Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico


Cozumel is a Caribbean island in southeast Mexico, with lush vegetation, modern tour infrastructure, and one of the largest coral reefs in the world, ideal for scuba diving


About Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico

The island of Cozumel is located in the southeast of Mexico, at the end of the coast of Quintana Roo, on the Yucatan peninsula. Its name originates in the Mayan words kosom and lumil, which mean "Land of the Swallow". In 1961, the French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau proclaimed that its waters were one of the best places in the world to dive, and ever since, Cozumel is one of the most visited destinations in the Yucatan peninsula.

There are from hostels to all-inclusive hotels, restaurants, bars and one of the main cruise terminals in the region. Cozumel is a relatively small island that invites you to visit it in its entirety, and to do so, you can rent bicycles or take horseback rides, and the more adventurous can explore it on an ATV.

Cozumel is recognized as one of the best destinations for scuba diving and snorkeling, and in addition to having the second world's largest coral reef, with numeorus reefs and more than 250 marine species, it has crystal clear waters with excellent temperature throughout the year. There are lots of other water activities, such as swimming with dolphins, interaction with sea lions, and of course snorkel and diving tours.

Other attractions that can be found on the island include the Museum of the island of Cozumel, or you can also visit the archaeological site of El Cedral and San Gervasio, and the lighthouse of Punta Celarain, where there is the Navigation Museum.

Learn the dynamics of the life on Cozumel and enjoy its cultural attractions at the Cozumel Carnival, a colorful celebration with a Caribbean twist performed during February, featuring parades, live music, dancing and a wide gastronomic offer. There is also Festival de El Cedral, held in late April and in early may, during which you can see Mexican folklore through fairs, rodeos, cockfighting, contests and typical food.

***The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN).