Roatan: When we went to Roatan....we hired a private van with another couple from the ship. They gave us a tour of the island. We went snorkeling....and stopped and saw some Monkeys! It was really cool! Buy something made from Mohogany! We also packed a bag full of clothes, toys, candy and school supplies and dropped it off at an orphanage.
Cozumel: My husband and I bought a map online before our trip. When we got there we rented a car and drove around on our own. We visited several small ruins. stoppped at a beach rode around taking pictures and shopped a little. It is really safe. Once you get out of town...theres one main road that goes around the island.
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I want to encourage you to take the ship sponsered tour to Xuantunich Mayan ruins. It was the coolest thing I have ever done in my life!!! It is a really long tour so be sure to take the tour offered by the ship!! They pick you up on a bus. You get to see the city, the beautiful country side...There is a tour guide on the bus! It is a long drive but worth it for all you get to see and all the info you get from the guide. The ruins are AWESOME! You get to climb on them. If you not afraid of heights!. Theres even some that are not uncovered. I am really suprised that more people do not talk about this tour! We had time to shop at a little shop. (Make sure to buy Cashew Wine...I don't drink but bought it for friends. It makes you drunk when you drink it and again the next morning after it ferments in your stomach.) Anyway, we stopped at a restraunt and had a local lunch of chicken, beans, rice, and plaintains(included on tour price!)....anyway..it was the coolest thing I have ever done! Trying to post a photo. I hope it works!