Introducing the splendid island of Cozumel
Cozumel is by far one of the largest islands located on the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. What instantly makes Cozumel stand out from all the others is its spectacular green vegetation and clear beaches, not to mention the world-class accommodations and restaurants. Not only is the Caribbean island the country’s hottest vacation spot, but it also offers many opportunities for those who are looking for a rewarding experience. Therefore, if you want to explore the Mayan ruins or swim in the Caribbean Sea, then you should not give the Cozumel tour a second thought. Following are just some of the many tourist attractions that tell the story of city.
Magnificent sandy beaches
It is not astonishing to find out that one of the main attractions of Cozumel are the white sandy beaches. Although the island is not popular for its beaches, they are quite impressive. Thanks to the numerous coral reefs that surround it, all the beaches are covered with powdery white sand. The underwater scenery comprised of colorful reefs and countless species of fish make it the perfect place to dive and snorkel. If you don’t find the snorkeling excursions tempting, then you can bask in the sun all day long.
Cozumel’s Island Museum
Located in downtown San Miguel, the museum of the island of Cozumel makes available collections and exhibitions that are related to the store of the natural environment and local culture. Basically, the museum provides you significant information about the history of the city and its people, including relevant facts about its formation as well as the current status. When you want to take a break from the beach and learn about the pre-Colombian or Colonial period, then this is the place to be.
Additionally, you can expand your knowledge on the wildlife migration patterns and on the countless pirate attacks. When you eventually get tired of all the multi-media displays and collection of ancient artifacts, you can relax at the restaurant located on the second floor and enjoy the spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea. While there are popular choices, such as Playa San Juan and Playa Santa Pilar, the others are just as attractive.
Among the many Maya sites that have been found on Cozumel, San Gervasio is the most important one. The site used to serve as a religious center for the Mayan people and it paid tribute to the goddess Ixchel. The archeological site even includes a temple built to worship the goddess. The site was not only the main center of attention of the island’s religious life, but also a place of pilgrimage. Even today fragments of the old temple and sculptures are visible. The archeological site includes a book-store so that you can buy guides and maps.
The Light House
Punta Sur Eco Beach Park is the largest ecological reserve of the Cozumel and it is a treasure in disguise. It contains a diversity of natural landscapes, such as beaches, lagoons and forest areas. You can take boat trips through the lagoons and snorkeling excursions or visit the famous Punta Sur Light House. The light house allows you to explore beach and dunes and you can also visit the maritime museum.