Cozumel is also known as "Isla de las Golondrinas." It's Mexico's largest island and is a destination that has it all. It's surrounded by jungles and rocky coasts, although it does have fine, white-sand beaches (seriously, the sand is like powder) and the gorgeous waters of the Mayan Riviera. It's home to the world's second largest coral reef, a fact which led the famous researcher Jacques Cousteau to visit the area and document the underwater world.
Today, its docks receive thousands of cruise ships each year and, in fact, it was a destination for the world's largest cruise ship during its maiden voyage. You'll find hotels of all classes and chains, as well as the world's smallest Hard Rock Café, golf courses, spas, and all kinds of restaurants that serve global cuisine but still retain a simple, Caribbean charm.