\r\nEste 26 y 27 de mayo tendrá lugar la décimo primera edición de la \"Travesía Sagrada Maya\". Recreación del peregrinaje ceremonial con que los antiguos mayas efectuaban para escuchar al oráculo de Cozumel de la Diosa de la fecundidad, la prosperidad y la protección: Ixchel.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nEl promotor de lo que en sus inicios fue una aventura y hoy es una tradición, es el parque Xcaret. Con el interés de conocer el origen de los vestigios arqueológicos distribuidos en el área del parque y zonas aledañas se encontró la evidencia arqueológica de que cada año, los habitantes del antiguo puerto de Polé, hoy Xcaret, solían ir a escuchar el mensaje sagrado de la diosa Ixchel a Cuzamil es decir, a la isla de Cozumel. De aquí partía una peregrinación integrada con fieles de las diferentes regiones del mundo maya. Desde la costa, la posición de la isla representaba un puente de comunicación con el más allá representado quizá por la vastedad del mar Caribe.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nCon base en estos descubrimientos el parque Xcaret ha venido organizando año con año la representación de la Travesía Sagrada Maya. En ella participan hoy en día personas de diversas partes, como en los tiempos mayas, para recrear la ruta que comprende poco más de 32 kilómetros de ida y vuelta.\r\n\r\nPara la edición de 2016, participaron entre canoeros, elenco, auxiliares, entrenadores, y rescatistas más de 700 personas de manera directa, sin embargo indirectamente participaron otros muchos sin olvidar a los familiares de lo canoeros y el elenco de actores y asistentes que recepcionan a los canoeros en Cozumel. En la primera edición del 2007 participaron 65 canoeros y el año pasado 2016 fueron 400.\r\nAtaviados y decorados con lo que se considera era la usanza tradicional, los canoeros se presentan desde muy temprano, antes de la aurora. Sus fami\r\n\r\nlias y diferentes grupos de danza prehispánica participan en la despedida. Se recrea una ceremonia ritual para dar la bendición a las tripulaciones y sus frágiles embarcaciones. Al salir el sol.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nA pesar de lo antes señalado, las embarcaciones son todo, menos frágiles. Se cree que las canoas mayas daban cabida a unas 20 personas, que se fabricaban de cedro o caoba y que pesaban poco más de una tonelada. Sólo en la primera edición de la versión moderna se utilizaron 3 canoas de madera talladas cada una a partir de un solo árbol. Cada canoa rayaba los 700 kg. y daban cabida a 5 canoeros. De ahí que pueda deducirse que en tiempos de los mayas las canoas eran mucho más pesadas si se considera que daban cabida a unas 20 personas. En las versiones posteriores se han utilizado canoas de fibra de vidrio que replican la forma de las originales haciéndolas más ligeras, aunque aun así rondan la media tonelada.\r\n\r\nSin duda el papel más protagónico de este evento lo llevan los canoeros. Para la mayoría esta actividad pareciera la más divertida, sin embargo la realidad es una muy diversa.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nLos voluntarios comienzan a entrenar desde 6 meses antes hasta dos veces al día. El entrenamiento se enfoca desde luego en el acondicionamiento físico, pero lo más importante es el acondicionamiento mental. En ocasiones se cubren 50 km de canotaje remando hasta ocho horas seguidas con el objeto de asegurar el éxito de la travesía y la seguridad de todos.\r\n\r\nA diferencia de los mayas, los actuales canoeros tienen una fecha definida para la salida y en ocasiones han llegado a salir con condiciones adversas de oleaje y corriente sin comprometer su seguridad, llegando a remar en ocasiones hasta doce horas continuas. Los mayas seguramente hubieran esperado un día o dos por mejores condiciones.\r\n\r\nLa mayoría de los actuales canoeros logran auténticas experiencias de triunfo y satisfacción personal. En una entrevista videograba\r\n\r\nda que le efectuaron al canoero José cárdenas en la edición del 2016, menciona: \"Esto es solo una representación de algo que para los mayas era su vida, cuesta mucho trabajo y se requiere de mucha disciplina\".\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nEn 1519, el náufrago Español Jerónimo de Aguilar, cruza en pocas horas los 20 km que separan a la isla de la costa continental en una canoa con 5 indios remeros. Lo anterior lo testimonia el capitán Bernal Díaz del Castillo en su libro “La verdadera historia de la conquista de Nueva España” al recordar los eventos del fortuito rescate del naufrago quien posteriormente tendria un papel relevante como traductor en la conquista de lo que hoy es México\r\n\r\nHoy en día la media del tiempo de cruce es alrededor de las 6 horas para la ida y de 4 horas para el regreso. El tiempo más largo ha sido de doce horas debido a la corriente y las condiciones del oleaje y el más breve, por las mismas razones pero a favor, ha sido un regreso de Cozumel a Xcaret de solo dos horas; esto impresiona si consideramos que el ferry tarda 45 minutos y el transbordador 1 hora con quince minutos.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nLos equipos están compuestos de un timonel, un subtimonel, un proel y entre los 7 restantes también hay un rescatista. El proel es quien marca el ritmo. El rescatista tiene la responsabilidad de todos. El timonel tiene la responsabilidad de fijar el rumbo aun y cuando no se vea tierra por el oleaje y utiliza otros recursos para no perder el rumbo. En general la tarea es titánica.\r\n\r\nNo te puedes perder de dar la bienvenida a los viajeros ancestrales de nos visitan en peregrinar en el tiempo. La cita es este viernes 26 de mayo en el parque Chankaanab a partir del medio día. Como siempre habrá una ceremonia de bienvenida, El mensaje del oráculo de Ixchel, y diferentes danzas prehispánicas.", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/una-peregrinacion-ancestral-blog3-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/una-peregrinacion-ancestral-blog3-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "width": "0", "height": "0" }, "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "https://www.playamia.com/" }, "author": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/images/grand-beach-water-park-logo.svg", "width": "499", "height": "165" } } }, { "@type": "BlogPosting", "datePublished": "20170513", "dateModified": "20180813", "keywords": "Rodeo de Lanchas Mexicanas 2017, la fiesta grande de la pesca deportiva en Cozumel", "headline": "Rodeo de Lanchas Mexicanas 2017, la fiesta grande de la pesca deportiva en Cozumel", "description": "Ya sea que seas un pescador de corazón o un visitante circunstancial en la isla, no puedes perderte este evento.", "articleBody": "Cozumel festeja este 2017 la cuadragésima sexta edición del torneo de pesca más destacado del Caribe Mexicano.\r\n \r\nYa sea que seas un pescador de corazón o un visitante circunstancial en la isla, no puedes perderte este evento.\r\n\r\nEste fin de semana 13 y 14 de mayo de 2017 se celebra la cuadragésima sexta (... si, la 46) edición de el \"Torneo de Lanchas Mexicanas\", el torneo de pesca más importante de Cozumel. Este reconocido evento es, sin duda alguna, la competencia de pesca deportiva más antigua y más importante de un circuito de 21 eventos anuales que se desarrolla en 9 puertos a lo largo de la costa del Caribe mexicano entre los que se encuentran incluso los destacados puertos de Cancún y Playa del Carmen. El torneo también tiene los mejores premios, este año el ganador se hará de un Mercedes-Benz último modelo.\r\n\r\n \r\nEl gobernador del estado, Lic. Carlos Joaquín, hará el disparo de la tradicional salva que da inicio a la justa que atrae participantes de México, los Estados Unidos y el Caribe. Escuchar los motores de 170 embarcaciones al momento del disparo, como el año pasado, es una experiencia emocionante. Este año se espera que participen 200 embarcaciones.\r\n\r\nLa salida está programada para este sábado 13 de mayo a las 8 horas en el muelle San Miguel, que es el muelle del centro de la ciudad. Diferentes actividades tendrán lugar en la \"banda\" sur del muelle a lo largo del día hasta las seis de la tarde, que es la hora en la que la organización del evento cierra el registro y el pesaje de la pesca del día.