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Location Overview / Where is Cozumel Mexico located?: Cozumel is located of the shore of Mexico's Caribbean Coast. The island is located across from Playa del Carmen and Cancun to the east. The jewel-shaped, flat-as-a-pancake island lies just 19 kms. off the Yucatan Coast, and measures 48 kms. long and 16 kms. wide. There are direct flights into Cozumel or one can fly into Cancun and take a short commuter flight or take the ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel.
Bottled Water In a restaurant, ask for a bottle of water unopened. Have them open it at the table, and you can be sure you won't get local water, bottled. This will also tell you that they use bottled water to cook and clean with.
Ocean Undercurrents If you get sucked out into the ocean by an undercurrent follow these instructions:
Do not panic, save all your strength.
Act immediately. Swim parallel to the shoreline. Even if you cannot, keep trying until you can.
What you are doing is swimming out of the undertow and into the current that will more than likely push you back to shore. Remember, in saltwater you float so you can stay alive for any number of days. Unless you are on a secluded beach a boat will reach you in time to ... more
Climate The climate on Cozumel Island is typical of the Caribbean. The average annual temperature is 27 degrees Celsius. From November to May, temperatures are slightly lower at about 25 degree Celsius. The weather is breezy with low humidity.
From October to December there can be strong winds all over the Yucatán, as well as some rain. May to September is the rainy season.
The busy winter ... more
Flora and Fauna With majority of the island undeveloped and covered primarily with scrub and dense jungle, Cozumel Island has a diverse population of tropical birds, lizards, coati, deer and other wildlife. Bird watchers will not be disappointed with the flocks of multicolored parrots, blue warblers , white egrets and macas.
Travel Direct flights are available from Houston and Miami.
You can also fly into Cancun if you would like to split a stay between the mainland and Cozumel. Island hopper flightsare available from the Cancun airport or you can travel by air conditioned bus from Cancun to Playa del Carmen and ride the water jet over to the island.
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