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Dec 15, 2014

My run in Cozumel Mexico

A few weeks ago when I went on a cruise, we stopped in Cozumel, Mexico.  I didn't plan on running this day but figured I might as well get another run in since we were in port.  I know that many of you probably would not run this given the safety factor but there were always people around and I've not generally worried about it especially in a touristy place like Cozumel.  It was a nice out and back run into town and back to the ship with temperatures in the 80's already at 8am!  Here's a look at the route:
A fun run in Cozumel Mexico
I was ready as soon as the ship docked so I could get in my run and have time with the family off on the island as well.  It was an extremely windy day today.
Just off the ship
The port area is actually a really nice area with shops.  Given I was off the ship early, there were not many people area yet.
In the port area
Same goes for the island.  As you can see, it must have rained the night before since it was all wet.  I headed out towards downtown and asked for directions from a cab driver.
on the main road
 It was a nice run along the ocean and I passed many hotels and shops along the way.
Running by the ocean
There were also several bars right on the beach but nothing was opened just yet.  I just kept running until I could get in six miles.
Love the Palms
There were several ships in today and this one below was actually pretty close to town but we were a little further out from town.  That was fine with me since I wanted to get some miles in anyway.
Princess ship
Below is where I turned around.  This is the main strip in Cozumel where all the shops are.  You can see how windy it is as the palm trees are all blowing in own direction.  It made for some good wind resistance since the route was very flat.
Turn around point
The sign below was welcoming the athletes who were racing the Ironman Cozumel.  I did see several runners as well as a couple bikers on their Triathlon bikes.
The Ironman was the weekend I ran here
Another runner!
There are numerous homes on the waterfront as well with large brick walls and gates.  It does not give you that comfortable feeling seeing this but I didn't feel like I was in any danger or anything.  I just always try to keep aware of my surroundings when I'm running in a different Country.  It's not like I have anything on me anyway except a little bit of money and my cruise ship card and ID to get back on board.
Nice flowers on a residence
 I stopped to get a quick picture of the area by a dock.
By a dock
You can see the nice area right on the water with people walking up and down the strip.
Great views
Before I knew it, I was back at the port and ready to start my day!
Back to the port
My ship
Personally I recommend that most runners take a run  and adventure out when they are in another Country but please be safe about it.  I've run in several countries and have never had a problem.

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!


  1. I always run when on holiday, it's the best way to see a new city!

  2. Thanks for sharing what it's like to run in Cozumel! I've run in Belize, Scotland and Norway. It's a great way to see places you would have missed if you hadn't run.