\r\n\r\n \r\nJohonce Bawkston de Texas, abordo de la embarcación Gotcha! se convirtió en el ganador del torneo del año pasado con 39,850 puntos y un magnifico marlin azul que pesó 398.5 libras, es decir, poco más de 180 kg. Con lo anterior registró dos nuevos records de todos los tiempos, uno fue el del marlin azul más pesado nunca antes capturado y otro fue el puntaje más alto nunca antes alcanzado. decididamente dejó la marca muy alta para este año ya que el segundo lugar del año pasado lo siguió con 30,400 puntos, casi 10,000 puntos de diferencia y eso que capturaron un marlin azul que pesó tan solo unos cuantos kilos menos que el de Gotcha!. Una anécdota curiosa fue el hecho de que ese segundo lugar, la embarcación Miguelito, llegó con unos minutos de diferencia por delante de Gotcha! y sintieron que tenían el premio en la bolsa, pero no contaron que la Gotcha traía dos ejemplares más, a parte del principal, lo que les dió una aplastante ventaja en puntos. Una segunda anécdota aún más interesante es que la embarcación original del ganador tuvo un problema mecánico durante el primer día de la competencia y consiguieron rentar los servicios de la Gotcha! y su capitán, quienes sin duda completaron la fórmula ganadora.\r\n\r\n \r\nA partir de la edición del 2013, El torneo modificó el registro de los puntos para adaptarlos a un torneo de \"Catch and Release\", es decir de atrapa y libera. Esto se logró con un conjunto de reglas muy detalladas y el uso del video para registrar la pesca liberada oficialmente. Esto se hace principalmente con los especímenes que son muy jóvenes. Debido a que el torneo es básicamente un torneo \"billfish\", es decir marlins y pez vela, las reglas otorgan a esta clase de peces los mejores puntajes; 1000 puntos al pez vela, 2000 al marlin blanco y 3000 al marlin azul. Es posible ganar 1000 puntos extras si se hace un \"grad slam\", esto es capturar un individuo de cada una de las tres especies anteriores. La embarcación \"Sea Queen\", ganadora del segundo lugar en la edición 2015 anotó por primera vez un \"grand slam\". Este tipo de prácticas no solo incrementan las posibilidades ganadoras de los participantes sino que principalmente aseguran que la pesca deportiva sea una actividad sustentable en nuestra isla.\r\n\r\nDesde la implementación de las nuevas reglas, se otorgan puntos menores a otros peces menores, 50 a la sierra, 40 al guajo el atún, el bonito y el barrilete, 30 al dorado y 20 puntos a la barracuda. Cualquier otra especie abona escasos 15 puntos.\r\n\r\nSi bien las nuevas reglas han contribuido a dejar de lado la vieja y conocida técnica del \"en caso de duda hay que exagerar\", aun no se ha podido erradicar aquel dicho pesquero que dice \"Ningún pez es más grande que el que escapó\" je, je, desde luego solo bromeo con las virtudes de la comunidad de la pesca deportiva.\r\n\r\nLos pescadores son buenos fiesteros, pero si eres más fiestero que pescador entonces te veo en el muelle y ¡que gane el mejor!", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/caribe-mexicano-blog2-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/caribe-mexicano-blog2-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "width": "0", "height": "0" }, "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "https://www.playamia.com/" }, "author": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/images/grand-beach-water-park-logo.svg", "width": "499", "height": "165" } } }, { "@type": "BlogPosting", "datePublished": "20170510", "dateModified": "20180814", "keywords": "The year 2017 marks the 46th edition of Cozumel's biggest fishing fiesta!", "headline": "The year 2017 marks the 46th edition of Cozumel's biggest fishing fiesta!", "description": "The upcoming weekend of May 13th and 14th, 2017, will feature the 46th edition of the “Rodeo de Lanchas Mexicanas”; the Cozumel’s major fishing tournament. The renowned event is, without a doubt, the oldest and most important fishing tournament, out of a circuit of 21 annual events developed in 9 ports along the shore of the eastern state of Quintana Roo, México.", "articleBody": "Whether you are a fisherman or a circumstantial visitor to the island, you cannot let this event pass.\r\n The upcoming weekend of May 13th and 14th, 2017, will feature the 46th edition of the \"Rodeo de Lanchas Mexicanas\"; the Cozumel's major fishing tournament. The renowned event is, without a doubt, the oldest and most important fishing tournament, out of a circuit of 21 annual events developed in 9 ports along the shore of the eastern state of Quintana Roo, México. The tournament is also the best payout, this year the overall winner can reel in a Mercedez-Benz car.The states' governor, Carlos Joaquin, will shoot the traditional blank to initiate the competition, which attracts participants from Mexico, the USA, and the Caribbean. It is a thrilling experience to attend to the departure of 170 roaring boats as it was the last year. 200 fishing boats are expected to participate this year. \r\nThe departure is scheduled this coming Saturday, May 13th at 8:00 hrs on the San Miguel pier (downtown's). Different activities will take place on the southern docking side of the pier along the day until 18:00 hrs. when the organization closes the weighing and registration of the day's catch. Johonce Bawkston from Texas, onboard Gotcha! became the overall winner of the tournament with 39,850 points with a magnificent blue marlin prize weighing 398.5 lbs. He set a new \"record of all times\" for the biggest marlin ever caught in the tournament, and for the largest general score. He left the mark definitely high for this year's edition. The second place followed him with 30,400 points, almost a 10,000 points gap. \r\nSince the 2013 edition, the tournament organization modified the old scoring system to a Catch and Release method, utterly detailing how the released catch is officially registered. As it is a billfish tournament, the rules give the best points to such kind of fish, this is, 1000 points for a Sailfish, 2000 points for a white marlin and 3000 points for a blue marlin. An extra 1000 points may be earned for a \"grand slam\" which is to catch an individual of the every three species formerly noted. The Sea Queen, winner of the 2nd place in the 2015 edition scored the first grand slam sportfishing as a sustainable activity.\r\n since the implementation of the new rules. Minor points are given to other game fish: Mackerel 50, wahoo, tuna and other related tuna fish 40, mahi-mahi 30, and barracuda 20. Any other species gets meager 15 points. The catch and release modality contributes to ensuring Even than detailed rules help to avoid the old fishing practice of \"when in doubt, exaggerate\" they still cannot get rid of the well-known \"nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught!\" he, he, just kidding.If you are a lousy fisher but quite a party animal, I'll see you by the pier!For more info check out : http://www.rodeodelanchasmexicanas.com", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/46th-edition-of-cozumels-biggest-fishing-fiesta-blog4-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/46th-edition-of-cozumels-biggest-fishing-fiesta-blog4-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "width": "0", "height": "0" }, "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "https://www.playamia.com/" }, "author": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/images/grand-beach-water-park-logo.svg", "width": "499", "height": "165" } } }, { "@type": "BlogPosting", "datePublished": "20170506", "dateModified": "20180813", "keywords": "Cozumel for Cruise Traveling Toddlers", "headline": "Cozumel for Cruise Traveling Toddlers", "description": "Cruising to Cozumel with the family this year? You’ll find plenty of fun diversions on the island designed for young children. Discover the top things to do in Cozumel with a toddler, including the special play area at our beach and water park.", "articleBody": "Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Cozumel: Cruise Travel with Toddlers\r\n Cruising to Cozumel with the family this year? You’ll find plenty of fun diversions on the island designed for young children. Discover the top things to do in Cozumel with a toddler, including the special play area at our beach and water park.Make family memories to last a lifetime when you travel to Cozumel with a toddler. Our tropical island paradise is the perfect destination for tiny tots. Discover our favorite things to do in Cozumel with toddlers.\r\n \r\n\r\n Buccaneers’ Bay - With spray cannons, animal slides, and a pirate ship playground, our kids lagoon is the best destination on the island for families with small children. There’s also a special pool just for toddlers!\r\n Glass Bottom Boat Tour - Explore Cozumel’s magical underwater world without getting wet. Glass bottom boat tours feature underwater windows with 360-degree views.\r\n Beach Fun - Gently lapping waves and plenty of sand for castles is all a toddler needs to be happy on the beach. Our amazing beach is a beautiful setting for a relaxing day with your family.\r\n Atlantis Submarine - Dive deep into the ocean on this recreational submarine - no scuba mask required! Kids can watch out the windows to discover the fish and coral of Cozumel’s coastal reef.