Cozumel

Cozumel

Cozumel Overview

The island of Cozumel is surrounded by a marine wonderland full of endless colour with the reefs and marine life, there is so much to do on the tiny island. Isla Cozumel is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen, and close to the Yucatán Channel. Famous for its cruise ship terminal and the best diving locations in the Western Hemisphere.

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The main town on the island is San Miguel de Cozumel and the entire island is small enough that you can make your way around it on bike, 48 km (30 mi) long and 16 km (9.9 mi) wide. Visit for a day or spend a week here you will fall in love with this Caribbean Island. Experience a year round tropical wet and dry climate, cooler months are from November to February and hotter humid months from March to September and hurricanes can be a threat between July and October.

It is believed that the Maya first settled in Cozumel by the early part of the 1st millennium AD, and older Preclassic Olmec artifacts have been found on the island as well. The island was sacred to Ix Chel, the Maya Moon Goddess, and the temples here were a place of pilgrimage, especially by women desiring fertility.

Things to do in Cozumel

One of Isla Cozumel biggest draw cards apart from its location is the underwater world that surrounds it, scuba divers come from all over the world to dive on the colourful reefs. If diving is not your thing then there are plenty of activities and tours to help make your vacation amazing. Go on a ATV driving expedition of the town to explore the islands history, visit Chankanaab National Park to swim with dolphins and interact with some amazing sea creatures that you would not normally get the chance to.

Another amazing experience not to miss when on Cozumel is the simple yet stunning sunrises and sunsets over the Caribbean seas, even if you are not an early riser try at least once whilst you are there.

 

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