Cozumel History Guide

Cozumel is an island of many attractions surrounded by the incredible beauty of the Caribbean Sea. Warm, friendly people live in the small town of San Miguel, where a waterfront boulevard offers spectacular views from its restaurants, cafes, and stores. A Cozumel vacation is ideal for putting up your feet and unwinding, and since its waters are tranquil and transparent, it is also perfect to practice water sports. Just offshore, you will find the world’s second largest coral reef where scuba diving and snorkeling are bucket list activities.

The largest island in the Mexican Caribbean it is approximately 10 miles wide by 30 miles long. San Miguel de Cozumel is its only town and is located on the west side of the island. It is also where most of the island’s hotels are located. Visitors to the island of Cozumel have a great variety of accommodation types from which to choose: hotels, All-Inclusive resorts, rustic oceanfront villas, or ocean-view bungalows.

The clear waters around Cozumel are home to the second largest barrier reef in the world, where you can see underwater plains, walls that suddenly drop hundreds of feet, limestone caverns, tunnels, rare black coral and a kaleidoscope of colorful marine life.The Cozumel Reef National Park has been a protected area since 1996 and its beautiful marine environment and endless visibility continue to attract divers from all over the world.

Practicing other sports is also possible, whether they are in the water or on land: fishing, windsurfing, sailing, horseback riding, tennis, or golf. Cozumel’s east coast has long, virgin, white-sand beaches and a strong surf where, when swimming is not recommended, the views are dramatic. San Gervasio is an archaeological site in the center of the island where a temple is dedicated to the goddess Ixchel, the 16th-century name of the aged jaguar goddess of midwifery and medicine in ancient Maya culture.

San Miguel de Cozumel, the only town on the island, has all the charm of the Mexican Caribbean. Its provincial flair does not make it less comfortable or modern. Local cuisine features excellent seafood famous all over the Yucatan Peninsula. Being in a duty-free zone, San Miguel carries a large assortment of genuine silver and gold jewelry with precious and semiprecious stones, renowned clothing brands, perfumes, Mexican handicrafts, liquors, and other local handcrafts.

Cozumel Tours and Activities

Experience a sun-bathed Caribbean coastal destination graced with endless white sand beaches, turquoise blue seawater and a wide range of exciting tour activities. Please review selected highlights below and contact us to help you create an unforgettable experience in Mexico.