Cozumel: an insider’s guide to Mexico’s Caribbean jewel

Cozumel: an insider’s guide to Mexico’s Caribbean jewel

Most people visit Mexico’s Isla Cozumel for one of two reasons: to scuba dive, or to kill time with food and drink before their cruise ship takes off again. Every day, up to ten cruise ships – each with several thousand passengers – will dock on the island and unleash a barrage of crowds to its beaches and streets.

But Isla Cozumel is still Mexico ‘s Caribbean jewel, perched just a few miles off the coast of the Quintana Roo mainland, and there’s so much more to this island than day-trippers can explore. Stay a little longer, and you’ll discover a little piece of paradise of the Mexican coast – here’s how to spend your time there. Explore its underwater wonders

There’s no doubt the scuba diving here is stunning. Beautiful coral reefs all along the western coast of the island teem with a variety of marine species, from loggerhead turtles and seahorses to eagle rays and barracuda.

You can explore with experienced dive teams, or if you’re not qualified, you can try SNUBA – a no-experience-required alternative to scuba diving that allows you to explore the ocean’s depths with an oxygen supply that floats on the surface.

There’s also the Atlantis Submarine, an underwater ship that will take you among many species of fish and other sea creatures as well as a sunken ship. Pixabay / CC0 Take in the scenery with a day’s drive

Though the ocean is Cozumel’s main attraction, you can see just as much natural beauty on […]

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