Cozumel

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The name Cozumel was derived from the Mayan ``Cuzamil” which means ``The Island of Swallows.” The Island is located in the Caribbean Sea along the eastern side of the Yucatan Peninsula about 82 km (51 miles) south of Cancun and 19 km (12 mi) from the mainland. The island is about 48 km (30 miles) long and 16 km (9.9 mi) wide. With a total area of 477.961 km2 (184.542 sq mi), it is Mexico's largest Caribbean island and also largest permanently inhabited island. It is Mexico's third-largest island, following Tiburón Island and Isla Ángel de la Guarda. The majority of the island's population lives in the town of San Miguel which is on the island's western shore. Visitors are able to benefit from the island's great variety of spas or enjoy sessions of scuba diving, and snorkeling to reach and be a witness of the magnificent and lively underwater life all around the shore, just to mention a few attractions within the variety it has.

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