Home to Mexicans and expats, Cozumel island also attracts thousands of tourists every year. This migration is an electrifying sight. But what leads to Cozumel being the famous Island it is today? Let us take you through the memoirs of Cozumel’s unique history.
Rich and distinct, the history of Cozumel dates back to the earliest days of habitation in 300 BC by the Yucatan Maya. Using the island to the best of its potential, the Mayas used it for sea trading. The rich heritage and the old temples that one gets to witness around Cozumel is a by-product of the Mayas’ hard work. Surprisingly, the various Spanish conquerors that came into Cozumel were not met by extreme anguish and hatred of the Mayas. However, much to our dismay, the British conquerors tried to settle in Cozumel. These settlers settled in Cozumel for an aim that of sending back log woods from Cozumel to Europe.
Contrasting to popular belief Cozumel was not a stronghold of pirates but was attacked by them quite a lot of times. Fast-forward, one could picture Cozumel in the 1700s as a land of a few, embarked by a low population. We dare you to believe us, Cozumel is considered a people-fetching and a precious treasure of the world. With almost 30 different types of coral reefs, this island has given life to not only a million marine species but also provides a way of life to many people from all over the world.
When you are on the island of Cozumel, do not forget to visit the different cultural sites there. Feel the essence of the historic significance of Cozumel in each and every site that you happen to witness. Despite modernity and the complexities that evolve, locations such as this one depict a hint of their history in everything.