Right in the midst of the Mexican Caribbean and just a few miles off the coast of the famous Playa del Carmen and close to Cancun we find the wonderful island of Cozumel, also known as the Island of Swallows. Cozumel is a large island with an area of 647 sq. km, the third largest island of Mexico and one of the country’s most important tourist destinations, understandably so because of the infinite possibilities for having fun thanks to the manifold activities you can enjoy.
Now what really gives Cozumel its fame is the fact that it is one of the best destinations in the world for scuba diving, thanks to its coral reefs and underwater visibility that reaches 60 meters and the pleasant average temperature of 27° C (80° F). One of the most appealing features of this island is its huge variety of tropical fishes that thrive among the coral reefs discovered by Jacques Cousteau in 1961. Within Chankanaab Natural Park you should visit the famous cenotes and explore the coral biodiversity at a depth of 22 meters, where you can see remains from shipwrecks including anchors, cannons, a fishing boat and a bronze figure of Christ. There is a famous underwater cave 15 m below the surface known as the Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat).
You can swim among dolphins, go snorkelling or diving among huge rays, swim among hundreds of starfish at the beach known as El Cielo, row on a canoe or practice kite-surf or windsurf, just to name a handful of the aquatic activities available at Cozumel.
But there is a lot more to Cozumel. At San Miguel de Cozumel, the most important city on the island, you can go shopping and admire the rich handicrafts, eat fish or seafood at any of the charming restaurants and enjoy the lively nightlife.
“IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has an All Inclusive 5-star hotel in the island of Cozumel. El hotel IBEROSTAR Cozumel, right by the beach, has 306 bungalow type rooms of various categories where our guests will find everything they need to feel at home during their vacation.”