\r\n International Buffet - Is your toddler a picky eater? Lunch is easy with the expansive selection of kid-friendly items on our all-you-can-eat buffet.\r\n\r\n\r\n Will you be visiting Cozumel soon? Our amazing water park features more than 20 free attractions included in the entrance packages. Relax in the sunshine and discover the ultimate family vacation at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park.", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/cruise-travel-with-toddlers-blog2-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/cruise-travel-with-toddlers-blog2-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "width": "0", "height": "0" }, "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "https://www.playamia.com/" }, "author": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/images/grand-beach-water-park-logo.svg", "width": "499", "height": "165" } } }, { "@type": "BlogPosting", "datePublished": "20170506", "dateModified": "20191119", "keywords": "Tequila, a proud spirit", "headline": "Tequila, a proud spirit", "description": "Distilled from the blue agave plant, tequila is a proud spirit – and the most iconic drink of Mexico. Learn all about this traditional libation during your visit to Cozumel on a Flavors and Traditions of Mexico tasting tour.", "articleBody": "Foodie Things to Do in Cozumel: Tequila Tasting Tours\r\n\r\n\r\nDistilled from the blue agave plant, tequila is a proud spirit - and the most iconic drink of Mexico. Learn all about this traditional libation during your visit to Cozumel on a Flavors and Traditions of Mexico tasting tour.\r\n\r\n \r\nWhile tequila was first brewed in the region of modern-day Jalisco, you'll encounter plenty of the distilled spirit on the island of Cozumel. The Aztecs first brewed a fermented beverage from the agave plant, and the Spanish conquistadors adopted the process in the 16th century. Tequila is one of North America's first indigenous distilled spirits.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\nWhether you like your tequila in a cold margarita or straight up with a slice of lime, you can explore this iconic treat on a Flavors and Traditions of Mexico tasting tour.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\nThis delicious tour is one of the most popular add-ons at our water park, and it begins with a stop at Mexico Lindo. You'll learn about the traditional distillation process during a "Tequila 101” course, discovering the secrets of the blue agave plant. Try an assortment of fine tequilas and savor the nuances of flavor - and take a few samples with you for "homework."\r\n\r\n \r\nBut the tequila tasting is only the beginning. The tour also includes a trip to a chocolate workshop followed by a creative cooking class where you'll create a fabulous three-course meal. Pricing is $99 per person - book today and explore the proud spirit and rich culinary heritage of Mexico.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n ", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/tequila-tasting-tours-blog2-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/tequila-tasting-tours-blog2-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "width": "0", "height": "0" }, "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "https://www.playamia.com/" }, "author": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/images/grand-beach-water-park-logo.svg", "width": "499", "height": "165" } } }, { "@type": "BlogPosting", "datePublished": "20170505", "dateModified": "20180813", "keywords": "Fun Things to Do in Cozumel - Fish Spa at Playa Mia", "headline": "Fun Things to Do in Cozumel - Fish Spa at Playa Mia", "description": "You've been to a spa before - but have you been to a FISH spa? Relax at Playa Mia with Ictiotherapy - one of the world's ultimate wellness treatments - and enjoy a foot treatment provided by tiny fish.", "articleBody": "Garra Rufa, the tiniest masseur on earth\r\nYou've been to a spa before - but have you been to a FISH spa? Relax at Playa Mia with Ictiotherapy - one of the world's ultimate wellness treatments - and enjoy a foot treatment provided by tiny fish.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSit back, relax, and let tiny little fish nibble on your toes. Do you dare try Ictiotherapy - aka the fish spa? One of the trendiest health and beauty treatments around, the fish spa utilizes freshwater fish with no teeth called \"Garra Rufa.\"\r\n\r\n \r\nAlso known as Doctor Fish, these tiny little therapists nibble on your toes, feet, heels, and ankles to remove dead skin cells and clean your pores. This improves your blood circulation, making your feet look beautiful and clean. It's a natural spa treatment that doesn't hurt at all - but it might tickle just a bit.\r\n\r\n \r\nAt Playa Mia, you can relax with a fruit smoothie or cold cocktail and enjoy the magic of fish spa - a bucket list experience that you can definitely brag about back home. The fish spa is one of our add-on experiences, which can be attached to any package at our vacation park.\r\n\r\n \r\nWith a giant beach and dozens of attractions, it's easy to see why our water park is one of the top things to do in Cozumel. We're the most visited beach location on the island; over half a million guests each year discover our water slides, underwater attractions, and blissful beach.\r\n\r\nWhat are you waiting for? Make plans to kick back at our beach park and fish spa today.", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/fish-spa-at-playa-mia-blog2-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/fish-spa-at-playa-mia-blog2-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "width": "0", "height": "0" }, "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "https://www.playamia.com/" }, "author": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/images/grand-beach-water-park-logo.svg", "width": "499", "height": "165" } } }, { "@type": "BlogPosting", "datePublished": "20170505", "dateModified": "20170628", "keywords": "Kids Things to Do in Cozumel - Buccaneer’s Bay", "headline": "Kids Things to Do in Cozumel - Buccaneer’s Bay", "description": "Discover high-seas adventure at Buccaneer’s Bay, the colorful family area at Playa Mia. Kids will have a blast pretending to sail on our pirate ship, shooting water cannons, and playing in the sunshine like a modern-day pirate.", "articleBody": "Discover high-seas adventure at Buccaneer's Bay, the colorful family area at Playa Mia. Kids will have a blast pretending to sail on our pirate ship, shooting water cannons, and playing in the sunshine like a modern-day pirate.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nKids are free to be kids - and pirates! - at Buccaneer's Bay. Designed just for children and their families, this unique area ignites the imagination and provides endless hours of fun. With small-sized water slides, waterfall features, and water-blasting cannons, it's a wet, wild way to spend the day having fun.\r\n\r\n \r\nThe centerpiece of Buccaneer's Bay is our miniature pirate ship, complete with crow's nest, cannons, and sails hosted and ready. But you'll never walk the plank on this ship - there's a slide instead, so mini pirates can disembark at will.\r\n\r\n \r\nSurrounding the pirate ship is a collection of colorful play characters: a friendly sea turtle, jumping dolphin, purple octopus, and cheeky parrot. A bright green palm tree rains down a refreshing cascade of water. Kids will find plenty of play spaces to dream, splash, and have the time of their lives.\r\n\r\n \r\nBuccaneer's Bay is just one of the twenty attractions and activities that are included in your admission to Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park. Spend a day with us playing in the sunshine, and discover why we're one of the top things to do in Cozumel for families. Want to know more? Please contact us for more information and to purchase tickets. Make plans for an island adventure today!", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/buccaneers-bay-blog2-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/buccaneers-bay-blog2-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "width": "0", "height": "0" }, "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "https://www.playamia.com/" }, "author": { "@type": "Person", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach & Water Park" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/images/grand-beach-water-park-logo.svg", "width": "499", "height": "165" } } }, { "@type": "BlogPosting", "datePublished": "20170505", "dateModified": "20170628", "keywords": "Exciting Things to Do in Cozumel - jet skiing at Playa Mia", "headline": "Exciting Things to Do in Cozumel - jet skiing at Playa Mia", "description": "Speed across the Caribbean Sea and feel your heart racing when you rent a jet ski at Playa Mia. Soak in the island scenery and jump the waves on an exhilarating cruise where you’re the captain.", "articleBody": "Speed across the Caribbean Sea and feel your heart racing when you rent a jet ski at Playa Mia. Soak in the island scenery and jump the waves on an exhilarating cruise where you're the captain.