Cozumel Resources

Listed below are some resources for Cozumel:

Alcoholics Anonymous

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.

Visit The Alcoholics Anonymous Website


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


Chrysalis Foundation

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.

Visit The Chrysalis Foundation Website


Centro Medico Cozumel

Wide array of specialties, hospital, diagnostic and dental services. Special package prices and discounts available. US insurance accepted. Open 24 hours.

Visit The Centro Medico Cozumel Website


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.

Visit The Cozumel Cruz Roja/Red Cross Website


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.

Visit The Cozumel Humane Society Website


DIF

The official government social services that helps needy children with hot meals, the elderly and the physically challenged.

Visit The DIF Website


Ferries

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.


MayaAir

The “island hopper” plane that services Cancun to Cozumel. They also offer flights to Merida.

http://www.mayair.com.mx]Visit The MayaAir Website


Municipal Cozumel Government

The official page for the Cozumel Municipality.

Visit The Municipal Cozumel Government Website


Police  (066 for Emergencies)

For a list of other government departments, as well as where to report non-emergencies.

Visit The Police Website


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.


Taxis

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.

Visit The Taxis Website


Turtle Program

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 greenpez@facebook.com 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.

Visit The Universidad de Quintana Roo Website

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