Bar Hop a Different kind of Awesome!

Bar Hopping in Cozumel is a different kind of Awesome!

Hola Hoppers!

Bar Hopping in Cozumel doesn´t take you to a bunch or random bars in Cozumel. We could run you to the nearest bars so that you could hop off the bus and drink. However, that would mean missing out on what Cozumel really has to offer.

The east side of Cozumel is known for its natural beauty. With the open Caribbean Sea as the backdrop, it´s ideal for some amazing photos. It really does call out to our inner photographer.

Say CHEESE! Photos on the bar hop!

The Cozumel Bar Hop will take you to some of the best bars in Cozumel. One of the things that make these bars so great are the striking locations. Each of the CozumelCozumel Bars beach bars we visit has great scenery that will blow you away.

There are so many great places for pictures at each one of the stops on the Bar Hop Tour. Whether you want to get a good shot from the cove area at Punta Morena, or from the high vantage points at Coconuts bar, you will definitely get some spectacular shots!

We believe that this is important since creating memorable experiences is one of the reasons to travel. Here are some recent reviews from our guests:

Awesome and fun tour!

This tour was personally recommended by a friend and was the main highlight of our recent cruise (Don’t be confused by competitors with a similar name).

what to do in cozumelThis is a perfect tour for those wanting to get away from the tourist traps on the island and is perfect for a cruise ship excursion or for someone vacationing on the island.

As a local resident, our tour guide Colleen was very insightful and entertaining. She had a story and history of the all the sites we saw and the bars we visited. Each bar visited had its own distinctive flare and the beaches and views were absolutely spectacular!

We were in a late model van with cold A/C and our driver Javier was great!

We look forward to doing this again as a FoHo (former hopper) on our next trip to Cozumel!

This is what we love and we know that you take your memories with you as you travel to new places around the globe.

Keeping in Touch! Where have You been since your Bar Hop in Cozumel?

 As other Fo-Hos have stated, Bar Hopping with us is highlighted not just by our service,Cozumel Bar Hop but also by the people you meet on the tour! Many of you Fo-Hos have become friends with your fellow Fo-Hos. It´s also obvious that many of you stay in touch with them and with us as part of our active community on Facebook and our other Social networks.

We love receiving your pictures that you send us or post wearing your Cozumel Bar Hop T-shirts in unique places around the world. We have received pictures of Fo-Hos wearing their Bar Hop T-shirts everywhere.  From the Texas Crawfish and Music Festival, all the way to the Great Wall of China!

Cozumel ActivitiesThis has sparked a trend for our Fo-Hos. Now because of that, we want to share your stories with the rest. It´s easy, just snap a picture wearing your Cozumel Bar Hop t-shirt in any unique place you travel and send it in with your story. We’ll feature it on our blog and share it with your Fo-Ho community on social media!

So bring out your inner photographer and let us know where you have taken your Bar Hop Tee. This way we can keep our army of Fo-Hos growing!  If you want to send us your Bar Hop T-shirt pictures and travel stories you can send it to us on Facebook or by email. Until next time amigos!

Saludos!

 

From Novice Hopper to Ninja Level Fo-Ho!

Hola Hoppers!
We always say that the best compliment we can get is a return guest. So, we
are pleased to see that so many of you have come back to Cozumel for more
fun Bar Hopping.gracias! Now we know that many of you have multiple hops on
your record, and of course we think you’re awesome and we salute you!
We also want to take some time today to celebrate one of our Fo-Hos as he
hit a definite milestone, to say the least. This past month marked a record
for one Fo-Ho, and so we want to introduce him to those of you who have not
yet had the pleasure of hopping with him!

Ninja Level Hopper?
We are pretty sure that if you could be here hopping more, you would be. We
say this because of how much we know you love hopping! One hopper who is the
envy of hoppers everywhere has set the record for the number of times he’sCozumel Bars
been hopping!  We introduce you to our amigo Bob Eck, a former pilot and self-ordained

We introduce you to our amigo Bob Eck, a former pilot and self-ordained Mayan Ambassador.  Now Bob is not just any Fo-Ho, this past month Bob added to his personal best record and has now done the Cozumel Bar Hop Tour 26 times!
Bob reached a milestone on March 6th by marking his 25th Bar Hop in Cozumel! Since Bob has hopped so many times with us, he has now received the glorious title of NINJA LEVEL HOPPER!
But wait, there’s more! His wife Robinn is following right along with him,
with over 10 hops herself, and now that she’s recently retired, she’ll no
doubt be keeping pace with her hubby!
How do you become a Ninja Level Hopper??
One of the secrets to becoming a Ninja Level Hopper is cruising multiple
Bars in Cozumeltimes a year. Now, Bob told me they cruise about 12 times a year! So with such frequent visits to the island, it´s obviously a record that isn´t going to be broken anytime soon.
I asked Bob why they always choose Cozumel on their cruise and it turns out that a lot of it has to do with the fact that it is just so convenient for them. Since they live in Florida they don´t really need to make any big travel arrangements. It’s easy for them to just hop on the cruise ship and come on down.

