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A Cozumel First-Timer’s Trip Plan

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Whether you’ve already visited other destinations along the Riviera Maya and have wondered about that island lying east in the Mexican Caribbean or you are considering going to Cozumel on your first trip to the region, here are our top five reasons to experience island life, Mexican-style.
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Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Cozumel’s name derives from the Mayan Kuzamil, or “Island of the Swallows”, so it isn’t surprising that there are many traces of the ancient Maya culture there (and artifacts of the even earlier Olmec culture have been found too). In fact, there...
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Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
The Yucatan Peninsula is renowned for its regional version of Mexican cuisine. Here, bitter orange, annatto seeds, and other local ingredients as well as distinctive cooking methods (like steaming food in banana leaves) combine to create unique...
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Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Perhaps the single biggest draw that lures travelers to Cozumel is its world-class diving. The waters here are crystal-clear and the abundant marine life includes turtles, sharks, eels, and tropical fish including parrot fish and the endemic, and...
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Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
While diving may come to mind first when many people think of Cozumel, there is plenty of natural interest above the sea as well. The Chankanaab Lagoon, Colombia Lagoon, and the State Reserve of Jungle and Wetlands of Cozumel offer opportunities...
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Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Even though the island is just one part of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, it has a variety of hotels and lodges that exceeds the selection of accommodations on some of independent nations in other parts of the Caribbean. In all there are some...