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Discover Historic Cozumel

Mexico's Caribbean Pearl

Cathedral in San Miguel Cozumel

As Mexico’s largest inhabited island, Cozumel began life as a coral reef and over the last 150,000 years has slowly evolved into a limestone shelf.  Today, carpeted with jungle and surrounded by translucent Caribbean waters, Cozumel has become an international destination of choice for cruise ships as well as divers worldwide.


The islands original name “Cuzamil” was given by the Maya as the island of the Swallows. These graceful Russet Cave Swallows are still abundant to this day, as they soar over Cozumel Beaches on their semi-annual migrations between North and South America. Several endemic Cozumel animal and bird species 

are found nowhere else in the world, including the Cozumel Dwarf Raccoon and the Cozumel Island Coatimundi. 

For hundreds of years, the sap of the Zapote Tree known as “Chichle” was harvested by the Maya on Cozumel as the world’s first chewing gum.  Still, in the deep forest today, visitors can see the scars on these ancient Zapote Trees bearing silent testimony to the labors of the ancient Maya.


With a Caribbean soul and a Mexican heart, Cozumel life moves to its own unique rhythm, a type of island time, attracting visitors from around the world. If you would like a chance to have your own piece of Mexico’s Caribbean Pearl, Beaches-R-Us has pristine ¼ acre Beachfront Lots starting at $75,000. usd.   

Restaurant in Cozumel
San Miguel, Cozumel
Sea Turtles snorkeling in Cozumel
San Miguel, Cozumel
Cenotes on Cozumel
Mahahual Water Park


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