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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.
Safe Shower When entering a hotel room for the first time, run the shower for a few minutes, without you being in the room. This will get rid of any build-up of spores that cause Legionaries disease.
When to go December through mid-April is the most popular time to visit the Caribbean, as travelers flee the chilly northern weather for sunny skies, white-sand beaches, and warm temperatures. To get the best rates, visit in the late spring or summer months—or get even better rates by traveling in the fall (September–October).
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.
Time Zone Mexico spans three different time zones. Mexico City and Cozumel, for example, are on central time, putting them in the same time zone as Chicago, or 6 hours behind Greenwich mean time, 6 hours behind London, 3 hours behind São Paulo, 9 hours behind Moscow, and 16 hours behind Tokyo. Two of Mexico's time zones observe daylight saving time during the summer months; during that time clocks are ... more
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