The largest inhabited island in Mexico, Cozumel is mainly known for its calm, clear waters that perfectly showcase the largest coral reef in the American continent. This makes Cozumel one of the best destinations for snorkeling and diving, a doorway into a universe of sea life flourishing under the Caribbean Sea's surface.
Just a 30-minute ferry ride from Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya, Cozumel is a place where history is packed into the Mayan temples within the island’s jungle. Its downtown area, known as San Miguel, is the major urban center for the so-called 'Island of Swallows', featuring distinctive architecture that mixes Mexico's colonial and pre-Columbian past with 21st century flair.
Enjoy Cozumel's array of restaurants, tourist services, accommodations, boutiques and cruise ship ports. Not to mention, transportation from Cozumel Airport will get you to your resort in a quick, efficient manner. Then simply relax on the white sand beaches of San Miguel's resorts and restaurants with a cocktail in hand. Visit natural parks with a crocodile farm, a stingray beach, or a dolphin aquarium. Submerge yourself into the clear waters on a submarine and explore the coral reef. Better yet, take the plunge and scuba dive to encounter Palancar Reef and other key underwater destinations.
And even on land, there are plenty of sights to admire along the way. What better way to do it than by steering your very own Jeep and viewing the combination of jungle and coastline along the way toward Punta Sur, the island’s southernmost tip.
With all the adventures on the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea, Cozumel really has something for everyone. Let Amstar DMC guide you during your time at this incredible destination!
Overall, there’s excellent climate in the largest inhabited island of Mexico. The weather in Cozumel is simply delightful, almost like a perfect summer all year long. However, there are seasons that cause a change in weather patterns, which are worth considering before booking your airline ticket and your comfortable transportation from Cozumel Airport.
One of the best times to visit is when the humidity on the island is low, the ocean breeze feels crisp and the sun shines in a very lovely manner. Visitors who vacation in Cozumel enjoy their trip during September, late April and early May, when the low humidity makes for conditions that feel like paradise.
Visitors should also consider that from October to January, there is a higher amount of precipitation, while the rainiest months are June and July, although these summer showers are very short and can be part of the pleasurable ambience of the island.
Speaking of summer, the months of June and July tend to be more humid and very hot, but that’s also part of the charm of arriving to Cozumel. Luckily, the heat will definitely entice visitors into refreshing in the turquoise Caribbean with its world-class snorkeling and diving encounters with the sea life and coral reefs.
As far as diving weather, the best time to come is during spring and summer, March to June in particular, when the seas are flatter thanks to lower humidity and fewer winds. Additionally, the visibility below the sea is optimal, providing anywhere from 100 to 300 feet of gorgeous sights bursting with colorful coral formations.
Of course, perhaps there’s no better time for you to get away than during the winter so you can escape the snow and cold weather back home. You’ll relax in the paradise of Cozumel and basking in the sunshine and the delightful weather as you get the VIP treatment at your all-inclusive resort, like the Secrets Aura Cozumel and the Sunscape Sabor Cozumel.
Take a look at the current weather conditions at the magnificent "Island of Swallows" in the Mexican Caribbean: