Cozumel-Mexico's Largest Island
Cozumel is a destination in which many of you, my clients have requested information on. It also happens to be on my personal bucket list for it’s beautiful waters.
Cozumel is filled with rich history and natural wonders. It has beautiful beaches along with an amazing Mayan Culture. If you are visiting Cozumel, you will want to make time to explore the ancient Mayan ruins on the north side of the island. While there you will also want to visit the sanctuary of the fertility goddess Ixchel at San Gervasio. Cozumel is a very easy destination to get to with flights daily from Milwaukee or Chicago airports and most other major hubs. It is a very popular stop for many of the cruise lines departing out of New Orleans and can be found on most Western Caribbean Itineraries.
Cozumel is Mexico’s largest island and is known as “the Land of the Swallows”. It offers some of the most spectacular diving and snorkeling in Mexico with the second largest reef in the world behind Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The reef is one of the destination’s major draws and the big reason I’ve added it to my must do list. If you don’t dive that is ok because Cozumel also offers a lot to those who are looking for fun, sun and relaxation. There is a multitude of options for tours and day trips. It’s each to find items such as, snorkeling, fishing, swimming with dolphins, and catamaran tours. If you are staying in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, or the along the Riviera Maya on Mexico’s mainland, you can arrange a day trip over to Cozumel, as is just off the south east coast. There are ferries that run regularly between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel or an easy intercontinental flight can be arranged.
Cozumel has something for just about every type of traveler. It hosts about a dozen resorts with most them being all-inclusive and family friendly. There are a few adult-only resorts too, if you are looking for that romantic escape for a honeymoon or anniversary celebration. Finally, Cozumel is a well-suited destination if you only have 3 or 4 nights to available to leave home.
Travel Impression Fun Fact: The Mayans first settled on Cozumel in the 1st millennium A.D. They considered the island sacred, and dedicated it to Chel, the Mayan Moon Goddess. Many temples were built there and were places of pilgrimage, especially by women seeking fertility.
Andrea Ward is an independent travel consultant of Boomerang Escapes, located in WI. She has been planning vacation escapes for the company since 2013 and specializes in Caribbean Destinations. Her primary focus is on the all-inclusive vacation experience for adult or family getaways for individuals and small groups. Sandals and AMResorts are among the specialist certificates she holds.
Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in NJ, TN, MS, SC, and WI. She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds. Her agency’s focus is on creating itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind. She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember. With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide ride of leisure vacation planning.