What can I say, The ombience of Carnival Week was only second to torquoise waters we experienced. The diving was spectacular not only because the hurricane had been there in October but it had turned over sands that revealed things that had not been seen in many many years. We found and saw things and creatures that have been said to not be there in the past. Shipwrecks that were able to be dove to from other angles that you couldn't in the past. If you snorkeled off the beaches near the store fronts on the mian street in downtown you may have been lucky to find treasures that you could only buy in the stores before October 2005. My wife and I shared a week together on the Island I can't remember when we have smiled at each other so much in the last 17 years. we found our love for each other again along with the paradise that we knew was ready to share itself again. Sure there are some buildings that have not recovered from the storm yet, but I tell you what the people that are rebuilding Cozumel are doing it with smiles and warm hearts and they love to entertain and show you a good time. We traveled and walked all over that island in 7 days and we just had to go back to a few places like Mezcalito's, Coconut's, Rasta's and Jeanie's Waffle House. the folks there are the best. If you want to go to a great place to eat and drink margarita's then Coconut's is the place to do it, tell jorge we said hi and will be back in the fall to play again, they are on the highest point on the Island and the views are spectacular and breathtaking to say the least. We stayed in a compound away from the water and you can do it fairly cheap if you come with a group of people to share the cost email me I will give you the info for the place it is awesome to live in w/a pool, it's all good. we stayed for $440 for the week and had all the amenities you could ask for. cabs were 5 pesos to the other side of the island but be sure to ask before you get in. LOTS OF CABS use 'em they are cheap to get around. Many things to see and do so with the hotels and beach fronts coming open again I would say you can't go wrong by giving Cozumel your time and effort to visit. There seems to be alot of property for sale but that is another story, although I will say it isn't very cheap. Some great places to won and share if you want to go that route maybe a bed and breakfast. The tree's took a pounding but they are getting very green again so I would say in a year or two they will be oh so beautiful.
Let it be known that Cozumel is ready to have us down there to enjoy the sands the sun and the waters, book it and go enjoy.
p.s. Don't drink the water, we never got sick once but take your acidolpholus w/you and take it everyday regardless.