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Posted on May 16, 2012 in Trip Ideas

We want you to relax in Cozumel. A gem of the Yucatan, Cozumel provides endless sun, clear waters, and relaxing beaches. Dozens of our members agree that this island is a Mexican Shangri-La, Chrisdonsam recommends that “If you are in the mood to spend some time in paradise, Cozumel is the place to be.

Scuba divers and snorkelers know that Cozumel is the place to be for great dives. “The crystal clear waters and abundance of reefs and fish of all sizes make Cozumel a diver's paradise,” affirms Cantin2. Our adventurous travelers have different opinions about which dive spot is their favorite, kiminhalifax likes “Punta Sur!!! A challenging dive as it is deep and the currents can sometimes be very strong.” Don’t fret if you have little experience in diving Coach Bear assures, “It did not matter the experience, or lack thereof, that I had. I was placed in a group of men with slightly higher training and had a wonderful divemaster, who assisted me as needed.

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Diving is not the only outdoor activity that is popular in the island. Hiking through the jungles and seeing the ancient Mayan ruins provides some shade from the sun. The ruins are generally tourist friendly and our member Lisamcgu uncovered some while on her trip: “Like the rest of the area around it, the island of Cozumel has many old Mayan ruins just sitting there all over the place.” And keeping with the eco trend, “Cozumel is well known for its National Park, "Chankanaab National Park,” reinforces Chrisdonsam while visiting the bucolic getaway.

Photo by kiminhallifax

And in addition to the plethora of fresh air you can get, “The island has wonderful markets filled with artisans selling textiles, clothes, jewelry, and pottery. You can get great deals there if you know one when you see one!” says Tinydiver. The markets dot Cozumel, and you can find many different types of vendors. Kiminhalifax[Decided] to take in the local shopping and visit a market so that we can stock the fridge in our room. Fresh fruit and fish are aplenty, as are extremely fresh chickens – we watch the butcher make the kill!!!

So if you are ready to add yourself to our list of travelers that have reported on this fantastic tropical oasis, enter our contest for a 5-night stay at an all-inclusive luxe resort. We made it as easy as slinging back margaritas.

Posted by jhartmann13 (JJ Hartmann)

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