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Cozumel, Mexico's largest island, is located just off the Yucatan Peninsula, at the edge of the N. American continental shelf. It is home to a fringing reef that supports prolific fish life. And, of course, there are seemingly endless sandy beaches. With these ingredients, is it any wonder that Cozumel is a favorite among travelers who love the sea?

A compact resort area...

In the principal island town of San Miguel in the afternoon and evening, this street leading to the central plaza is populated by visitors looking for a bite to eat or a t-shirt to buy.

...that manages to keep a small-town ambiance

Despite the crowds of ocean liners tied in rows at the two piers dedicated to them, despite the passenger ferries coming from or bound for Cancun across the channel, despite some shops' insistence on listing their prices in US dollars, despite all this you can still see local kids frolicking in the surf at the town beach just down from the square (where the flag stands), fishermen sitting on the hulls of small boats drawn up onto the sand, mending their nets, and flirtatious teens cruising San Miguel looking for a good time.

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  • Pros:Very laid back beach town atmosphere
  • Cons:Often overrun by cruise ship passengers
  • In a nutshell:Great place if you stay away from the main drag and its tourist traps
  • Last visit to Isla Cozumel: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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“Nessa estrada, não nos cabe conhecer ou ver o que virá. O fim dela, ninguem sabe bem ao certo onde vai dar. --Toquinho”

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