The only town on the island, San Miguel is a lot more laidback than the likes of Cancun. Avenida Rafael Melgar runs through the town and along the waterfront, lined by informal restaurants, bars, and music venues. You can shop for silver jewellery and other Mexican handicrafts, or visit the Museo de la Isla de Cozumel for a history of the island and exhibits on the coral reefs and endangered species.
Inhabited from 200AD until the Spanish arrived in the 16th century, the temple at San Gervasio was built to honour Ix Chel, the Mayan goddess of fertility, childbirth, and rain. In ancient times, every Mayan woman was expected to visit Cozumel at least once, to make offerings to Ix Chel in return for her family's fertility and healthy crops.
Visit this ecological reserve to discover coastal dunes, mangroves, reefs, lagoons, and deserted powdery beaches. As well as the tropical marine life in its reefs, Faro Celerain is home to flamingos, crocodiles, iguanas, and lizards. Look around the small maritime museum, and climb the steps to the top of the lighthouse for incredible views of the area.
Playa Del Carmen and the Xcaret eco park are an easy ferry trip from Cozumel. At Xcaret, you can swim with dolphins, glide through underground rivers, explore Mayan ruins and meet wildlife from turtles and fishes to birds and butterflies. At the end of each day the park comes alive with performances of Mexican dance and music.
Cozumel’s dry season has plenty of sunshine and cloudless blue skies with warm temperatures and warm water perfect for sunbathing or swimming. April to July have the hottest weather while December to March is usually the most crowded.
May to July are the perfect months to visit Cozumel. You will see blue skies, lots of sun, low humidity, and not as many crowds as the peak season of December through April.
Daytime heat, humidity, and the threat of rain occur during Cozumel’s rainy season. This is also hurricane season, although this usually peaks in September and October. Showers are brief and usually happen in the afternoon so your days will most likely be sunny.View all hotels in Cozumel