With a Mexican heart and a Caribbean soul, Cozumel is a paradise where tradition, flavor and joy come together. You will always find a friendly face and a warm welcome to make your stay an unforgettable one.
Famous all over the world for its coral reefs, there are plenty of water sports such as diving, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, kayaking and more. Cozumel’s mostly undeveloped territory at the center of the island is covered by jungle and swampy lagoons, which are home to tiny mammals and endemic birds that have never left the island. Noteworthy is the Chankanaab National Park, a Cozumel icon, and the Punta Sur Ecological Reserve. This huge protected area at the southern tip of the island includes Punta Celarain and its historical lighthouse, as well as the Colombia Lagoon, a shelter for many of the island’s endemic species, as well as other endangered forms of life, such as marine turtles and their nesting areas.
With its beautiful beaches and exotic locale, Cozumel is an ideal destination where honeymooners can enjoy colorful and breathtaking sunsets, moonlit walks on secluded beaches, swim through crystal clear blue waters and romantic candlelight dinners.
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The Reefs of Cozumel National Park
The Reefs of Cozumel National Park will host the swimming component for the 2009 edition of IRONMAN which this year takes place in the Island of Cozumel. We at the National Park feel honored and excited to participate in this important event and what it represents for our island’s marine and coastal resources.
Cozumel is considered among the top diving spots in the World. Its coral reefs are part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System and it is these and their beauty that make Cozumel the number one destiny for cruisers and divers.
Cozumel’s reefs are home to 282 species of fish, 27 species of sea sponges, 77 species of coral, 16 species of echinoderms, 24 species of mollusks and 10 species of anemones. They also host sea turtles, lobsters and Queen Conch.
Due to it’s biological and economical significance, the area now known as Reefs of Cozumel National Park, was declared as such on July 19th 1996. It spans an area of nearly 12,000 hectares, including reefs and beaches on the southeast and southwest coasts of the island.
The purpose of the National park is to Protect it’s invaluable natural resources through scientific monitoring, surveillance, community involvement programs and environmental education and awareness programs.
The Park’s authority and the community of Cozumel greatly appreciate and thank your active participation in the conservation of our reefs.