Cozumel is a magical place full of beauty, being an island that is part of the magnificent Mexican Caribbean and fundamental tourist destination of the coast of the Mexican Riviera Maya. Cozumel is the largest inhabited island in the country and only 19 km from the Yucatan coast, but part of the repertoire of the beautiful state of Quintana Roo.
Recognized worldwide for its clear and transparent waters, as well as for the clean and soft white sand, Cozumel is a paradise for those who like diving, where you can find hundreds of coral species, tropical fishes and a fascinating marine world.
Cozumel is also a romantic and quiet place, with all its excellent hotels, as well as restaurants and nightclubs, you can spend unforgettable days with your partner.
When visiting Cozumel, you can find all the comforts of a large tourist center, since Cozumel is completely conditioned for your visit to be pleasant; there are local transport services, taxis, car rentals, among others; likewise, it offers a variety of places for celebrating different kind of events, such as weddings, business meetings, sports and others, which makes Cozumel a first class tourist center. Some of the Island´s most important events include “El Grand Fondo” and “Ironman”.
The municipality has a total extension of 647.33 km2; which represents 1.27% of the state. It includes the island of Cozumel, adjacent islets and cays. The facilities of CALICA and the Ecological Park of Xel-Ha are located in the Continental zone. The island is about 39 km long and an average width of 12.8 km.
For beginners: North and South Paraiso, near the international cruise ship dock. Max. depth 14m.Chankanaab, with deliberately sunken objects (a ship, cannons, a Christ) Max. depth 17m. Jardines de Plancar: Light current, between 10 and 20m. La Herradura, with high formations distributed in curve. Depths of 10,20 and 30m. Wall of Villablanca, has schools and large sponges and gorgonidos. Max. depth 30 m. Torments, with coral heads, brunette, angels and groupers. Depth max 12m and 21m.
For advanced: Palancar, is the most famous in Cozumel. Depths between 12m and 30m. Cuevas de Palancar, its entrance is 15m deep and its exit at 40m. Colombia: corals, anemones, fans and lots of fish. Depths between 9m, 18m and 24m. Punta Sur: Rich in life, only for divers with deep experience. Between 27m and 37m
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20 Nov - Revolution Day
2 Nov- Saints Day
12 Oct - Day of the Race
16 Sep - Independence Day
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1 May - Labor Day
21 Mar - Benito Juárez Anniversary
24 Feb - Flag Day
5 Feb - Constitution Day
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