Cozumel is a Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea, off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Renowned for its coral reefs, it’s a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling, with a rich Mayan heritage and vibrant marine life.



  • 🇲🇽 State: Quintana Roo
  • 👩‍🎨 Visitors per year: 2 million
  • ⏰ Timezone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
  • ✈️ Airport: Cancun International Airport (CUN)
  • 💲 Currency: Mexican peso (MXN)
  • ✈️ Cheap flights:
  • 🕝 Average Trip Length: 3-7 days
  • 🛃 Visa: 180 days
  • 🚑 Travel Insurance: Ekta
  • 📲 Best Sim Card: Telcel
  • 🔌  Power plug: Type A (US, Canada)
  • 🚰 Tap water: Not drinkable
  • 💰 Cashless: No
  • 💵 USD allowed? No

Cozumel is a Caribbean island situated off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, in Quintana Roo.

Known for its clear turquoise waters, it is Mexico’s largest Caribbean island. Historically, Cozumel was a sacred site to the Maya people, who dedicated it to Ixchel, the goddess of fertility and medicine.

The Spanish arrived in the early 16th century, marking the beginning of significant cultural and demographic shifts.

Today, it’s famed for its stunning coral reefs, part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, making it a premier global destination for scuba diving and snorkeling enthusiasts.

Cozumel’s uniqueness lies in its breathtaking natural beauty, world-class coral reefs, and rich cultural heritage.

The island is part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second-largest coral reef system in the world, offering divers and snorkelers an unparalleled underwater experience with vibrant marine life and stunning coral formations.

Additionally, its historical significance as a sacred Mayan site adds a layer of cultural depth.

The combination of its natural wonders, including pristine beaches and exotic wildlife, with its archaeological sites, makes Cozumel a distinctive and enchanting destination that attracts travelers from around the globe.

  • Cozumel, Quintana Roo
  • Cancun Airport (CUN)
  • Rainy season: Jul-Oct
  • Whale season: Dec-Mar
  • Hottest Month: August
  • Coldest month: January

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