Off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Cozumel sits in clear, warm Caribbean waters. A haven for scuba lovers, Cozumel has numerous reefs to explore, including Palancar Reef—a national park filled with colorful fish, eels and turtles. The island is also home to the only pearl farm in the Caribbean and has two dolphin sanctuaries. If you’re looking to escape, Passion Island is a romantic and intimate white sand beach removed from the crowds. Cozumel also is home to fascinating ruins at the site of San Gervasio, including a sanctuary devoted to love and fertility that Mayan women were expected to pilgrimage to.
Legal ceremonies are not currently performed for same-sex couples in Quintana Roo, though same-sex marriages are recognized. Couples wishing to have a symbolic ceremony should check with their Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for additional information.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
Passports are required for visitors entering Mexico. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
Spanish is the official language of Mexico, though English is widely spoken and understood.
The peso is the currency of Mexico, but US dollars are often widely accepted in resort areas.
Climate & Beaches
Cozumel has a tropical savanna climate with a short dry season—from February to April.
There are numerous beaches in Cozumel, including Paradise Beach, which is a Traveler’s Choice winner and has a water playground that’s great for families. Playa Palancar, on the southern tip of the island, is peaceful and has bright water, making it easy to spot starfish.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
Try a scuba excursion through Palancar Reef or the Santa Rose Wall. The island’s pearl farm and dolphin sanctuaries are also a great way to experience Cozumel’s marine life. Catamarans, kayaks, and boat trips are all popular daytime activities. There are also a number of parks and museums if you care to stay on land, including the San Gervasio Mayan site.
When the sun goes down, Havana Bob’s is a popular Cuban cigar bar worth a visit. Or, try one of the many local beach bars for a tapas and late-night dancing.
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