The Mexican island of Cozumel is in the Caribbean Sea, just off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Historic Mayan ruins, gorgeous beaches and excellent Mexican food make this a very fun and affordable destination.
Cozumel offers a wide range of activities from duty free shopping to rappelling down a climbing tower. Boat trips are a popular way to explore the area around your Cozumel holiday rental and glass-bottomed boats are a great way to see the underwater fish and corals. Alternatively, book a trip on the Atlantis Submarine that goes 100 feet beneath the sea. The beaches are perfect for sunbathing, parasailing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, jetskiing or riding a banana boat. Snorkeling and scuba diving are also popular in the area and the Palancar Reef is considered one of the best dive spots in the world. Keen snorkelers can go snorkeling with stingrays and swim among the starfish at a place called Heaven.
The Mayan ruins offer a glimpse of an ancient culture and are within easy reach from your holiday rental on Cozumel. Take a trip to El Caracol a Mayan ruin that was used to predict the weather where visitors can also watch the saltwater crocodiles from the safety of the observation tower. On the mainland the Xel-Ha Water Park is a popular day trip from Cozumel and is close to the Zelha archaeological ruins. The ecological theme park of Xcaret is just north of the port of Calica. Cozumel boasts two dolphinariums where visitors can interact and swim with these intelligent marine mammals.
The island of Cozumel enjoys a tropical climate all year round with temperatures varying very little from 34°C (93°F) in May to 28°C (82°F) in December and January. The rainy season is from May to September but Cozumel holiday rentals can have the odd light shower at any time of year. Even in the winter overnight temperatures rarely drop below 18°C (65°F) making this a great holiday destination at any time of year.
Cozumel holiday rentals are served by Cozumel International (CZM) Airport which is in the centre of the island and has both international and domestic flights. It has regular flights from all over the world with Air Canada, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Thomas Cook, United and other major airlines. Cancun International (CUN) airport is another good option 59 km away, although the island of Cozumel would then have to be reached by ferry or connecting domestic flight. As Cozumel is a popular port of call on many cruises, it is also practical to take a cruise and arrange to disembark for a stay in Cozumel.