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\nNo experience is necessary to rent a jet ski at Playa Mia - just a bold spirit and a craving for thrills and adventures. Also known as wave runners, these personal watercraft are a great way to enjoy the island - and it's no surprise that the watersport is one of the most popular things to do in Cozumel.\r\n\r\nEach jet ski fits one or two adults and is easily maneuvered with the handle controls. Speed up, slow down, race towards the horizon - pilot your own watercraft and discover the freedom of the sea. Jump the waves and wipe out just for fun - or keep it calm and relaxing, on a slow ride near the shore.\r\n\r\n \r\nRentals of wave runners are just one of the add-on activities that you'll find at Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park. You can also upgrade your island experience to include a snorkel tour, fish spa, lunch buffet, open bar, and more.\r\n\r\n \r\nAnd of course, you'll have access to twenty amazing attractions that are included in the cost of admission. From our floating challenge track to the swim-up bar, the water slides to the underwater Mayan city, the fun never ends at our blissful beach park. Do you feel the need for speed? Book your Playa Mia adventure and add on a jet ski rental today. Please contact us for more information!", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/jet-skiing-at-playa-mia-blog1-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/jet-skiing-at-playa-mia-blog1-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "width": "0", "height": "0" }, "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "https://www.playamia.com/" }, "author": { "@type": "Person", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach & Water Park" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/images/grand-beach-water-park-logo.svg", "width": "499", "height": "165" } } }, { "@type": "BlogPosting", "datePublished": "20170505", "dateModified": "20170628", "keywords": "Thrilling Things to Do in Cozumel: Parasailing at Playa Mia", "headline": "Thrilling Things to Do in Cozumel: Parasailing at Playa Mia", "description": "Have you ever dreamed of flying? You can at Playa Mia when you add parasailing on to your beach experience. Soar high above the sand and surf while safely harnessed to your parasail wing, and enjoy the epic view of the island and sea.", "articleBody": " A distinctive perspective\r\nHave you ever dreamed of flying? You can at Playa Mia when you add parasailing on to your beach experience. Soar high above the sand and surf while safely harnessed to your parasail wing, and enjoy the epic view of the island and sea.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\nParasailing is always an exciting adventure - but in Cozumel, it’s coupled with spectacular Caribbean island scenery that will truly take your breath away. You’ll never forget the day you went parasailing at Playa Mia, and you’ll earn bragging rights for crossing this one off your bucket list.\r\n\r\nFirst, you’ll strap on a harness that’s triple-checked for security, sitting beside a friend or family member. Next, you’ll be attached to the parasail wing, a parachute-like contraption designed specifically for this experience. The speedboat starts its engine, and then you’re ready to fly: up, up, and away, high above the beach below.\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSurprisingly peaceful, parasailing provides a bird’s eye view of beautiful Cozumel and the surrounding sea. See the world from a new perspective - and don’t forget to take pictures! After your sky cruise above the beach, you’ll return to the ground with a soft landing and easy touchdown.\r\n\r\nParasailing is just one of the fun add-on activities that we offer at Playa Mia, along with 20 additional free attractions that are included in the price of admission. Visit us during your stay on the island, and discover why we’re one of the top things to do in Cozumel. Plan your adventure today!", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/parasailing-at-playa-mia-blog3-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/parasailing-at-playa-mia-blog3-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "width": "0", "height": "0" }, "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "https://www.playamia.com/" }, "author": { "@type": "Person", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach & Water Park" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/images/grand-beach-water-park-logo.svg", "width": "499", "height": "165" } } }, { "@type": "BlogPosting", "datePublished": "20170505", "dateModified": "20191126", "keywords": "Exciting Things to Do in Cozumel: Water Sports Adventures", "headline": "Exciting Things to Do in Cozumel: Water Sports Adventures", "description": "Whether you like to play in the water, on the water, or by the water, Cozumel has you covered. This island is a water sports paradise, and you can try out some of the top activities at our beach and water park.", "articleBody": "Fun water sports adventures and beach activities in Cozumel\r\nWhether you like to play in the water, on the water, or by the water, Cozumel has you covered. This island is a water sports paradise, and you can try out some of the top activities at our beach and water park.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n \r\nPut on your swimsuit and slap on the sunblock - it’s time to hit the water! Surrounded by some of the Caribbean’s most gorgeous ocean waters, Cozumel is one of the world’s top destinations for snorkeling, scuba diving, and water sports. Learn about all the fun activities you can try while you’re here, and plan an amazing beach vacation today.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\t\r\n\t\r\n\tScuba Diving - Cozumel’s renowned coral reef and colorful sea life attracts divers from all over the world. Your visit is the perfect opportunity to finally get certified to dive.\r\n\r\n\t \r\n\t\r\n\t\r\n\t\r\n\tSnorkeling - No certification is necessary for snorkeling, and you’ll find an incredible underwater Mayan city to explore right here at our beach park.\r\n\r\n\t \r\n\t\r\n\t\r\n\t\r\n\tSailings - Take the reins and set sail! Our easy-riding sailboats have enough space for the whole family.\r\n\r\n\t \r\n\t\r\n\t\r\n\t\r\n\tWater Bicycles & Paddle Boats - Even young children can power these pedaled watercrafts, which make it easy to explore the crystal clear Caribbean waters.\r\n\r\n\t \r\n\t\r\n\t\r\n\t\r\n\tKayaking - Glide across the top of the ocean on a two-person kayak. Our user-friendly kayaks are very user-friendly.\r\n\r\n\t \r\n\t\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\nWould you like to know more? Discover 20 free attractions at Playa Mia, plus awesome add-ons like dive trips and catamaran tours. Contact us today to learn more about the biggest beach and water park in Cozumel!", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/water-sports-adventures-snorkeling-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/water-sports-adventures-snorkeling-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "width": "0", "height": "0" }, "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "https://www.playamia.com/" }, "author": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/images/grand-beach-water-park-logo.svg", "width": "499", "height": "165" } } }, { "@type": "BlogPosting", "datePublished": "20170505", "dateModified": "20170628", "keywords": "Fun Things to Do in Cozumel on a Day Trip from Cancun", "headline": "Fun Things to Do in Cozumel on a Day Trip from Cancun", "description": "Enhance your Cancun vacation with a day trip adventure to the island of Cozumel. Frequent ferry service from the mainland makes it easy to explore the many attractions off the coast of Mexico on a day trip.", "articleBody": "A day trip to discover what's all the fun about at this renowned world's cruise ships destination.\r\n -->\r\n\r\n\r\nEnhance your Cancun vacation with a day trip adventure to the island of Cozumel. Frequent ferry service from the mainland makes it easy to explore the many attractions off the coast of Mexico on a day trip.\r\n\r\n \r\nAre you staying in Cancun on vacation? Venture away from the mainland and book a day trip to Cozumel - it's one of the most popular things to do for vacationers in Cancun. You'll find that the two destinations have very different personalities. Both have beautiful beaches, some of the best in the world. But Cozumel trades the glittering shopping malls, high-energy parties, and crowds of Cancun for a more laid-back lifestyle.