Cozumel is also known as the Island of Swallows, and is surrounded by the Caribbean Sea with its characteristic turquoise waters, so thanks to its great variety of attractions, taking any of the flights to Cozumel is one of the best decisions since it is one of the unmissable places of the Mexican Caribbean. This is the largest island in Mexico and it is a destination that has it all, beaches, gastronomy, reefs, luxury hotels, golf courses and much more activities to know, what makes it the number one cruise destination in the world.
Diving and snorkeling in the five reefs
This island owes its world-wide fame to the sport diving, since it is considered between the best places of the world to dive and practice the snorkel. Throughout the island there are approximately 55 places to do any of these two activities, most diving spots, and the most popular are on the southwest side of the island, among the most recommended sites for diving, in all its variants, are the Paradise reef, the Santa Rosa wall, all the Palancar reefs and those of the Colombia, Punta Sur and Chun Chacab. Depending on the company that you hire will be the cost and schedules, the reef system of Cozumel is the second largest in the world only surpassed by the great reef of Australia.
The archaeological site of San Gervasio was considered the sanctuary of Ixchel, goddess of fertility and love, and is currently the only official archaeological site on the island. Legend says that whoever joins in marriage under the blessing of this goddess will be eternally united and nothing can separate them, so it wouldn´t be a bad idea to know the place and step, corroborate that ancient Mayan legend.
The Museum of the Island offers in four exhibition halls a vision of the geography and history of Cozumel. As an instrument of information and education, it presents the history of the island and the ecosystems that make it up, at the same time that it gives opportunity to all the visitors to enjoy temporary and permanent exhibitions of local and international artists.
If you are one of the people who don´t like the masses of people on the beaches, then we recommend you to visit the eastern side of the island such as Punta Morena, Punta Chiqueros, Bonita beach and Chen Río beach, or go south, where you will find a more relaxed atmosphere with a hippy tone, there you can enjoy a cold beer, a good shrimp quesadilla and find a hammock to enjoy the most relaxed possible style of this paradise. If you want to travel around the island, the ideal is to rent a quad bike, this way it will be easier to get to other beaches on the island where you can find restaurants, bars and equipment rental to explore the reefs that are a few meters from the beach.
There is a lot to tell about everything you can enjoy when you take the flights to Cozumel, but what better to discover by yourself on your next trip to the Mexican Caribbean.