CozTours Off-the-Main-Drag Walking Tour – Shopping Edition

Tour Duration:

Approx. 4 Hrs.

Days / Times:

Daily, Monday to Saturday, flexible times. Afternoons available, as well – perfect for divers!

Language of Tour:

English

Price:

$70.00USD per adult

$25 per child over 8

Minimum of 2 persons needed to reserve this private tour at this rate.

Description:

Cozumel is a shopper’s paradise. You could spend several days working your way through the shops in the downtown area, finding everything from fine jewelry stores to little shops with traditional textiles and embroidered goods, wood and ceramic crafts, and paper-maché animals. With limited time at your disposal, we can get you to the right places and help you find the special gifts you’re searching for.

 

Just because these shops aren’t on the cruise line’s preferred list, doesn’t mean that you won’t get a good value for the dollar. In fact, it’s just the opposite. You’ll have a much more rewarding experience (pricing and atmosphere) if you avoid the waterfront and head back a few blocks where more unique items can be found and people are ready and willing to bargain.

 

So come along with your private, bilingual guide who will help you “wheel and deal” with the locals.

 

Good buys can be found on tequila, hammocks, leather, embroidered and lace clothing, table linens, silver jewelry, ceramics, decorative metalwork, and carved wood. If you’re looking for something specific, just let your shopping escort know.

 

Also, don’t miss a visit the public “Mercado” market, smaller shops around the square, and some very interesting back street shopping. This half-day walking tour also features a stop for refreshments and many other points of interest that you might not normally see on your own.

 

Minimum of 2 persons needed to reserve this private tour at this rate. If you are a party of one (traveler after my own heart! J ), please let us know, and we’ll figure out a fair deal. 

Details:

On this tour, you will:

  • Enjoy a wonderful day of walking and shopping
  • Walk with your friendly guide to the best local shopping
  • Take a break for refreshments – or more than one if you want, that’s up to you!

 

OR Change it up! We are more than happy to work with you to create an itinerary tailored just for you and your fellow explorers! Maybe you’d like to focus on foodie tastes and places, or local art and history – the more we know, the better we’ll be at finding you the “fun that fits.”  We love this the most!  Get in touch, and tell us more!

Notes:

  • Do yourself a favor and wear comfortable sandals or shoes! The sidewalks in Cozumel are often uneven, and this tour is intended for walking, and covering a lot of ground! (Oh, and a hat and shades are key, too. We have awesome weather here, year round, but it is usually really sunny and pretty hot!)
  • Please note that it may be more difficult to bargain with local merchants during the slow season in Cozumel! Please realize that this is something that is beyond the control of your guide!
  • MANY stores and restaurants in Cozumel – especially the more unique and “local” – are ‘cash only’ and/or you can often get far better bargains when using cash, and especially using the local Mexican peso (MXN)

Included:

  • Friendly, local, English-speaking (bilingual) guide who can help you navigate around town, and interact with local merchants
  • An experience off the main-drag, seeing the vibrant heart of Cozumel, downtown (“Centro”) San Miguel
  • Guidance and tips on the best shops, streets and stands all over town

Not Included:

Snacks, beverages, souvenirs, and tips/gratuities are not included in the price of this tour. Please bring cash for these items. (Local tip: if you take the time to exchange your currency for the local currency – the Mexican peso (MXN), your are more likely to find bargains! Please let us know if you need help with this.)

What to Bring:

Comfortable shoes, sun hat, water, cash, and curiosity!

Meeting Point:

Depending on your hotel location, or your port of entry if arriving on a cruise ship or the ferry from the mainland, we will select and confirm a convenient meeting point that is convenient to downtown San Miguel, and easy for you to find.  At the time of booking, please let us know where you’ll be coming from, and we’ll find us a good spot.

Prices & Policies:

  • $70.00 USD per adult / $25.00 USD per child over 8
  • Deposit must be paid via our PayPal to secure any booking
  • Cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance will be refunded; deposits for “no-shows” or cancellations within 24 hours of the start time will not be refunded

 

Reservations and Deposits:

  • Reservations should be made at least 24-48 hours in advance
  • Deposit must be paid via our PayPal to secure any booking
  • Cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance will be refunded; deposits for “no-shows” or cancellations within 24 hours of the start time will not be refunded

 

Cancellations and Refunds:

Please don’t worry if your cruise ship changes schedules and you come into Cozumel on a different date! We will simply change the date and plan your tour for the new day. We are able to accommodate such changes in almost every case, and reschedule you and your group for a new time.

 

If your cruise ship does not come into port as planned due to mechanical or weather related issues, we will refund any fees paid!  However, if your cruise ship does arrive on the designated date, but your group does not arrive at the designated meeting location within a 1-2 hour time period, we will assume you are a “no show.”  In that case, no deposit fees or other fees paid will be refunded.  To prevent this, simply contact Cozumel Tours via email or phone call prior to the start day & time to modify your tour plans, or to cancel your booking more than 24 hours before the planned tour.

 

ALL cancellations need to be received at least 24 hours before your tour day and time, and will be refunded.  (We would appreciate greater notice.)

 

For cancellations received within the 24 hours before your day and time, or any “No-Shows”: Deposits and other paid fees will not be refunded.

Accessibility Info & Important Notes:

There are no age, fitness or mobility restrictions for this tour, but please remember that this is a WALKING tour, in the warm, Caribbean climate.  Breaks and water or other drinks can be found, of course, but this is some exercise!

 

Activities should be planned according to the interests and abilities of your group members.

 

Please let us know ahead of time if anyone has food allergies, specific mobility challenges, or other special requirements, so we can do our best to accommodate your needs.

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