Cozumel is Mexico’s largest island and is located 12 miles off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean Ocean. It is an ideal place to go scuba diving. It has some of the best underwater scenery in the world. If you are not trained in scuba diving, you can either take lessons or simply go snorkeling.

According to the Mayan legend, Cozumel was the home of the goddess Ixchel, devoted to love and fertility.


Today, Cozumel is renowned for having the second largest reef in the world. It offers the most spectacular diving and snorkeling in Mexico. With this in mind, hundreds of cruise ships sail to this island paradise for a fun filled day of sun, nature beauty and endless explorations throughout this island.

Chankanaab National Marine Park – The park has a large number of people but it is much more fun than getting packed on a small boat or bus for a day of snorkeling. If you are on an extended dive vacation, you may want to spend a surface interval day at one of the many other cheaper beaches south of town or head over to the east side of the island. Chankanaab is definitely for the day tourist, with all the expensive amenities. Taxi drivers will charge you big time to get to the park, but you can negotiate a lower fare if you like to do that sort of thing.

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