Just off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, adjacent to Playa del Carmen you will find the Caribbean island of Cozumel, Mexico. With its Mexican heart and Caribbean soul, Cozumel appeals to all sorts of travelers, from cruise ship passengers to extreme diving fanatics to history and nature buffs to those simply seeking relaxation.

Native Mayans first established Cozumel as a ceremonial center and commercial port for trade. Today it still continues to be an important haven for ships, welcoming passengers from the most popular cruise lines as Mexico’s most popular port-of-call. One-day cruise ship visitors will discover island traditions, natural wonders and San Miguel, Cozumel’s only town.

San Miguel offers an extensive selection of restaurants, cafes, boutiques and colorful shops selling unique souvenirs and traditional Mayan handicrafts. Take a leisurely seaside stroll along the charming malecón (boardwalk) that is full of with sculptures and monuments. Despite being the main tourist destination of Cozumel, San Miguel still … more