Cozumel

Located in the Mexican Caribbean, facing the coast of Quintana state, Cozumel is the most important international diving destination in Mexico.

It’s reef formation are part of the Great Mayan Reef, considered  to be second longest barrier reef in the world, stretching close to 100 km along the coast of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras.

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Cozumel is the largest island in Mexico, measuring 53 kilometers by 14 kilometers. It has extensive tropical jungle filled with native species of plant and animals. The island’s beaches are a fine white sand and practically deserted, especially on its eastern shore. A perimeter road runs the island and in an excellent way to discover its beauty on a motorcycle while viewing the ocean.

There are salt water lagoons at either end of Cozumel, the southern tip contains the Punta Celarain lighthouse and the Colombia lagoon who main inhabitants are seabirds and Acutus and Moreletti crocodiles.

The northern part of the island contains the Montecristo and Rio Playa lagoons, the second of these contain Mayan artifacts and makes for an interesting recreational discovery and adventure experience.