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Island of Cozumel in Mexico named as "Best Island Destination" in World Travel Awards

The largest island in the Mexican Caribbean, Cozumel, has been recognised as the "Best Island Destination in Mexico and Central America 2018" in the 2018 World Travel Awards. Famous for its white beach and turquoise sea landscapes and diverse wildlife, the island also boasts the second-largest barrier reef in the world and is home a myriad of colourful marine species.

Island of Cozumel in Mexico named as "Best Island Destination" in World Travel Awards

The regional World Travel Awards Latin America Ceremony took place last month, honouring the best of the region’s travel and tourism industry. The island of Cozumel in Mexico was honoured during the prestigious annual event.

Cozumel, which is the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean, was named as the “Best Island Destination in Mexico and Central America 2018”. The tropical, undeveloped island received the award following its commitment to satisfying global holidaymakers.

Located off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, the island is famously knowns as "The Island of the Swallows" due to its wildlife and landscapes. Home to sweeping stretches of powder-soft white sand beaches, turquoise sea, and stunning sunsets, the island is a hotspot for holidaymakers. The island also boasts the second-largest barrier reef in the world, the Mesoamerican, where tourists can go snorkelling and scuba diving amid colourful and diverse marine creatures.

Cozumel has been the main cruise port Mexico since 2017, and guests will have access to ancient Mayan culture, authentic cuisine and magnificent natural landscapes. Explora Caribe Tours de Cozumel was also awarded “Principal Tour Operator of Mexico and Central America 2018”, while Río Secreto, in the Riviera Maya, won “Best Natural Reserve leader of Mexico and Central America 2018” for the tenth year in a row.

During a visit to the island, holidaymakers can visit fascinating attractions, and take part in fun activities. These include the Chankanaab National Park, an eco-park which surrounds a lagoon where visitors can explore underwater caverns and see dolphins, manatees and sea turtles. or the San Gervasio Archaeological Zone where tourists can visit ancient sites of pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Visitors can explore the underwater world via the Atlantis Submarine, or by scuba diving or snorkelling in the Cancun Underwater Art Museum.

The World Travel Awards were founded in 1993, and over the years, have been hailed as the “Oscars of the tourism industry”. The annual regional award ceremonies take place in destinations all over the world throughout the year, and in December, the regional winners all come together to celebrate the best of the best of the world’s travel industry.

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