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Areas to avoid?

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by dogbone, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC
    Great location!
  2. ccannon707

    ccannon707 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sonoma County, CA
    The most dangerous areas in Cozumel are the sidewalks. Very uneven and ready to trip you.
  3. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Austin, TX, USA
    The most dangerous part of Cozumel used to be the stairs up to the old location of Carlos n' Charlie's.
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  4. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Lewisville TX
    Walking back from El Morro last month on Juarez near 55 (to go Margarita in hand) I lift my eyes off the sidewalk to check if I was near Mr Tacos. Tripped and went flying (saved the Margarita, I am after all a professional) cuts and abrations on my hand and arm finally healed.
  5. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: One kilometer high on the Texas Central Plains
    I was walking from Suites Colonial to Tres Pelicans one morning when a tile fell on the sidewalk from the edge of the roof. Missed me, but I didn't walk on that side of that block again.
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  6. lionfish-eater

    lionfish-eater ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: On an Island in the Mississippi River
    I walk in the streets, they are safer than the sidewalks.
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  7. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC
    I usually look where I'm going...has proved beneficial for the past few decades.
  8. jonhall

    jonhall Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Indianapolis
    Was doing a little data mining to see what I could find about car rental vs taxi's (back to 2017) and came across this/your post. I've been to Coz a few times myself and know there are still some things/places I want to visit next time I'm there (later this year), thus the reason for my search. Please don't think I'm questioning anything, but I have a serious question open to the poster or anyone else who uses a rental car as often as the poster.

    In all the time that you have visited Coz, how does one use a rental car everyday (wouldn't you eventually run out of things/places to see/do/use it for?)
  9. sharky60

    sharky60 Photographer

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: somewhere between Texas and Mexico
    haven't found one.
  10. Rob9876

    Rob9876 Barracuda

    Depends on where you stay, how long, and what you like to do. We have rented cars every time we have gone, but not always for the whole time. However, as we've gotten to know the island (and its restaurants!) we have moved away from resorts and like staying in condos and having a car to go different places -- especially some of the great restaurants (many away from tourist areas).

    Again, depending on your particulars, besides restaurants we use a car to:
    • Drive to the marina for diving, if we are not staying near the dive shop.
    • Go to Chankanaab, Punta Sur, or San Gervasio.
    • Ride all the way around the island at least once each trip.
    • Go shopping at Mega or Chedraui.
    Sure, you could do much of this in taxis, but it can be nice (and sometimes cheaper) to have your own vehicle and not have to have cash for each ride. Also, it is kind of nice to avoid having to confirm the price of taxis and deal with the approximately 10% of drivers who try to charge double the proper rate. YMMV

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