In Cozumel, snorkel and swim with dolphins at the Chankanaab National Park, whose name means “little sea” in Mayan. Experienced divers tend to visit Cozumel’s northern beaches, while families seek out calmer shores to the south. The Palancar reef off Cozumel’s southwest coast is home to a diverse and colorful array of marine life and is a must-see for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts.
Cozumel is also home to several Mayan ruins, including El Cedral, believed to have been a ceremonial site. Today, a church stands nearby, continuing the religious significance of the area. Be sure to visit San Gervasio, a site dedicated to Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of fertility.
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With so much of the island left untouched, those seeking a secluded and intimate vacation experience venture to Secrets® Aura Cozumel to bask in the quiet luxury this coveted destination has to offer.
Located 12 miles off Mexico’s historic Yucatán Peninsula, the 250-square-mile island of Cozumel is a diver’s delight. Its colorful reefs offer nearly 100 dive sites, about a dozen of which are suitable for snorkeling.
This enticing isle lies around 45 miles south of Cancun, a popular cruise port, and year-round vacation destination. Vacationers can also fly directly to Cozumel or take a 45-minute ferry ride from Playa del Carmen in Riviera Maya.
Explore the depths of Cozumel’s multi-colored ocean playground on an Atlantis Submarine.
Snorkel and play with friendly dolphins at Cozumel’s breathtaking Chankanaab National Park, part of the planet's second largest barrier reef, and a perfect spot to practice your diving skills.
Hike through Punta Sur Ecological Park, observe local wildlife, and climb the historic Celarain Lighthouse for delightful panoramic views.
Take a day trip to Riviera Maya on the mainland and visit the ancient Mayan’s walled city of Tulum, built in honor of the sun god, overlooking turquoise Caribbean seas. Travel to Chichen Itza, known as the capital of the ancient Mayan empire.
November and December are Cozumel’s mildest months. The busiest time of year is mid-December to April. Temperatures remain balmy all year long. The festive Carnaval takes place in late February or early March.