My wife and I have visited Cozumel three times all inclusive every time. When planning our last Vacation we searched for a new life experience with our six year old daughter. We were looking for value, no time constraint's, in town, plenty of things to do outside the typical tourist area's. This vacation offered more than we expected thanks to the beautiful people of Cozumel and to our new friends at the Amaranto. On this vacation my daughter made many new friends Jorge, The street vendors, and people of Cozumel, Ferdinand the bull, Notch the dog, She snorkel the reef with parrot fish, a huge grouper, lobster, flounder, stingray, sea turtle's and more, In the tidal pool's she held star fish, sea urchin, hermit crab's, and snail's. In the swamp two crocodile swam up to the dock for a closer look, she fed the iguana's fruit on the beach, Rode a bull, and Danced with the locals for three straight nights during carnival. A vacation of this caliber has no money value just life value, however for 9 night's 8 day's our total rental car, Food and shelter cost $1.400 including gas, beverage and snacks etc. Just WoW!! Upon arrival at the amaranto our room was more than adequate for our needs allowing just enough local flavor in to remind us where not in Ohio anymore. Our mornings usually started with a short walk to the lobby where Jorge was entertaining Linnea our six year old for how long is unknown "you see George and linnea formed a tight bond on the first day"she would normally wake us but couldn't wait to tell Jorge about her previous day experiences. Waiting at the table was breakfast catered to our personal needs, Our day's adventures usually began with loading the car with all the essentials snorkel gear, cooler borrowed from Jeorg, towles, boogie board, etc. We never had a plan because Cozumel offered an ECO wonderland at every turn. Most of our vacation was spent on the east coast of the island because of its miles of vacant beaches and tidal pool's and Coconuts the bar"a must see", the ECO park offered a light house with great views, ruin's with iguana's everywhere, Crocodile's and the prettiest beaches on the island. We sometimes visited the west side of the island" full of boat people and tourist" however it offered the best snorkeling. For divers Don't miss the fresh water cave's at Chankanaab where the tarpon are" "at no cost The money bar" offered fresh water shower great hamburger good off shore snorkeling. "at no cost The corona bar" offered fresh water shower's good service and great tidal pool's "just lift the rock to see star fish" with good off shore snorkeling and just sixty yards out a ridge of coral offered great sponge and if you dive down to look under the ridge of coral you will see lobster, eal, and sting ray, "the paradise Beach" offered a great freshwater pool $2 pp and great pool side service "some days were just a little to Jersey Shore's for our taste" ( NY Boat people) Our evenings usually began with a walk around town with Jorge and Notch "the dog" exploring the restaurants and their menu's. The dinning was superb with great Italian, seafood, steak, Mexican, pizza, Taiwanese etc. all at a great value. We chose restaurants off the beaten path and after 4 pm when the cruise ships departed. After dinner we usually frequented a open air bar in the center of Cozumel square where the locale's and travelers were a-buzz and the sound of street performers and the excitement of small town Mexico was electric. When walking home we never felt uncomfortable or threatened returning to the Amaranto Notch was waiting for his belly rub and kiss good night from Linnea. Our daughter has traveled to Disney World, Dublin IR, Copenhagen Dk. Stockholm SW.St Croix Vi. Santo Domingo DR.Cancun Mex, and now Cozumel. When I ask her where do you want to go on the next vacation she replied every time "I want to go see Jorge and Notch." We are planning a revisit in September for the turtle and whale shark season. My advice is if you are not the adventurous type not likely to go off the beaten path, if you enjoy a/c, Big Boats, Buffet's, Bus tour's, this style of vacation is not what you are looking for. you will scrape a knee and get bug bites while exploring the island. If you are adventurous and enjoy the freedom of exploring at your own leisure this little bed and breakfast is just the ticket to a great experience.
see you in september
Linnea, Johanna and David
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