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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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These airline partners expressed continued commitment to serving Mexico, which for many is their largest international market outside the US, and specifically to their desire to continue to grow their business serving Quintana Roo's International airports located in Cancun and Cozumel.
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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.
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While I was in Cozumel, Mexico on a scuba trip I went to the local parish for Sunday Mass, and there was a young couple kneeling in the center aisle.