Cozumel

Cozumel Mexico

Cozumel has ranked for years among the top five dive destinations in the world. Tall reefs line the southwest coast, creating towering walls that offer divers a fairy-tale landscape to explore. For nondivers, it has the beautiful water of the Caribbean with all the accompanying watersports and seaside activities.

The island of Cozumel gets a lot more visitors from North America than Europe for reasons that probably have to do with the limited flights. It is in many ways more "cozy and mellow" than the mainland no big highways, no big construction projects. It's dependable. And one of my favorite things about this island is that the water on the protected side (western shore) is as calm as an aquarium, unless a northern wind is blowing. The island is 45km (28 miles) long and 18km (11 miles) wide, and lies 19km (12 miles) from the mainland. Most of the terrain is flat and enveloped in a low tropical forest.

At a Glance

Cozumel at a glance

A popuar cruise ship port, known as a famous shopping portal, Cozumel is a small island that has ranked for years among the top five dive destinations in the world. Tall reefs line the southwest coast, that offer divers a fairy-tale landscape to explore.

Fast Facts

Cozumel island

The main town on the island is San Miguel de Cozumel. The island is about 48 km (30 miles) north-south and 16 km (10 miles) east-west, and is the largest Atlantic island of Mexico. Learn more fun facts about the island of Cozumel.

Activities

Cozumel Diving

Diving being one of the most popular activities in Cozumel, there are also a host of other activities. Cozumel sightseeing offers beautiful sceneries as well as various activities such as water-sports, boat tours, sunset cruises, an ecological park, duty free shopping and a few archaeological sites. Why not venture on horseback ?

Beaches

Cozumel beaches

Cozumel's warm, clear, turquoise waters hold the world's second largest reef network, filled with limestone caves, tunnels, and rare black coral. There are 3 types of beaches in Cozumel, the smooth white sand beaches,  the rocky, limestone variety sometimes referred to as "iron shore", and man-made hybrid known as Chankannab. 

Nightlife

Cozumel nightlife

Cozumel, like any of the other popular Mexican destinations, is a town that lights up late at night. This is when the locals, and tourists alike, come out in the cool of the evening to shop, eat and socialize and even dance the night away in the many choices of  Bars and Dance Clubs.

Restaurants

Cozumel Restaurants

Generally you will find quite good restaurants in Cozumel. From exotic international cuisine to American fast food outlets to simple outdoor eateries that serve great regional dishes, you`ll be able to find many restaurants,to choose from,at affordable prices,just by walking around the main plaza.