\r\n\r\n \r\nLess hectic and busy, the island of Cozumel is known around the world as one of the top destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving. You'll still find plenty of restaurants and shops, but on a smaller scale than Cancun - think local dining spots and funky boutiques. Discover all kinds of fun things to do in Cozumel. You can rent a scooter and cruise around the island, sign up for a snorkeling expedition, or spend the day at our award-winning water park.\r\n\r\n \r\nPlaya Mia Beach and Water Park is the most visited beach location on the island and the largest water park as well. Enjoy more than 20 free attractions included in the cost of admission, including with the tallest and longest water slides, a fun floating challenge track, and a special pirate-themed area for kids.\r\n\r\n \r\nGetting to Cozumel from Cancun is easy; ferries leave frequently all day, every day. Book one of our packages and we'll provide roundtrip transportation to and from the ferry terminal here in Cozumel. It's the perfect way to make the most of your day trip to the island. Book your package today!", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/fun-things-to-do-in-cozumel-on-a-day-trip-from-cancun-blog2-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/fun-things-to-do-in-cozumel-on-a-day-trip-from-cancun-blog2-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "width": "0", "height": "0" }, "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "https://www.playamia.com/" }, "author": { "@type": "Person", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach & Water Park" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/images/grand-beach-water-park-logo.svg", "width": "499", "height": "165" } } }, { "@type": "BlogPosting", "datePublished": "20170424", "dateModified": "20170707", "keywords": "ESPAÑOL Arrecife Colombia", "headline": "ESPAÑOL Arrecife Colombia", "description": "Practica esnórquel sobre increíbles formaciones de coral y abundante vida marina en arrecife mejor guardado de Cozumel. El arrecife Colombia es sin duda una de las mejores cosas qué hacer en Cozumel.", "articleBody": "Practica esnórquel sobre increíbles formaciones de coral y abundante vida marina en arrecife mejor guardado de Cozumel. El arrecife Colombia es sin duda una de las mejores cosas qué hacer en Cozumel.\r\n\r\nTortugas marinas, rayas, exóticas formaciones de coral, miles de peces. Sorprendente para expertos, ideal para principiantes. El arrecife Colombia es un destino excepcional para el esnórquel. Regístrese en una de nuestras excursiones y descubra esta insólita atracción natural.\r\n\r\nHaciendo esnórquel en el arrecife Colombia\r\nDescubra en el arrecife Colombia un paraíso subacuático rico en vida marina. Un lugar que los expertos encontrarán único y fascinante y para los principiantes será comenzaran con el pie derecho. Asómbrese de la inmensa variedad de la vida marina que habita este mundo de colores y silencio. Langostas, cangrejos, peces, corales e incluso algunas variedades de tortugas llaman a este incredible lugar \"hogar\".\r\n\r\n¿Por qué hacer esnórquel en Cozumel?\r\nA mediados de los sesentas el célebre oceanógrafo Jacques Cousteau declaró los arrecifes de Cozumel uno de los mejores lugares para bucear en el mundo. Así nació un destino de clase mundial. Múltiples condiciones convergen para hacer de la isla un lugar único. La corriente es ideal para dejarse llevar y admirar una gran porción de este paraíso sin tener que nadar de vuelta hasta el bote. La visibilidad es incomparable.\r\n\r\n¿Cuál es el mejor modo llegar al arrecife para hacer esnórquel?\r\nRegístrese en uno de nuestros tours de esnórquel al arrecife Colombia y nosotros nos hacemos cargo de todo. Nuestros servicios incluyen una embarcación expresamente diseñada para hacer la actividad, el uso del equipo completo de esnorquel. La instrucción y guía de un Dive Master Certificado por PADI y experto en la zona quien le llevará a los sitios mas relevantes.\r\n\r\nEso no es todo, después de la aventura disfrute de una bebida bien fría, y bien merecida de la Barra Libre abordo antes de llegar a Playa Mia Grand Beach Park por un no menos merecido y muy necesario buffet. Después relájese o diviértase en alguna de las múltiples atracciones y servicios que hay para usted en el parque. Usted decide.\r\n\r\nSi necesita conocer más acerca de los tours de esnórquel o de otras cosas para hacer en el parque acuático más grande de Cozumel contáctenos, será un placer asistirle para planear sus próximas vacaciones!", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/espanol-arrecife-colombia.jpg?version=6302022002652", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/espanol-arrecife-colombia.jpg?version=6302022002652", "width": "0", "height": "0" }, "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "https://www.playamia.com/" }, "author": { "@type": "Person", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach & Water Park" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/images/grand-beach-water-park-logo.svg", "width": "499", "height": "165" } } }, { "@type": "BlogPosting", "datePublished": "20170408", "dateModified": "20171115", "keywords": "Arrecife Bajos de Colombia, la joya del esnorquel en Cozumel", "headline": "Arrecife Bajos de Colombia, la joya del esnorquel en Cozumel", "description": "No nací en Cozumel, pero me volví Cozumeleño desde la primera vez brinque al mar. No pude resistirlo. Fue amor a primera vista. Tenía 5 años. Desde entonces he buceado y \"esnorqueleado\" muchos lugares de la isla, sin embargo ninguno me regresa a aquellos días de asombro y diversión de mi niñez como ahora lo hace el arrecife \"Bajos de Colombia\".", "articleBody": "No nací en Cozumel, pero me volví Cozumeleño desde la primera vez brinque al mar. No pude resistirlo. Fue amor a primera vista. Tenía 5 años. Desde entonces he buceado y \"esnorqueleado\" muchos lugares de la isla, sin embargo ninguno me regresa a aquellos días de asombro y diversión de mi niñez como ahora lo hace el arrecife \"Bajos de Colombia\". Me gusta bucear, sin embargo para el mí el buceo tiene más que ver con aventura y emoción. En cambio el esnorquel tiene mucho más que ver con la sensación de libertad y diversión, no hay muchas cosas de que preocuparse, no hay computadoras, no hay tanques ni válvulas ni mangueras, sólo es diversión y libertad.\r\n\r\nUn garbanzo de a libra.\r\n \r\nMuchas condiciones extraordinarias convergen en el arrecife de Colombia para crear un medio ambiente saludable para el desarrollo de la biodiversidad del lugar. Factores tales como la profundidad, la luz del sol, la temperatura del agua, las corrientes marinas, la ubicación de los vecinos arrecifes y e incluso la laguna de Colombia, de la que lleva el nombre, todo, contribuye a hacer de este lugar un sitio singular.\r\n\r\nPara comprender mejor sus especiales características es necesario conocer donde se ubica. El sistema arrecifal de cozumel es la porción más relevante del arrecife mesoamericano, la segunda barrera arrecifal más grande del mundo, después de la gran barrera australiana. La mayor parte del sistema de arrecifes se encuentra a lo largo de la costa occidental de la isla. Sin embargo solamente una franja de poco menos de 5 kilometros ubicada muy al sur es la que, sin lugr a dudas, le ha dado fama internacional a cozumel. Aunque esa franja pudiera considerarse un solo macizo coralino, los guias locales han dado nombre a diferentes secciones con el objeto de ubicar mejor sus diferentes atractivos. De este modo tenemos de norte a sur Los Jardines de Palancar, Las cuevas, la herradura, Palancar y Colombia Profundo. Entre estos dos últimos y la costa se encuentra el arrecife Bajos de Colombia.\r\n\r\n \r\nMientras que los arrecifes circuandates se ubican al borde de un abismo enfrentando el vacio del abismo que separa la isla del continente, Mismos que protejen el flanco occidental de Los Bajos de Colombia de la diaria marea alta y de las eventuales marejadas de tormenta. Hacia el este se encuentra la costa arenosa que divide el océano de la bahía de Colombia, misma que da nombre a este arrecife y al sur lo protege el cabo de punta sur. Protegido por todos los flancos, este lugar es un criadero natural para diversas especies.\r\n\r\n \r\nEs común ver tortugas de carey, adustas barracudas, cojinudas, roncos, pargos y vistosos peces lija. Eventualmente se avistan en el área anguilas morenas verdes, pulpos y meros de regular tamaño, aunque no es extraño que se les vea poco ya que estos sanguinarios depredadores que suelen ocultarse preparando su mortal emboscada. En los meses de invierno es posible avistar ocasionalmente a un visitante distinguido en esta área, me refiero a las majestuosas rayas \"águila moteadas\".