While you’re staying in Cozumel, don’t miss the opportunity to help out animals in need of love, affection, adoption and even transportation to their ‘furever’ homes. There are SO many animals that are neglected, abused and unwanted.
When we are on the island, my son and I ALWAYS spend time at the shelter playing with the animals and bringing supplies. Yes, it’s hard to see those precious animals in a shelter environment. Yes, we always want to take all of our new four legged friends home with us. Yes, we always feel like we made a difference in those animals lives when we leave. It’s worth it. 🙂
Volunteer at the shelter. It is so important for the dogs and cats to get individual attention. You may walk the dogs or play with the puppies and cats everyday 11am to 1pm and 3pm to 4:30pm. Children must come with a responsible grown up.
Donate money or items. Find out what the Humane Society needs and bring those items to the shelter. Sometimes, they need things that are trash to us (old newspapers and towels). Sometimes they need dog food, cat toys, pet carriers or collars. Just give them a call to see what would be most useful. If you’re short on time, you may always donate money via their website.
Be a travel ambassador. Sometimes people in Canada or the United States will adopt a pet on the island and those guys need help getting to their new ‘furever’ home. You may assist by traveling with a pet back to your area. The new ‘parents’ will meet you at the airport and pick up their new ‘fur baby’. All paperwork is completed for you and there is no cost to you.
Adopt. If you fall in love with a new fur animal, the shelter will make sure you have all the paperwork in order for easy travel back to your country. There is NO quarantine time.
Visit the Humane Society Cozumel website to learn more. Phone number: 987 112 3376
Mark your calendars for this
diverse water-sport based event that will take place here in Cozumel
from December 6 – 9. Included in the program are a lion fish safari, a
windsurf regatta, a surf expo and even tributes to both Jaques Costeau
and Ramon Bravo. In addition, there will also be cultural
presentations, Divers Alert Network Seminars and more. For more
information on the event, check out their webpage. http://www.cozumelfest.com/
Cuban Born Deborah Andollo, holder of 16 world apnea records, including one in both the masculine and feminine categories, has recently relocated to Cozumel and opened up a freediving academy. Academia Blue Yemaya is the first SSI facility in Latin America.
Deborah, who has an amazing 6 liter lung capacity, teaches breathing techniques, relaxation, and even meditation to safely practice the sport. She speaks 4 languages, English, Spanish, French and Italian. Her husband, Eric Testi, is from Luxemburg, also speaks 4 languages and oversees the operation of the Academy.
Academia Blue Yemaya offers classes in Freediving 1 & 2, including academic, confined and oper water training. For more information, check out, http://www.academiablueyemaya.com/
Cozumel and the neighboring areas are a safe place to visit, according to U.S. authorities. In early February, the U.S. State Department updated their Mexico travel warnings. The entire Mexican Caribbean has been specifically excluded including the entire province of Quintana Roo and Cancun, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, the Riveriera Maya, Tulum and the province of Yucatacn, including Merida and Chichen Itza. This area is so far removed from the U.S. border and other areas where drug-related violence occurs, that U.S. citizens are now being given the green light to visit.
View the full article on the Official U.S. Department of State website. And then go ahead and book your trip to the safe (and fun) island of Cozumel!