozumel. Well, today we will talk about it again, but from the approach of Playa del Carmen, we will tell you how long it is from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel and much more. So let’s get to it.
Distance from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
The distance between Playa del Carmen to Cozumel is 20 km and the average time to travel by sea this distance is 1 hour. It should be noted that there are other transfer options such as helicopter or light aircraft, which shortens the time to about 20 to 25 minutes.
On the other hand, it is necessary to mention that the distance between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel varies depending on the port you choose to cross to the island.
How long is it from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel?
The transfer time by ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel is 1 hour and the time by plane or helicopter is 20 minutes to 25 minutes.
How to get from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel
Cozumel is located off the coast of Playa del Carmen and therefore, to get here we have two options: Sea transportation and air transportation.
Cozumel is the largest island in the Riviera Maya and has a small airport. This airport has the capacity to receive small planes (small planes, jets) and helicopters. However, the preferred option to travel from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel is by ferry.
Although the Ferry takes much longer than the air transfer, we must remember that it gives us the opportunity to enjoy the view of the immensity of the Caribbean Sea.
Cost of the Ferry to Cozumel
If you are a tourist in the Riviera Maya, the cost of the ferry is 250.00 MXN per single trip for an adult and 200.00 MXN for a child. If you are a local person, from any part of the state of Quintana Roo, the cost of the ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel is 150.00 MXN single trip for adult and 100.00 MXN single trip for child.
Where can I take the ferry to Cozumel?
The busiest port to go from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel by Ferry is the famous overseas port located on the 5th avenue of Playa del Carmen and the departure times are 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm and the last departure time is 9 pm.
Cost of the flight to Cozumel
The approximate cost of the flight to Cozumel is 1,000 MXN. Although this depends a lot on the type of air transportation, i.e.: Jet, Plane or Helicopter. It is worth mentioning that the cost could be more, up to 5 thousand MXN.
As you can see, Cozumel is very close to Playa del Carmen and although it can be reached by ferry, or flight, if you have little time and want to know the island, you can make use of a tour to Cozumel and in which they take you to know the main areas of the region in one day. See you in another post.