Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel, Mexico

Mayan myth claims that Cozumel was home to the gods. Truly Cozumel is a place fit for the gods, with its dazzling white-sand beaches, ruined Mayan temples, exotic jungle wildlife, and crystalline waters teeming with tropical fish. Just offshore lay Palancar Reef, considered one of the most spectacular coral formations in all the Caribbean. Of course, the gods weren't the only individuals attracted to this terrestrial paradise: during its long and colorful history, Cozumel has been home to pirates, buccaneers, and freebooters, including Sir Henry Morgan and Jean Lafitte. Today's traveler will discover the same ravishing beauty and relaxation that entertained gods and pirates alike.

Top things to do and see in Cozumel, Mexico: View Excursions

  • 1Mayan Ruins

    Extensive ruins of the ancient Mayan civilization are scattered across the region, including Coba and the renowned coastal site of Tulum on mainland Mexico.

  • 2Beaches

    Dig your toes into the white sands of Cozumel's coast, where aquamarine waters beckon you to the breathtaking shores of Playa Mia Grand Beach Park and secluded Passion Island Beach.

  • 3X-Caret

    The ecological/archeological theme park of X-Caret is one of the most popular attractions on the Yucatan Peninsula. Among its great treasures are underground rivers, a replica of a Mayan village, and a Mexican cultural show.

  • 4Playa del Carmen

    Alabaster-white beaches, gentle surf, coral reefs and a slow lifestyle make Playa del Carmen the place for backpackers, archeological buffs and New Age sun worshippers.

  • 5Chankanaab National Park

    This park is home to a world-renowned ecosystem and natural aquarium with more than 60 species of tropical fish, crustaceans and corals and the only botanical garden on the island.

  • 6Snorkeling & Diving

    It is no secret that Cozumel excels with clear waters and spectacular reefs.

  • 7Cozumel Museum & El Cedral

    The museum houses two floors of exhibits. El Cedral is a small century-old ruin, the island's first settlement founded by Spanish explorers in 1518.

  • 8Boating Adventure

    Refresh your spirit and enjoy sailing, fishing, and other water sports.