Cozumel | Land of the Swallows
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The island of Cozumel is located east of the Yucatan Peninsula in the Mexican Caribbean, its name means “Land of the Swallows” in Mayan and was so named because of the indigenous birds, which are regularly observed patrolling the beaches of Cozumel and the coast.
Cozumel was created approximately 2000 years ago by the ancient Maya, a seafaring people, who saw Cozumel as a commercial stop as well as a sacred sanctuary.
The island was a mecca for Mayan women who made the journey from the mainland to Cozumel Island in large canoes to worship Ix Chel, the goddess of fertility. Leaving the continent of what is now Playa del Carmen and Tulum, Mayan women crossed the dangerous canal in canoes to give offerings at the altar of Ix Chel.
A destination par excellence for cruise ship stopovers that has three very well equipped docks that can receive the arrival of thousands of tourists in a single day: Punta Langosta located in the very center of the city, International Pier and Puerta Maya a short distance from the center by private taxi.
THINGS TO DO IN COZUMEL
In Cozumel there are several archeological sites of the Mayan civilization. The most important site is San Gervasio, where the Mayans venerated the goddess Ix Chel. This deity was one of the most important of the Mayan pantheon, as it was the supreme authority on matters of love, fertility and health.
Among the most important structures of San Gervasio are the Manitas, chambers believed to have been the residence of Lord Itzá of Cozumel a thousand years ago. Other relevant buildings are the Casa Alta, Plaza Central, El Arco, Casa Grande and Chi Chan Nah, a place destined for rituals.
Cozumel Reef National Park
The reefs of Cozumel are part of the Great Mayan Reef, the largest barrier reef in America and second in the world, after the Great Barrier Reef in Oceania. The park is predominantly maritime and its small land area is home to endangered species, such as the freshwater turtle, the gray fox and the dwarf raccoon.
The marine fauna is much more varied, constituting a paradise for underwater sports enthusiasts and biodiversity observers. Apart from different types of corals, the beautiful ecosystem is home to turtles, blue sharks, sharks, crabs, rays and many other species of fish.
El Cielo is a sandbank with approximately 800 meters of coastline in Cozumel. One of the ways to get to El Cielo is by boat or catamaran. This beach gets its name from the fact that you can snorkel, swim in the depths of the water and see different types of starfish.
Besides this, in this place you can be fascinated with the perfection of turquoise blue water; therefore in El Cielo you will not only see echinoderms, but also colored fish, sea turtles, manta rays and birds that approach the beach periodically.
This beautiful, calm surf beach, located southwest of Cozumel, is one of the most frequented on the island. It is a long and narrow belt of white sand located in front of the coral reef. It has an area with a large accumulation of remains of shells and snails, some very striking.
The proximity of the reef offers good opportunities for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts to appreciate the diversity of fish and other species in the clear waters. There is a diving school on the beach and boat trips to the nearby reefs are also available.
It is an ecopark located 10 kilometers from San Miguel de Cozumel. It has a beautiful beach and lagoons, ideal for snorkeling and diving, and a great diversity of fauna and flora. There is an excellent endowment of palapas at the seashore and several restaurants that serve the exquisite and fresh seafood of the Mexican Caribbean.
It also has a speleology museum and in the lagoons it is possible to see dolphins and manatees. In addition, there is a small botanical garden and a set of replicas of pre-Hispanic Mesoamerican buildings.
Punta Sur Park
Punta Sur is part of a protected area of Cozumel Island, formed by beautiful beaches, lagoons, lowland jungle, mangroves and coral reefs. Its extension surpasses 1000 hectares and in it predominate lagoons that constitute a true mosaic of environments and ecosystems that lodge a great wealth and diversity of flora and wild fauna.
In the extreme south of the island you will find the lighthouse of Celarain that houses a museum, about the navigation of times of the Mayas. Climbing the lighthouse you will have one of the most impressive views of the walk. To the northeast of the lighthouse is the so-called Tumba del Caracol, an archaeological vestige dedicated to Ixchel, deity of the Mayan culture.
Important Notice: In your arrival to the International Airport of Cancun, people will approach you to make you buy tickets for a collective service. We highly recommend not to stop, they additionally want to sell the shared time in hotels, and those services are different from us. As they offer a collective service, you have to wait for the vehicle to be at full capacity to start the route. You share a vehicle with strangers hoping that the hotel to which you are heading is the first, because otherwise, your wait will be long and tedious.
We have received notice from our frequent clients concerning to cheating, people that argue they work for us. WE DO NOT HAVE EMPLOYEES INSIDE THE BUILDING OF THE AIRPORT.