Cozumel

Cozumel is the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean. Rich in history, Mayan vestiges and natural wonders; a true paradise in the middle of the sea with white beaches, beautiful sunsets and world famous for its coral reefs. It is an adventure and relaxation destination where all kinds of activities are carried out in impressive natural settings.

Formerly known as Kuzamil which means Swallow Island in Mayan, Cozumel is the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean. Rich in history, Mayan vestiges and natural wonders; a true paradise in the middle of the sea with white beaches, beautiful sunsets and world famous for its coral reefs. It is an adventure and relaxation destination where all kinds of activities are carried out in impressive natural settings.

Flights to the Cozumel International Airport arrive from airlines from the United States, Canada, Mexico and Spain; as well as light planes or helicopters that leave the Playa del Carmen Aerodrome. Currently there are direct flights available from Miami, Houston, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Charlotte, Detroit, Minneapolis, Montreal and Toronto; from Madrid, Spain, as well as direct flights from Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, as well as the Cancun - Cozumel airlift.

The most used means of transportation to get to Cozumel is by the ferry that connects the island with Playa del Carmen. These passenger ships operate continuously every hour, with a journey of approximately 35 minutes. Also available is a car ferry that departs from Calica located ten minutes from Playa Del Carmen.

Cozumel is the main cruise port in Mexico and has 3 docks on the island. The Punta Langosta terminal is located a very short distance from the main square. Towards the south, there is the International Dock and the Puerta Maya Dock

Since pre-Hispanic times, Cozumel was an important commercial point where spices and food were highly valued by its inhabitants, which is why it has a rich regional cuisine that adapts delicious seafood to it.

• There are more than 90 restaurants and cafes throughout the island that offer a wide variety of dishes, including Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian and Caribbean cuisine with fish and seafood.

• The gastronomy of Cozumel has been enriched by the Lion Fish. This fish has no natural predators in the Caribbean, and in addition to this it feeds on corals, so the residents have decided to cook it to combat it and help restore the balance of the ecosystem. The Lionfish is prepared in ceviche, grilled or breaded with coconut.

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