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Cozumel

This beautiful island, famous for its beaches (and its shopping!), lies 40 miles from Cancun in the Mexican Caribbean.

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What Makes It Magical

Cozumel, the land of the swallows, is a favorite destination for travelers who want to have an underwater experience scuba diving in its crystal-clear turquoise waters.

One of its main attractions is the Parque Ecoturístico Punta Sur. This park features structures such as the Faro Celarain lighthouse and the Templo El Caracol, a pre-Hispanic construction. The Cha’an Ka’an planetarium is a must-see, with its huge screening room showing the universe in 360 degrees. Catch daybreak in Cozumel from the Faro Norte lighthouse. It’s where the sun first rises in Mexico—you’ve got to see it!

Why You Should Go

Seven Magnificent Coral Reefs

  • Scuba dive in the Paraíso, Chankanaab, Yucab, San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Palancar, and Maracaibo reefs.
  • Visit the white sand beaches and transparent waters that are perfect for taking it easy and soaking up the sun, such as Playa Palancar, Playa Mia, Playa San Francisco, and Playa Paradise.
  • Explore downtown Cozumel, known as San Miguel. It’s a delightful area to wander and sightsee. You’ll find shops, restaurants, bars, and art galleries.
  • Visit Parque Nacional Chankanaab, a nature reserve with lush gardens, caves, an underground pool, and beach. You can explore the paths, snorkel in a coral garden, visit the dolphinarium, or relax in the green spaces.
  • Ride bikes through the town of San Miguel, known for the more than 30 murals that adorn its streets, painted by national and international artists.

At the Very Least

Scuba dive and snorkel in the Parque Nacional Arrecifes de Cozumel. This park features impressive coral formations and a great diversity of marine life.

Don’t Miss

  1. Relive the Travesía Sagrada Maya, a sacred journey the ancient Mayans once took to the island to worship the goddess Ixchel and visit her archeological site, San Gervasio.
  2. Help release sea turtles that come from faraway to lay their eggs on these beaches.
  3. All around the island, you can kayak, paddleboard, parasail, jet ski, and much more.