El Caracol is thought to be a Maya lighthouse built between 1200 and 1400 A.D. that also served as a hurricane warning ... More
El Caracol is thought to be a Maya lighthouse built between 1200 and 1400 A.D. that also served as a hurricane warning system. Strategically placed openings whistle when the wind blows and the Maya were able to tell what type of weather was approaching. The stronger the wind, the higher the pitch. Candles placed inside turned the structure into a lighthouse guiding pilgrims and traders safely to shore. The ruins are now part of the Parque Punta Sur nature reserve. The USD10 entrance fee includes a guided tour to the ruin.
The reef surrounding the southern half of the island has been declared a national marine park covering 85% of Cozumel's
dive sites. Second largest in the world, this reef starts in Mexico and extends down to the Gulf of ...
This is the McDonald's of water sports, so don't expect a lot of individual attention. This choice is useful for
large groups since it offers large, fast boats that can handle up to 150 people at a time. It ...
Located at the southernmost tip of Cozumel, this 247 acre nature reserve opened in 1999. Its focus is on conservation
of local flora and fauna, so no cars are allowed into the park. If you're lucky you may spot ...