Cozumel | Land of the Swallows

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The island of Cozumel is located east of the Yucatan Peninsula in the Mexican Caribbean, its name means “Land of the Swallows” in Mayan and was so named because of the indigenous birds, which are regularly observed patrolling the beaches of Cozumel and the coast.

Cozumel was created approximately 2000 years ago by the ancient Maya, a seafaring people, who saw Cozumel as a commercial stop as well as a sacred sanctuary.

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The island was a mecca for Mayan women who made the journey from the mainland to Cozumel Island in large canoes to worship Ix Chel, the goddess of fertility. Leaving the continent of what is now Playa del Carmen and Tulum, Mayan women crossed the dangerous canal in canoes to give offerings at the altar of Ix Chel.

A destination par excellence for cruise ship stopovers that has three very well equipped docks that can receive the arrival of thousands of tourists in a single day: Punta Langosta located in the very center of the city, International Pier and Puerta Maya a short distance from the center by private taxi.

THINGS TO DO IN COZUMEL

San Gervacio

In Cozumel there are several archeological sites of the Mayan civilization. The most important site is San Gervasio, where the Mayans venerated the goddess Ix Chel. This deity was one of the most important of the Mayan pantheon, as it was the supreme authority on matters of love, fertility and health.

Among the most important structures of San Gervasio are the Manitas, chambers believed to have been the residence of Lord Itzá of Cozumel a thousand years ago. Other relevant buildings are the Casa Alta, Plaza Central, El Arco, Casa Grande and Chi Chan Nah, a place destined for rituals.

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