Summer has sprung! Finally, the best season of the year is here! Warm weather, long days, happy faces, everything about Summer is fantastic! We all love the season, especially in Cozumel, the gorgeous island of the Mexican Caribbean famous for its beauty and the array of activities available. There are a few ways to get to Cozumel, depending on your location; While you may find direct flights to the Cozumel airport from your city, still, for most travelers, the easiest, more convenient one is getting to Cancun, then getting to the nearby town of Playa del Carmen to board a ferry to the island, so they arrive at Cozumel 3 hours upon landing in Cancun. Don’t want to wait that long? You can always book a flight from Cancun to Cozumel to the island and get there in 20 minutes. But this post is not about convincing you about the obvious; it’s more about telling you about all the authentic advantages of flying to Cozumel besides saving time. So here’s a quick pick of 5 reasons to get to Cozumel by plane for your consideration.
- The island itself
Of course, we had to start talking about the beauty of Cozumel first! People are willing to spend hours traveling to get here, so there must be a good reason, don’t you agree?
The stunning beaches surrounding the island, the beauty of its coral reefs, the perfect weather, the many shopping opportunities, and Cozumel’s unique colors have kept it as one of the top Caribbean destinations for years. Once you step foot on the island, you’ll understand why.
- The COVID-19 Pandemic
Hey, it’s still here! And we are all still learning to live this thing called “new normality” that allows us to continue with our lives in the safest way possible. Remember the basic prevention rule: “Keep social distancing as much as you can.” If you’re planning on visiting Cozumel for a well-deserved break from a year’s lockdown, you don’t want to risk exposing your family to the crowds boarding Cozumel’s ferry. Your best alternative is flying from Cancun or the Playa del Carmen airport to Cozumel. It’s safe, private, and fast, and you won’t have to worry about health and safety protocols; at Fly Cozumel, we’ve raised our already high standards for cleanliness. You can read about our protocols and certifications here.
- Time is precious; vacation time is invaluable!
If you add up all the time you lose in transportation while vacationing in an exotic destination, you’re not gonna like it! While some steps of the journey are unavoidable (like airport time, customs, etc.) Some are not! Forget about boring ground transportation, long lines, or boring, slow ferry rides. You can get to the Island of Cozumel in less than 25 minutes after leaving customs at the Cancun Airport or as quick as a 10 minutes flight from Playa del Carmen. Use that saved time to enjoy a couple more margaritas on the beach or to contemplate the incredible Cozumel’s sunset or whatever! It’s your time; spend it as it pleases you.
- It’s not just about the destination; The ride is UNBELIEVABLE!
The experience of flying over the Caribbean is indescribable; you need to live it! You’ll never forget the many shades of blue and turquoise of the Caribbean sea, the sunset clouds, and the beauty of the Mayan jungle all at once! More than just a transfer, this is a complete experience that you’ll remember forever. Enjoy unique views and magical landscapes from your window, flying comfortably on a brand new Cessna equipped with A/C. Getting to Cozumel on a private flight is a tour itself.
- Let’s face it: Ferries are boring
Honestly, we don’t have anything against boats; we love riding them to get to the fantastic diving spots on the island or to adventure into spearfishing. But we’re sure nobody likes sailing over 40 minutes on a slow vessel, rocked by the waves while seeing nothing but advertising on a screen or water through the windows and surrounded by hundreds of people; We certainly don’t. You can always go outside to feel the breeze and spend 40 minutes seeing the island get bigger as you arrive (not as fun as it sounds), but you may get dizzy, and the experience can turn from boring into uncomfortable. For years this was the only way to get to the island. And with the pandemic, the government reduced the ferry schedules, so you may have to wait even more time just to board. The good news is that you don’t have to go through all of that; we got you! Ferries look pretty nice, but from above. No ferries? No worries!
Need more reasons? Okay, see what others say about the Flying to Cozumel experience or look at our guests’ happy faces on our Instagram account; no words needed! So plan your vacations in Cozumel, choose a nice hotel, book your flights and contact us to get you there safe and fast.