he island of Cozumel is one of the prime cruise destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico, welcoming a significant share of Caribbean cruise tourists to enjoy its traditional Mexican town center and beautiful natural surroundings. Many of these cruise passengers later become interested in buying Cozumel Real Estate, first searching Cozumel MLS listings on the internet, then contacting an agent, exploring their real estate options, and finally return to the island to finalize their Mexico Real Estate purchase. For this reason many of the same aspects that attract cruises to the island later attract foreigners to buy MLS properties on Cozumel.
In 2010, cruise visits to the island have been off to a strong start. During the week of January 4 to 10, Cozumel welcomed 21 cruises, only a couple less than the 23 which arrived the week before, between December 28 and January 3 2010. The following is a breakdown of cruise visits by day.
On Janaury 4, Carnival Liberty arrived in Cozumel, and on the January 5, the cruises Fantasy and Carnival Inspiration arrived, as well as Voyager of the Seas. The sixth of January Cozumel welcomed the Crown Princess, Carnival Legend, and Carnival Imagination. On the seventh Grandeur of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, Ecstasy and Carnival Triumph arrived. On the eighth the cruise ships Carnival Valor, Norwegian Spirit, Costa Fortuna, Carnival Conquest, Liberty of the Seas docked on the island, and on Saturday, January 9, Navigator of the Seas, Carnival Inspiration, Fantasy, Columbus and Carnival Destiny were welcomed to the island.
As this list shows us, Cozumel attracts the most prestigious cruises in the area, in addition to attracting large numbers of both ships and visitors. This leads to the question – why do cruise visitors become interested in buying real estate here and making this island their new home? It’s virtually the same reasons that attract the cruises in the first place. Visitors arriving are welcomed by the more traditionally Mexican town center, with its town square decorated by trees, gardens, benches and walkways. Surrounding the town square are many little shops, selling local hand crafts, as well as excellent restaurants and museums. For those that choose to buy real estate on the island, this quaint atmosphere is embellished with many options of activities, such as snorkeling, diving, boating or fishing. Many of the MLS properties on the island are also in close proximity to Cozumel’s beautiful natural settings.