The largest island of Mexico is located 19 km east of the Yucatan Peninsula. The size of Cozumel is 14 km by 53 km, while more than 95% of its area is occupied by dense vegetation. The rest of the island has endless beaches that attract travelers from different parts of the globe.
Divers call Cozumel an ideal place for diving. The waters of the Caribbean Sea are so clean and transparent that you can admire the exotic beauty of the bottom inhabitants at a depth of more than 10 meters. Warm beaches, a beautiful reef and many more unique attractions-all this allows you to safely call the resort one of the most amazing corners on the planet.
The municipality and the largest island of Mexico is part of the state of Quintana Roo. The name of the territory is consonant with the Indian word “Kuzamil”, which means “Swallow Island”.The main part of the resort’s economy is tourism.
view of the island of Cozumel
Even in the XVII century, the territory was important for pilgrims who worshipped the Sun God here. And during the following years, until the middle of the XIX century, pirates preferred to stay on it. Nowadays, the island of Swallows is a favorite place for divers and lovers of a quiet family holiday.
Of particular interest are the Punta Sur coral tunnel, the magnificent Barracuda Reef, and Maracaibo Deep-unique vertical walls that descend up to 50 m in depth. The tourist infrastructure is well developed and provides a comfortable and unforgettable vacation in this amazing corner among the wild nature.
Cozumel is a beautiful lagoon and reef, the length of which is more than 700 km. The unique resort is famous for its picturesque landscapes, historical sights preserved from the time of the Maya tribe, and stunning natural parks and nature reserves.
Cozumel Nature Reserve
Every traveler will be able to choose entertainment for every taste and discover his own special Cozumel, with all its riddles and secrets.
The administrative center of the municipality with a population of more than 71 thousand people is the second-largest city in the state. A lively port and a center of organized tourism are located in the north-western part of the island. Cruise ships and ferries from all over the world regularly visit the capital.
The city has a large airport that accepts, among other things, international flights. Among the sights of the capital, you can note an old church, a cozy embankment, and an old fort. For lovers of nightlife in the city, there are many modern hotels and restaurants, bars and clubs.
The underwater world attracts thousands of tourists here every year. One of the largest coral reefs in the world serves as a kind of business card. Experienced divers find the Palankar interesting for diving.
The reef stretches for 5 km along the island. Rising from the depths, Palankar has many branches, caves, and canyons. At a depth of 12 meters, the most beautiful views are waiting for you. Take pictures of perch and moray eel, crayfish, and barracuda. In deep areas, you can see stunning black corals.
A natural lake with freshwater is located just 7 km from the capital. The unique lagoon, connected to the sea by an underground tunnel, is part of the National Park. The shallow water is ideal for diving and snorkeling.
On the territory surrounding the lagoon, there is an exhibition of live crocodiles, the house of Maya, where you can get acquainted with the traditions and taste national cuisine. Visitors will also be interested in a colorful show program with performances of sea lions, dolphin therapy sessions, and exciting kayaking trips.
In this place, fresh and salt waters connect, which gave the name of the Lagoon – “small sea”. In addition to swimming with masks and exploring marine life, in the Park, you can wander through the botanical garden, sunbathe, swim, and even visit the SPA center. It is open to the public daily from 7: 00 to 17: 00.
In the center of the capital, there is a gallery and an exhibition hall that has collected the entire history of the island. The museum has several interesting temporary and permanent exhibitions, each of which tells about different stages of life on the coast.
You can admire thematic exhibitions on multimedia displays. The interest of tourists is attracted by collections of ancient artifacts, works of artists, unique exhibits found at excavations, models of houses, and much more.
The ecological reserve is considered one of the most interesting tourist areas. On the territory of more than 600 hectares, there is everything you need for a pleasant pastime. Various exotic animals live on the coast of the park, and diving enthusiasts can also admire the life of underwater inhabitants.
punta Sur Park
Unusual flora and fauna is the main value of the reserve. There are rare exotic plants, mangroves, where you can meet a crocodile, and many beautiful unusual birds.
For those tourists who prefer a quiet and comfortable rest, there are specially equipped bridges for descending to the water. It will be interesting for enthusiastic travelers to visit the Celaren Lighthouse, built back in 1901.
Everyone can climb the 134 steps to admire the stunning views. The house now houses a thematic museum. Celaren is located at the southernmost point of the cape — a place where everything is permeated with a unique atmosphere of tranquility and silence.
On the territory of the Punta Sur Park, you can see the Karakol-a building that was built in the time of the Maya. The park has everything that tourists need for a pleasant stay and entertainment — the ruins of an ancient temple, many beaches, reefs, and a beautiful lagoon for diving, as well as numerous hiking trails.
