Isla Mujeres and Cozumel, Mexico
There are idyllic island retreats in Mexico; some of them are very famous world wide. You never get tired of white sand beach, azure sea, or the typical Caribbean to-do’s.
Now, many people think that booking a vacation on an island is limiting, but it is not entirely true.
Some islands of Mexico, as Cozumel, have endless attractions and wonder to live! Some of them are considered strategic points to visit the surrounding areas; others Mexican Islands instead are for people looking for secluded and intimate spots, silence, total peace and relax; others have both things. Perhaps you just need a moment’s privacy between lovers to rekindle a romance as the waves roll gently onto the shore? Maybe you dream of a nature lover’s treasure trove as seabirds soar high above? Your ideal could include clam-digging fun for the whole family … or a solitary moment reflected in a tidal pool. All these departures from the everyday are possible on the islands of Mexico.
Here, below, you have a brief description about the most famous Islands of Mexico
We can start with the most famous one and the biggest island of Mexico, Cozumel!
Just 30 minutes with the ferry from Playa del Carmen, Cozumel lies in front of the Mayan Riviera. With a Mexican spirit and a Caribbean essence, Cozumel is a paradise where tradition, flavor and joy come together. You will always find a friendly face and a warm welcome to make your stay an unforgettable one. Famous all over the world for its coral reefs, there are plenty of water sports in Cozumel that has positioned itself as a leading world direction of the tourist diving for many years. The attractions on Cozumel Island are plentiful, so your vacation in the Riviera Maya could include anything from diving, snorkeling, kayaking, cultural tours, shopping and much more.
The hotels in Cozumel range from luxury all inclusive resorts to small hotels beach front. In Cozumel offer endless activities for families, divers, golfers, honeymooners and much more…
If you prefer a more relaxed vacation pace, consider the island of Holbox! A typical Mexican island, located to the northwest of Cancun, Holbox Island is just 26 miles long. Holbox is separated from the mainland coast of Mexico by a shallow lagoon which gives sanctuary to thousands of flamingos, pelicans and other exotic birds and creatures. Isla Holbox was settled by pirates who intermarried with local Mayans living in the area. Holbox is considered a virgin tourist destination because the beaches are still empty and white, the song of the birds and the waves make the perfect ambiance for a relaxing vacation, and also, there aren’t cars on the island and most of all annoying noises… so, Isla Hoxbox is one of those fragile, precious places, and little gems like this are getting fewer and farther between every day. Fishing enthusiasts come here because it’s less known, but Holbox’s real claim to fame is its seasonal snorkeling tours to see whale sharks and manta rays!
There’s an island in everyone’s dreams – a place for relaxing and recharging, for fun and sun, to experience or just to be. Isla Mujeres in Mexico, is a great way to escape the tourist crush in Cancun.
Isla Mujeres, the Island of Women is not populated with more, different or any other classification of women than you would normally find in Mexico; when the Spanish expedition landed, they found many female shaped idols representing the goddess Ixchel, thus Isla Mujeres got its name!
Isla Mujeres Snorkeling and diving are the two most popular activities of this island.
With an idyllic setting that is pristine, romantic and endlessly peaceful Isla Mujeres is the perfect tropical retreat for honeymooners and couples.
Isla Mujeres is surely the ultimate tropical island destination, enhanced by a cornucopia of beach resorts that know the true meaning of the word luxury.
There are numerous public ferries traveling from Cancun to Isla Mujeres and vice versa. Getting back and forth is no problem. Just make sure you check the schedule for return trips.
These are places where nature and nurture have worked in concert to enliven your senses – places where you can head out and explore or settle in and let the simple joy of a dreamy beach sweep you away. Places that inspire a tingle of romance to make its slow way up your spine, into your heart and into the arms of the one you love.
Elena Piccini web content manager and Travel writer