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Cozumel, Mexico:

Cozumel

Cozumel island, Mexican Caribbean Sea

The island of Cozumel is one of the top touristic destinations world wide known of the Mexican Caribbean and the Riviera Maya for its natural beauty, white sand virgin beaches, crystalline turquoise waters and coral reefs.

 

Cozumel caribbean beaches of turquoise waters

Cozumel, from the mayan "Cuzamil" (Island of the Swallows), is the most famous island in Mexico for having one of the most spectacular coral reefs in the world.

 

It is the second biggest barrier reef in the world, known as the Great Mesoamerican Reef, that extends from the Island of Contoy in the Yucatan’s peninsula to the golf of Honduras.

Cozumel is an island of unlimited passion with colorful sunsets, crystalline blue water, desert virgin beaches to enjoy an incredible vacation all year round thanks to it’s tropical warm weather.

 

Caribbean beach of Cozumel in Mexico

 

WHAT TO DO IN COZUMEL

The island has plenty of hotels for all budgets, condos, beach clubs, golf, spas, bars, restaurants, diving shops, souvenirs, jewelry, perfume shops, handicrafts, parks, movie theater, museums and Mayan ruins.

 

Scuba diving and snorkeling

Coral reef snorkeling in Cozumel island

Cozumel’s main attraction is the scuba diving and snorkel, for its extremely transparent waters with a visibility up to 196 feet, caves and tunnels that shape the reefs.

 

Snorkeling in Cozumel island, Caribbean Sea

In the amazing coral reefs of Cozumel, it’s common for beginners and advanced divers to find all kinds of parrotfish, sea horses, morays, multicolored fish and abundant marine life.


There are underground rivers and ponds known an "Cenotes" with incredible caverns and tunnels to explore. Many cenotes are considered the best diving and snorkeling spots.

 

Water activities and tours

Playa Mía beach in Cozumel with aquatic activities

Among the many aquatic activities available it is worth mentioning the swimming with dolphins, sea trek, snuba, surf, windsurf, kayak, kite board, optimist, sport fishing, passenger submarine, and sunken ships snorkeling.

 

Caribbean beaches of Cozumel island

There are many tours available such as horseback riding, ATV, jeep, climbing wall, canopy, harley davidson, and tequila tours.

Mayan ruins of San Gervasio

Mayan Ruins of San Gervasio, Ixchel goddess worshipThe most famous mayan ruins and in San Gervasio, the biggest archaeological site of the island of Cozumel. San Gervasio was the sanctuary of the Mayan goddess of the fertility "Ixchel" and the center of pilgrimages of the Mayas that came to worship her.

 

There is another mayan ruin in "El Cedral", the first settlement of the island, where the "feast day of Santa Cruz" is held every May. It’s a very small ruin next to a church with a fair and traditional dances.

 

San Miguel town and cruise port

San Miguel’s downtown area and monument to the diver

Cozumel island is a very safe destination. San Miguel’s town, located by the sea, is in the heart of the island with all the typical tranquility and security of Cozumel. The seaside offers first class attractions and a port for cruises of international shipping companies.


How to get to there
Cruise port of San Miguel, downtown area CozumelTo get to the island, there are nautical and aerial means of transportation. There are two kind of ships to cross to the island, the passengers one that leaves from Playa del Carmen every hour till night hours, and a vehicle-carrying ferry service between mainland Caleta and the island. The ships are spacious, equipped with air conditioning, bar, with free coffee aboard. Cozumel’s international airport has national and international flights.

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Hotels

Hotel La Casona Real in Cozumel island, MexicoHotel La Casona Real is located in the downtown area of Cozumel, only 4 blocks from the sea.

 

It’s a family and friendly hotel with plenty of amenities to offer.

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Hotel Mary Carmen downtown Cozumel, MexicoThe Hotel Mary Carmen is located in the heart of Cozumel, diagonal to the Main Square and  only one block from the seafront.

It’s strategic location allows you to be within walking distance to the most tourists spots.

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Parks

Xcaret cultural eco-archaeologicall park in MexicoThis tourist attraction of the Mayan Riviera, is a thematic, ecological, cultural and archaeological park to enjoy the Caribbean nature and Mexican heritage.

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Tours

Windsurfing Cozumel, Municipal Sailing School

Municipal Sailing School

free lessons for kids 8 to 15 years old residents of the island

 

Hourly windsurf rental for tourists $10 dollars.

 

Sports:

By renting with us, you help us to maintain the equipments and promote the aquatic sports practice in the local community.

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