Central America

Attractions in Cozumel

Cozumel reef-snorkeling

This small island in Mexico is regarded as largest cruise ship site in the world. What draws over lakhs of tourists here is its scuba diving sport for which it was once regarded as the scuba diving Mecca. However, do not think that the island offers only that activity. The list of attractions in Cozumel has extended to offer a wide variety of things to do and tours.

Among the top attractions in Cozumel is the Chankanaab Park that is accessible from the town of San Miguel. This is where you will come across the planet’s only reef of corals located inland and the famous innate aquarium that is called the Chankanaab Lagoon. In this lagoon, there are over 50 tropical fish types and corals. Moreover, this is the island’s single botanical garden and that it houses the most varied tropical plant types. The most famous highlights here are the Dolphin Discovery offering you an opportunity to bathe amidst dolphins or view the dolphin show of 45 minutes, Sea Lion event full of exciting aerial performances revealing the skills of these attractive mammals, Maya Zone as a modern replica representing a Mayan town where you are exposed to the old buildings and farming rituals, and Botanical Gardens where a forest is intersected by trails for the visitors to discover 350 plant species and view exotic birds. The fun does not end here, but is further taken on via the thrilling activities of Scuba offering the views of the reefs close to the shore. Swim here to touch the colorful tropical fishes also swimming in these waters.

Cozumel reef-snorkeling

One of the most delighting attractions in Cozumel is the Punta Sur Light House that houses an ecological reserve full of reef creations, jungles of mangroves, and beaches to the island’s south. Here, you will love to see varied wildlife such as crocodiles from a safe tower, birds, big turtles, and iguanas that throng the shore from the period of June to August for placing eggs. Here, the most appealing edifices are a museum and an ancient lighthouse telling about the progress of the marine navigation since the Mayan culture. Further, you are also educated about the life on the island in the early 20th century via the snaps and more stuff. Check out for El Caracol besides the lighthouse, which is an old structure that alerts well in advance about an upcoming hurricane.

The beautiful Museum of the Island of Cozumel in the city centre is where you will encounter the past and the nature of the island – its roots, wildlife migration guide, archeology, pirates, and reefs. There are four display halls, sculptures, charts, and practical illustrations, which are all explored with guides communicating in English and Mayan. There is also a relaxed restaurant on the second floor offering breakfast and far-reaching Caribbean Sea vistas.


Discover Mexico was recently added and is worth visiting among all the attractions in Cozumel. It is a cultural park dedicated to Mexico and is ideal for family tour. This is where you can explore this lavish nation via its various past periods and interesting culture since the pre-Hispanic times. In this spectacular park, take up a walk to see the Mexico’s archeological attractions, the colonial edifices, and a museum offering both fixed and changing displays along with the video room to see those videos that have won awards. All this is possible to explore in just 90 minutes.

The Playa Mia Grand Beach Park is among the best places for amusement and relaxation. Offering over 20 attractions on the beachfront, check out for the fantastic Mayan town in the water, showers, equipped dressing zones, kayaks, the stunning Iceberg Mountain, boats, and floating mats. Other services include the sports of volleyball, snorkeling, parasailing, bungee jumping, and soccer; playground; kids club; pool; a shopping center; banana boat; and massage in the open air. From the downtown, it is situated at a distance of 10 to 15 minutes towards the south.