Ever thought that you’ll be living in a world where a big world crisis would change your entire plans, and your lifestyle? What to do when there are no ferries between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel?
The current COVID pandemic has made us change almost everything! From the way we communicate, work, how we dress, travel, etc. For the last months, everything as we knew it, has forever changed, causing us to learned quite a few new things in order to adapt to these new times.
As weird as it sounds, some of us have learned to handle the situation positively and have been trying to make the most of it because we believe that life goes on and that challenges always bring opportunities to become better. We do hope that you’re on the same page as us and succeeding in learning how to adapt, move on, and confirm that life is too short to spend it regretting things that we cannot control, like the pandemic. If so, kudos!
One more lesson learned from the current situation is that time is a non-renewable source, and no matter what comes, we would never be able to control it; there’s no going back, and it is impossible to foretell what’s going to happen tomorrow.
You may think that we’re getting a bit too philosophic, but trust us, there’s a reason for these words!
Unfortunately, several transportation businesses were affected during the first months of the pandemic. Those who managed to survive like us had to learn how to adjust their services and protocols to provide customers with new secure, and healthy processes. We’re proud to say that even though the pandemic continues, we’re now accustomed to this “new normality” and making the most out of it.
As an air transportation company, we’ve learned how to deal with the uncertainty of time and the weather because we depend on them! Being a company settled in Cozumel, a gorgeous island in the Mexican Caribbean, we are used to adapting our operations due to uncontrollable weather conditions. Things have been really wild on this matter lately; 2 hurricanes and a big storm have hit our island in just a month. Though there’s nothing to be sorry about, these natural phenomena always affect both business operations and tourists’ plans.
Thousands of both locals and tourists travel from the mainland to Cozumel daily. In case you don’t know, there are only two ways to get to Cozumel from Cancun: by taking a 45 minutes taxi ride to Playa del Carmen just to catch the ferry, and then spend 40 minutes on board – plus 15 to 20 minutes to embark – or a quick 10 minute super fun flight with us. You may think: “of course, these guys are gonna brag about their business and how they’re the best transportation option to get to Cozumel and back…” well, it’s because we are! There’s nothing “bad” about our ferry friends (Winjet and Ultramar); but first, the pandemic forced the ferry operators to change their schedules and reduce their transport capacity, messing with travelers and workers plans. If that wasn’t enough, the recent hurricanes and storms have left a path of bad weather and terrible sailing conditions, forcing the ferry services to delay or cancel their schedules. Many people have been stuck on the island or the mainland even weeks later because of that, with tourists missing their flights or their booked tours, and locals from Cozumel and Playa’s missing work. And that’s where we, Fly Cozumel, learned once again to turn adversity into opportunity, becoming one of the few options to get to and from the island to Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum.
Turning crisis into opportunities we focus on offering fast, safe transportation services to anyone with the urge to get from Cancun, Playa, and Tulum to Cozumel and back in just a few minutes in a convenient way.
A few days ago we broke our own record and operated close to 100 flights in just a few days! It was such a fulfilling experience to help families get home, workers arriving on time to their offices, and many travelers catching their flights.
But please don’t think that this experience is just a lifesaver for emergencies; If you’re visiting Cozumel soon, consider that even when the ferry service is working, the whole experience may take you up to 70 minutes per trip, plus the ride is usually boring. When flying with us, you can get 10 minutes before take-off, and a few minutes later, you’ll be landing on the island after enjoying a pleasant, safe flight with the best views of the Caribbean. Oh, we have some exclusive experiences, like visiting Chichen Itza by plane, too. Ask any of our clients! We’ve managed to bring joy and memories to +2500 travelers this year, even after all these difficult times. So it isn’t hard to see why we know we’re the best option.
So what to do when there are no ferries between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel?
“Come fly with me, let’s fly, let’s fly away!” – Frank Sinatra.
If you’re planning on visiting Cozumel from Playa del Carmen or Cancun or need to get from the island to any other destination in the Riviera Maya and there are no ferries…., no worries! We got you covered!