DWTS Karina Smirnoff sets Hot Winter Weather Date…in Cozumel!

From E Online:

Karina Smirnoff‘s wedding planning is coming along just as she has hoped.

The Dancing With Stars hoofer told us back in March that she and baseball player Brad Penny would be getting hitched in January…

We’re happy to report that she wasn’t fibbing to try and throw us off. The couple will become husband and wife on January 21, 2012. Smirnoff’s rep also tells E! News exclusively that the nuptials will take place in Cozumel, Mexico.

“I have a lot of family and friends that live in Europe and Israel, and Brad has a big family in Oklahoma,” Smirnoff, who recently stripped down for Playboy, told People magazine this weekend at Tao nightclub in Las Vegas. “It’s going to be a very diverse, colorful crowd.”

She also revealed that she’s deciding between six wedding dress. Yes, six.

All, however, have one thing in common. “I want the train to be as long as Hollywood Boulevard because it’s like, you only get to wear it once,” she told us in March. “I want it to be memorable. Like a princess.”

For the original article, go here:  http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/marc_malkin/b245878_dwts_karina_smirnoff_sets_hot_winter.html 

Passenger Ferries to/from Playa del Carmen and Cozumel

Currently, two ferry companies operate the route between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen on the mainland, Waterjets (blue and white) and Ultramar (yellow). The crossing takes about 30-40 minutes and departs from the Ferry Pier downtown. 

Between them, they run ferries back and forth, on the hour, almostevery hour, between 5am and 11pm. The price is around 155 pesos ($13.50) each way for adults or 93 pesos (approx. $8) for children. 

Buy a single ticket because you may need to use the other ferry company coming back and the tickets aren’t transferable. 

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Note: timetables often change from month-to-month and even day-to-day. Please confirm times at the pier or by telephone prior to departure. Prices may change too and are meant here only as a guide.

Telephone Ultramar, Playa del Carmen (984) 803-5581. 

Telephone Waterjets, Cozumel 872-1508, 872-1588 or Playa del Carmen (984) 879-3112. 

Check this page for updates too:  

http://www.cozumel-tours.com/cozumel-ferry-schedule.htm

Airlines that fly into Cozumel

Air Canada 

Flights to/from Toronto/Montreal and the rest of the world. 

USA/Canada Toll Free: 1-888-247-2262
Mexico Toll Free: 01-800-719-2827
www.aircanada.com 

American Airlines – American Eagle 

Flights to/from Dallas/Fort Worth/Miami and the rest of the world. 

USA/Canada Toll Free: 1-800-433-7300
Mexico Toll Free: 01-800-904-6000
Cozumel: 872-0899
www.aa.com 

Continental Airlines 

Flights to/from Houston, New York (Newark/Liberty) and the rest of the world. 

USA/Canada Toll Free: 800-523-FARE (800.523.3273)
Mexico: 01-800-123-4710
www.continental.com 

Delta Airlines 

Flights to/from Denver. 

USA/Canada Toll Free: 800-241-4141
www.delta.com 

Frontier Airlines 

Flights to/from Denver and beyond. 

USA/Canada Toll Free: 800-4321-FLY (800-432-1359)
Denver Metro: (303) 371-7000
www.frontierairlines.com 

Interjet 

Flights to/from Mexico City. 

USA/Canada Toll Free: 1-866-285-9525
Mexico Toll Free: 01-800-01-12345
Mexico City: 11-02-55-55
Email: atencionaclientes@interjet.com.mx 
www.interjet.com.mx 

Mayair 

Flights to/from Cancun and Merida.  As of 7/2011, it’s less than $60 USD to fly from Cancun to Cozumel.  And it’s a spectacular view!  Book online too!

http://www.mayair.com.mx/  

United Airlines 

USA/Canada Toll Free: 1-800-538-2929
Mexico Toll Free: 01-800-003-0777
www.united.com 

WestJet 

Flights to/from Toronto. 

USA/Canada Toll Free: 1-888-WESTJET (937-8538)
Mexico: 01 800 514 7288
www.westjet.com 



Once you arrive at the airport, you will find a taxi desk in the arrivals area. They will call you a comfortable, mini-van taxi that you can share with other groups (colectivo) or take privately.

If you want to save money, walk about 500m (550 yds) across the parking lot to the road outside the airport and wait to hail a normal white with red-stripe taxi, although they can sometimes be slow coming.

Or, to avoid hassle at the airport and for the ultimate peace of mind you may book online the airport transfer van here.   If you’re staying at Casa Cascada, then you’ll purchase the Downtown fare.

Of course, you may also rent a car.  All major call rental companies are on the island and you may pre-book online.

Where to snorkel in Cozumel!


One of the places my husband and I always snorkel is the Barracuda Hotel.  If you’re staying at Casa Cascada, you can walk to the Barracuda for some awesome snorkeling right off the beach.  I’ve seen stingrays, all types of reef fish, a lionfish (and a stonefish) and of course, a few Barracuda. Enjoy their awesome pool with float up bar (and a great restaurant) while you’re there too!  http://www.hotelbarracuda.com 

Also, try the roped off area to the right of the Money Bar.  You can see rays, barracudas, octopus, turtles, crabs and lobsters. Snorkel all the way to the other end of the ropes and don’t forget to circle around the rocks and coral formations as that’s where most of the critters are hanging out. 

Punta Sur Park has a great long reef to explore. Costs money to get in, but well worth it! 

Cozumel Radio Station in English Now on-line

Recently, an internet radio station, geared toward “Cozaholics” everywhere, went on-line, so that anyone can stay on “island time,” and keep the Cozumel shine all the time. Tune into http://www.cozumelradioonline.com/  where you can listen to island music, keep up island events, and you might even hear a familiar voice or two.

Cozumel Canine Park in the Works

Plans are in the works for “Cozumel Canine Park”. The intended project is to adapt a space large enough for pets to have their own recreation space. A proposal is being overseen by the Chairman of the Veterinary Association, Julio Gutierrez MVZ, from Centro Médico Veterinario Cozumel, and the Cozumel Humane Society. Since they’ll be soliciting government funds to help sponsor the park, they’re asking all interested parties to “like” their facebook group, so they can prove interest in the project. Please take a moment to show your support!