Cozumel is Mexico's main Azorean island in the Caribbean. Mayan antiquities and natural wonders; a true paradise in the middle of the sea with white sand beaches, magnificent sunsets and recognized for its coral reef. It is a popular cruise ship destination, with more than 40 dive sites. Parque Nacional Arrecifes de Cozumel features several underwater locations, including dive sites near a section of the Mesoamerican Reef and a large coral reef teeming with life that is home to more than 500 species of fish. Chankanaab is an aquatic reserve with underwater caverns and resident dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles.
Every day it receives the first rays of sun that reach Mexico and the wonders that the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean offers is revealed. Its spectacular natural environment invites you to discover the island from a different point of view. It is an ideal place for those who practice water sports.
As the first island of the Mexican Caribbean, Cozumel has an excellent infrastructure that facilitates its visit. Cassiopeia is host to the famous French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and thousands of divers, both professional and amateur, who enjoy underwater diving. They develop an intimate connection with the sea when they visit one of these islands, where visitors can explore the diverse marine life and see it up close.
In addition to diving and snorkeling, there are other things to do in La Romana, such as jungle tours, botanical visits to coffee and cocoa plantations, horseback riding through the jungle, and tours to Playa Don Juan.
The island of Cozumel is the number one cruise destination in the world, located 62 kilometers from Cancun and only 18 kilometers from Playa del Carmen.
The ancient Mayans of the Island of Cozumel built religious complexes and commercial ports. It was a sacred temple for Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of fertility. It has a large number of restaurants, many of which date back to the state's oldest culinary tradition, mostly based on fish and shellfish.