Cozumel is the biggest island in Mexico, located beside Yucatan Peninsula (with an extension 28 miles long and 10 miles wide) You can get Cozumel by plane, there is an international airport or by ferry that can be boarded in Playa de Carmen in the Mayan Riviera. Yo can get also Cozumel by tourism cruise, many ships stop over for a day in Cozumel on Caribbean cruises to or from Florida
The town of Cozumel is called San Miguel with a population of approx. 95,000 people. Most of the population of the Island resides in the town of San Miguel, on the west coast of the Island facing mainland.
Cozumel was a sleepy fishing town until 1961, when Jacques Cousteau declared Cozumel as one of the most beautiful scuba diving areas of the world. Since that time Cozumel has become an underwater marine park to protect the delicate balance of it's dazzling coral reefs & abundant variety of tropical fish. The underwater wildlife is absolutely amazing due to the clarity of the water ( 100 - 200 ft visibility, depending on the season ), you do not have to be a diver to enjoy it. Simply put on a mask & snorkle and jump in & you will feel like you have been dropped into a tropical fish tank !!
In Cozumel you can practice many water sports such as diving, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, kayaking and more. Among the several attractions is worth to say that Chankanaab National Park and the Punta Sur Ecological Reserve are Cozumel Icons.
Things to do
Located within Isla Cozumel's Reefs National Marine Park, this park has the only inland coral reef formation in the world and is home to the world renowned eco-system and natural aquarium.
Visitors can swim with the dolphins, visit the Maya Zone, a modern-day reproduction of a Maya village, in which visitors can learn about the ancient culture's building and farming practices. In addition Snuba and Sea Trek are two exciting activities that provide opportunities for visitors to view the reefs located near the shore.
Punta Sur Light House
Eco-park and natural reserve is a breathtaking environment of mangrove jungles, white sand beaches and reef formations at the south end of the Cozumel island. The park harbor a varied wildlife, including crocodiles, which visitors can watch from a safe distance in a look-out tower, hundreds species of birds, iguanas, and giant turtles, which come to shore in the summer to lay their eggs. Among the park's most interesting structures is an old lighthouse and navigation museum displaying the evolution of seamanship and navigation from the time of the Maya to modern times.
Very soon this destination became a “must see” activity in Cozumel. Discover Mexico is a cultural theme park about Mexico, where the entire family can experience this rich country trough its different historical periods and amazing culture from pre-hispanic to modernity.
Snorkel And Scuba
Cozumel’s ideal diving conditions made it internationally famous. Its transparent waters together with the natural fantasy of the reef, make this one of the world’s five major diving resorts. You can find dozens of dive centers everywhere in Cozumel