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Three other islands near Cozumel

Three other islands near Cozumel

You may not be aware of the fact that there are three other islands near Cozumel. The sun shines brilliantly on these island paradises and reflects off of their white sand beaches. Like all islands, life tends to move casually, as do its inhabitants. These islands differ in size and population but are all full of natural good looks and splendid water surrounds them.

Isla Mujeres

“The Island of the Women” is referred to for the many images of divinities that the Spanish found when they observed the island. This island sanctuary is devoted to the Mayan goddess Ixchel, in the 16th century. Isla, as it is affectionately called by residents, is situated 8 miles off the coast of Cancun and is only about 4 miles long and half a mile wide at its widest position. There are many pleasant hotels and restaurants that welcome guests from all over the world. You won’t encounter a lot of automobiles on Isla, but you will find scooters, bikes, and golf cars galore. Rent one and be your own tour guide. Then drive to North Beach and have a cold cerveza while you swim in the crystal blue Caribbean.


As we move down the list, these islands become less populated. Most of the residents are fishermen, so imagine the fresh seafood that is accessible. There are many charming boutique accommodations on the island. Tourism still has not overrun Holbox, which means “Black Hole” in Maya. Holbox is now rapidly developing into an attractive destination because of the hundreds of whale sharks that show up in the area each May-September. Visitors arrive from all over the planet to swim with these gentle giants. Visitors also choose to kiteboard off the coasts of Holbox.

Isla Contoy

Nobody lives on the island of Contoy. Well, except for many nesting birds and the sea turtles who come ashore to lay their eggs. This isle is situated 18 miles north of Isla Mujeres, where the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea meet. It is simply about 5 miles long and only about a tenth of a mile wide. We recognize it as the most important nesting place of sea birds in the entire Mexican Caribbean. The island of Contoy is a Mexican national park and is protected. Only a few tour providers are assigned to carry guests to the island and only 200 people may visit per day. Since this is a national park and hotels have not been allowed to build here and the only structure is a visitor center.

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