A picturesque island paradise awaits you on Cozumel, which is completely untouched in many areas. Southern life without hectic, postcard beaches with Caribbean flair and a fairytale underwater world in crystal clear water will enchant you. Surrounded by dense, tropical vegetation you can admire primeval crocodiles, swim with dolphins or simply enjoy relaxing hours on the beach. Cozumel is a popular stopover for cruise ships on their way to the Caribbean. The glowing silhouettes of the ocean liners anchored at anchor create a delightful backdrop every evening.
Capital San Miguel
Mayan ruins of San Gervasio
Punta Sur Nature Park
Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park
Museo de Isla de Cozumel
San Miguel is a pulsating port city during the day. In the picturesque alleys of the city centre, countless friendly shops offer souvenirs and original handicrafts. At nightfall, the town is transformed into an idyllic Caribbean small town. On the squares there are cultural events with lots of music. The bars on the beach promenade offer box seats for atmospheric sunsets and the numerous restaurants surprise with local specialities.
Cozumel is located only a few kilometres off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Like there, the Mayas were also native to Cozumel and left their traces in the interior of the island. The buildings whose ruins form the site of San Gervasio were built around the first turn of the millennium. They are essentially the walls of a temple complex for the goddess Ix Chel, who was considered a symbol of fertility. A visit to this historic site gives an interesting insight into the culture of the original population before they were displaced by European conquerors from the 16th century onwards.
The Eco-Park Punta Sur is located in a secluded and isolated location in the southern part of the island of Cozumel. Nature is largely untouched and narrow paths lead through the dense, tropical vegetation of the approximately 1,000 hectare site. On the seaside there is an observation tower that offers an exciting view of the crocodiles that live there. These primeval-looking animals not only live in this nature park, but attentive observers can also discover them in other parts of the island. The way to the nearby lighthouse Faro de Celarain is rewarded with a wonderful view of the untouched coastal landscape.
The centre of Chankanaab Park is a large natural lagoon which, according to legend, was once a pirate's refuge. Today it is home to one of the most impressive attractions on the island of Cozumel, where you can swim in the company of friendly and very sociable dolphins. In addition, the Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park offers a range of pleasant entertainment and sports facilities. There is also a small spa where massages and other treatments are offered.
The museum is an architecturally attractive building from the colonial period and was the first and only hotel on the island in the 1930s. It offers a very deep representation of the island's history from the Mayan period to the present day development. The exhibition focuses on the coral reefs and the complex ecosystem that makes possible and sustains the creation of this natural wonder.
The crystal clear waters off the island of Cozumel hide the second largest coral reef in the world. Only the Great Barrier Reef in Australia covers an even larger area. The reefs of Cozumel were explored in the 1960s by the legendary French diver Jaques Cousteau and became famous all over the world for his fascinating films. The beautiful underwater landscape can be reached by boat without much effort and offers wonderful opportunities for diving and snorkeling in many places. Less
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