A Welcome Shot on the Cozumel Bar Hop!

Hello Hoppers, Happy Holidays to you all! Now Hoppers and Future Hoppers,
picture yourself coming off your cruise ship, walking down the pier and
congratulating yourself; you made it! You are here in Cozumel, the best
cruise ship destination in the Caribbean! It’s ok, enjoy feeling like a
Rockstar, because this is your reward for all that hard work all year long!
The only thing that is missing now is a welcome shot. Not to worry we’ve got
that covered on the one and only COZUMEL BAR HOP, the best Cozumel cruise
excursion on the island! Today, we’ll delve into the awesome welcome shots
that you get to try at each stop on your Hop!

A Welcome, Welcome to the Hop!
Experienced Hoppers know that we will treat you like a Rockstar on the BarTours in Cozumel
Hop because for us you are a Rockstar.  This is why on our Cozumel Island
Tour if you want to drink, don’t worry, you drink and we’ll drive. Now hop
on, and let’s make our way down to some less crowded and very fun bars on
the east side of the island. At each one of these stops you’ll receive a
delicious welcome shot!

Punta Morena – Ready for a Mayan Sacrifice? You got it! Here you can try a
Cozumel Barsvery unique yet simple shot. The Mayan Sacrifice is made with Xtabentun
(which is a MAYAN Liquor) and pineapple juice. Xtabentun is made from anise
seeds and fermented honey by bees from the xtabentún flowers. Sounds good
right!? It is! A nice smooth shot to ease into our day.

Coconuts – On to our next stop on the hop; Coconuts! Coconuts is situated on
the highest point on the island. Here you will receive a shot that will rockThings to do in Cozumel
your socks! The Classic Tequila Slammer!  Three simple ingredients perfectly
mixed so that you get “happy” as we like to say here on the island. Tequila,
Sprite and Grenadine. We cover the top of the shotglass, then slam it on the
bar and then you “slam” it quickly while it’s bubbling up! Don’t get carried
away now, we still have more!

Playa Bonita – As we head south we continue on to Playa Bonita which goes
perfectly along with the name. Upon arrival you will be welcomed with a
Pirate Rum shot! This one will hit you right in your eye patch! Simple, yet
delicious, made with Rum (duh), Grenadine and orange liquor! This shot gets
you ready for relaxing on the beautiful beach here. Feelin’ Hoppy yet?

Rasta’s – As we hop on over to the last stop, you should definitely beCozumel island tours
feeling Hoppy by now! Rasta’s is the bar that is farthest south on the tour,
and will make you feel like an Iguana! (The shot, that is!) The Iguana is
made with Mezcal (a distilled agave alcohol), Rum, Melon Liqueur, Gin,
Coconut cream and finally Pineapple juice! Ok, so now you can go ahead and
find your happy place!

What a trip! You just got an idea of the great Welcome shots on our Bar Hop.
So by now you’ve realized it was just a dream, but you can make it a
reality! On your next visit, make sure that you stop over and hop with us on
the best Cozumel excursion on the island. If you didn’t have the motivation
before now you do. So come get your welcome shots here in Cozumel where you
drink and we drive!

From Snow to Sun and Fun! Traveling to Cozumel this December

Traveling to Cozumel

Hola Hoppers!  Even if you have not yet had the pleasure of touring with us, we are sure that you are a hopper at heart! So amigos, with that said, we know that as December approaches, you will want to get away for a little while. Everyone has their ideal Winter getaway in mind and for some of you, if not most, that place you envision in your head is somewhere warm, somewhere inviting and comforting.

Hey, sounds like Cozumel! Obviously the island offers plenty of warmth, excellent food, great people, and unique experiences. Aside from those obvious reasons, there are so many great things to do in Cozumel, making it a perfect vacation spot for anyone looking to have fun during these normally frigid months.

Bring in the Fun

Thanks to our terrific weather, you will always have many things to do, regardless of the time of the Tours in Cozumelyear. That said, our Cozumel Bar Hop Tour on the “wilder” side of the island is definitely one of those things that will help you forget about work and the stresses of everyday life, giving you access to beaches, amazing food and drink, gorgeous scenery, and experiences that take advantage of this gorgeous weather. Take a step away from the touristy locations, and see what there is to discover away from all the large crowds on those excursions offered through the cruise ships and hotels!

