Our Island – Cozumel
Cozumel is a vibrant island rich in history. It’s beauty stretches far beyond its spectacular shores. Today, the island is known as a world-class dive destination, but before there were tourists, there were religious pilgrimages. In the ancient Mayan world, women came here to pay homage to the fertility goddess, Ixchel. Through the centuries, Cozumel became an important sanctuary in the Yucatan region and the Mayan influence remains today.
Since the religious pilgrimages of the past, Cozumel has flourished with visitors from around the world. Today, the island receives more than two million visitors per year, making us one of the most important tourist destinations in Mexico. Most travel here to dive, snorkel and enjoy long sunny days, but it’s the rich culture and traditions that make Cozumel a special place.
Cozumel is approximately 30 miles from north to south and 10 miles from east to west, so exploring the island is easy. The average temps are around 80 degrees. Summers are slightly warmer, ranging in the mid 80s to 90s and the winters cool to the mid 70s. The water temperature ranges from 77 to 82 degrees throughout the year, so it’s It’s almost always beach weather!
Cozumel is home to the second largest reef structure in the Caribbean, teeming with hundreds of tropical fish, turtles and other vibrant marine life. It is truly a diver’s dream. But even if you don’t explore the depths of the sea, there is much to see and do above the water, such as deep sea fishing, snorkeling, or enjoying a leisurely cruise along the shoreline.
You’ll find jungles filled with lush vegetation and exotic creatures surrounding a quirky little town called San Miguel, filled with eclectic dining choices and funky shops. But the best thing about Cozumel is it’s people…our locals are the friendliest in the world!
Cozumel is a close-knit community of people who are passionate about preserving the beauty of the island and taking care of it’s residents. We support these fine local businesses, services and charities that contribute to the local economy, provide valuable tourist information and work hard to make the island a better place. Please visit them on your next trip, or find out more about them on the links provided and be a part of our community!
Our goal is to fully change the approach towards dog and cat overpopulation with an aggressive spay/neuter program both at the clinic and by utilizing mobile clinics. By finding loving homes for pets and providing education to the community, we can create responsible pet-people relationships and improve the welfare of animals.
Our work is made possible by many wonderful humans who contribute their time, talents and/or money to the cause for which we are immensely grateful.
Adopt a pet! On our website, you can browse through photos of the many dogs and cats at the shelter who desperately need loving homes. If you find one that’s a good fit for you, The Humane Society can arrange to have the animal brought to you via their Pet Escort program.
Cozumel 4 You is a comprehensive marketing and promotions company helping small business in Cozumel to bond and grow together. We’re dedicated to promoting small locally owned businesses rather than the large conglomerate corporations.
The Cozumel 4 You News reaches over 16,500 Cozumel based or Cozumel friendly readers weekly, and it’s bi-lingual! Our website has an average of 10,500 hits a day. The Cozumel 4 You Facebook group has almost 1,500 members.
The Trashy Little Group was formed to promote beach clean up on the island of Cozumel, but membership and meaning are open to all who care to join in by cleaning up their curb, neighborhood, favorite park bench, or wherever you find inspiration.
Monthly beach clean-up events are held to pick up trash on our beaches. It’s fun and you can meet new friends while keeping our beaches beautiful!
The number one goal of the station is to promote the island and its many fine businesses, encourage tourism, and provide information about current and upcoming events. The station’s playlist is ever-evolving with a mix of local and independent artists, as well as timeless favorites.
The Shark Tank Radio Show now airs 3 times a week – Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2pm and Saturdays at 10am (Central times). Your host and DJ, Sharky, mixes it up with whatever songs are in his brain that week! Tune in to find out what’s happening on the island and enjoy some classic rock, blues and even a little country now and then!
Greg’s subject matter is inspired by the beauty which surrounds him in Cozumel and the adjoining areas of the Yucatan Peninsula. Pieces are influenced by the Mayan ruins, the vast coral reefs that surround the island, and almost any type of animal found in nature.
The pieces are mounted in a variety of bases. Metal, wood, stone, or no base at all, letting the shape of the glass support it. He also works extensively with illumination. Taking advantage of the translucency of the glass, combined with mahogany bases, he creates unique lamps that are really illuminated engravings.