Cozumel means "Island of the swallows" in Mayan. Cozumel is an island in the Caribbean Sea opposite Playa del Carmen. It is one of the 9 municipalities of the state of Quintana Roo on the Yucatan Peninsula. It is the third-largest island in Mexico and the largest Atlantic Island of Mexico.
From the Cozumel Travel Guide
The hotel was situated right off the main square, very convenient to the ferry, cabs, etc. The only glitches were not anything they could control: The staff spoke Spanish (duh!) and I did not bring a phrasebook. They were very polite and very accomodating. They allowed us to rinse off our dive gear in their courtyard, using their hose. ... more
The hotel is so central the taxi driver actually kicked us out and told us to walk around the corner and there it was! Very friendly and helpful staff, great pool on the top floor with excellent selection for breakfast that was included in the price. ... more
We liked the location very much as it was not direct in the center, but also not too far. Center is at 5 minutes walking distance. Rooms were very clean and air conditioned. However, the warm water facility in the shower was a bit tricky to use (had to leave the warm water running in the sink while using the shower for the boiler to kick in). ... more
Cancun, Mexico 17.02.09-03.02.09
I would definitely book a day to go to Chechen Itza. If you hire a car, or arrange a night somewhere near there, you can arrive before the bus tours in the morning or after the bus tours in the afternoon and have a much less crowded experience. Snorkelling or diving is good on places like Cozumel ...
Open Water Certification in Mexico
Playa Del Carmen and Cozumel both offer several dive operators that can get you that certification. Its a beautiful place to learn and there are many different types of dives in and around that area. Google it and you should come up with a ton of information about the area. ...
Allure of the Seas
Today was a two tank dive off the coast of Cozumel, fairly near the cruise terminal. First dive was a 65 footer followed by a 35 footer after our required surface interval. Cozumel is one of the great dive spots of the Caribbean, but the reefs were severely damaged by the hurricane that spent almost 3 ...
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