\r\n\r\n \r\nAlgunos de ellas llegan a medir hasta unos dos metros de envergadura y otros dos de largo incluyendo la cola. Aunque no son animales agresivos suelen defenderse con su peligrosa cola si se sienten atacadas, lo mejor es mantenerse a una distancia prudente. Aunque suene un poco irónico en este lugar suelen encontrarse jóvenes tiburones nodriza, quizá haciendo \"practicas profesionales\" para cuando maduren y se gradúen. A pesar de su fiero aspecto estos pardo-azulados devoradores de crustáceos y moluscos no son agresivos sino más bien muy relajados (los individuos maduros lucen un color pardo obscuro).\r\n\r\n \r\nDese luego que también los pólipos de las enormes colonias de coral se benefician de las características de este lugar. La corriente marina, la cercanía al drenado de los manglares, el sol y la profundidad correcta permiten el sano desarrollo de algunas especies de coral. Hay que destacar que el arrecife de Colombia posee el más extenso y sano jardín de coral \"lechuga\" de Cozumel, un espectáculo. Desde luego otros tipos de coral también se desarrollan en esta zona. Algunos levantan enormes y coloridas estructuras de 10 metros desde el fondo arenoso desarrollando caprichosas formas y túneles por los que se puede pasar y en los que suelen refugiarse pequeños cardúmenes.\r\n\r\n \r\nAlgunos factores externos también contribuyen a hacer del Arrecife de Colombia un lugar excepcional. Primero se tiene el hecho de que este arrecife está lejos de todo y solo puede accesarse en bote; la distancia y la inaccesibilidad filtran multitudes. Además el sitio está ubicado dentro de la zona protegida del Parque nacional Arrecifes de Cozumel así que la navegación y las actividades acuáticas están reguladas. Las embarcaciones turísticas y el personal abordo requieren de una licencia especial para operar en el área. La navegación de embarcaciones de calado profundo y el uso de anclas está prohibido. Para los visitantes aplica la política de \"no tocar, no pescar y no llevar recuerdos\" ya que algunos visitantes inescrupulosos suelen romper trozos de coral como recuerdo ignorando que los brillantes colores solo se conservaran mientras el coral está vivo.\r\n\r\nEn suma, diversos factores conspiran de una forma u otra para hacer del arrecife de Colombia un lugar destacado para hacer esnorquel en Cozumel, quizás, salvo su mejor opinión, el mejor lugar para hacer esnorquel en Cozumel.\r\n\r\n¿Cómo llegar hasta ahí?\r\nExisten básicamente tres maneras de llegar ahí. La primera no es muy económica y consiste en alquilar una embarcación con tripulación y hacer el viaje de manera privada. La segunda opción aunque seguramente igual de emocionante que las demás pero quizá no la más cómoda ni la más completa es adquirir uno de los viajes que ocasionalmente salen en pequeñas embarcaciones balleneras desde el muelle del centro de la ciudad. La tercera, pero decididamente no la menos importante es viajar con el tour especializado \"Cozumel Snorkel Tour: Coral Reef, El Cielo & Playa Mia Beach\". Este tour opera diariamente una salida a las 11 de la mañana desde el muelle del centro de la ciudad. Sin duda es la mejor opción en cuanto a costo beneficio. La embarcación es un velero catamarán grande con dos cubiertas y diseñada para hacer snorquel a mar abierto y cuenta con una tripulación en forma. El tour hace dos paradas para hacer esnórquel, una en el arrecife de Colombia y la segunda en el Cielo (#elcielocozumel), que es el otro gran tesoro natural de la isla. Hacer snorquel a la deriva con la corriente en estos lugares es una experiencia increible. Después de las actividades de esnorquel el capitán abre la barra abordo y la verdad es que no cae nada mal una cerveza de barril muy fria, también hay margaritas. La embarcación hace una tercera parada para comer y beber en el parque acuático Playa Mía Grand Beach, que es de hecho, el más grande de la isla. Después atracar el buffet y la barra libre (¡el esnorquel da hambre!), se pueden hacer dos cosas durante el tiempo libre antes de regresar al barco, aletargarse en la playa a bajar la comida o bien animarse a hacer uso de alguno de los diferentes atracciones del parque, hay muchos juguetes de playa, albercas y juegos, la mayoría están incluidas con el tour. Para mayor información al respecto visite www.playamia.com.\r\n\r\nEpílogo\r\nEstamos justo por entrar al agua en un extremo del arrecife según me comenta uno de los marineros. Estoy listo con todo el equipo de esnorquel; muero por tirarme al agua. Los marineros remueven dos panelas del piso de la cubierta de proa y descubren un inteligente sistema de escaleras para entrar al agua… aunque brillante el arreglo, el mar me llama y lo que quisiera es lanzarme por la borda al grito de \"fuera bombas\" como cuando era niño. Un marinero me leyó la mente porque abrió la baranda por la que abordamos en el muelle y hace una seña para invitar a los que gusten a brincar por la borda… ¡ajá!, ahora es cuando, ¡fuera bombas!\r\n\r\n", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/snorkeling-at-colombia-reef-blog2-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/snorkeling-at-colombia-reef-blog2-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "width": "0", "height": "0" }, "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "https://www.playamia.com/" }, "author": { "@type": "Person", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach & Water Park" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/images/grand-beach-water-park-logo.svg", "width": "499", "height": "165" } } }, { "@type": "BlogPosting", "datePublished": "20170407", "dateModified": "20170707", "keywords": "Colombia Shallows Reef: The ultimate snorkeling site", "headline": "Colombia Shallows Reef: The ultimate snorkeling site", "description": "I wasn’t born in Cozumel but I became a local since the very first time I jumped into the turquoise water. I was 5. It was love at the first splash. I have dived and snorkeled many spots on the island, however, no one draws me back to those days of awe and fun as the Colombia-shallow reef does.", "articleBody": " \r\nI wasn't born in Cozumel but I became a local since the very first time I jumped into the turquoise water. I was 5. It was love at the first splash. I have dived and snorkeled many spots on the island, however, no one draws me back to those days of awe and fun as the Colombia-shallow reef does. I love SCUBA diving, however it has everything to do with adventure and thrill, at least it is so to me; instead, snorkeling has much more to do with freedom and fun; there are not too many things to worry about, no hassle, no gauges, no dive computers, just fun, and freedom.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nONE OF A KIND\r\nSeveral extraordinary conditions converge at the Colombia Shallows Reef to create a healthy environment for the reef biodiversity. Factors such as depth, sunlight, ocean temperature, marine current, geographical situation and even neighboring reefs and lagoon.\r\n\r\nTo better understand its unique characteristics it is necessary to know where it is. The Cozumel reef system It is the most relevant portion out of the second longest reef barrier in the world, after Australia's Great Barrier. The coral system in Cozumel lays mostly, on the western side of the island, however, only a 3-mile long reef strip, right off the southwesternmost coast, is without questions, what actually transformed the island into a world-class destination. Even though this reef strip may be considered as one massive coral \"playground\" for divers and enthusiasts, locals have named sections of it to better identify their location according to their attractions and diving characteristics. Thus, the three miles comprehend from north to south the Palancar Gardens, Palancar horseshoe, Palancar caves, Palancar Deep, and the Colombia Pinnacles. Between the last two and the coast, is where the Colombia Shallows Reef rest.\r\n\r\nWhile all of the neighboring reefs are placed right at the brim of a drop-off, facing the nothingness (by the way, being there below is an experience that makes you feel humble and grateful), the Colombia shallows is in-between a major reef line and a sandy bay beach on a strip which separates the ocean from the Colombia Lagoon, a shallow mangrove habitat after which the reef was named.\r\n\r\nBecause of its location, in-between a mangrove lagoon on the eastern, major reefs on the west and a sandspit on the south, the place is enclosed in a natural barrier which eases the regular high tide and protects the area from eventual storm surges. This is likely why the place is a natural nursery for many species.