Listed below are some resources for Cozumel:
There are both Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings in English and in Spanish on the island. You can find meeting schedules, contacts and directions to the meeting room here, as well as information on CODA, Al-Anon and NA.
Bomberos/Salvavidas (Firemen & Lifeguards)
Both fall under the Municipal Department of Civil Protection. Information on how to reach them, and other municipal departments, can be found on the official Cozumel Government website.
Visit The Bomberos/Salvavidas Website
The Cozumel Chrysalis Group is a non-profit organization that helps children to receive an education. There are many families in Cozumel who lack the financial ability to send their children to public school. Chrysalis assists students who desire to better their lives through education. Mexican public school students are required to pay fees for registration and special exams in addition to providing their own uniforms, classroom supplies and some books. The scholastic financial support and materials provided by Chrysalis directly benefit the students allowing them to focus on learning and achieving their potential.
Centro Medico Cozumel
Wide array of specialties, hospital, diagnostic and dental services. Special package prices and discounts available. US insurance accepted. Open 24 hours.
Cozumel Cruz Roja/Red Cross
Offers ambulance and medical services to those in need. Extremely worthy organization, dedicated to bettering the lives of Cozumel inhabitants. April is their monthly fund drive, and their Annual Casino Night is not to be missed.
Cozumel Humane Society
A 100% donation animal shelter that offers free spay/neuter clinics and runs mostly on volunteers. Twice a year, the Cozumel Humane Society hosts fundraisers, the Annual Art Auction in the Spring and the Giant Christmas Party, with a buffet and dancing.
The official government social services that helps needy children with hot meals, the elderly and the physically challenged.
Cozumel is currently services by two ferry companies, Ultramar, and Mexico Water Jets. Both ferries depart from the downtown pier, or muelle fiscal. Be sure and check their schedules as departures and arrivals are subject to change.
The “island hopper” plane that services Cancun to Cozumel. They also offer flights to Merida.
Municipal Cozumel Government
The official page for the Cozumel Municipality.
Police (066 for Emergencies)
For a list of other government departments, as well as where to report non-emergencies.
Profeco, Procuraduria Federal de Consumidor
has both a webpage in English and Spanish and has the ability to fine merchants who have been deemed to have fraudulent business practices.
Did you know that here in Cozumel there are 639 taxis, 45 vans for special services, 4 charter buses, 3 buses Comando style and 10 vans suitable for people in wheelchairs? All of these vehicles are under the jurisdiction of the Taxi Union “Lic. Adolfo Lopez Mateos,” which has been operating in Cozumel for over 40 years. Their website, which is in English and Spanish offers information on their services, how to contact them, and even a current price tariff.
Overseen by the Municipal Department of Ecology, between May – October, turtle nests are marked, counted and baby hatchlings are released into the wild. Cozumel’s beaches are the nesting areas to three different types of nesting turtles? Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Caguama (Caretta caretta) and Hawksbill Sea Turtle, Tortuga Carey (Eretmochelys imbircata) To find out more about the program, or to get involved, please contact Rafael Chacon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 872 5795.
Universidad de Quintana Roo
Public State-run university with campuses in Chetumal, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel. In addition to traditional education, they also offer Spanish and Cultural Classes on a regular basis.