Cozumel, located in the Caribbean Sea, is Mexico’s largest island and it boasts with astounding natural beauty. It is one of the top five destinations in the world, thanks to its stunning coral reef – the second largest. What it is famous for are the superb scuba diving conditions.
How to Get to Cozumel
You can fly in straight to the island. Cozumel has a small and modern airport with international flights. Another option is to fly to Cancun and take a bus and a ferry ride over. Cozumel is 18 km away from the mainland (45 min ferry ride). From there it’s a one hour bus ride south to the Mayan Ruins of Tulum or north to Cancun.
Climate and Conditions on the Sunny Isla Cozumel
It is blessed with a steady tropical climate all year long with an average temperature of 27 degrees. The clear turquoise waters on the southwestern part of the island are home to the second-largest reef system in the world. No wonder why Cozumel is known as a fantastic destination for diving and snorkeling, exceptional beaches and outdoor adventure. Cozumel is one of the safest places in the world to live or travel, according to recent statistics.
The port of Cozumel is ranked #3 for the best cruise ports in the world.
The west side of the island is where everyone lives and stays when they come to visit. San Miguel, the only town on the island, is a vibrant city, where you can truly experience the Yucatan culture, try delicious Mexican and Caribbean cuisine, visit excellent shops or simply relax at a nice coffee shop.
The east side of Cozumel, known as the “Wild Side” is like stepping back in time. There is no development or electricity, simply over 12 km of secluded, breathtaking beaches, the perfect spot for those willing to escape the crowd, especially windsurfers.
Welcome to the sea turtles world – photo taken by our dear friend Pitagoras Larqué
The Best Caribbean Sea Diving Destination – The Paradise for Scuba Divers
As one of the world’s premier vacation destinations, Cozumel offers visitors great variety of things to do and see. Scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, deep-sea fishing and surfing are among the top activities to try during your stay in Cozumel. Cozumel has the most magnificent beaches in the Caribbean and Riviera Maya with crystal clear water with amazing visibility of 70m and powdered white sand.
Experienced divers tend to go toward the northern beaches, while families looking for quiet family time seek south beaches. There are plenty of underwater sites to explore, the most popular are on the southwestern side of the island. Paradise Reef, Chan Kanaab Reef, Villa Blanca Wall, Santa Rosa Wall, Palancar Reef and Plane Wreck are some of the must sees beneath the turquoise waters.
Lovely corals – photo taken by our dear friend Pitagoras Larqué
Plenty to Do and See in Cozumel
There are plenty of things to do and see here. You can watch baby sea turtle hatching, enjoy the beach bars and restaurants, see pink flamingos and crocodiles, take part in Carnaval de Cozumel, which is held in February or try one of the outdoor adventures at Cozumel Chankanaab National Park, Mexico Cozumel Park or Parque Arqueologico. You can visit the history museum or the planetarium. There is so much to see for those willing to explore what the Mayans have left behind at the San Gervasio Ruins or take a hiking trip through the Punta Sur Ecological Park.
If you are coming to Cozumel, Koox Diving can take you to all the amazing dives spots in Cozumel reef. Just contact us and let us organize it all for you, so you can have the time of your life.
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