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Cozumel is the third largest island and the second largest city of Mexico. It is located southeast of Mexico, in the Caribbean Sea, sixty-two kilometers of Cancun and is next to Calica and Xel-Ha, one of the ten municipalities of the state of Quintana Roo inland enclaves.
Cozumel is a flat island composed of limestone rock itself comes from the reefs. The most important natural elevation on the island is less than 13 meters.
The Cenotes formed by water filtering through the limestone over thousands of years can be explored through activities like swimming or snorkeling and diving; you can appreciate different marine species.
The Cozumel Island measures about 48 km from north to south and 14.8 km from east to west, making it the third largest island in Mexico after Shark Island in the state of Sonora and Isla Angel de la Guarda in Baja California.
Located 20 km east of the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, and 60 kilometers south of Cancun, has an area of 647.33 square kilometers compared to 1,208 square kilometers of Shark Island and 895 km² of Isla Angel de la Guarda .
Cozumel is the easternmost point of Mexico, called Punta Molas.
Cozumel has a humid climate with abundant rains in summer and low in winter, with a greater than 18 ° C. Being surrounded by warm waters of the Caribbean Sea or the Caribbean Sea average temperature, as well as the current channel Yucatán rise to the prevalence of high pressures affecting the northern and northwestern peninsular portion, so in the summer enough clouds to deposit significant rainfall occurs. Also, Cozumel is constantly traversed by tropical waves that generate wind belts causing torrential rains mainly in summer '.
A Cozumel Island can be reached by boat or plane, as it has an international airport. To stay there are hotels of all categories. All along the coast of the island you can find white sandy beaches and turquoise sea of great beauty.
Cozumel has hotel areas such as North Beach and the South Zone and has several resorts scattered along the coast. Chankanab Lagoon located south of the town is a body of water connected by an underground tunnel to the sea where it can be seen as a natural aquarium fauna and flora; around the pond there is a botanical garden with representative vegetation of the region and on the coast which is about 100 meters
The shortest way to reach Cozumel is by plane. Cozumel has the Cozumel International Airport, located at Avenida 65 and Airport Boulevard in the north of Cozumel and 10 minutes from the City Centre.; There are flights from Mexico City although their frequency is not daily. It is easier to arrive in the island flying to Cancun and then using the ferry to the island.
Map of Cozumel