Cozumel (island of the Swallows) is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico‘s Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen, and close to the Yucatán Channel. Cozumel is one of the ten municipalities (municipios) of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The economy of Cozumel is based on tourism. There are a number of visitors to the islands beach clubs, scuba diving, and snorkeling. The main town on the island is San Miguel de Cozumel.
The majority of the population of island lives in the town of San Miguel know as Downtown which is on the island’s western shore.
The island is covered with a jungle which has many endemic animal species. Cozumel is a flat island based on limestone, The highest natural point on the island is less than 15 m (49 ft) above sea level. The cenotes are deep water filled sinkholes formed by water percolating through the soft limestone soil during thousands of years.
Cozumel’s cenotes are restricted to qualified cave divers with appropriate credentials.
In the early 1990s, a group of cave explorers here discovered the 5th largest underwater cave in the world
Cozumel is home to the largest reef system in the Americas, the Mesoamerican Reef. Teeming with hundreds of tropical fish, turtles and other vibrant sea life, it is truly a diver’s dream. But even if you don’t explore down into the depths of the ocean, there is much to see for snorkelers too. There are as many as 250 different species of tropical fish including the queen angelfish and the illusive toadfish, seen nowhere else in the world.
Do not miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonderful underwater world that Cozumel have to offer you!! Snorkeling, diving or just swimming in its pristine waters will transport you to a magical world.
Enjoy the delightful rich gastronomy offer to you, Cozumel is a top destination for all ages and all activities.