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Cozumel Island is the biggest Mexican Caribbean Island, located near Yucatan Peninsula. It is not very big island, just about fifty kilometers long and fifteen kilometers wide. It is a very attractive place full of nice beaches and trendy hotels, most of them located in the town of San Miguel de Cozumel. Cozumel Island is ideal for spending romantic holidays, great for scuba divers and snorkelers, as well as for those that wish to spend a quiet, relaxing holiday.
Cozumel Island has a tropical climate characterized with hot and humid weather throughout the year. Average annual temperatures range between 25 C and 30 C, so you do not have to worry about bad weather.
Cozumel Island has very clear sea waters, which are home to the second biggest barrier reef on the planet. The diving conditions are ideal and there are a couple of dozen diving centers on the island where you can go and learn to dive. Then you can start exploring the amazing plains, large coral walls, tunnels, black corals and limestone caverns underwater. Especially popular is the Cozumel Reef National Park, which is a protected marine area. It regularly attracts scuba divers from everywhere in the world, thanks to its rich and colorful sea life. Besides diving, there are plenty of other water sports options available, such as windsurfing, sailing or fishing. The eastern coast of Cozumel Island is known for its great white beaches and nice surfing conditions.
San Miguel de Cozumel is the one and only town on this small island, offering all kinds of tourist attractions. It is a mix between old and modern, and there you will find plenty of accommodation options, ranging from small hostels to larger all-inclusive resorts. There are also several excellent fresh seafood restaurants, as well as many lively bars and open-air discotheques. San Miguel de Cozumel is also a duty-free zone, so you can buy many luxurious items like jewelry, Mexican liquors, perfumes, handicrafts and clothing. If you want to see more than just the town of San Miguel de Cozumel, then head out to the center of the Cozumel Island and visit the archaeological site of San Gervasio. There you will find an attractive ancient temple, and there are frequent excursions that start from the town of San Miguel de Cozumel.
There are a few other places worth seeing on Cozumel Island. Chankanaab Park is a great park within the Cozumel Reef National Park, and there you can see a giant natural aquarium and beautiful coral reefs. There is also a reproduction of ancient Mayan village and a pool where you can swim with dolphins. Punta Sur Light House is another attractive spot, located on the southern part of the island. From there you can observe the beautiful natural environment and admire the many different species of exotic birds. Families will love the trip to Discover Mexico, which is a theme park where you can learn more about the country and its rich heritage.