Isla Cozumel, the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean, has been recognised by a Money magazine survey as one of the top six winter holiday destinations of the year. The survey results, highlighted in the November 2003 issue of the magazine, reveal that among the travel agents, tour operators, frequent travelers and enthusiasts polled, Cozumel provides the perfect winter escape with its easy accessibility from the United States, great value, and diversity, offering different experiences for every traveler.
Rich in history, culture and natural wonders, Cozumel is home to the largest reef system in the Western Hemisphere, the Mayan ruins of San Gervasio, the ecological parks of Chankanaab and Punta Sur and the island’s very first eco-golf course, the Nicklaus Group-designed Cozumel Country Club golf course. Cozumel provides travelers with experiences from culture and ecology, diving and snorkeling, beach going and golfing, to dining and shopping.“We are delighted to be named as a leading vacation destination by Money magazine and happy that travelers view the island as a close and affordable winter haven,” said Gaston Cantarell Diaz, president of the Isla Cozumel Hotel Association and private sector representative for the tourism foundation. “It’s also exciting to be recognised for the Island’s diversity. We are proud that Cozumel attracts all types of travelers including families, honeymooners, and divers.”