 

What keeps you coming back?
I asked Bob what he likes most about the Cozumel Bar Hop Tour and he and
Robinn both agree; our excursion is one of the best places to meet and make
new friends. He said that he just feels like he´s home on the Bar Hop
because of the way he is treated, and because he knows all of the staff so
well.

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Knowing that Bob and Robinn, and so many of you Fo-Hos have made many great friends here is something that we are proud of. Like Bob, many of you have made friends on the Hop with whom you have stayed in touch and reunited with on more than just the Bar Hop in Cozumel.
Reaching Ninja Level Hopper can take some time since Bob started hopping back in 2010. But don’t worry we know you can do it too! Of course, it helps to live a short drive from a cruise ship home port and being retired, lol!

Hoppers are Fo-Ho’s! What about you?

Hola Amigos!

Did you notice I started with Amigos this time, instead of Hoppers? If so
you just might be a Fo-Ho!

Now for those of you who didn’t notice the difference, it might be that you
haven’t joined the fun here in Cozumel just yet. If you haven’t yet, that’s
ok, but we want you to come join the fun and become a Fo-Ho too! If you
aren’t sure what that means, not to worry, we’ll explain so that you can
join the club!

Not just another tour that visits bars

Cozumel Bar Hop is one of the best tours in Cozumel and it’s not just usCozumel Bar Hop
claiming this, it’s all of our amazing fans out there!  Check out what other
Hoppers are saying about us on Trip Advisor.  Our Cozumel Bar Hop takes you to some of the best Beaches and Bars in
Cozumel. However, we are more than just another tour that visits bars in
Cozumel. As one guest stated, “Wasn’t that a party!!!!”
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As the Original Bar Hop tour, we have worked very hard to set ourselves apart from the other tours in Cozumel. One of the ways that we have done that is by establishing long
lasting friendships with our guests.

So What’s a Fo-Ho?

Cozumel Bar HopI’m sure that you probably noticed that we keep mentioning the term Fo-Ho here in this post, but not to worry, it’s nothing offensive! it’s actually quite simple. Fo-ho is a term that we have coined that means FOrmer HOpper!

So, being becoming a Fo-Ho is pretty easy, just come join the fun on the
Cozumel Bar Hop with us and you can be a Fo-Ho too!  Trust me being a Fo-Ho is great! But don’t take my word for it, just listen to what some of other, Fellow Hoppers are saying.

“Great tour, great staff”
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“Our 3rd hop was a great trip. Drinks are great, views are awesome, staff is
friendly, and the company entertaining. You gotta go if you get the chance,
no matter your age.”
As you can see from what others are saying, it’s not just about going to a
bunch bars in Cozumel. What it really means is that you have just become a
part of something awesome!

This really becomes evident when you start repeating your Bar Hop experienceThings to do in Cozumel
with each trip to Cozumel. Just one example of this is our good Friend and NINJA LEVEL FO-HO, Bob Eck who is one of our most experienced Hoppers to date. Bob has hopped with us 26 times and counting!!! Bob’s Wife Robin, is up to 11! Now that she’s retired, that number is bound to increase rapidly!

Bar Hopping in Cozumel is becoming a ritual for many of our awesome guests who come back time and time again!  They also stay active with us on Social Media over the long distances! Staying in touch with not just us, but also so many other fellow Hoppers as well.

Cozumel Bar Hop – The Best Tour in Cozumel

You drink, we drive, and we all become Fo-Ho friends for life! Many of our
fans have stated,

“Best tour ever!”
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“We traveled to Cozumel as part of a cruise and friends recommended the bar
hop. The beaches on the other side of the island are beautiful. We never
would have seen or even known this side of the island existed if it hadn’t
been for this tour. Sergio was wonderful. So friendly and knowledgeable.
Javier took care of us behind the wheel and Tom the owner greeted us at the
meeting place before the tour. They are a class act! Oh, I forgot to mention
the drinks…they were strong and delicious! Will be back in Cozumel in
August and plan to do this trip again! Perfect day!”

Cozumel Bar HopThat is really one of the things that make Cozumel Bar Hop so great! It really is one of the best ways to meet fellow travelers with whom you want to stay in touch. This is why we always say we have the BEST FANS around!
So thank you Fo-Hos for another amazing year this past 2016! If you haven’t become a Fo-Ho yet, just check out our Facebook page and other social media
profiles and you’ll see how great our Fellow Hoppers are! Come be a Fo-Ho too!

Another Successful Hop Against Breast Cancer!

Hola Hoppers!

As we say goodbye to 2016 and welcome in 2017, we look back at all the great
things that happened in the year. Today we’ll highlight the results of our
annual Pink October campaign.

Yes Hoppers, this past October marked our sixth straight year participating
in the fight against Breast Cancer. It was another great Hop against this
disease and we owe many thanks to all of you amazing,  generous Hoppers who
continue to support this cause.

Pink October in Cozumel

Let’s take a little time to look back at what a big impact you made, as you
hopped with us against breast cancer.  After six years hopping against
Breast cancer, we have been able to raise thousands of Pesos that have gone
directly to local Breast Cancer patients here on the island.  As many of you
already know, we always match the amount raised in sales of our Pink October
Merchandise sold, and this year was no exception.

