Cozumel is known as a cruise destination today, but that has not always been the case. Back in 1989 on my 1st trip, Cozumel was just a sleepy scuba diving paradise. Only a few hotels had electricity. My fondest memory of Cozumel was taking a drive around the island with friends my brother and I made scuba diving. We ate lunch on the beach at a hotel that had no electricity. The owner was just coming out of the water with fresh lobster when we arrived. The total bill for 4 of us to eat lobster and drink beer for 2 hours was $20. Yes, $5 a person for lobster and beer.
I have been back to Cozumel twice since then, in 2006 and again in 2013. These were just port of call day trips on cruises. It was still a nice stop, I was able to enjoy $1 beer and a fine Cuban cigar while doing a bit of shopping.
I hope you enjoy the photos I have taken of Cozumel over the years.
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