It's a party for all ages at Cozumel's Carnaval celebration held each year during the week before Fat Tuesday. This festival has been called the most authentic Carnaval celebration in the Caribbean.

Secure a spot along Avenida Rafael Melgar on the waterfront to watch the daily parade, one of the main attractions. You won't want to miss the Comparsas Ball dance. The party ends with a ceremonial burning of the "Juan Carnaval" effigy.