Thinking locally and raising awareness globally!

With our limited edition Pink Cozumel Bar Hop Merchandise hopping off the
shelves and into your wardrobe, we were able to raise a significant amountCozumel Bar Hop - Breast Cancer fundraiser
that is helping local women here on the island. After a successful month, we
met with the local Integral Family Development system, (DIF) and handed over
the funds that were raised and matched by Cozumel Bar Hop.

Thanks to you hoppers, we were able to raise $9000 Pesos, which directly
impacts the lives of 3 women (selected by the DIF) here on the island who
are fighting against this horrible disease. The money donated is being put
to use to help these women with their cancer treatments, Doctor visits,
medications and so forth.

A special thanks to all you Fo-Hos

With your help, we’ve been able to continue to build awareness and directly
impact the lives of cancer victims here in Cozumel. So Hoppers, we want to
thank you again for your help in the Hop against breast cancer, as you have
brought relief and hope to so many!

While we did raise a significant amount this time around, the fight againstCozumel Bar Hop
breast cancer is ongoing and we look forward to Hopping against Breast
Cancer again this coming October.  If you’d like to help us in our Hop
against Breast Cancer, be prepared in October to purchase your Pink Bar Hop
t-shirt here at our Online Store. Just click here (Link to Bar Hop Online
Store).

We hope to top last year’s donation totals, and to do that we need your
help! So, make sure to follow us on Social Media, subscribe to our blog for
news and updates on all things Cozumel Bar Hop!  Re-tweet this post to all
of your friends on Twitter. Share and +1 this on Google+ and like and follow
us on Facebook!

Thanks again for Hopping with us against Breast Cancer!

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!

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!

Hola October! Cozumel Bar Hop!

Adios September, Hola October!

 Hola Hoppers! We had a great September here in Cozumel with all of the awesome Cultural Events and festivities. We know many of you had a great time with us as well and we loved having you! So moving on, we are saying Adios to September once again and Hola to October! All of you Hoppers out there probably already know that October is one of our favorite months here in Cozumel, and we will be glad to tell you all about some of the things that make October so important to us!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As many of you hoppers already know, we love to give back to our community and we like Cozumelto look for good opportunities to do so. October is one of our favorite months because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Due to that, we have been active participants in Breast Cancer Awareness for many years and continue to participate each year. Many people know a little bit about Breast Cancer but this month but we definitely want to help people learn and understand more about the disease which affects so many lives.

Now, while many people do know about the disease it is very important that everyone takes necessary steps in order to detect the disease in its early stages. Just as important as taking steps for early detection it is definitely important to look into what factors can increase or decrease your risk of Breast Cancer. For example, did you know that Breastfeeding can actually decrease your risk of breast cancer?  So take advantage of all the opportunities to learn more about Breast Cancer so that you can take steps to lower the risk to yourself or your loved ones.

Giving Back – Cozumel Bar Hop Fundraiser

As previously mentioned, we love to give back and this is one way we love to do that. Oct. 1st marks our 6th straight year participating in the fight against breast Cancer with our Cozumel Bar Hop Breast Cancer Fundraiser.  We are proud to share this opportunity with all of you Hoppers.  So here is a quick breakdown of what we have done and how this works.

Hop Against Breast Cancer

Cozumel ToursAs we hop against breast cancer and with your help, we have successfully donated thousands to those battling Breast Cancer. 2011 marked our first year participating in the fight against breast cancer and since then we have been able to locally help many Women in their struggle.  For that reason, starting again Oct 1st we will again be offering limited edition Pink Cozumel Bar Hop T-shirts for purchase of which all sales will go directly to the DIF of Cozumel. Of all the sales each year Cozumel Bar Hop matches that amount and it is donated.  So if we raise $7000 we will donate $14,000.

Now this money goes directly to the local DIF which is the system for Integral Family Development. They select 3 women locally who are in need of help in their fight against breast Cancer. Now while this is normally something that is done anonymously, we have actually been allowed to meet and put faces to these women who are struggling against breast cancer. These donations go towards their treatments, medications, Doctor Visits and more. This fact makes this all the more significant for us here at Cozumel Bar Hop. To give you an idea here is what we have successfully donated the last few years:

  • 2015 – $15,000 donated
  • 2014 – $13,000 donated
  • 2013 – $10,000 donated

As you can see we have continued to build awareness and increase what has been raised each year and it is all thanks to you are fellow Hoppers! So we want to thank you again for your help and we invite you to continue to help us raise awareness and lend a hand to those who are battling against this disease.  So if you want to help us in our Hop against Breast Cancer, you can purchase your Pink Bar Hop t-shirt while hopping with us.

We hope to top last year’s donation, and to do that we need your help! So, make sure to follow us on social Media and to help us get the word out. Retweet this post to all of your friends on Twitter. Share and +1 this on Google+ and like and follow us on Facebook. Visit our website.

Thanks again Hoppers, for Hopping with us against Breast Cancer!