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Discover Cozumel. El CozumeleĂąo Hotel.

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Map of San Miguel.

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What to see in Cozumel. Cityexpress Hotel.

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What to see in Cozumel.

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Blue Angel Resort.

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Map of the Chankanaab Park. What to see in Cozumel. Iberostar Hotel.

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What to see in Cozumel. Map of the Archeological Site of San Gervacio.

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What to see in Cozumel. Fantasy Travel Experts.

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Map of Cozumel.

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What to see in Cozumel. Cozumel Country Club Map.

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What to do in Cozumel. Dive Paradise.

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Xplor, Xcaret, Xichen, Xel-HĂĄ.

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What to do in Cozumel. Playa Mia.

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Cozumel Diving Map.

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What to do in Cozumel. Stingray Beach.

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What to do in Cozumel. AquaWorld. AMEVH.

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Map of Quintana Roo.


With a Mexican heart and a Caribbean soul, Cozumel is a paradise where tradition, flavor and joy come together. You will always find a friendly face and a warm welcome to make your stay an unforgettable one. Famous all over the world for its coral reefs, there are plenty of water sports such as diving, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, kayaking and more. Cozumel's mostly undeveloped territory at the center of the island is covered by jungle and swampy lagoons, which are home to tiny mammals and endemic birds that have never left the island. Noteworthy is the Chankanaab National Park, a Cozumel icon, and the Punta Sur Ecological Reserve. This huge protected area at the southern tip of the island includes Punta Celarain and its historical lighthouse, as well as the Colombia Lagoon, a shelter for many of the island's endemic species, as well as other endangered forms of life, such as marine turtles and their nesting areas. With its beautiful beaches and exotic locale, Cozumel is an ideal destination where honeymooners can enjoy colorful and breathtaking sunsets, moonlit walks on secluded beaches, swim through crystal clear blue waters and romantic candlelight dinners. Cozumel has an international airport with direct flights from major cities from the USA such as Atlanta Dallas, Denver, Houston, Charlotte among others, there is also an air shuttle from Cancun. With fast boats, regular schedules and convenient service you can be in Cozumel in 40 minutes departing from Playa del Carmen starting as early as 6:00 AM to as late as 10:00 PM.

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Cozumel has a Wide variety of Hotels from budget to luxury, Restaurants, and bars for all tastes, and shops that goes from handcraft to the most luxury jewelries. You can’t miss walking in San Miguel Downtown and feel the relaxed and safety ambience and the warmth and hospitality of the local people. Island Museum - Showcases the island's history and natural environment; its origins, wildlife migration patterns, reefs, archeology, galleons and pirates. Chankanaab National Park- It is the largest monument to nature in Cozumel. features the only inland coral reef formation in the world. The park is home to the world renowned eco-system and natural aquarium, Chankanaab Lagoon, with more than 60 species of tropical fish, crustaceans and corals.

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Be extremely careful about swimming on the east coast of Cozumel. The combination of strong undertow and open sea is very dangerous.

tovisit Chankanaab means adventure, fun, tranquility and safety in just one place. To becomes part of a conservation area, which offers a swimming area, or if you wish, you can plunge into the underwater world and enjoy the Christ and the Virgin sculptures, swim with dolphins or In addition Snuba and Sea Trek are two exciting activities that provide opportunities for visitors to view the reefs located near the shore. Visit www.cozumelparks.com Cozumel is Mexico’s third largest island, with 28 miles long and 11 miles wide, after Tiburon Island and Angel de la Guarda Island, both located in the Golf of California.

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Cozumel’s original name was Ah-Cuzamil-Peten, which means “land of the swallows” in Mayan lenguage.

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Faro Celarain Eco Park – It is an Ecological Reserve, which encloses a variety of natural wonders. It covers an area of one thousand hectares. It is destined for the conservation and preservation of the 5 existing ecosystems on it. It offers visitors with a variety of ecological tourist attractions. Punta Sur is rich in coastal dunes, mangroves, reefs, lagoon systems and beautiful beaches. Faro Celarain Park hosts, in what it used to be the light house keeper’s house, a museum dedicated to navigation, We have Mayan archaeological vestiges, as well as areas to watch crocodiles. We offer a catamaran ride for 30 people at Colombia Sur lagoon for the observation of birds and mangroves. Also there are 2 Km of beautiful beaches that are a sanctuary for sea turtles that arrive every year to deposit their eggs and one of the most beautiful coral reefs with extensive biodiversity in flora and fauna.

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Palancar Underwater National Park - It has a restaurant, bar, water sports gear rentals, and dressing rooms. Offshore lies the famous Palancar Reef known as the "Black Coral Kingdom". Visibility along the reef ranges from 150 to 250 feet. There is also a 12-foot high submerged bronze statue of Christ. The most popular areas to explore are the Caves, and the Horseshoe site, where you can swim through columns of corals. San Gervasio Mayan Site – It is the most important Mayan site in Cozumel’s Island. You can become part of Mayan culture and its mysteries. San Gervasio was a sacred Maya site, plus a strategic site for commerce and politics in the area. It was a sanctuary to Goddess Ixchel and an obligatory visit site for Mayas once in their lifetime. There are engravings from the Mayan world.

