Cozumel Vacation is Nothing to be Scared of Now

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After Hurricane Wilma left her mark on this Mexican island in October of 2005 local businesses, hotels, and visitors are finally starting to call Cozumel paradise again.

Cozumel, Mexico is a favorite vacation destination for thousands of visitors every day. In October of 2005 hurricane Wilma struck the island with category five sustained winds of more than 150 mph. As if that was not bad enough she decided to hang around the area for more than 40 hours causing tremendous damage. Now, three months later, the cruise ships have returned, most businesses have been repaired, and most of the hotels will be open within thirty days if not already. It is no longer a scary place to visit as things are mostly back to normal. Although it will be several months before the cruise ship docks are repaired, the good news is once repaired the docks will be larger and will accommodate more ships. Even now visitors can visit Cozumel and enjoy all the island has to offer. The international airport has been open for over a month and regular flights are arriving from Houston, Dallas, and Charlotte. The ferry from Playa Del Carmen is running each hour daily. The slogan one sees all over the island now is Cozumel returning stronger than ever, "vamos Cozumel." Not only is it displayed boldly on posters, bumper stickers, and T-shirts, but visitors sense it in the attitude and great display of pride of the islanders. Tourists have commented that in many areas such as the town square the island looks better than before. For more information there is an updated Cozumel vacation guidebook now available for 2006 it can be found at this web site http://www.guide2cozumel.com

This directory contains business listings for the entire island along with reviews and prices of hotels, restaurants, tours, and more.

Cozumel, Mexico was settled by the ancient Mayans over two thousand years ago. The Mayan name for Cozumel is "Ah Cuzamil Peten," which means island of the swallows. The isle was once a shrine to Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of fertility. Cozumel is located about 36 miles to the South and East of Cancun, Mexico. It is approximately 12 miles off the mainland closest to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

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