Cozumel, Mexico - Island of the Swallows
To get to Cozumel from the Cancun airport, we will take you there, just follow the link below: http://cancuntaxishuttle.com. Cozumel is a Mayan word translated to English means the Island of the Swallows. It is an island of the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen, and close to the Yucatan Channel. Cozumel is one of the 11 municipalities of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Cozumel is a destination most famous for its breath taking scuba diving and snorkeling in pretty much all areas around the island. The main town on the island is San Miguel de Cozumel.
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Top activities in Cozumel, Mexico
Tourism, diving and charter fishing are the main activities on this amazing island. There are more than 300 restaurants on the island and many hotels, some of which run dive operations, have swimming pools, private docks, and multiple dining facilities. Other water activities include para-sailing, kitesurfing, and a tourist submarine.
There are also two dolphinariums. At the cruise ship docks there are several square blocks of stores selling Cuban cigars, jewelery, t-shirts, tequila, and a large variety of beautiful souvenirs. There are many restaurants in San Miguel that have a huge variety of different cuisines.
Geography & location
Cozumel Island is about 30 mi long and 9.9 mi wide, and is Mexico's largest Caribbean island. It is Mexico's third-largest island, following Tiburón Island and Isla de la Guarda The vast majority of the population of Cozumel lives in the town of San Miguel (population: 77,236 in 2010), which is on the island's western shore. The municipality, which includes two small areas on the mainland enclaved within the Municipality of Solidarity with a land area of 10,423 km²; it has a total land area of 647.33 km².
The land area is covered with an impenetrable jungle which has many endemic animal species. Cozumel Island, including offshore islets, has a land area of 477,961 km2. Cozumel has tropical savanna climate under the Köppen climate classification that closely borders on a tropical monsoon climate. The dry season is short, only occurring from February to April but even in these months, precipitation is observed, averaging about 45 millimeters (1.8 in) of rain per month.
The wet season is lengthy, covering most of the months, with September and October being the wettest months, when precipitation averages over 240 millimeters (9.4 in). In downtown Cozumel are several discotheques, bars, cinemas, stages and restaurants. The main square includes a fixed stage where Cozumel people and tourists celebrate the Sunday evening with a dance at night.
All food and manufactured supplies are shipped to the island. Water is provided by three different desalination facilities located on the island.
Weather in Cozumel
Cozumel weather boasts year round sunshine making it ideal for a vacation at any time of year. Cozumel weather is tropical and humid with year round sunshine.
Languages spoken in Cozumel
The official language spoken in Cozumel is Spanish. Most of the Mexicans working in the tourism industry speak English and you will find that French, Italian and German are also spoken by some. Many of the local indigenous people still speak Mayan as their first language and Spanish as their second, you will often hear them speaking Mayan amongst themselves.
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