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El Cedral – It is today the site of the Festival of El Cedral celebration held each May. Commemorating the Day of the Holy Cross, the 150+ year tradition honors the safe passage of 11 founding families who fled the mainland for Cozumel in 1848 during la guerra de castas (the Caste War). Sparse archaeological evidence remains of El Cedral's past glory because much of the temple was destroyed by conquistadors. Castillo Real - A 1200 year old Maya site on the eastern coast. The castillo (castle) comprises a lookout tower, the base of a pyramid, and a temple with two chambers capped by a false arch. The waters here harbor several shipwrecks and it's a fine spot for snorkeling. Discover Mexico – It is the newest and “must see” destination in Cozumel. Discover Mexico is a cultural theme park about Mexico, where the entire family can truly experience this rich country trough its different historical periods and amazing culture: pre-Hispanic, Colonial, and modern. This park is truly spectacular, as you will enjoy an exterior walk of Mexico’s most important archeological sites and colonial buildings, on site museum with temporary and permanent exhibits, as well as a state-of-the-art video experience room to view award-winning videos and documentaries. Visit www.discovermexico.org Besides the Parks and attractions, Cozumel has secluded beaches to relax and enjoy the nature, or you can choose a Beach club with all the facilities and services and activities for all ages, such as Playa Mia, Playa Uvas, Mr. Sancho`s, Isla Pasion, Palancar beach. Among others, for more information visit www.islacozumel.com.mx

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In Cozumel there is endless possiblities for activities and Tours to enjoy with all the family and for all ages, that goes from a relaxed massage in the Spa to the most extreme activities. GOLF IN COZUMEL - The Cozumel Country Club's 18-hole, 6734-yard, par 72 golf course provides challenges for players of every level of skill. The Nicklaus Design Group have woven a masterpiece through the jungle and around the native mangroves to offer a challenging experience to the golfers.

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DIVING IN COZUMEL - Cozumel has been rated one of the top destinations in the world among underwater enthusiasts. With more than 30 charted reefs, average temperatures of 75-80ÂşF year round, and depths ranging from 10 to 100 feet, the waters around the island are a true paradise for divers. The best dive sites on the island are: Paraiso Reef North, Paraiso Reef South, Chankanaab, Beachcomber Cavern, Tormentos, Yucab, El Paso del Cedral, Tunich, Cardona, San francisco, Santa Rosa, Palancar, Punta Sur, Colombia, Maracaibo, and Colombia Shallows. The lagoon in the Chankanaab Park has a lovely reef just offshore, where scuba divers can view the coral, sunken cannon and anchors. Here is easy to find lobsters, starfish, octopus, and rays.

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Playa San Franciscois one of the loveliest on the island, but on Sunday, when locals party to live music under the restaurant palapas, is a little bit crowded.

Reefs are protected and spearing, touching, and taking coral from the bottom of the sea is prohibited.

Cozumel was discovered a year before the conquest of Mexico. In 1518, Juan de Grijalva first set foot in the Island.

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SNORKELING IN COZUMEL– due to the Visibility extends up to 200 feet this is one of the favorites sports in the island. Among the nicest spots are Chankanaab Bay, Paraiso, el Cielo, Chunchakab, and Palancar Reef among others. FISHING IN COZUMEL - The water surrounding the island swarms with more than two hundred species of fish. Cozumel is known worldwide as one of the best places for trolling, deep-sea fishing, and bottom fishing. The most common catches are swordfish, blue marlin, white marlin, blue fin tuna, and sailfish. The best season runs April through June, but you can catch mackerel, wahoo, dorado, bonito, barracuda, amberjack, and grouper in abundance all year round. You can also go bonefishing in the shallow flats, red snapper and grouper are the main game.

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KAYAK IN COZUMEL – Cozumel has beaches ideal for kayaking. Some of the best spots are: Playa San Francisco, its calm waters invite you to take in the natural surroundings as you kayak in the open sea. Playa de San Juan, here you can do a pleasant kayaking outing thanks to its shallow waters and gentle waves. Parque Faro Celaraín, it has virgin beaches and wonderful jungle landscape, such as mangroves, marshes and dunes. This ecological reserve has a lagoon surrounded by lush vegetation and it offers great kayaking conditions due to its calm waters.

In the 16th Century, Cozumel was used by the conquistadors as a supply depot for the Spanish armada. Two hundred year later, pirates like Jean Laffite and Henry Morgan used the Island’s coves to scout out the Spanish galleons. The Splendid Toadfish can be found in the Island’s reefs, it is a very uncommon species, and isn’t found almost anywhere but in here. The fish usually lurks in holes.

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BOATING IN COZUMEL - Cozumel has a port with excelent infrastructure and top-rate services for boating. This port receives cruise liners coming from all over the world, and it also provides docking for yachts, sailboats and other private boats. WATER SPORTS IN COZUMEL – As the condition of the Ocean all kind of water sports can be practiced such as swimming, surfing, Windsurf, Kite board as well as motorized water sports. TOURS IN COZUMEL - There are a wide variety of tours such as Horse back riding, ATV tours, Jeep tours, rock climbing, Zip line Harley Davidson Tour, among others for more information www.islacozumel.com.mx

The constant north-south ocean corrents can carry divers along at between one and one and a half knots an hour. As a result, most of the underwater exploring around the Island is drift diving.

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