Cozumel is an amazing little island to visit, if you plan on vacationing anywhere along the Riviera Maya. It’s right across the water from Playa del Carmen, and offers up small town flavor for those who want to escape the resorts and tourist traps of bigger cities and towns. It is particularly famous for its beautiful waters and coral reefs (part of the the great Mesoamerican Barrier Reef), which are perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling. The island itself is small enough that you can go from one end to the other in a little over 15 minutes.
If you plan on spending the day at Cozumel, then you should definitely think about booking a tour at the Cozumel Pearl Farm. This is a lovely farm with its own white sand beach that is home to some of the most beautiful pearls in the Caribbean. The actual farm is in an area that is essentially uninhabited, so you won’t be bothered by too many people coming and going. It’s run by a very friendly and knowledgable family who are more than willing to answer any questions and show you around.
Another great place to visit in Cozumel is Chakanaab Park. This is so much more than just a park, though. It has beaches, a reef to explore, a lagoon, a botanical garden, and more. There is even an area where you can swim in the ocean without waves! If you get hungry or thirsty, don’t worry because there are bars and restaurants throughout the park, so no matter where you are you will find something to satisfy your hunger or thirst.
The Island Museum is the perfect place to visit if you want to learn a bit more about the history of the island of Cozumel and see some of the art and ecological exhibitions. You can see how the island was formed, and experience the history of Cozumel up until the present day. The museum is great about exhibiting the work of local artists, many of whom still create works of art based on traditional techniques and materials. A visit to this museum is a great way to get a better understanding of the history and culture of the island.
San Gervasio is the best place on the island to get a taste of Maya architecture and history. Found in the center of Cozumel, it was originally built as a place of worship for Ixchel, who is the Maya goddess of love and fertility. Nowadays, it’s the perfect spot on the island to take in Maya culture and history. There is a small fee, but all of that goes towards maintaining the ruins and things like that.
You can’t leave Cozumel without having a great time with some happy dolphins! Check out Dolphinaris Cozumel, a wonderful dolphinarium on the island that lets you interact and play with friendly and energetic dolphins. You won’t be disappointed and will leave feeling like you connected with nature in a unique and powerful way.
There you have it, some of the main spots and attractions of Cozumel to check out! Now go have fun on the prettiest island in Mexico!