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Visit the great beaches of Cozumel Island, Mexico

 
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added on 27th of August, 2008

Located in the Caribbean Sea on the eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, the island of Cozumel covers 490-square-km.

With 15 km (9 mi) wideness and a length of 53 km (33 mi), this beautiful island, having developed only 3%, is a paradise of low hills, rocky beaches dotted with palm trees and crystal-clear waters. The roads are paved, but you have to avoid the dirt roads because, especially in the rainy season, the floods make these roads impassable. So proceed with great caution, especially after a rain.

The rainy season, also known as the hurricane season, lasts from June until October. Temperature remains constant at 80° F and reaches 90° F during the months of July and August, period when the air gets humid and hot. If you want to bath, then you should know that water temperature varies from upper 70° F to low 80° F. Although cold fronts coming from the north can cause temperatures to fall during the winter months, Cozumel is less affected because of its location near the mainland.

Cozumel was a territory of the Maya people. It is said that this island was the home of goddess of fertility and love, Ixchel. The Mayans built temples to worship the goddess and in return they received Ixchel’s favourite bird, a sign of good fortune. As a result of this, the Mayan named the island "The Land of the Swallows".

An icon of Cozumel, Chankanaab National Marine Park is a place where you can enjoy all kind of activities. After a short taxi ride, you and your family can spend quality time snorkeling or just lying in the sun. But you should know that Chankanaab National Park has expensive amenities. If you are more interested in history, then you should visit the Maya ruins. It’s worth sightseeing them.

Another natural attraction of this island is represented by Punta Sur Ecological Reserve. One of the park's attractions is an old lighthouse located in Punta Celarain. The reservation includes also Colombia Lagoon; here you can see endangered species of animals, among which marine turtles.

You may never want to leave this island treasure, so choose to enjoy activities both below and above water. Cozumel offers enough daytime activities to make you want to prolong your vacation.

Being a small island off the coast of Yucatan Peninsula, with its breathtaking underwater scenery, Cozumel is the perfect place to scuba dive. But you can enjoy a great variety of water sports: snorkeling, kayaking, deep-sea fishing.

Famous for its mixture of sandy and rocky beaches, on this island you can lay back and get a beautifully tanned body, enjoy marvelous sunsets or walk under the moonlight. You can even swim in these crystal blue waters. It’s up to you!

Don’t lose such a great opportunity of exploring the mysterious and exotic island of Cozumel, Mexico.

 

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Cozumel History

The first Spanish touch into the city of Cozumel was during the year of 1518 and slowly the Spanish started to bring down all the Mayan temples. Along with the Spanish came many diseases and hence only about 30 Mayan inhabitants (of the total 40000 inhabitants) were left in the land by the year 1570. This land remained deserted for years to come. It was the year 1848 when during some war again people started to settle down in this area and use this land as their hide out. The city of Cozumel didn’t experience much historical changes after being struck by sever epidemic and unfortunately it couldn’t be a part of the important historical... Read more »

 
 
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Traveling in Mexico - Feb 22, 2006, by travelgrove-editor
Population: 104 million Major Airports: * Juarez International Airport, Mexico City - MEX * Cancun International Airport - CUN * Puerto Vallarta Ordaz - PVR * Los Cabos International Airport - SJD * Guadalajara... Read more »

Why to visit Saltillo, Mexico - Dec 13, 2006, by MadSuh
We had some more crazy party days. I really needed the time off to relax a bit and spend some time somewhere else than back home. To my surprise Mexico is quite different from what I thought it would be. Much more organized than what I... Read more »

My first day in Saltillo - Dec 13, 2006, by MadSuh
I arrived in Mexico yesterday. The trip was not much fun. I had slept only 2-3 hours before leaving Ravensburg and I had to drive to the airport early (5am) as I wanted to get the VAT back for my notebook. Anyhow, that didn't work (Bummer).... Read more »

Meinem Besuch in Mexiko - Jul 30, 2009, by mary
Über Mexico Die Mexicaner sind sehr stolz auf ihre Traditionen. Sie haben überall Traditionen, wie zum Beispiel in der Kunst, im Kunsthandwerk, beim alltäglichen Leben, bei Festen, auf Märkten und in der Gastronomie.... Read more »

The great Barbacoa Tacos - Dec 13, 2006, by MadSuh
When in Saltillo, there are several great places to go to eat. You can find great Tacos and Fajitas all over Mexico, but in the North you will find a few that you cannot find anywhere else. Barbaco Taco was my favorite dish. It's a Taco... Read more »

 
 

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