Mexico's largest island is known as a world class diving destination. Crystal clear waters with up to 150 foot visibility filled with coral reefs, underwater caves, ancient wrecks and hundreds of varieties of tropical fish make Cozumel one of the great diving and snorkeling destinations in the world. In addition to water activities you can spend your day shopping in the colorful, relaxed town of San Miguel and exploring Mayan ruins.
Located just 12 miles (19 kilometers) off the Yucatan coast, Cozumel, which has commercial development on only about 5% of the island, was declared an Underwater Nature Preserve in 1972. Famous Oceanographer, Jacque Costeau, filmed one of his documentaries among the eight miles (13 kilometers) of live coral reefs, caves, tunnels and coral overhangs teeming with an incredible variety of marine life
An ancient Mayan ceremonial and commercial center, Cozumel boasts many archaeological sites scattered across the island. The best preserved and most visited, San Gervasio, includes a group of small shrines and temples honoring ix-Chel, the Mayan goddess of medicine, corn, weaving, love and fertility.
Visit the Chankanaab National Park, a shoreside natural preserve where snorkelers can explore underwater caves and reefs and a sunken ship filled with colorful marine life.