Fishing in Cozumel – Is it worth it?

Is fishing in Cozumel worth it?  How do you choose a fishing charter?  What should I be prepared for when I get there?  Which fishing charters are the best?

fishing in Cozumel
fishing in Cozumel

 

How to Choose a Charter for fishing in Cozumel?

 

The approach is similar to choosing a fishing charter in the States.  First compare prices and find out what the price includes?  Charters can be for the whole day, half day, combination trips with snorkeling, etc…  Also, many of the charter choices for fishing in Cozumel may include food and drinks, so make sure you compare all of the details before really focusing on the prices.  Perhaps the best way to choose a charter would be to review online reviews.   People aren’t shy about sharing their experiences and opinions online.  Also, the timing of your trip will influence the price as well.  Typically prices are higher during the peak season from March to July.  

 

fishing in Cozumel
fishing in Cozumel

 

What should I be prepared for when I get there?

 

Cozumel fishing can be a great experience.  But, you need to be prepared for your fishing trip to ensure you have the best experience possible.  I would recommend packing a bag or backpack either before you trip, or at least the night before.   Your bag should include sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, seasickness medication, a camera, extra batteries for your camera, film for your camera, and a personal cooler or ice chest filled your favorite beverages including water.  

 

fishing in Cozumel
fishing in Cozumel

 

Which Charters are best for Fishing in Cozumel?

 

The fishing charter companies that are the best typically have really good reviews.  Here are the companies who get the most positive reviews.  They are Chichi Charters, Tiger’s Adventures, Chili Charters, and Cozumel Charters.  

Finally, make sure you book your Cozumel fishing trip at least 2 weeks in advance and pay by credit card.  Also, in case you were wondering you can catch Marlin, Tuna, Mackeral, Shark, Barracuda, Sailfish, etc…

 

Fishing in Cozumel
Fishing in Cozumel

Which Cozumel Restaurant Should I Go To?

How do you choose which Cozumel restaurant to go to?  What kind of food do the Cozumel restaurants have?  Which Cozumel restaurants are the best?

 

Cozumel restaurant
Cozumel restaurant

 

Cozumel Restaurant Food Choices

 

Cozumel has every kind of food option you can imagine.  They have authentic Mexican food, seafood, Italian, American, Asian and even Steakhouses.  Generally seafood and authentic Mexican food are the most common restaurant types in Cozumel.  I have not had very good luck with their steakhouses but maybe there is a good one out there that I missed.  When I say “authentic” Mexican food, it isn’t your standard Taco Bell, On the Border, or Cafe Rio that you are used to in the States.  Be willing to try new things, you might be surprised how good some of the food is.  Also, they do have some American chains like Pizza Hut, Subway, and Hooters.

 

Cozumel restaurant
Cozumel restaurant

 

How do you choose which Cozumel Restaurant to go to?

 

This is really a matter of personal preference.  But, you might want to get a little advice from the locals.  The taxi drivers are usually a good source of information on which Cozumel restaurant to go to.  Everyone has their favorites but generally the online reviews lean towards Crazy King Burrito, Burritos Gorditos, Cuatro Tacos, and Gordito’s.  All of the bigger restaurants typically use purified water for their ice, but you should ask because not all do use purified water.  Do not drink normal tap water in any form.  Perhaps, your best bet would be to just order bottled water.  This is what I do.

 

Cozumel Restaurant Quality 

This is probably the biggest question I get when I talk to my friends.  It is sometimes very hard to tell if the restaurant is using good practices in their food preparation and cooking.  Generally, the places with lots of people are going to be more safe than others.  Ask the locals for recommendations.  Finally, just take a look around the dining and kitchen areas.  If it looks bad then maybe you should make another choice.

 

Cozumel restaurant
Cozumel restaurant