Cozumel, Mexico offers fun places and activities for people of all ages, including Palancar Beach and Reef, Stingray Beach, Chankanaab National Park, Parque Punta Sur and the Museo de la Isla de Cozumel. El Cedral and the San Gervasio Ruins provide a window into the history of the region.Continue Reading
Being an island means that Cozumel offers several beaches to tourists. Visitors to Palancar Beach can take part in snorkeling, water sports, kayaking, diving and other activities. Palancar Reef offers a location for divers to explore, as does San Miguel's Stingray Beach, a location that actually allows divers to swim among live stingrays.
Chankanaab National Park provides visitors with additional beaches, diving snorkling locations and hiking trails. The park also has dolphin encounters. Parque Punta Sur is another park that offers both private jeep tours and bar hop tours of the reserve. Crocodiles and several species of waterfowl are among the creatures that call this reserve home.
The Mayans were part of Cozumel's long history. Some believe that the San Gervasio ruins were once a temple to Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of fertility. At El Cedral, visitors can encounter the oldest Mayan ruins on the island, dating back to 800 A.D. The community around the ruins is a site for many fun activities.Learn more about Geography