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COOKING in Cozumel - where to stay?

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by NullNullSem, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. ffemtdiver300

    ffemtdiver300 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Wisconsin
    Summer Place is very nice and has an outdoor kitchen to use. If you go there say hi for me to Hede
  2. Ray and Pam

    Ray and Pam Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: northeast oklahoma
    We don't have much dough for food while on dive vacations, we get breakfast included with our room at Hotel Cozumel. We eat lunch in the room with a combo of things we bring and a few items picked up at Cultimara? Supper is a no brainer, we're close enough to walk into town and there are alot of excellent places to eat for reasonable prices with drinks and leftovers, about $20 for 2 people and the food is good and many are outdoors with a breeze and atmosphere. Its probably our favorite thing to do besides the diving and checking out the eastside beaches and beachbars. If necessary we can bring our portable kitchen, a single electric burner and a pot along with utensils.
  3. loudives

    loudives Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Hoffman Estates IL. (Chicago suburb)
    Don't count on the BBQ at Costa Brava. It is an old broken down outside grill. Looks like hasn't been used or cleaned in 10 years.

    Suites Bahia for sure for kitchen, Colonial may have some kitchen also.
  4. Prop Joe

    Prop Joe Photographer

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: NW suburb of Chicago, Illinois USA
    We stayed at Summer Place for three trips in the past.
    The Summer Place Inn - Bed and Breakfast - hotel in Cozumel, Mexico
    Its been a few years but we thought it to be great a great place to stay. The outdoor kitchen is stocked with whatever you would like for breakfast items. Joe and Marta where always very kind hosts. We rented the condo they offer and it was very nice. The location is half a block from the Chedraui (kind of like a super Target/ Wal Mart) grocery store. Summer place is two blocks from the water. El Centro is about 20 minute walk from here. I've always dove with Aldora and would get picked up at the Plaza Los Glorias pier. The pier is now El Cantil condo resort's pier and I'm not sure if they allow access to that pier unless you are staying at El Cantil? Check with your dive op to see the closest pier to get picked up at.

    We now stay at Villa Aldora:
    Bienvenidos - Aldora Divers | Only the best of Cozumel

    There are several rooms that have full kitchens. Off the top of my head they are North suite, Aldora Suite, Barracuda, Cameron and Felice. Location is just north of town and a really nice 20 minute walk along the water front to get to El Centro. Brent can usually run you to the store for supplies as needed. The dive boat will pick you up literally steps from your room. Occasionally there can be a beach BBQ/dinner in which the people with kitchens allow access to DM's and other guests to make for an absolutly wonderful evening, dining under the stars. BBQ with Big John the grill master/Pit Boss is always fun along with everyone helping out. There is always plenty of help from everyone. It is one of the highpoints of staying there for Kim and I. There is always lots of food and good times had by all!
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013
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  5. budaman

    budaman Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Buda, Tx. & San Miguel,Cozumel
    Henny has just completed some updates at Summer Place Inn. We stopped by to talk to her last week(she was our realtor) and it looks nice. We stayed there several times while completing our purchase & it is clean, comfortable & convenient.

  6. mstevens

    mstevens Toadfish. Splendid is implied but not guaranteed.

    Our rental house has a full kitchen rather than a kitchenette.
  7. NullNullSem

    NullNullSem Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Knoxville, TN
    Super posts everyone -- thanks!
  8. Lorenzoid

    Lorenzoid idling in neutral buoyancy ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Atlanta, USA
    Yes, Coral Reef Inn has a good kitchenette area. We used it a bit.
  9. ccannon707

    ccannon707 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sonoma County, CA
    Sorry MMM, Suites Vima does NOT have kitchenettes. They do have a mini fridge in the room and (sometimes) a microwave and hotplate for guests in the common area. There are no dishes or pans, you bring your own. Despite this drawback I love the place. You are right, only Spanish spoken there. The resident family will gladly let you borrow a pan or a big knife to cut a pineapple.


    I always pack my little traveling kitchen with me: fork, spoon, sharp knife, bottle/wine opener and immersion heater in a little flat tupperware container. Plus a cup and bowl and I'm set.

    I want to add Amigos Hostel to the list. Community kitchen + the one private room has a kitchenette.


    Summerplace is very nice.

    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013
  10. MMM

    MMM ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Sask. Canada/Cozumel, MX
    Thanks for the correction. It WAS quite a few years ago that I looked at their rooms....

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