Cozumel Miniature Park
The modern park is one of the new attractions. It contains a lot of cultural and historical monuments, presented in miniature structures.
Interesting expositions are complemented by multimedia shows on various topics-from traditional music and dance to exotic treats. Daredevils are attracted by interesting and exciting attractions — jumping from a 30-meter height and other, no less dizzying, entertainment.
Mayan ruins on Cozumel
There are several archaeological sites on the territory, most of which have been preserved only in the form of ruins. Despite the fact that they are located among the wild jungles, tourists are happy to get acquainted with these monuments of the times of the most ancient civilizations.
The shrine of Gervasio (or San Gervasio) is the most famous ruin on Cozumel. Located in the very center, they are surrounded by jungle on all sides. It is believed that the temple was built in honor of Ish-Chel — the ancient goddess of fertility, abundance, and love.
In May, pregnant women come here, who perform the rite of passage under the arch. It is believed that this shrine gives newborns strength and health.
A unique mystical place where every corner is imbued with mystery and mystery. On the walls of the building, you can really see the prints of many small-sized palms. There is a legend that the shrine was built in honor of the god Ah Hulnebu. It was he who for a long time was considered the main patron of the ancient tribes living on Cozumel.
Vacation on the coast attracts with its calm atmosphere and unspoiled beauty. The impressions of the trip will not be complete if you do not spend a few hours on one of the snow-white beaches.
beaches of Cozumel
Surfing and kiting lovers will have a great rest in the eastern part of Cozumel. The most attractive for tourists are Playa San Francisco, Encantada and Chicleros.
The place is popular with scuba diving enthusiasts. There is a famous reef near the shore, where you can get acquainted with various animals and plants. Right on the beach, several cafes and restaurants are offering popular traditional treats and European cuisine.
Equipped areas with canopies and entertainment are gaining more and more popularity among resort guests every year. In the clubs, there is not only an opportunity to perfectly sunbathe and swim in the azure waters but also to have a good time. Sports equipment rental points, slides, trampolines, and other attractions will be at your disposal.
diving on Cozumel
Cozumel is considered the most interesting resort on the Gulf coast. In addition to the stunning sea with clear emerald water, there are many options for organizing active leisure.
The main natural attraction is amazing nature. Diving attracts not only experienced athletes and amateurs, but also beginners. There are many centers on the territory where instructors will conduct courses on proper immersion.
The cost of training is low (from$ 50), so everyone will be able to master this skill. The beauty of the deep sea beckons with its variability and uniqueness. You can dive and dive into unknown depths every day, and always discover something new.
Walking through mangrove forests and jungles will be even more interesting if you use an ATV. This convenient transport is suitable for traveling on beaches and forest areas.
If you try to explore the island by driving off-road vehicles, you will get a powerful charge of positive energy. Riding along the coast and the reserve in jeeps will not only save your energy but also give a lot of vivid impressions. It is best to book transport in advance.
parasailing on Cozumel
Walking along the snow-white coral sand, and diving into the depths of turquoise waters, you will enjoy the richest vegetation to your heart’s content. However, if you still have the strength, try to soar over the sea with a parachute.
Discover Cozumel from an unexpected side — from the air. Admire the paradise from a bird’s-eye view. The impressions of this trip will surely stay with you for many years.
Fans of extreme entertainment will enjoy communicating with these huge animals with pleasure. Night swimming with huge stingrays under the light of bright spotlights is an adventure that will leave an unforgettable impression even for sophisticated travelers.
Coastal areas attract an abundance and variety of exotic fish. Cozumel is popular with adherents of sports and amateur fishing. Our vessels are equipped with professional equipment that you can use.
Experienced captains and instructors will be happy to take you to the best places. Beautiful selfies with trophies and a wonderful dinner of freshly caught fish-all this will be a great end to a great boat trip.
You can see all the sights and enjoy an amazing vacation for a few days. If you rent a yacht, boat, or catamaran from us, you will be able to spend the night in cozy comfortable cabins.
Depending on the chosen leisure option, stay in a luxury hotel or a chic duplex villa. In all corners, there are quite a lot of expensive and budget hotels and hotels designed for every taste and budget.
entrance to Cozumel
The island is located 70 km from Cancun and 15 km from the city of Chiquila, located on the mainland. You can find yourself in this amazing place both by sea and by air. When choosing a ready-made tour, rent a ship for a short study trip or a multi-day cruise.
Our company Cancun Charter provides a large selection of vessels for unforgettable trips and professional fishing:
A visit to the resort will leave only positive impressions for many years.
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