This tiny island just off Cozumel's northern coast is part of the state-sponsored wildlife refuge located in the Abrigo ... More
Isla de Pasion
This tiny island just off Cozumel's northern coast is part of the state-sponsored wildlife refuge located in the Abrigo Bay. Almost no one visits this island and consequently the beaches are filled with birds and wildlife. Fishing is permitted but since there are no scheduled tours those interested in visiting must hire a boat. For the hearty hiker in search for an adventure there are trails leading from the North Punta Molas Road to the island. Contact the tourism board for more information.
The ride on the bus was made nice by the excellent tour guide. He was funny and interesting. The island is gorgeous. Everything from the bluest, blue water, whitest, powder sand, incredible food, drinks, drinks, drinks and the nicest staff make this my favorite place. I was there in April 2006 and will be there again in Feb. 2007. I sahred it with my family first and now 11 of my girlfriends and I will be there. Can't wait. Do yourself a favor and go. You will not regret it.
Tour guides take you from the pier through the a/c bus (30 quick minutes) and the barge ride (15 minutes) to the secluded island. On the approach (bay side of the island) it isn't very appealing however the seaside of the island is quite nice. Recent hurricanes (2005 or 2006) decimated the palms trees so all the palms are newly planted and hover at about 4' tall. There are other trees that withstood the winds and provide some shade. The food was green salad, white rice and either chicken (baked with a good sauce) or fish (also baked with decent texture but little taste) and sliced fruits. The open bar consisted of Margaritas and Coronas (all you wanted) while a cash bar provided the balance of your alcoholic needs. Hammocks, volleyball area, a childrens play ground area and plenty of tables/chairs/umbrellas provide good accomodations. If possible book an afternoon excursion which will allow the clean-up crew time to prepare the beach; especially important after a windy previous day or high seas as the seaweed is very dense.
One GREAT note! After we boarded the bus bound for the island our guide pointed out the rainy conditions and offered a full refund for anyone who didn't want to take a chance on the weather for the rest of the morning. Only one of our bus of 30 got off and only because they had been to Passion Island during a previous cruise. Note: the weather was fabulous after we got onto the island (our collective sunburns will attest to the sunshine).
Finally, our cruiselines (R/C) had the excursion for $208 for two adults & two children and listed it as a 6 hour excursion. In reality you are on the island for 3 hours to 3 1/2 hours. The rest of the time is travel.
Overall value is superior in my opinion.
we love cozumel and pasion island, the buffet was wonderful olso my tour guide hugo was nice with my family the I teach us that the life in mexico is very beautiful, the food is very rich as the huacamole and the beer
We loved everything about Isla de Pasion! It was our honeymoon and the staff catered to our every whim! The entire trip was great! The people were wonderful - Jorge, the tour guide, was great. The staff on the island met your every need from the moment you arrive until you regrettfully leave. The huts were beautiful and romantic-some have hammocks. The food was terrific, and the open bar, complete with tequila and Corona's was fabulous! The water is beautiful, and feels so great! I would love to have a private hut on the island and just stay there as it was everything one could want!
When we would start to go to the bar to get a drink, the staff would see us and say, "Stay, we'll get it! You're on vacation!" They were great!
We knew from the start after meeting our guide Jorge this would be a great time. He was fun and keep calling us Hey Sooners. Took a short bus ride and boat ride to the best beach in the world. Don�t go thinking it will be a snorkel area, it has huge white sand bar, perfect for swimming. They had a very good lunch buffet, plenty of Ice cold corona. They played games, toss the water balloon, and throw darts (the women won).
You could do what you wanted, go down the beach away from the others, stay close play games etc. the guides were always helpful and courteous. They did have a few tents to sell tee shirts and such just like in town. This was a very relaxing beach; I would recommend it to anybody. Best guides we have ever had on any excursion.
i did not like this place at all the buffet was nasty and the seats that me and my
mom had to sit in were uncomfortable
to lay on. jorge the tour guide was very good though. the water was blue but it did have alot of seaweed in it though. But what i think is what made the island ugly is the hurricane in cozumel all the trees were facing to only one side.
Another thing that was bad was on the island people were selling stuff and pretty much they were talking u into buying it and it was annoying. Also when i went into the bathrooms the people wanted a tip every where they went. I would never go there again and i have seen alot better beaches then that.
Just returned from a cruise with a stop at Cozumel and excursion to Passion Island. The only thing we didn't like was having to leave. Wonderful place for a family visit. No worries, great food and drink, lovely beach and the people were delightful.
We plan to spend a week on Cozumel in 2007 and Passion Island will be one of our stops. We'd spend the better part of the week there, if we could.
Franko from Florida
Ever seen a Corona commercial? Yup-Passion Island! Can't wait to make trip number 3 in Oct. 2006. Three trips. What does that tell you. White sand, blue water, great food and cold drinks. Only problem - I wasn't able to find the HR department to put in an application. Money well spent-even three times!
I just came back from a cruise and had the excellent fortune of booking a kayak excursion on Passion Island. It is amazing!! First off, the tour guides are very friendly and personable. They pick you up at the pier and take you to a very nice air-conditioned bus. The bus takes you to the northern part of Cozumel (you pass through downtown). From there, the bus drops you off and you head onto a boat which takes you directly to Passion Island. The island is magnificent--really secluded and not too many people took excursions here. There is a photographer available to take pictures. Everything is clean, food is awesome, water is clear, and sand is white. Hammocks were very comfortable and margaritas are yummy. Our kayak tour was fun--my first time. We kayaked out to the mangroves from the island and through a narrow river. All of the tour guides and islanders were very friendly and easy to talk to and get along with, particularly Edwin and Alejandro. I absolutely recommend this island--it is like a dream and you will enjoy it. There is some shopping and a masseuse on hand for a small charge.
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