The Explorean Cozumel

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The hotel combines relaxation and adventure with a majestic charm that makes your visit to Mexico's largest island truly unique and utterly unforgettable. It's an amazing way to share a romantic getaway or do something new with friends, with the thrill of extreme sports, a spectacular natural settin...

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The hotel combines relaxation and adventure with a majestic charm that makes your visit to Mexico's largest island truly unique and utterly unforgettable. It's an amazing way to share a romantic getaway or do something new with friends, with the thrill of extreme sports, a spectacular natural setting and a stunning turquoise ocean that you have to see to believe. From your comfortable guest “casita,” to superb national and international cuisine, to refreshing drinks and endless activities, it's a new world for you to explore and make your dreams come true. This is an excellent choice for an un...

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Awesome experience! Friendly staff and awesome water front location

Reviewed 13 january, 2022

The staff was very welcoming and helpful. The bartenders (Jorge and Francisco) were awesome, always knew what my wife and myself wanted to drink. Everyday they events. During the day they played awesome music and had small little activities to try and get everyone involved (Jinga blocks, volleyball, water balloons, etc) There's a waterpark about 2 minutes down. I do recommend not purchasing a private transportation from Expedia. It cost $100. We did get our own Prius on the way there. On the way BACK, we got a vouch to give our taxi cab (roughly $10 from the hotel to airport). So they made $80 from us.


Nice activities and friendly

Reviewed 14 december, 2021

I love the activities those they have offered us. I love the buggy tour on the island and the three wheeler motorcycle tour as well. We love the tour so much we did it twice. Lucio Pamela is being very helpful and the staffs are friendly. I would recommend for people who likes to do outdoor activities to stay here.


FAVC Member Explorean Cozumel with Family

Reviewed 27 november, 2021

Just wrapping up our second visit at the Cozumel Explorean and several things have changed since our first pre-COVID visit in 2019. We traveled both times with extended family with ages ranging from 19-81. The biggest disappointment was the beach closure—this was never relayed to us until our concierge called the day before we left. We were told it is due to a permit issue with the local government and should be resolved in early 2022. But this completely changed the vibe of the whole trip. Several people said the beach day with boat would make up for it, but our boat/beach tour was canceled the night before we were scheduled. It’s difficult to spend all the money on a beach vacation with no beach. That being said, we love FAVC and always look forward to our visits with the staff. So, the pros and cons: PROS: 1) Incredible staff and service on the property. This is easily the best thing about FA properties. They pamper you throughout your entire stay and take time to get to know you. 2) Best of both worlds-staying at the Explorean gives you full access to everything at the adjoining FA, but exclusive access to the Explorean restaurant and tours, which are included (one per day) in the daily schedule. 3) Jungle-like vibe and nice private casitas (4 per building) with only 14 buildings make it a more intimate setting. 4) Quiet and peaceful. You can go to the main FA pool for more activity or stay more excluded at the Explorean pool. 5) Cozumel is beautiful, easy to travel and has awesome people. CONS: 1) Obviously, no open beach at a beach resort is problematic. The property has not discounted anything for this, which is unacceptable. As a member, you try to optimize your available points—this was a huge letdown. The rate should have been incentivized. 2) Buffet service is in the main hotel and squeezed in with the other restaurants and services. Expecting the beautiful buffet location on the beach, being relegated to a hallway is not nearly as enjoyable. No view at all. 3) Food is plentiful and service is excellent, but choices are lacking. FA has tried to make every dish a visual delight, but there is nowhere to get a great taco or burrito when you don’t want the fancy meal. The cevicheria was on the beach, so that isn’t even an option. And the pizza brick oven is no more, which was a family favorite. 4) No doesn’t mean no when you don’t want to sit through the member update. We had an update on an earlier trip this year and didn’t want to go through another with our family in attendance. We were pushed into it and then everyone was frustrated when we didn’t upgrade—exactly like we said was going to happen. Too much pressure is put on the employees to get these every single time, even when you explicitly state you aren’t going to sit through it on this visit. Not fun to end on this note. Again, we love FA and this property, but will wait until the beach is open— or pay a more reasonable fee with prior knowledge. We will visit again just to see the staff and enjoy the excellent service once things are more normal. The property is in need of some slight upgrades, particularly the Explorean pool, but that’s not surprising given the pandemic. Shout-out to the excellent staff, including: Roberto, Rubi, and Alfonso at Explorean (LOVE) Samuel, Aaron, Miguel, Gabriel, and entire Rosato staff (Italian restaurant is fantastic!) at FA Entire tour guide staff- always delightful and helpful. Carlos went above and beyond for our family time. My 81-year-old mother loves Cozumel and we were thrilled to get another vacation there with her. We hope to enjoy this with her for several more years. Thanks to FA for all the love that was shown to her. We will be back.


Does not live up to promises

Reviewed 24 november, 2021

After reading all the wonderful reviews I was very happy for my trip to the Explorian. I have stated at the Riu Palace and several Dream resorts throughout Mexico. What sold me to try to Explorian was the great food and of course the excursions. The hotel did not live up to their promises and I found it to be a mid range hotel, so would not recommend. Pros: Great food and some wonderful staff. I liked the concept of staying in the back of the other hotel in the quiet more upscale area. Snorkeling was great right off the beach. My room was very well kept. Cons: They made me go to a crazy sales pitch and wanted to buy into their time share. Refused to take no for an answer. If we wanted to snorkel as an excursion then we had to listen to this silly sales pitch. Mildew and mold in the rooms. In fact nothing dried ever and my clothes smelled for a couple of washes when I got home. Hot tub was never working and the pool was dirty with debris and murkey. No thanks. Oh the excursions they promised. They let us paddle board and go to a chocolate making demonstration. I want to bike, go on the buggies, snorkel. Nope not offered that week. I think if they pulled through on the excursions I would of been much happier. Communication is not good due to the language barrier for most Americans. At times the staff seemed to he annoyed to help guests. Overall I do not recommend andxwon to er if all those great reviews are invested in the time share. We love Mexico and will be back. Probably not the Explorian.


Absolutely perfect

Reviewed 20 november, 2021

I have stayed at a variety of Fiesta Americana locations over the years, but this was my first time at one of their Explorean properties. It was absolutely perfect. Our room was clean and very comfortable, and we enjoyed the morning delivery basket so that we could have a relaxing mini breakfast of juice, coffee, and banana bread on our balcony each morning. I loved the balance of quiet peacefulness and daily activities. There was plenty of space to relax quietly by the pool, or I could cross over to the Fiesta Americana side if I wanted a more interactive pool experience (trivia, dancing lessons, bingo, etc.). The daily Explorean activities were fantastic and led by wonderful professionals — extra shout-out to Carlos and Ruben for their hard work! We went snorkeling from the beach and from a boat, kayaked, rode bikes and buggies, tasted chocolate and tequila, etc. The food was excellent, as was the service. I cannot recommend Explorean highly enough!