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Cozumel

(kōzə`mel), resort island, c.190 sq mi (490 sq km), Quintana Roo state, Mexico, in the Caribbean Sea off the E coast of the Yucatán peninsula. It is famed for its beaches and coral reef (declared a national park in 1996). The island was inhabited by the Maya before it was visited by Spanish explorer Fernández de CórdobaFernández de Córdoba, Francisco
, d. 1518?, Spanish explorer in Mexico. Sailing from Cuba on a slave hunt, he discovered Yucatán in 1517. He died from wounds received in a battle with the Maya. His explorations were furthered by Juan de Grijalva.
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 (1517) and by conquistador Hernán CortesCortes
, representative assembly in Spain. The institution originated (12th–13th cent.) in various Spanish regions with the Christian reconquest; until the 19th cent.
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 in 1519. Long a favored destination for sports diving, the island was not extensively developed for tourism until the 1960s. It is now a popular cruise and tourist destination; the mostly unpopulated northern shore and adjoining waters were declared a nature reserve in 2012. Cozumel suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Wilma in 2005.
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With resort options in Mazatlan, Cancun, and Cozumel, Mexico, El Cid provides some of the best vacation experiences available.
As the cruise market in Cozumel is anticipating significant growth, DFASS expects to serve over 1.
The 700 weekly seats available on this route, will have a positive impact on arrivals because travelers will now have direct access to this popular tourist spot in Cozumel, thanks to Aeromexico's extensive connectivity to and from 80 national and international destinations," said Anko van der Werff, Chief Revenue Officer at Aeromexico.
The tournament package includes a two-night stay at Presidente InterContinental Cozumel Resort & Spa, May 2 - 3, a welcome cocktail and evening putting tournament, a golfer's welcome kit, tournament green fee and shared cart fee, transportation to and from the Cozumel Country Club on tournament day, beverages at the golf course, and an awards dinner.
The Cozumel Vireo is endemic to Isla Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico (Howell and Webb 1995, AOU 1998).
The Mass in Cozumel, however, was the only time I experienced it and thought it was a customary aspect of the local culture.
Playa de Carmen, a resort town across from Cozumel, was left without electricity and streets were largely empty as Rina swept the coast just 20 miles (30 kilometer) west of Cozumel with winds of about 60 mph (95 kph).
Services are scheduled to leave Chicago on Saturdays at 09:50 and will arrive in Cozumel at 13:40, departing at 14:45 and arriving back in Chicago at 18:35.
As the stream's water nears the northern tip of the Yucatan peninsula, it is funneled through a deepwater channel between the island of Cozumel and the coastline, once known as the Cancun-Telum Corridor, but now referred to as the Riviera Maya.
Now in a significantly updated and revised fourth edition, "Cancum Cozumel & The Riviera Maya " by the husband and wife team of Bruce and June Conord is a handy, pocket-sized, 306-page, illustrated travel guide that is part of the superbly produced 'Alive
In the last four years Cozumel, according to port authorities in this country, has grown to become not only the busiest cruise port in Mexico, but also the number one port in the world.
That was the day Hurricane Wilma landed on the Caribbean coastal island of Cozumel, where Pritchett and her husband, Tommie, own a four-room vacation villa.