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Old 11-23-2010, 12:21 AM   #1
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Cozumel Ruins and Beach Tour or Nachi Cocum??

Hey gang---

Not much info on the Excursion Reviews under the FAQ sticky- so do tell.....

Has anyone been on the Cozumel Ruins and Beach Tour through DCL? How long is the ride out there? Is the beach decent? How long did you get to be there? And most importantly----are the ruins actually only REPLICAS, as a previous poster had possibly thought???

I have confirmed availability at Nachi Cocum but haven't booked yet, and now DH wants to take the two DS to see some "ruins." Is there a way to do both Nachi and some ruins instead, or is the DCL excursion worth it? HELP!?!
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Hey gang---

Not much info on the Excursion Reviews under the FAQ sticky- so do tell.....

Has anyone been on the Cozumel Ruins and Beach Tour through DCL? How long is the ride out there? Is the beach decent? How long did you get to be there? And most importantly----are the ruins actually only REPLICAS, as a previous poster had possibly thought???

I have confirmed availability at Nachi Cocum but haven't booked yet, and now DH wants to take the two DS to see some "ruins." Is there a way to do both Nachi and some ruins instead, or is the DCL excursion worth it? HELP!?!
We wanted to go to the ruins as well (it was the whole reason I picked WC itinirary) but after hearing that ir was at least a 2 hr ride each way to Tulum and that some of the other ruins may not be as spectacular, we decided on Nachi Cocom.
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I personally loved Nachi Cocom! As it's an all inclusive beach break, and any extra excursions like Parasailing jet ski's and banana boat rides are all less costly than through DCL at Castaway Cay, it was tops in my book. The price you pay (I think it was $140 something total for my family of 4) and that included all you wanted drinks (alcohol too), and a 4 course lunch, as well as your own space under a palapa on the beach for the day, a pool, a hot tub, great service, just an awesome day!
It was about a 20 drive from when you got into the taxi to when you got out at Nachi.
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Anyone know anything about the ruins on the Ruins and Beach Tour being FAKE? Is there any way to drive and see other ruins on the way to Nachi Cocum??

How did you get to Nachi Cocum, anyhow??
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Anyone know anything about the ruins on the Ruins and Beach Tour being FAKE?
Seriously? Where did you hear that?
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:18 PM   #6
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Someone else on the Cozumel Excursion Review (under the DCL FAQ sticky) said that the ruins on the Ruins and Beach Tour were possibly just replicas....just trying to see if anyone else can verify.

I'm not giving up a day in the bliss of Nachi Cocum for fake ruins!
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We just got back and did the ruins. I am pretty sure that they seemed pretty real to me. It was beautiful and the beach was amazing. The ride wasn't bad at all...1/2 hour on the boat and 50 minutes on the bus. It really wasn't too bad, even with a 6 year old.
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I've booked Nachi Cocom for our excursion in Feb 2011

I am just awaiting formal confirmation on my accepted deposit for our party of 8 for the Feb 5th Western for the Nachi Cocom Beach Break. It sounds like a good deal. Here is most of the text from the reply from Island Marketing (less the secure website link since you have to get confirmation there is still space before going to their secure site to actually put your deposits down. I booked this today.

What is impressive is we got this, despite being so soon to our cruise. When I checked the port load of passengers, there are supposed to be about 18,000 passengers in Cozumel Port on Feb 9th, the Western Cozumel port day. With only 100 spots avail. according to Island Marketing per day, Booking early is important. The Port load (number of cruise ships in port on any given day for Cozumel can be brutal.

The unit pricing (price per person depending on age) I was quoted (subject to change for another date or time)
Number_of_Adults_49us: 4
Number_of_Under_12yrs_to_17yrs_29usd: 3
Number_of_Under_11yrs_tp_4yrs_12usd: 1
Number_of_Children_3yrs_and_Under_FREE:

Remember taxi to and from the Beach site is extra ($15-$20 US for 4 people I guess)

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The text follows below on the availability email response I got from them (I then did the secure SSL (Https) site for the deposit with my VISA card after this email:

Hope this sheds some light.

<<<PLEASE NOTE: This is not a confirmation, it is an availability reply.

Greetings from Cozumel Cruise Excursions,

Thank you for your interest in our Cozumel Beach Break Excursion at Nachi Cocom. We currently show availability for the date you have requested. This is the perfect way to spend your day in Cozumel, enjoying all the wonderful amenities of this tropical paradise.

To confirm your reservation please follow the link below to our SSL secure/encrypted reservation page.
<omitted secure site link>
So many cruise passengers just want to get away from the throngs of people, and relax on a sandy white beach with crystal clear water. In short, just looking to spend some time in their own little slice of paradise. Our beach club will give you that and more.

Your Beach Break is located along a stretch of Cozumel's most beautiful beach and is open daily from 9am-5pm. The club has the nicest beach in Cozumel by far! The facilities include a spectacular beach, beautiful swimming pool with swim up bar, a spacious Jacuzzi, a beautiful palapa restaurant, comfortable beach chairs, palapas and palm trees for shade on the beach, bathrooms and outdoor showers.

