Check out the VIDEO!! Cozumel Bar Hoppers

The second stop on our Norwegian Dawn cruise this year was Cozumel! Our plan was to dive the Palancar Reef and soak up some sunshine on the beach. Mother Nature had other plans, sending the edge of a cold front ahead of the ship and leaving rough seas and VERY rainy weather in its path…so, we headed to Starbucks downtown in hopes of finding a seat on the popular Cozumel Bar Hop bus. Just their slogan alone “We Drive You To Drink” was enough to get us excited again about seeing the island.

We were in luck! Another cruise ship had made other plans and there was room for two more…woo hoo, we were in! Meeting Tom, 0ur guide Jaime, and the other “hoppers” confirmed this was a great choice for a way to spend a rainy day. Other excursions were being cancelled left and right, but we jumped aboard the bus and headed out to find the bars!

First stop, Punta Morena, where even in spite of the downpour, we enjoyed our Mexican Sambuca free shot with a fantastic view of surfers beach and background music from the roving mariachi band.

Next, we climbed the highest point on the island to the world of Coconuts, with a facinating collection of memorabilia from EVERYWHERE! Here our free shot was a concoction of vodka, pineapple juice and Sprite…with a keeper shot glass thrown in for fun. We met the cast of animals who call the bar home…Garfield the cat, Luna the chip-stealing dog, and Lorenzo, the friendly bar parrot. Our new friend Shell and Lorenzo had quite a close encounter! 😉

Bar Three was Playa Bonita where the view from the Ladies Room was incredible…you just had to be very careful not to step out over the wall…it was a LONG way down! Shots here were Sex on the Beach…literally poured on the beach! Jaime made sure we tried the ceviche AND found us an extra tequila shot at the bar.

By now, the sun was out and we were feeling no pain. Perfect for a stop at another gorgeous beach and a visit to Rasta’s. Here the shot was a Green Iguana and the task at hand was finding a note left two weeks previously for Tanya and Shell somewhere in the bar. (Yes, they DID find it!)

Last drop off was at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville…whew! What a fantastic day!

Thanks to Tom and Jaime — this was a wonderful way to see the island!

It was great meeting new friends…Tanya & Trey, Shell & Bill, and Ann & Bill…our trip was all the more fun because of you guys!!



About the author: What Boundaries


Lisa and Cheryl left the 'real world' behind to travel and explore this amazing world of ours! They have published two books on travel including "Live Your Dream! House Sitting Around the World" to help inspire others to live a little outside their boundaries!