Cozumel, Mexico



Cozumel (Mayan: Island of the Swallows) is an island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The main town on the island is San Miguel where most of the population reside.
The choice of activities are boundless in Cozumel, golden beaches, turquoise waters, friendly people, festivals, scattered Maya ruins, great restaurants, duty-free stores, diving, golfing and more. Famous all over the world for its coral reefs, there are plenty of water sports such as diving, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, kayaking and more. The center of the island is covered by jungle and swampy lagoons. Chankanaab National Park is a Cozumel icon located at the southern tip of the island. It includes Punta Celarain and its historical lighthouse, as well as the Colombia Lagoon, a shelter for many of the island's endemic species.

Things to see and do
* Chankanaab National Park Beach
* Water sports
* Swim with the dolphins
* Shopping in downtown Cozumel

Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Mexican Peso ($)
Language - Spanish
Land Area - 647 sq km's
Population - 90,000
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 52

Port Location - There are actually three different pier locations. Punta Langosta is located right downtown and after leaving the ship and walking towards the city down the dock, you will go over an overpass into a shopping mall. You are right in the heart of downtown Cozumel. The International Pier is about a 10-minute taxi ride south of town The third pier (Puerto Maya) is just beyond the International Pier and has the same dynamics. Finally, when there are too many ships in port, some ships will anchor outside and tender into the Punta Langosta pier.

Transport Links - Cozumel has an international airport which receives direct flights from Cancun, Denver and Houston as well regional flights from Cancun and Mexico City.
There are hourly boat rides to and from Playa del Carmen. There is no public transport on Cozumel so walking, renting a car, or catching a taxi are the only options.