Upon your arrival you will be given a warm welcome, information regarding the facilities, and preferential seating on the beach! All Island Marketing clients are guaranteed beach lounge chairs! Take a nice long walk, bask in the sun, swim, snorkel, or just kick back and relax.

Your All Inclusive Beach Break Package includes an open bar with unlimited domestic drinks that include: Pina Coladas, Rum Punch, Margaritas, Sex on the Beach, Daiquiris, Beer, Soda's, Juices, Bottled Water, and other tasty concoctions. International brands such as Jack Daniels and many others are also available with this exclusive package. Soft drinks in glass (Jet Spray) Coke, Fanta, Sprite and Purified Bottled Water are also available.

Your lunch is a tasty 3 course meal served A La Carte and at your leisure during your day at the beach. (See sample menu below)

Nachi Cocom offers many additional options that you can add to enhance your enjoyment of your day in our island paradise. They include:

MASSAGE SERVICES: Enjoy a 30-minute of 1 hr massage directly on our tented beach facility. Enjoy the tropical breezes as our therapists provide relaxing or deep tissues massages. 30 minute massages are $40usd, and 1 hr Massages are $70usd. They are available from 9am to 4pm daily and should be booked in advance to secure your preferred time.

PALANCAR SNORKELING TOUR: This is a must do for advanced or beginner snorkelers. This 2 hour Snorkeling Tour takes place on a Glass Bottom Boat and includes all snorkel gear, marine park fees, life vests, Sodas and water, and two guided snorkeling stops at the world famous Palancar and Columbia Reefs. Adults are $38usd, Kids 12yrs-17yrs are $30usd and children 4-11 are $25usd. Tour times are 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm and limited to only 8 people per tour so be sure to book in advance to ensure your spaces are reserved.

PARASAILING: We can arrange parasailing boats to pick you up directly from the dock at Nachi Cocom. You can fly tandem (2 people flying at once) for $90usd or you can take to the skies on your own for $50usd. Each flight is approximately 15mins. The total length of the tour would depend on the number of flyers on each trip, however generally lasts about 1 hr. Riders are $15usd. Maximum weight is 300lbs

1 Tank/ 2 Tank Scuba Diving: We have partnered with one of the best dive operations on the island to offer certified divers coming to Nachi Cocom the opportunity to do a 1 or 2 tank dive along with their visit to the beach club. 1 Tank Deep Dives are at 9am and 2pm. 2 Tanks Dives are at 9am and 2pm. I Tank Shallow Dives are available at 10:30am and 3:30pm. Our dive operations are located next door about 200 yards from our dock. The cost of the 1 tank dive is $32usd. The 2 Tank is $64usd. Equipment rentals are $6usd for Regulator, $6usd for BCD and $6usd for a wet suit if you feel you will need one. Dives take place at Palancar or Columbia Reefs. Be sure to book in advance so we can coordinate our dive schedules in advance and according you your requests.

Please note that Snorkel Gear Rentals ($10usd), Float Rentals ($5usd) and Kayak Rentals ($15usd) are also available from our watersports shop directly.

To ensure this a special experience for those looking to enjoy some privacy and seclusion at our beach club, admission is limited to 100 guests daily.

This exclusive beach break package is specially priced at $49.00usd/adult, $35.00 usd for kids 12yrs -17yrs, $17usd for children 4-11yrs. Children 3 and under are free. Note to parents: the drinking age in Mexico is 18 years and is strictly enforced.

*Because the value of the Nachi Cocom Beach Break is not placed on the alcohol, the price remains the same for drinkers and non-drinkers. We have a variety of non-alcoholic tropical treats as well. The true value of Nachi Cocom is placed on the location and the fact that we limit admission to create a more private and exclusive beach break experience for our valued clients. Your reservation with us will guarantee you seating, great drinks, alcoholic or non, great food and service, and all at a very special beach club that values quality over quantity.

Our Cozumel Beach Break at Nachi Cocom cannot be booked from your ship and is booked online and in advance through our reservations system.
Our special beach break allows you to get away from the long lines, packed buses and over crowded beaches associated with Cruise Ship organized beach clubs excursions.

The club is located approximately 10 miles from your cruise ship pier and is a short 15 minute taxi ride. Due to port regulations and agreements with taxi unions we cannot provide transportation for you. You can easily arrange a taxi from your terminal for under $15 for up to 4 people. Vans can be arranged for larger groups. This is very safe and simple to arrange from your cruise port, and there will be a line of cabs waiting to bring you back to your ship when you are ready to leave. There is absolutely no risk whatsoever of missing your ship.

Due to this excursion's popularity, and to ensure your reserved seating (which is limited) please be sure to reserve your space on this excursion ASAP.

