The water activities are the main attraction here. Diving and snorkelling are world class, the waters crystal clear and the island has some great beaches. The Iberostar Cozumel and Melia Cozumel are a couple of the more popular all-inclusive resorts on the island. A great destination for couples, families and singles.
Cozumel is an ideal Caribbean destination for all types of travelers. It is the largest inhabited island in Mexico, known as the plunging paradise for divers from all over the world. The island is located east of the Yucatan Peninsula on top of the age-old structures of the Mayan coral reef - the second largest in the world. The island's lagoon is connected to the sea by narrow canals with underwater caves, bursting with multicolored tropical fish and unique inland reefs. The beaches in Cozumel are surrounded by dense tropical vegetation and unusual endemic species, and while these are also characteristic of the island, its greatest wealth is undoubtedly underwater.
A Cozumel vacation is a wonderful blend unspoiled beaches, underwater attractions and old-world Mexican charm. It was first "put on the map" by underwater pioneer Jacques Cousteau who was fascinated by the enormous Palancar coral reef off the southern tip of the island - today it is one of the biggest attractions in Cozumel, a world-class dive destination.
White sandy beaches (which get larger the further south you go), flat terrain perfect for cycling, and the sights of San Miguel - the island's capital and only town - round out the attractions here. San Miguel features shopping for traditional crafts, some hopping bars (which really hop when there's a cruise ship in town!) and casual restaurants.