Definitions for "Cozumel"
the largest Mexican Caribbean island, is 10 miles wide and 28 miles long where tourism, mostly divers dominate. Dive shops vary from PADI 5-Star facilities to single proprietor boats with snorkeling trips off the quay. Water sports in Cozumel are everywhere.. Cozumel hotels the gamut from luxury to basic; Archaeology plays a bit part in Cozumel tourism; the best preserved site is San Gervasio.Not by chance, this narrow strip welcomes all tourists from free independent travelers to cruise ship passengers with a rack of premium clubs, eateries and drinkeries. Ferry boats make the 45-minute trek across the deep, stunningly blue bay from Playa del Carmen , south of Cancun. Cozumel has grown out of a rich Mayan heritage. Ruins of the Mayan culture can be visited at San Gervasio in the middle of the island. Cozumel was settled by the Mayans as early as 300 A.D. and became an important trade center as well as a ceremonial center. The Conquistador Cortez landed here in 1519 on his way to the mainland
Cozumel (Mayan: Island of the Swallows) is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen. It is one of the eight municipalities (municipios) of the state of Quintana Roo. Cozumel is a popular tourist destination renowned for its scuba diving.