LOOK BACK: DAY TRIP TO COZUMEL, MEXICO

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Cozumel, a mostly undeveloped Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea, it is a popular cruise ship port of call famed for its scuba diving. At Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, there’s diving spots around a section of the Mesoamerican Reef and the Museo Subacuatico de Arte’s submerged sculptures. Chankanaab is an eco park surrounding a lagoon with underwater caverns, home to dolphins, manatees and sea turtles. When we arrived in Cozumel, Mexico, we did not have really long time to explore much. So we picked an island tour to see some Mayan ruins. This was the view from the coach. Its looks so peaceful and pretty.

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El Cedral is the oldest Mayan Ruins on Cozumel Island, dating back to 800 A.D. The Mayan village was once the capital of Cozumel, and the largest community on the island. It was discovered by Spanish Conquistadors in 1518, who tore down much of the Mayan temple, and then during World War II, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers destroyed more of it to make way for the island’s first airport. Today, there is not much of this once significant Mayan temple remaining, but you can see a portion of it. This was a lovely trip to see some of Cozumel.

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