The postcard-perfect island of Cozumel, Mexico is dotted with sparkling resorts, incredible beaches, a rainforest, clear blue waters, white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and a rich cultural heritage. Whether you are looking for family sun and fun, adventure, romance, or relaxation– here is some of what Cozumel offers.
Cozumel (Isla Cozumel) is a hot destination with a chill ambiance. It is known around the world as one of the top five diving destinations for its clear waters that make it easy to spy the technicolored coral reefs and neon marine life. The loudest sounds you will hear as you relax on the island’s beaches are the gentle clinking metal of the diver’s oxygen tanks, as boats full of divers and snorkelers leave the docks for the reefs that surround the island. You can snorkel or scuba dive in the aqua blue waters of the Caribbean and witness rainbow-hued coral reefs, stingray, sea turtles, eels, crabs, and even a shipwreck.
The island also offers some of the world’s top sport fishing. You can try deep-sea fishing, spear fishing, or even fly fishing. Reel in Barracuda, Tuna or cast for Bonefish and Tarpon.
At Chankanaab National Park’s wild jungle and swampy lagoons, you can see several small mammals and native birds. This park features the only inland coral reef formation in the world, a natural aquarium, and other sites and excursions including Swim with the Dolphins/Dolphin Discovery, the Sea Lion Show, the Maya Zone, Botanical Gardens, and Snuba and Sea Trek.
At the south end of the island, visit the Punta Sur Light House. This large ecological park and protected area has a historic lighthouse and is home to over 220 species of birds, iguanas, and endangered sea turtles and their nesting grounds.
Additional adventures and activities include exploring the tropical rainforest by horseback or at your own pace on a dune buggy tour, submerging more than 100 feet into the sea to experience the colorful underwater world from a submarine, hitting the links on a golf outing, boat rides, tequila tastings and tours of ancient Mayan ruins.
Don’t miss the vibrant island town of San Miguel. The town is a hub for tourism on the Riviera Maya and provides plenty of shopping opportunities, as well as restaurants serving delicious traditional and international cuisine. The main shopping area in Cozumel is located near the ferry docks in town, where the cruise ships dock. Pick up a simple souvenir or shop for authentic items—Talavera pottery, pure vanilla extract, black coral jewelry, or a Mayan crocheted hammock.
A 45-minute boat ride will take you over to the mainland, where you can experience Playa Del Carmen. Experience the ancient Mayan history by visiting the larger ruins at Tulum, Coba, or Chichen Itza. Browse the shops and markets, grab a tasty taco from a roadside taco stand, listen to festive, live mariachi music, or just kick back on one of the many beautiful beaches.
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