The first Maya settled in Cozumel 2,000 years ago. Cozumel derives its name from the Mayan words Cuzam (swallow) and Lumil (land of), which form the word Cuzamil (land of swallows). Conquered by the Spanish in 1518, the first Catholic Mass in Mexico was held on the island shortly thereafter, and is still celebrated on the 6th of May. Eventually, by the 18th century, Cozumel's population was wiped out by smallpox and a poor economy. However, by 1970, helped by Jacques Cousteau's proclamation in regards to the richness of the coral reef and the spectacular diving, the islands population grew to 10,000, and to the present day 75,000. With cheap car rental locations all over Cozumel and a large variety of discount rental cars, there is no better way to tour Cozumel than by car!
The average daily air temperature on Cozumel is 80 degrees (27°C). In July/August, the highs range from the upper 80s to the low 90s. (32°C) In December and January, the daytime temperatures average in the mid-70s. (24° C.) Take advantage of the wonderful weather and excellent water on Cozumel. In fact for snorkellers and divers alike the visibility is known to be as far as 250 feet! The island measures about 30 by 10 miles, and most of the population is on the coast, so to take advantage of the island is best done by car.
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