Let yourself enjoy the wonders that Cozumel island offers to visitors and locals.
You will find yourself surrounded by manicured jungle, pristine beach, aquatic activities, eco-adventure, and all in the security of a place with no crime and very friendly people.
Heaven for shoppers, world-famous Jeweler´s, fine stores, a select group of restaurants, unsurpassable SPA, with top of the line body care…. within the secure and slow-paced charm of a seaside Mexican Villages.
Cozumel is the largest inhabited island in Mexico, located on the Yucatan Peninsula (East side of México, in the Caribbean) with an extension of 392 square km, 28 miles long and 10 miles wide. It is separated from the Yucatan Peninsula by the Yucatan channel which is 12 miles wide. Cozumel is located on 20° 31′ lat N and 86° 56′ long W. The town of Cozumel is called San Miguel with approx. 75,000 inhabitants.
Most of the population of the island resides in the town of San Miguel, on the west coast of the island facing the mainland.
A little bit of history of Cozumel: Ancient Mayans considered Cozumel a sacred shrine and referred to it as Ah-Cuzamil which translates to “Island of the shallows” At that time, the Mayans would sail from mainland to the island to worship the goddess of Ix-Chel, goddess of fertility and wife of the sun god.
During the Spanish colonial period, the 16th to the 19th centuries, numerous visitors continued to arrive. However they were not particularly welcome as the island had become a base of operations for the many pirates and cut-throats who infested the Caribbean at the time.
they were not particularly welcome as the island had become a base of operations for the many pirates and cut-throats who infested the Caribbean at the time.
In the 20th century, the commercial success of coconut and chicle (chewing gum) provoked new interest in the area and the first hotel, the Louvre, opened in 1924. That was followed by the Yuri in 1932, but it was not until the 50´s that Cozumel became a popular tourist destination and the most important port in Mexico, third in the Caribbean and fifth in the world.
Cozumel, with a population of a little over 90,000, now welcomes more than 2,500,000 visitors every year and is considered one of the most important tourist destinations in Mexico. With Luxury hotels and first class facilities and services, Cozumel offers its visitors a wide variety of things to do and places to stay.
Cozumel is world renowned for its diving because it has the second largest reef in the world, and attracts SCUBA lovers from all over the world year round.
The area’s incomparable marine life and reef structure that attract more than 75,000 divers from all over the world every year to Cozumel. With over 30 kilometers of reefs, water visibility up to 200 feet and over 200 species of tropical fish, Cozumel is considered by many to be the finest dive destination in the Western Hemisphere and second in the world.
Water temperatures range from summer highs in the low 80’s to winter highs in the low 70’s (F). Like the peninsula, Cozumel has many underground rivers and ponds known as “Cenotes”. Because of the incredible beauty and clear water of these caverns, tunnels and Cenotes, many consider them to be ideal sites for diving and snorkeling.
Cozumel’s diving infrastructure ranges from small owner-operated dive shops with personalized service and small group boats to huge dive stores offering big and comfortable boat dives to most of the reefs in Cozumel.
Most of the diving in Cozumel takes place at the Southwest coast of the island, where Palancar, Chancanaab and Colombia reefs attract thousands of divers all year round.
Rated in the top 5 diving sites in the world, Cozumel remains popular for all levels of diving from the beginner to the highly experienced technical diver.
The most wide ranging spa in Cozumel, Islander Spa is exclusive to Wyndham guests, with over 7,000 sq. ft. of space featuring 5 master individual cabins, 5 master couple cabins, separate steam rooms for men and women, 3 Jacuzzis, waiting lounge, VIP reception, beauty parlor with manicure cabins, hairstyling, and waxing. This facility is professionally managed by experienced spa specialists.
Islander Spa is more than just a spa facility; it is an open invitation to total renewal, a space and a time where relaxation, purification, and revitalization can be aspired to and thoroughly attained. Shed your daily cares and worries, allowing us to pamper you as your journey to inner and outer wellbeing begins.
Choose from a full range of spa treatments and services designed to address the specific needs of many differing lifestyles; our hotel spa counselors are ready to help you plan the perfect spa experience.
The Islander Spa environment has been carefully balanced to provide an environment that is not only relaxing but one that actively contributes to the renewal process. Therapies are performed by expert hotel staff trained and certified in a wide variety of modern spa techniques and therapies. They are both willing and able to give you a personalized treatment in a relaxed and safe environment.
Enjoy your spa experience to the fullest by choosing from a varied menu of services which include novelties such as romantic couple treatments and sessions in palapas facing the ocean. Come to Islander Spa and we will help you find that personal perfect balance that is the hallmark of inner peace and outer beauty.