Cozumel, Mexico - Island of the Swallows
If you are planning to visit the Cozumel Island and you do not have the transportation yet from Cancun Airport to the Ferry in Playa del Carmen, we can take you!!!
An island which extension allows to discover in just one day, but with a lot of funny activities.
Besides you can find archaeological sites, Mayan people also find it very attractive and beautiful, leaving some evidence in its culture, the Ruins of San Gervasio and El Caracol.
Between the aquatic activities are: Diving, snorkel and boat tours. The pass from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel is a great experience for the magnificent views. In occasions you can see dolphins, turtles, sharks, pelicans and more.
Cozumel is well recognized as the swallow Island, the real meaning in this place in maya is: CUZAMIL, that means the “swallow Island”.
The principal economic activity is the tourism, the people is nice and hospitalarian. They use not only to share the island’s beauty, also they gave tips to enjoy and know better 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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