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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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The embassy announced a similar advisory that restricted government employees from using ferry service between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel Island after officials (https://www.
Carnival is kicking off its new Cozumel Plus itineraries with a special promotion offering a $25 per person shipboard credit that can be used toward shore excursions.
Aeromexico said it has begun its new daily service between Mexico City to Cozumel on October 1st, with Embraer 145 jets, with 50 passenger seats.
En el tercer dia de trabajos de la "Platinum Associate Membership Advisory Council (PAMAC), Cruise Summit 2015" de la FCCA, Roberto Borge dijo que Cozumel, en el norte del Estado, y Mahahual, en el Sur, en la Grand Costa Maya, lograron mantenerse como los destinos preferidos por los turistas de cruceros y ocupa el primer lugar como destino turistico de 5 a 8 dias de estancia.
Lugares fascinantes: Desde Cozumel podras acceder a la ancestral ciudad de Tulum, a playa del Carmen, donde podras ir de compras en su Quinta Avenida, y ver los rios subterraneos de Xcaret, un impresionante parque de la naturaleza.
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.
En este estudio se abordo el impacto de los huracanes a nivel local en Cozumel, Quintana Roo y San Blas, Nayarit, como antecedente para la adecuada formulacion de politicas de desarrollo turistico y medidas de adaptacion.
The Mass in Cozumel, however, was the only time I experienced it and thought it was a customary aspect of the local culture.
Low cost, short time--very productive--a Cozumel cruise ship fishing trip is just my sort of good deal.
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico, Dhu-AlHijjah 1, 1432, Oct 28, 2011, SPA -- Tropical Storm Rina battered Mexico's Caribbean coast and the island of Cozumel with winds and rain Friday, as the navy forcibly evacuated some residents who refused to leave a low-lying island north of the storm, AP reported.
American Airlines (NYSE:AMR) yesterday announced plans to launch a new seasonal Saturday service between Chicago and Cozumel, Mexico.
At midday, the storm was about 155 miles south-southeast of Cozumel with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.