Diver's Monument in Cozumel

An island of simple pleasures and thrilling adventure, Cozumel is a paradise where tradition, flavor and joy come together. The ancient ruins of the Mayan civilization, the world-renowned dive sites, the beautiful white beaches, turquoise waters, great restaurants and exotic locale will make your stay here an unforgettable one. Let the magic surround you, let us captivate your heart with the sweet magic of paradise. Live the Experience of Cozumel!

The Governor’s Welcome

Distinguished visitor:

I give you the most cordial welcome to Quintana Roo, ancient land of culture and tradition, settlement of the generous Mayan culture of great vision and transcendence. Our white sand beaches and the turquoise blue of the Caribbean Sea will welcome you with their warmth and splendor, our culture and hospitality will accompany you during your visit.

We hope your vacations are pleasant, and that your visit will allow you to discover the benefits of Cozumel as a safe destination, surrounded by charming natural scenery and imposing archaeological remains.

Without a doubt, Cozumel is a magical destination to visit, enjoy and explore.

Enjoy your stay,

Mara Lezama, Governor of the State of Quintana Roo

The Mayor’s Welcome

Welcome to Cozumel, the island with more than 500 years of tourist hospitality since the arrival of the first Hispanic visitors to its crystalline beaches. In 1519 Hernán Cortés arrived in Cozumel and wrote the following: “I am sure that all who come from here to this island will come so well received,” better words could not have been chosen to describe Cozumel.

Today, Cozumel is the most visited island in Mexico. We receive more than 8 million visitors through its modern ports and airport, which connect to the most important cities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Cozumel is also an UNESCO site through the MAB Man & Biosphere program. On this island we value nature, culture and protect them for the future.

Cozumel is the most beautiful and safest tourist destination in the entire Mexican Caribbean. More than 500 years have passed since the arrival of the first travelers and Cozumel is still that great island full of hospitality, culture and natural beauty. Find out for yourself. Welcome all to Cozumel!

Juanita Obdulia Alonso Marrufo,
Municipal President of Cozumel

Cozumel Hotel Association’s President’s Welcome

Welcome to Cozumel! On behalf of the Cozumel Hotel Association it is my pleasure to personally welcome you. I am truly honored that you have chosen this beautiful destination. You can rest assure that everybody here will make you feel at home and will ensure your stay is the most memorable.

I would also like to invite you to experience the vast variety of activities our charming island has to offer. Activities that go from being in close contact with nature and the world underwater to enjoying the facilities to practice different sports like biking by the sea, fly-boarding and kite-surfing, swimming with rays, making chocolate, or also discovering the magic that Ix Chel, the goddess of fertility, has given to Cozumel and the rich culture of the Island.

In this guide you will find useful information that will help you take advantage of your holidays.

We hope you live unique and memorable experiences that will make you come back every year to your home away from home.

Fernando Beristain Iturbide,
President of the Cozumel Hotel Association