Cozumel is not only a famous hot-spot for divers, it is also known as a major port of call in the cruise and tourism industry. Known as the largest island in the Republic of Mexico, it is 15 kilometers wide and approximately 53 kilometers in length. The ancient Mayas were the first inhabitants of the land and they soon developed this gorgeous island into a major trading location. The island has only a minimal percentage of its land dedicated to tourism-friendly developments andthe remainder is home to a wide variety of birds, wildlife, flora and massive iguanas.
The thick jungle protects and hides the popular Mayan Ruins that have remained preserved on the island for thousands of years. For nature and animal lovers, there are National Parks such as Chankanaab and Punta Sur Eco Park where they can enjoy one day excursions and scenic hiking trails. History and archaeological groups can tour the San Gervaiso Mayan Ruins or fly into the mainland coast of Cancun to visit the world-famous Chichen Itza pyramids. The centre and port of the island is where the party never stops and where many tourists linger during their visit to this beautiful destination escape.
There are a variety of nightclubs and restaurants to suit every entertainment interest, as well as luxury brand name shops and charming cafes that sell genuine Mexican treats, coffees and pastries. Visitors to Cozumel can also find a stretch of hotels and resorts along the shoreline and some of these hotel properties are located a short 20 to 30 minute taxi drive east or west of the commercial shopping area.
The island of Cozumel is also a fantastic choice for people that have a great passion for water sports. The coral reef off the Cozumel coast is a diver’s paradise, one that will want to be re-visited after the first adventurous dive. Surfing, diving, snorkeling, sailing, swimming and jet skiing are only a few of the exciting island activities you can get involved in when visiting. There are day tours, jungle treks, sunset cruises, dune buggy adventures and jungle jeep tours to be experienced as well.
Passionate golfers can tee off on an 18-hole course at the Cozumel Golf Club while groups that are seeking historic knowledge about the island can visit the Museo de las Isla de Cozumel. Cozumel is a friendly island that is called home to many warm hearted people that represent a generous culture and a long line of historic events.
Don’t worry, there is plenty of time to sun bathe, unwind and sip tropical island cocktails by the Caribbean Sea. The experience of Cozumel is a way of life and its memory will stay forever with you in your heart. The rich turquoise sea water, smooth sandy white beaches, as well as the nightly panoramic views of the mainland and distant cruise ships creates an ambiance unlike any other. Cozumel is a one-stop-hot-spot for adventure, romance, relaxation and escape. Can you hear that? Cozumel is calling your name!