Cozumel, the largest inhabited island in Mexico, enjoys a totally quiet and peaceful atmosphere and is the leading cruise ship arrival destination in the country. With its beaches splashed with crystal clear blue water and unforgettable sunsets on the ocean side, among other wonders of nature, Cozumel is the perfect getaway for escaping from the big city and enjoying the Caribbean breeze in the state of Quintana Roo.
A Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Paradise
Tourists are attracted to Cozumel due to its internationally famous reefs and reputation for being one of the best places in the world for scuba diving and snorkeling. Located on the second longest barrier reef in the world, the island waters are a paradise for observing marine species such as rays, turtles and multi-colored fish, no matter whether you are a beginner or an expert diver.
Just like other destinations in the Mexican Caribbean this island is known for having beaches with soft, white sand and crystal clear, turquoise water. However, tourists who choose Cozumel for their vacations can take advantage of beaches with small waves on the western side of the island, as well as our semi-virgin beaches, or the ocean current on the eastern side of the island, which is a little bit stronger.
The Peacefulness of Downtown Cozumel
San Miguel de Cozumel, as the main town is known, has quite a provincial atmosphere, perfect for relaxing strolls around its streets. Although other parts of the island offer all inclusive hotels, the downtown area is famous for offering more economic accommodation, several restaurants and many craftwork shops.
Travellers also go to Cozumel for duty free shopping, specifically for perfumes and silver jewelry.
How to get to Cozumel?
Cozumel is accessible from Mexico City, Cancun and some U.S. cities through its international airport. Its large pier connects it to Playa del Carmen by sea, with an excellent ferry service and it also has the necessary infrastructure to receive cruise ships.
- Fantastic and peaceful beach destination
- Leader in water sports such as scuba diving and snorkeling
- Outstanding in cruise ship tourism
- Ideal for romantic escapes, weddings and honeymoons
- Excellent choice for family travel