 Beaches, Bars, shots and more! Cozumel Bar Hop this December

Cozumel Bar HopWhen you hear or see the word, “Caribbean”, you almost automatically form an image in your mind of long white sandy beaches like something out of a Corona commercial. Maybe, even a beer and a hammock! As you Hoppers all know, the east side of the island is the wild side where all of the most beautiful beaches are located. Sometimes visitors get off the cruise ship, look around and wonder where the beaches are. I know I had to explain it to newcomers before! Not to worry though we have got you covered.

 Cozumel Bar Hop takes you to some of the best Beaches and Bars on the island, like our first stop, Punta Morena.

Punta Morena is closer to the north eastern side of the island and has so much to offer. Upon arrival, you will be Cozumel Tourswelcomed with their signature welcome shot, the “MAYAN SACRIFICE!” This awesome drink is made with Xtabentun (Mayan Liquor) and Pineapple Juice. Then enjoy what is most appealing to you, as there is definitely something for everyone here at each stop on your hop!

 Punta Morena has just about everything that you can find at all of those crowded cruise ship beaches on the west side, except the crowds! Apart from the obvious things, you will find a salt-water swimming pool, a dedicated tequila bar, a massage area close to the soothing sounds of the ocean, a fish spa and great menu featuring fresh ceviches! Other highlights include a sandy bottomed natural pool right among the rocks on the beach, which protects from the waves, and a long stretch of beautiful sandy shoreline where you can beachcomb to heart’s content!

See you on the hop!

So, hoppers and future hoppers, visit us and make new friends and really make the most of your Cozumel vacation, because after all, it’s your reward.  See you soon amigos!


Hoppy Halloween and Day of the Dead from Cozumel!

Have a Hoppy Halloween and Day of the Dead!


Hola Hoppers!

We are enjoying October and have loved having those of you that have made it down here this month! If you have been here at this time of year before, you may have noticed things that may remind you of Halloween.  In reality not all of those decorations or things you noticed are related to Halloween, some may be associated to our annual Mexican Holiday, “Day of things to do in cozumelthe Dead”. 

It’s only natural to believe that Day of the Dead is the Mexican version of Halloween; though in reality that is not the case.  So for all of you dear Hoppers out there, this article will focus on the differences between Halloween and Day of the Dead. Let’s hop right to it then!

Halloween in Cozumel

Now, we mentioned that Day of the Dead is very different from Halloween, but that doesn’t mean that you have to totally give up on celebrating Halloween while visiting Cozumel. This is because Cozumel, being the major vacation spot that it is, has also become somewhat multi-cultural.

So yes, there are some activities for Halloween on the island as almost every hotel and night club will have Halloween parties, with costume contests and  wild decorations. If you go downtown you’ll see kids dressed up and trick-or-treating in the Main Square , and also many neighbourhoods will have house to house visits by all the little ghosts and goblins as well!

Halloween vs Day of the Dead

Halloween (also known as All Hallows Eve) is the night before All Saints day, and is a celebration of Life after Death. It is said to have some pagan roots in an ancient Celtic Festival known as Samhain, when the door to the Otherworld was opened for spirits to return to the world of the living for one night. It was Christianized as Halloween.

CozumelSome of the popular Halloween activities include dressing up in costumes of all sorts, Trick-or-treating, divinations, decorating and bobbing for apples among many other things.  Trick-or-treating in costumes is one of the most awaited for activities on Halloween and is when children receive candy as they go door to door saying trick-or-treat!

Now Day of the Dead in comparison is actually very different from Halloween and has been celebrated as far back as 3,000 years. It has been linked to indigenous celebrations which honored dead relatives and ancestors.

The festival originally took place the ninth month of the Aztec calendar and even lasted the entire month. Now the Day of the Dead is a Celebrated from Oct 31 to Nov 2. Day of the Dead is a special time in Mexican Culture in which families build altars to deceased family members and pray for their deceased relatives.

Traditionally, the spirits of deceased children can return to the World of the living on Nov 1, which is All Saints Day or Day of the Innocents. The Adult spirits return on Nov 2 which is All Souls Day. Families will often go to the cementaries and decorate the graves of loved ones, and even bring their loved one’s favorite meals on the days that they are believed to be allowed to visit.  So Día de los Muertos actually focuses on honoring the lives of deceased loved ones.

While Halloween is commonly represented with pumpkins, black cats, ghosts etc., Day of the Dead is represented by Marigolds and Sugar Skulls of Catrina, who is the Lady of the Dead.

So while there are some common similarities between Halloween and Day of the Dead, there are also many differences as you can see! So Hoppers, we hope that this was educational and we look forward to sharing a Hoppy Halloween with you and also a Hoppy Dia de los Muertos for those of you that will be with us this week…

See you soon!