Every tourist destination has its attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary’s gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
San Miguel de Cozumel is the capital city of the island of Cozumel, off the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. It is a popular port for cruise ships and the major entryway to the island. The quaint town of San Miguel de Cozumel offers a pleasant walk and access to the remainder of the island. Stop in San Miguel de Cozumel during your Western Caribbean cruise for at least the following reasons:
1. The main square of San Miguel de Cozumel is a popular gathering place for visitors to the island.
2. The town’s waterfront is adorned with several sculptures which feature the offshore wildlife.
3. Tours of the island always include a stop at El Cedral, an ancient Native-American village.
4. Another popular stop on any Cozumel island tour is El Mirador, an offshore rock formation.