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Vacationing on Cozumel Island
by: Jennifer Bailey
Cozumel an island paradise visited and adored by travelers from around the globe. It's not just the beautiful white sandy beaches that circle the island or the almost perfect year round vacation weather, nor is it the plentiful supply of lodging, international food and variety of entertainment options that bring travelers back time and time again. Cozumel is the scuba diver's paradise containing an abundance of coral reefs, brightly painted fish and crystal clear waters. Imagine being able to descend to minimum depths and see almost 200 feet around, gazing at some of the most unique and beautiful underwater scenes imaginable. Even for the less adventurous who don't want to scuba dive, the 80 degree water and rich coral reefs teeming with wildlife, offer unforgettable experiences to snorkelers and swimmers.

Mexico's largest island, just 28 miles long and 10 miles wide, Cozumel is located off the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. For history buffs, this unique island is a beneficiary of the Mayan culture of farmers, fisherman and warriors that prospered on the nearby mainland. Day trips to ancient ruins at Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba provide an exciting way to blend some educational memories with your ocean adventure. In fact, one of the lesser known but still fascinating sites can be found right on Cozumel. Called San Gervacio, the site has been turned into a beautiful park and was once the place where Mayan women journeyed to worship the goddess Ixchel, the goddess of fertility.

In addition to the fabulous beaches and ocean waters, Cozumel is home to a system of underground rivers that honeycomb the porous limestone of the area, providing the truly adventurous with some of the most beautiful cave or "cenote" diving found anywhere on the globe. Filled with fresh water that is almost as clear as air, the sights in these underground lakes are unequaled in their natural beauty and splendor. Truly, Cozumel has something to offer a wide variety of vacationers and pleasure seekers. From the exhausted city dweller who yearns for the peace and quiet of a beautiful tropical paradise, to the life challenging adventurous types who crave excitement and new, unique experiences, to the history buff who marvels over the ruins of past civilizations, Cozumel has something to offer everyone.

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