Cozumel Island

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Cozumel Island

Summer days can be humid and hot, hurricane season from June to October. The average temp. highest and lowest are: 24℃ to 28℃.

Located in the western Caribbean, 12 miles off the coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula, about 45 miles south of Cancun.



It is the oldest Caribbean islandThe island became a suitable hideout for Caribbean pirates for a time. It is the largest Mexican Atlantic Island.Every year for the past 150 years, the annual El Cedral Festival takes place in the small town of El Cedral, located on the southern part of Cozumel. Hurricane Wilma was the most powerful hurricane to hit the island, destroying Cozumel's vegetation and causing disastrous problems with the sewer system.

It is Mexico's largest island. Its size is 647.3 km².

Mahoganies, campeche, zapote, and kapok. Endemic dwarf mammals are found on the island: the Cozumel fox, which is nearly, if not already, extinct. the Cozumel Island coati, which is endangered. the Cozumel Island raccoon, which is critically endangered.

Vegetation and Animals

Cozumel Island is the safest island in Mexico and one of the safest places in the world. There are many tourist attractions in this island. When you go to this island, you can go to Museo de la Isla de Cozumel, Punta Molas, Arrecife Palancar, and more. There are many people who go to Cozumel Island because it has many beautiful places to visit, so, in this island they make a lot of money.

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