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La Isla de las Golondrinas

"The Island of the Swallows"

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La Isla de Cozumel lies approximately 72 km (45 miles) south of Cancun, with its own international airport and is served by many major airlines as well as by frequent passenger ferries from Playa del Carmen. The largest inhabited island in Mexico, Cozumel is situated about 19 km (12 miles) off the eastern coast of the mainland Yucatán Peninsula.

The limestone plateau that forms the base of the island is 55 km (34 miles) long north-to-south and 18 km (11 miles) wide east-to-west and, despite the boom in tourist and residential development due to its tropical climate, the island retains large expanses of untouched jungle and beaches.

The island is one of the top SCUBA diving destinations in the world thanks to stunning coral reefs, part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the largest reef in the Western Hemisphere and second-largest reef in the world, located just off the coast. The warm, clear water, with visibility often over 60 meters (200 feet), will treat you to incredible and memorable diving or snorkeling.

On the island's west coast is the vibrant city of San Miguel de Cozume. This safe, extraordinarily friendly, mostly English-fluent, Mayan/Mexican community of about 80,000 has managed to retain its own customs and cultural identity despite the increasing influx of visitors.

You’ll find wonderful dining and great shopping just minutes from Casa Suzana.