The small island of Cozumel, also known as the Island of the Swallows, is a box of surprises: it is the second oldest city in the state of Quintana Roo; It has 5 of the cleanest beaches in Mexico; It is among the 10 best places in the world to dive and remains the worldwide leader in cruise destinations. As you can see, the natural wealth of this lovely island is almost inexhaustible and there are many places to visit, but we will concentrate on the most popular.

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Parque Nacional Chankanaab

The beach on this wonderful ecological park is considered one of the 10 cleanest beaches in Mexico. Its pristine waters are home to colorful fish and amazing reefs where snorkeling and kayaking are activities that you can't miss. It also has a beautiful cove, botanical garden and temazcal, among other things. Make your reservation

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Passion Island

They could not have found a more clever name for this spectacular beach because you are sure to fall in love with it. This island is just one kilometer  and has saved the most beautiful treasures of nature: a mangrove forest, the dwarf forest and coral reefs. The activities can't wait! You can kayak, bike in the sea, snorkel or simply relax and contemplate the crystal clear waters of this fantastic place.

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Punta Sur

A tour to the island of Cozumel without visiting Punta Sur Eco Beach Park is not experiencing the best of this place! With a spectacular panoramic view from the top of Punta Sur, the turquoise colors of the sea blend into the green of the abundant forest. In addition, you may have a crocodile sighting in their wild habitat, a cultural museum of navigation, and Mayan ruins in honor of the goddess Ixchel, deity of fertility and medicine. The tide is usually low, so many people take the opportunity to snorkel or swim in the sea.

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There is so much to do on this island, so when you find yourself visiting the Mexican Caribbean, be sure to include  at least one day on Cozumel in your itinerary.

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