A $12 usd/ adult,$7usd/child (12-17) and $5usd (4yrs-11) deposit is required in order to secure your reservation. Please note that your deposit would be fully refunded if your ship cannot make port for any reason. Please refer to our Terms of Reservation by visiting our website The balance is due at time of excursion in cash or traveler check only. http://cozumelcruiseexcursions.com/Terms.htm
To confirm your reservation please follow the link below to our SSL secure/encrypted reservation page.
<omitted secure website link>
Please note that prices quoted on our reservation request reply and on our site are only guaranteed for 24hrs, and after that time are subject to change. To ensure you receive the quoted price on this request letter please submit your request within 24 hrs. If you wait beyond 24 hrs, please check back so that we can re-confirm pricing and availability.

We pride ourselves on providing prompt and professional services to our valued clients. If you have any additional questions, please email us or go to our LIVE HELP on our site and you may speak directly with one of our experienced agents who will give your excellent information and assistance with your reservation.

Nachi Cocom is offered as a private and relaxing beach club experience. Nachi Cocom does not provide or allow for a loud "spring break" party atmosphere. Please note that the beach club staff reserves the right to refuse alcoholic beverage service to any client who appears drunk or who is behaving in a disorderly manner. The beach club also reserves the right to remove any client from the property, without refund, who is behaving in an innapropriate or offensive manner. Please note that topless subathing is not permitted.
Following receipt of your secure reservation, a confirmation email will be sent to you with specific meeting and payment details and other information regarding your trip.

We welcome you to our Island Marketing Ltd. family and look forward to receiving and securing your reservation. We are dedicated to your satisfaction, before, during and after your excursion. That's the Island Marketing Difference!
Katie Tompkins
Reservations Department
Island Marketing Ltd.


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*NACHI COCOM SAMPLE MENU:

APPETIZERS
FRENCH FRIES
Crispy and salty.


NACHOS
Served with guacamole, pico de gallo & jalapenos.


GUACAMOLE
Original recipe, with onions, tomato, coriander and lemon.


CHEESE FINGERS
Crispy and golden fried portions of cheese, served with French dressing.


QUESADILLAS
Served with guacamole, choose between green or red tomato sauce.


CHICKEN FRY TACOS
Delicious golden fried tacos, stuffed with chicken, topped with sour cream, cheese and lettuce.


CHICKEN WINGS
Discover why they envy us!. Served with hot sauce or French dressing.


CHICKEN LEGS KENTUCKY STYLE
Here is the reason why the Colonel visited Cozumel so many times. Served with French dressing.


BABY BACK RIBS
Enjoy a delicious B.B.Q. Sauce, it is our secret recipe!


SOUPS

CHICKEN SOUP
Generous portion of chicken consomme, served with rice.


SEA FOOD SOUP
We don't have words for this, you need to try this SPECIAL of the house. Seasoned with Pernod.


ENTRES

HOTDOGS
With French fries.


CLUB SANDWICH
Delicious combination of bacon, cheese, ham and chicken, served with French fries.


BURGER
Prime quality beef, with or without cheese, served with French fries.

BEEF FAJITAS
Strips of prime beef, grilled with onions and green peppers Served with guacamole, retried beans and flour tortillas.


CHICKEN FAJITAS
Strips of chicken tender breast, grilled with onions and green peppers Served with guacamole, refried beans and flour tortillas.


SHRIMP FAJITAS
We use only the freshest shrimps in this dish!. Served with guacamole, refried beans and flour tortillas.


COMBO FAJITAS
Awesome combination: Strips of prime beef, tender chicken breast and shrimp. Served with guacamole, refried beans and flour tortillas.

FISH FILET PREPARED TO YOUR TASTE
Your choice: Grilled with butter, .garlic, Yucatecan style, breaded or fine herbs Served with rice and sauteed vegetables.





SEAFOOD COCKTAILS & CEVICHES

CONCH
Cozumel is not only famous by her beach, sun and palm's, here is the proof.


SHRIMP
Fresh and delicious, the perfect way to tan.


MIXED
Delicious combination of shrimp, conch, octopus and squid.


DRINKS
"QUALITY IS OUR COMMITMENT"

Soft Drinks
Purified Water
Lemonade
Iced Tea
Fruit Juice
Beer (Corona, XX, Sol, Tecate, Modelo)
Cheladas & Micheladas
Rum Bacardi
Rum Solera
Brandy Presidente
Brandy Don Pedro Vodka Smirnoff
Vodka Wiborowa
Vodka ABSOLUT
Gin Gelbey's
Tequila Herradura Gold
Tequila Hornitos Young & Gold
Scotch J.W Black Label & Chivas Regal
Wine of the House Red & White
Amareto Di Saronno
Cocktails & Daiquiris
Cocktails & Daiquiris Virgin


*All items are subject to availability on any given day, and we require the right to make substitutions.

*Because the value of the Nachi Cocom Beach Break is not placed on the alcohol, the price remains the same for drinkers and non-drinkers. We have a variety of non-alcoholic tropical treats as well. The true value of Nachi Cocom is placed on the location and the fact that we limit admission to create a more private and exclusive beach break experience for our valued clients. Your reservation with us will guarantee you seating, great drinks, alcoholic or non, great food and service, and all at a very special beach club that values quality over quantity.



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