\r\n\r\n \r\nVisitors often report hawksbill turtle sights. Barracudas, bar jacks, grunts, filefish, and snappers are common to the area. Eventual sights of green morays, octopus, and black snappers of regular size are reported; that is not strange as this heartless predator are often hidden, orchestrating a new quick and lethal ambush. A distinguish seasonal visitor is its majesty the spotted eagle ray. This impressive animal uses to stay around for the winter. This is a place too for young bluish nurse sharks (they become brown when adults, and positively larger!). In spite of its aggressive looking, this mainly crustacean eater is rather sluggish.\r\n\r\n \r\nCoral polyps take advantage of such benefits too; food supply and mild currents improve their development, of course; however, sunlight plays an essential role in their healthy progress. Some polyps develop better than others at certain depths, due to the amount of sunlight. Colombia shallows reef is a garden for Lettuce coral, I may actually dare to say this is the healthiest and largest lettuce coral site on the island. Of course, some other kinds of coral structures flourish here; massive 30' structures raise up from the bottom of the sea. Intricate forms and swim through tunnels are perfect classrooms for numerous schools of fishes.\r\n\r\n \r\nSome other factors contribute to making this an exceptional snorkeling site. The Colombia Shallows is far from everything and is only accessible by boat, thus, distance and inaccessibility screen multitudes. Furthermore, the site is located inside a National Reserve, so navigation and water sports activities are controlled. A license for boats and crews most be issued to operate in the area. Anchor throwing and deep keel boats are forbidden. For visitors, a no fishing, no touching, and no collecting policy applies. Even divers volume is regulated.\r\n\r\nSo, everything conspires to make Colombia shallows reef a superb snorkeling spot. I would even say, the ultimate snorkeling site in Cozumel.\r\n\r\nHOW TO GET THERE\r\n \r\nThere are basically three ways to get there. To charter a private boat for the trip and all the ha$$le involved. To buy a thrilling panga trip to stimulate your sense of adventure. Finally but certainly not less important, you can get there on the \"Cozumel Snorkel Tour: Coral Reef, El Cielo & Playa Mia Beach\" Tour. I think this is the best value tour as it involves professional guiding, a large snorkeling-customized motor-sailor catamaran vessel. The tour actually does two snorkeling stops, one at Colombia and another one at el Cielo (#elcielocozumel). Drift snorkeling with the current is also quite a satisfying experience. Plenty of water and canned sodas along the trip, and after the snorkeling activities, the skipper calls for opening the bar aboard for free draft beer and margaritas, which are truly welcomed by the time. The boat stops at Playa Mia Beach park on the way back for everybody to refuel with buffet and domestic open bar. After \"devouring\" you can do either, slip into a deep ‘food coma' by the beach or explore around for a while as the park features a lot of beach toys and attraction; most of them come with the tour. For further info or shopping go to www.playamia.com.\r\n\r\nAFTERWORD\r\n \r\nThe boat is right over the reef. I am completely geared up to snorkel and I can't wait to get into the water. Two panels are removed from the bow deck to unclutter a clever staircase system to get into the water… but hey, what's wrong with the old over-the-rail \"Geronimo\" jumping fun?! I bite my tongue quite too soon; a seaman opens the boarding gate and invites some of us to fulfill a childish wish… Geronimooooo!", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/the-ultimate-snorkeling-site-blog2-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/the-ultimate-snorkeling-site-blog2-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "width": "0", "height": "0" }, "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "https://www.playamia.com/" }, "author": { "@type": "Person", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach & Water Park" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/images/grand-beach-water-park-logo.svg", "width": "499", "height": "165" } } }, { "@type": "BlogPosting", "datePublished": "20170406", "dateModified": "20170707", "keywords": "JetSki ride at Playa Mia Cozumel", "headline": "JetSki ride at Playa Mia Cozumel", "description": "JetSki ride at Playa Mia Cozumel", "articleBody": "", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/jetski-ride-at-playa-mia-cozumel.jpg?version=6302022002652", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/jetski-ride-at-playa-mia-cozumel.jpg?version=6302022002652", "width": "0", "height": "0" }, "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "https://www.playamia.com/" }, "author": { "@type": "Person", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach & Water Park" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/images/grand-beach-water-park-logo.svg", "width": "499", "height": "165" } } }, { "@type": "BlogPosting", "datePublished": "20170324", "dateModified": "20170707", "keywords": "Our family day in Playa Mia Cozumel", "headline": "Our family day in Playa Mia Cozumel", "description": "We give Playa Mia 14 thumbs up!!! So much to do and all included in the price!", "articleBody": "We give Playa Mia 14 thumbs up!!! So much to do and all included in the price! Water slides, floating obstacle course, kayaks, sailboats, paddle boats, pools, splash park and to top it off the beach is gorgeous!If you are ever in Cozumel with kids visit Playa Mia!!!\r\n\r\n", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/our-family-day-in-playa-mia-cozumel.jpg?version=6302022002652", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/our-family-day-in-playa-mia-cozumel.jpg?version=6302022002652", "width": "0", "height": "0" }, "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "https://www.playamia.com/" }, "author": { "@type": "Person", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach & Water Park" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/images/grand-beach-water-park-logo.svg", "width": "499", "height": "165" } } }, { "@type": "BlogPosting", "datePublished": "20170317", "dateModified": "20170628", "keywords": "Playa Mia Waterpark Excursion and Beach - Cozumel, Mexico PARQUE DE AGUA", "headline": "Playa Mia Waterpark Excursion and Beach - Cozumel, Mexico PARQUE DE AGUA", "description": "Still thinking about what to do in Cozumel with your family vacation ?", "articleBody": "Still thinking about what to do in Cozumel with your family vacation ?\r\nThink no more , and check out this video from our guest Cristopher Frank and get an idea of what your kids can do at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park \r\n#PlayaMia #Cozumel #FamilyTravel Turismo Cozumel #CozumelTours\r\n\r\n", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/cozumel-mexico-parque-de-agua-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/cozumel-mexico-parque-de-agua-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "width": "0", "height": "0" }, "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "https://www.playamia.com/" }, "author": { "@type": "Person", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach & Water Park" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/images/grand-beach-water-park-logo.svg", "width": "499", "height": "165" } } }, { "@type": "BlogPosting", "datePublished": "20170316", "dateModified": "20170707", "keywords": "STARFISH SANCTUARY and PALANCAR REEF SNORKEL / COZUMEL, MEXICO", "headline": "STARFISH SANCTUARY and PALANCAR REEF SNORKEL / COZUMEL, MEXICO", "description": "STARFISH SANCTUARY and PALANCAR REEF SNORKEL / COZUMEL, MEXICO", "articleBody": "", "image": { "@type": "ImageObject", "contentUrl": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/starfish-sanctuary-and-palancar-reef-snorkel-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/resourcefiles/blogsmallimages/starfish-sanctuary-and-palancar-reef-snorkel-sm.jpg?version=6302022002652", "width": "0", "height": "0" }, "mainEntityOfPage": { "@type": "WebPage", "@id": "https://www.playamia.com/" }, "author": { "@type": "Person", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach & Water Park" }, "publisher": { "@type": "Organization", "name": "Playa Mia Grand Beach Park", "logo": { "@type": "ImageObject", "url": "https://www.playamia.com/images/grand-beach-water-park-logo.svg", "width": "499", "height": "165" } } } ] }]
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20 Included Attractions & Things to Do in Cozumel at Playa Mia Grand Beach
Date
11 Jul 2017
Category
Playa Mia

