One of the islands in Caribbean Sea, Cozumel is off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It is also one of the municipalities of the Mexican state. The name of this divine island comes from Mayan language ‘Ah Cuzamil Peten’, which means the ‘Island of Swallows’. First settled in by the Mayans, Cozumel is now the biggest Caribbean Island of Mexico. Many Maya ruins still remain and are thrilling for all history buffs. The island was recognized as part of the Mexican state in 1849.
To Cruise or Not to Cruise?
There are many options of traveling to Cozumel. You can opt for whichever suits you best but a cruise trip to the gorgeously lush island would allow you to feast your eyes on the beauty of the place. The island of Cozumel is considered to be one of the most attractive tourist spots, offering a variety of fun-filled activities and sports. So make a plan with family or friends and cruise to the beautiful Mexican Island. Make sure that your cruise trip allows you shore excursions and water adventures. It will be a tour you are likely to always remember with a smile!
Enchanting Water Activities
The main attraction that marks Cozumel is their sport activities. There are many water related adventures that you can become a part of. These include:
In the Atlantis Submarine, you can travel 100 feet below the sea level. The sheer stunning variety of nature will leave you breathless. You will be able to see the aquatic life up close and like you have never seen before. It is one of the most sought out entertainments in Cozumel. You will never be able to let go of the peace and awe that you experience in this 40 minute ride.
This is another activity that you don’t want to miss when you cruise to Cozumel. The Beach Buggy & Snorkel at Punta Sur shore will allow you to view all the exciting things on this island. The things that your trip will include would be a crocodile lagoon, a vintage lighthouse and the Maya ruin. What’s more, you get to drive your own beach buggy. At the end of the sightseeing tour, you can snorkel at the Punta Sur Beach.
Not in the mood for another underwater dive? Well, simply relax on the beach and acquire a golden tan! There is also a Mexican snack bar for you to enjoy the delicate free foods of Cozumel.
If you are cruising with your kids, then the dolphinarium is a must see. Chankanaab National Park offers you many mind-blowing activities, like snorkeling, dolphin encounters, natural trails and lots more. The place is ideal for kids, who can learn how to dive and also enjoy the dolphin show. If you as a parent, don’t feel like participating in all the water thrills, then lie down on the beach and take a restful nap while your kids explore the amazing park.
History and Culture Seekers
It isn’t just water sports that Cozumel offers. There is much more. If you are among those who love history and culture and want to get acquainted with the local traditions, then Cozumel Museum is the place you should try. Situated in downtown San Miguel has exhibits that feature the island’s ecosystem and many Mayan/Spanish artifacts.
Wining and Dining
When it comes to restaurants, Cozumel has a staggering 300 of them. There are also many bars, clubs and discos that you can visit. Enjoy all the local cuisines and whichever foods you love. Be sure to try out their local wines!
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