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The beaches in Cozumel, Mexico, are pristine and typically Caribbean. Great for relaxing on and enjoying your holiday!
Cozumel is famous for its stunning underwater flora, fauna and marine life, especially the large coral reefs here.
Cozumel Mexico has everything you'd expect from a Caribbean island - white glistening sands, warm clear waters, sunshine in the bucket loads and a relaxed chilled out vibe. But Cozumel holidays have more to offer you than just chilled out bliss. There's plenty to do here that sets this island apart from your usual Caribbean holiday. Aswell as pristine beaches there's exotic aquatic life, large expanses of coral reefs, cosmopolitan and luxury mexico hotels, ancient archaeological sites and mayan history plus world class dive sites. Situated off the Caribbean Coast of Mexico in the Caribbean Sea, Cozumel, the largest Mexico island, is accessible by ferry from Playa Del Carmen in the Riviera Maya or by flying from Cancun.
A main attraction for holidays to Cozumel is its natural ecologiocal habitat here with its wealth of marine life, reefs and diving opportunities. The fish and underwater flora in Cozumel are astonishingly abundant and diverse, offering spectacular diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing and sailing experiences. See turtles, moray eels, the 'splendid toad fish' and nurse sharks plus many other species. In fact Cozumel in Mexico is classed as one of the top dive sites in the world due to its abundance of coral reef life, spectacular colours and underwater wrecks available to explore, helped by the 200 ft underwater visibility here. The island has numerous dive sites to choose from and will leave any scuba diver or snorkeller raving about their Cozumel dive holidays.
Cozumel is not just about diving and underwater life however. Further inland from the powdery white sand of the beaches here lies untouched and remote tropical jungle and a rich ecological habitat that will amaze you. Explore the island of Cozumel's wide variety of bird life, flora and fauna including the giant sea turtles which lay their eggs here. There's a number of ecological / eco-adventure parks to visit also that help guide you through the history and wildlife of the island plus small pyramids and archeological sites dotted about all over the island.
Other sightseeing attractions on Cozumel include archaelogical sites such as San Gervasio which features centuries old structures depicting Mayan civilisation worshipping the Goddess of Fertility X'chel. El Cedral, a Maya archeological site also on Cozumel, is the focus of the yearly Holy Cross (La Santa Cruz) celebrations each May at the festival of El Cedral. Here you can also see archeological ruins including a church and paintings used by the Maya centuries ago.
Popular areas of the island to go to for Cozumel holidays and for visiting for the day are located mainly along the South, West and North coastal areas of the island. The West coast is characterised by jagged limestone coves, white powdery sands and sparkling azure waters and is where many luxury cruise liners stop for easy access to the beaches and the town of San Miguel and Laguna Chankanaab Park resort. This resort is popular with families in particular due to the shallow waters and large amount of activities there including swimming with dolphins.
Further South on the Southwestern coast the waters edge is lined by some of the famous coral reefs Cozumel is so well known for, protected by the Parque Marino Arrecifes de Cozumel and the Parque Nacional Submarino de Palancar. Here you'll find Playa Palancar, Punta Sur and Playa San Fransciso amongst others. There's also a wider selection of all inclusive Cozumel hotels situated on the wide sandy beaches here and the larger main holiday resorts of Cozumel are all situated along this stretch of coast.
In the North of the island, resorts such as Costera Norte, Punta Norte and Punta Molas house a handful of quality hotels and activites such as golf. The shoreline here is rockier and more dramatic, but affords beautiful views and is closer to the airport and marina.
The Eastern side of the island is wild and remote in comparison and much less developed. However there are some beach clubs and archaeological sites here and amazing views across the Caribbean Sea.
Whether you're diving, kayaking, horseriding, fishing, snorkelling, shopping, eating, getting married, honeymooning, golfing, swimming with dolphins or just plain relaxing on one of Cozumel's fine beaches, you'll love every minute of your Cozumel holidays.
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