Another stop on our world cruise today and now we’re in Cozumel, Mexico, which is located off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Danielle (CruiseMiss.com) and I had planned a visit to a beach bar on the east part of the island. However, when the captain onboard our ship, Fred. Olsen Cruise Line’s “Black Watch” first started talking about rain, we knew we might have problems.
We quickly adjusted our plans and decided Cozumel would be a port for shopping, lunch, and maybe a few drinks.
Whose In The Port of Cozumel Today?
Our ship wasn’t the only ship in port on this day as Costa Deliziosa was berthed alongside us. The port area was bustling as cruisers were quick to get off their respective ships and get out into Cozumel before the rain came.
Shopping in Cozumel
There are tons of shops in the two-level port building that you have to pass through to get outside on the main street.
TSG Tip: Wait to shop until your day in port is over. No need to carry heavy bags with you everywhere, right?
We walked outside and past the “store” in a parking lot selling “Michael Kors” bags to see what else was in this area. The souvenir shops get less expensive the farther away you walk from the port, which is what we were looking for. The days on the ship have been cooler than I expected so I was in search of a few t-shirts to supplement my low stock of warmer clothes.
Birds of Cozumel
After I spotted a tequila museum, but Danielle forbade me from entering as she knows Travel Shop Girl does like her tequila, we crossed the street so we could be closer to the water.
Here we noticed a man fishing in the shallow water and quite a large pelican nearby waiting for his scraps.
TSG Tip: Did you know that the name Cozumel was derived from the Mayan “Cuzamil” or “Ah Cuzamil Peten”, which means “the island of swallows”
Señor Frog’s It Is
A few stores and a few more purchases later, we were off in search of lunch and maybe a cold beverage. Anyone who has ever been to the Caribbean will probably recognize where we ended up: Señor Frog’s. Only a few steps from Hooters, Señor Frog’s is a popular tourist destination because it has everything most tourists want like free WiFi and great big gigantic drinks. And that’s why we went here while in Cozumel.
Most might scream at me for spending an afternoon in a bar in Cozumel, but it’s not the first time I’ve visited. One of my prior visits included a tour of Chichen Itza and many visits to beach clubs like Nachi Cocum and Mr. Sancho’s. With the ominous rain clouds looming overhead, we weren’t about to risk a long drive to end up soaked. That and we all know my hair just can’t handle the rain.
Inside Señor Frog’s
But enough about my hair and the rain and onto the fun we did have while at Señor Frog’s and in Cozumel. Checo along with the rest of the staff, like Goyo, took such incredible care of us while we were outside on the patio and inside when it started to rain.
This large establishment has tons of seating throughout and even has a currency exchange “van” that you’ll spot on the way to the restroom.
Yes – It’s Margarita Time
My beverage of choice usually contains some form of tequila so it should be no surprise that I opted for a Cadillac Margarita. Danielle had a yard of the Blue Lagoon in a collectible glass with a mighty long straw. What’s better on a hot day than a cold drink?
After posting to social media and taking advantage of the WiFi the only way we know how to, we decided maybe it was time to order lunch. Danielle had been waiting to try her favorite Coconut Shrimp from Señor Frog’s and they were massive in size. Looks like CruiseMiss was a happy girl on this day in port.
Food Time At Señor Frog’s
As for me, yes there were a few options for vegans/vegetarians like the vegetable burrito or vegetable fajitas, but I wasn’t feeling it. I decided to go with some guacamole and french fries. Yes — nutritious and delicious, I know. But I was just looking for something to nibble on while drinking and it worked perfectly for me. The chips were crispy, the guacamole smooth with chunks of tomato, and the french fries were hot and crispy.
Overall, we had a great time hanging out and passing the time away at Señor Frog’s in Cozumel and
would will do it again, I’m sure.
Sailaway Out Of Cozumel
The hours passed by quickly and soon it was time to board our home for this world adventure, Black Watch. We made our way through the port shops and after buying a few things, we were once again back on our ship ready for sailaway and our next port of call: Manta, Ecuador.
Have you visited Cozumel? Can you suggest other destinations in Mexico that you found equally exciting? Leave your comments below. Discover some other great destinations and travel ideas here on the Travel Shop Girl website .
On my new SPONTANEOUS TRAVEL SCALE of 1-5, with 1 being super easy and spontaneous and 5 being you better plan far in advance, Cozumel scores a 1 for spontaneous travel since there’s always something to do in Cozumel. Book ahead or wait until you arrive and you’ll easily find something fun to do.
While I was provided a complimentary meal and drinks from Señor Frog’s, as always all opinions and photographs, unless otherwise noted, are my own.