Welcome to the island of swallows!

The name Cozumel comes from ancient yucatecan mayan language who used to call the island “Cuzamil” which means, the island of the swallows. Located 51 miles south of Cancun, it has been a popular destination for sailors, scuba divers and those seeking for the sun for decades now. Take a look at the best Cozumel tours from Cancun for your vacation.

Tidbit About Cozumel:

Cozumel is the perfect place for those who enjoy a very active lifestyle, hosting incredible events such as the Ironman Triathlon just before winter kicks in and the Mayan Sacred Journey by the end of spring, being the later a re-enactment of the crossing of the ancient mayans hundreds of years ago from Xaman Ha (a.k.a Playa del Carmen) to present their offerings to the Moon and Fertility Goddess Ixchel. 

Important Information:

Cozumel has two sides, to the west faces mainland and the hip town of Playa del Carmen which for decades was considered a dusty fishing village that served strictly as a port to  take the ferry and cross to the island. The water here is calm and most scuba divers and snorkelers prefer this side due to its rich marine life. Cozumel also welcomes many cruise ships every week, giving the town a joyful vibe at all times. Meanwhile, the east side of the island is a lot more rustic and off the beaten path, however, it is still beautiful and impressive.

 

What People Say:

Visitors from around the world of all ages agree that the most amazing thing about visiting Cozumel is the incredible marine life they get to experience, newbies and amateurs begin a love affair with the reef and thousands of fishes once they take a snorkeling tour in Cozumel; and those who are more laid back will enjoy the island vibes with its colorful houses and buildings.

Recommendations:

Just like Cancun, the island of Cozumel has nice warm weather all year round , with lots of sun and ocean breeze. We strongly recommend to wear a hat or cap, comfortable and light clothes as well as biodegradable sunscreen at all times; both your skin and all the marine life that you are going to find during your snorkeling tour in Cozumel are going to appreciate it.