Cozumel is an island in the Caribbean Sea, located just off the east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Whether you’re visiting the main city of San Miguel de Cozumel, or heading out into the rich, green landscape to visit one of the many small towns and villages, you’ll find Cozumel to be an area rich in tourist attractions, and with an atmosphere that makes it a great destination for intrepid explorers and family holidays alike.
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Cozumel takes its name from a Mayan term, meaning ‘the island of swallows’. This beautiful island paradise is known primarily for its beaches and water sports, but you’ll find plenty of other ways to entertain yourself during a holiday to Cozumel.
The main town on the island was a quiet fishing village until the 1960s, when word began to spread about the area’s superb beaches, and excellent opportunities for scuba diving and snorkelling. These sports are now one of the main attractions for a holiday in Cozumel, and the area has become famous amongst divers worldwide. In the waters around the island of Cozumel you’ll have the chance to explore beautifully intricate coral reefs, and spot a wide variety of marine life – ranging from bizarre and colourful tropical fish, to mighty sharks and manta rays. With an underwater visibility of up to 200ft, it’s an experience you won’t forget in a hurry!
The beaches of Cozumel are amongst the most beautiful of all the Caribbean beaches, and you’ll find plenty of great spots to unwind in the sun, or swim in the warm waters. There are plenty of other water sports on offer too, besides diving. Paragliding, pedalos, windsurfing, jet skiing and banana boats are all popular activities on a holiday in Cozumel.
If you’re planning a holiday to Cozumel during the month of April, make sure you check out the colourful celebrations surrounding the Festival of El Cedral. This historic festival is centred around the town of El Cedral, towards the south of the island. It has been running for 150 years now, and involves five days of street carnivals, rodeos, bullfights, live music and traditional feasts – it will certainly be a memorable occasion on any holiday in Cozumel.
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If you’re looking to enjoy some of the finest beaches in the world, then a holiday to Cozumel won’t disappoint. You don’t have to be an experienced diver to appreciate the outstanding beauty of Cozumel’s barrier reefs, and you’ll find plenty of other ways to pass your time, besides – from fine restaurants to street carnivals, book an affordable holiday in Cozumel with lastminute.com, and you’ll soon be enjoying the experience of a lifetime. Book your holiday to Mexico with lastminute.com.