20 Included Attractions & Things to Do in Cozumel at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park

Whether you want to experience relaxation, excitement, family fun, or water adventures - you'll find it all at Playa Mia. Discover twenty sensational attractions included with your admission, from water slides to sailboats to our floating fun park.
Top 10 Reasons to Visit Cozumel: Things to Do on Vacation
Date
03 Jul 2017
Category
Cozumel

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Cozumel: Things to Do on Vacation

Cozumel is a tropical island paradise nestled in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, a vacation hotspot that attracts beach lovers, divers, and adventurers. Discover the top ten reasons to visit this spectacular destination.
La Gran Travesía Sagrada Maya A Cozumel, La Casa De Ixchel
Date
25 May 2017
Category
Cozumel

La Gran Travesía Sagrada Maya a Cozumel, la casa de Ixchel.

Este 26 y 27 de mayo tendrá lugar la décimo primera edición de la “Travesía Sagrada Maya”. Recreación del peregrinaje ceremonial con que los antiguos mayas efectuaban para escuchar al oráculo de Cozumel de la Diosa de la fecundidad, la prosperidad y la protección: Ixchel.
Rodeo de Lanchas Mexicanas 2017, la fiesta grande de la pesca deportiva en Cozumel
Date
13 May 2017
Category
Cozumel

Rodeo de Lanchas Mexicanas 2017, la fiesta grande de la pesca deportiva en Cozumel

Ya sea que seas un pescador de corazón o un visitante circunstancial en la isla, no puedes perderte este evento.
The year 2017 marks the 46th edition of Cozumel's biggest fishing fiesta!
Date
10 May 2017
Category
Cozumel

The year 2017 marks the 46th edition of Cozumel's biggest fishing fiesta!

The upcoming weekend of May 13th and 14th, 2017, will feature the 46th edition of the “Rodeo de Lanchas Mexicanas”; the Cozumel’s major fishing tournament. The renowned event is, without a doubt, the oldest and most important fishing tournament, out of a circuit of 21 annual events developed in 9 ports along the shore of the eastern state of Quintana Roo, México.
Cozumel For Cruise Traveling Toddlers
Date
06 May 2017
Category
Playa Mia

Cozumel for Cruise Traveling Toddlers

Cruising to Cozumel with the family this year? You’ll find plenty of fun diversions on the island designed for young children. Discover the top things to do in Cozumel with a toddler, including the special play area at our beach and water park.
Tequila, a proud spirit
Date
06 May 2017
Category
Playa Mia

Tequila, a proud spirit

Distilled from the blue agave plant, tequila is a proud spirit – and the most iconic drink of Mexico. Learn all about this traditional libation during your visit to Cozumel on a Flavors and Traditions of Mexico tasting tour.
un Things To Do In Cozumel - Fish Spa At Playa Mia
Date
05 May 2017
Category
Playa Mia

Fun Things to Do in Cozumel - Fish Spa at Playa Mia

You've been to a spa before - but have you been to a FISH spa? Relax at Playa Mia with Ictiotherapy - one of the world's ultimate wellness treatments - and enjoy a foot treatment provided by tiny fish.
Kids Things To Do In Cozumel - Buccaneer's Bay
Date
05 May 2017
Category
Playa Mia

Kids Things to Do in Cozumel - Buccaneer’s Bay

Discover high-seas adventure at Buccaneer’s Bay, the colorful family area at Playa Mia. Kids will have a blast pretending to sail on our pirate ship, shooting water cannons, and playing in the sunshine like a modern-day pirate.
Exciting Things to Do in Cozumel - jet skiing at Playa Mia
Date
05 May 2017
Category
Playa Mia

Exciting Things to Do in Cozumel - jet skiing at Playa Mia

Speed across the Caribbean Sea and feel your heart racing when you rent a jet ski at Playa Mia. Soak in the island scenery and jump the waves on an exhilarating cruise where you’re the captain.
Thrilling Things to Do in Cozumel: Parasailing at Playa Mia
Date
05 May 2017
Category
Playa Mia

Thrilling Things to Do in Cozumel: Parasailing at Playa Mia

Have you ever dreamed of flying? You can at Playa Mia when you add parasailing on to your beach experience. Soar high above the sand and surf while safely harnessed to your parasail wing, and enjoy the epic view of the island and sea.
Exciting Things to Do in Cozumel: Water Sports Adventures
Date
05 May 2017
Category
Playa Mia

Exciting Things to Do in Cozumel: Water Sports Adventures

Whether you like to play in the water, on the water, or by the water, Cozumel has you covered. This island is a water sports paradise, and you can try out some of the top activities at our beach and water park.
Fun Things To Do In Cozumel On A Day Trip From Cancun
Date
05 May 2017
Category
Playa Mia

Fun Things to Do in Cozumel on a Day Trip from Cancun

Enhance your Cancun vacation with a day trip adventure to the island of Cozumel. Frequent ferry service from the mainland makes it easy to explore the many attractions off the coast of Mexico on a day trip.
Date
24 Apr 2017
Category
Cozumel

ESPAÑOL Arrecife Colombia

Practica esnórquel sobre increíbles formaciones de coral y abundante vida marina en arrecife mejor guardado de Cozumel. El arrecife Colombia es sin duda una de las mejores cosas qué hacer en Cozumel.
Arrecife Bajos de Colombia, la joya del esnorquel en Cozumel
Date
08 Apr 2017
Category
Cozumel

Arrecife Bajos de Colombia, la joya del esnorquel en Cozumel

No nací en Cozumel, pero me volví Cozumeleño desde la primera vez brinque al mar. No pude resistirlo. Fue amor a primera vista. Tenía 5 años. Desde entonces he buceado y "esnorqueleado" muchos lugares de la isla, sin embargo ninguno me regresa a aquellos días de asombro y diversión de mi niñez como ahora lo hace el arrecife "Bajos de Colombia".
Colombia Shallows Reef: The ultimate snorkeling site
Date
07 Apr 2017
Category
Cozumel

Colombia Shallows Reef: The ultimate snorkeling site

I wasn’t born in Cozumel but I became a local since the very first time I jumped into the turquoise water. I was 5. It was love at the first splash. I have dived and snorkeled many spots on the island, however, no one draws me back to those days of awe and fun as the Colombia-shallow reef does.
Date
06 Apr 2017
Category
Playa Mia

JetSki ride at Playa Mia Cozumel

JetSki ride at Playa Mia Cozumel
Date
24 Mar 2017
Category
Playa Mia

Our family day in Playa Mia Cozumel

We give Playa Mia 14 thumbs up!!! So much to do and all included in the price!
Playa Mia Waterpark Excursion and Beach - Cozumel, Mexico PARQUE DE AGUA
Date
17 Mar 2017
Category
Playa Mia

Playa Mia Waterpark Excursion and Beach - Cozumel, Mexico PARQUE DE AGUA

Still thinking about what to do in Cozumel with your family vacation ?
Starfish Sanctuary And Palancar Reef Snorkel / Cozumel, Mexico
Date
16 Mar 2017
Category
Cozumel

STARFISH SANCTUARY and PALANCAR REEF SNORKEL / COZUMEL, MEXICO

STARFISH SANCTUARY and PALANCAR REEF SNORKEL / COZUMEL, MEXICO
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