Cozumel Island Mexico

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Cozumel offers dazzling white sandy beaches and the remarkable clarity of the multi-hued azure Caribbean ocean in which it calls home. The weather is subtropical & the people natives to Cozumel are all of Mayan descent. The Maya were a culture of farmers, fisherman & warriors who ruled from Campeche to Guatamala for over 2000 years before the arrival of the Spanish Explorers in the 15th Century. They were an advanced civilization, and the legacy of their culture survives in the vestiges of the huge cities that they built during their reign. One of the lesser known sites on the island is called San Gervacio. More recently turned into a park with a restoration project to study the Mayan culture, this was once a sacred Mayan site where Mayan women traveled to worship the goddess Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of fertility. Other captivating sites such as Chichen Itza and its massive pyramids that rival those at Cheops, and Tulum, is located at the only Mayan city built overlooking the sea, and even Tikal in its vibrant jungle settings where wild monkeys still roam, each are an easy one day excursion from Cozumel or Cancun.

Cozumel was just a tiny little fishing community until 1961, when the revered French diver and discoverer Jacques Cousteau declared Cozumel as one of the most beautiful scuba diving areas on the planet. Since then Cozumel has become an underwater marine park to protect the delicate balance of its alluring coral reefs & abundant variety of tropical fish. Its underwater wildlife is absolutely wonderful due to the clarity of the water, you do not have to be a diver to enjoy the underwater life and even with a snorkel and some fins you´ll see lots of marine life.