Motto: "Country, Liberty, Work and Culture"
Currency: Peso (MXN)
Airports: Cozumel International Airport (CZM)
Known for: Scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, and fishing
Official Tourism Website: cancun.gob.mx
Drives on the: Right Side
Calling Code: +1 987
The beautiful island of Cozumel, the largest inhabited island in Mexico, is a paradise for divers from all over the world. The island is surrounded by more than 25 reef formations where divers of all ages and skills can enter into a completely fascinating and different world: endless coral inhabited by immense shoals of colorful fish. The possibilities are interminable for both beginners and experts.
East of the Yucatán Peninsula, on top of the age-old structures of the Mayan coral reef, the second largest in the world, stands the Island of Cozumel, the largest inhabited island in Mexico. Its name, derived from the word Cozumel, meaning “island of swallows” in Maya, conjures up memories of its pre-Hispanic origin, the conquest of America and the pirates and buccaneers that thronged its seas.
Things To Do in Cozumel, Mexico
Just being in Cozumel is reason enough not to do anything. You have some of the best sunsets and after a long stretch of lazing around you will want to settle back with a tequila, or other concoction and just watch the sunset.
Of course you have the traditional water sports, shopping and exciting nightlife.
Cuisine of Cozumel, Mexico
Like all destinations focusing on the tourism market, restaurants abound in many forms and prices. Again, there is something for everyone and at all prices.
The staples of Mexican cuisine are typically corn and beans. Corn, traditionally Mexico's staple grain, is eaten fresh, on the cob, and as a component of a number of dishes. Most corn, however, is used to make masa, a dough for tamales, tortillas, gorditas, and many other corn-based foods. Squash and peppers also play important roles in Mexican cuisine.
The most important and frequently used spices in Mexican cuisine are chile powder, cumin, oregano, cilantro, epazote, cinnamon, and cocoa. Chipotle, a smoke-dried jalapeño chili, is also common in Mexican cuisine. Many Mexican dishes also contain garlic and onions.
Next to corn, rice is the most common grain in Mexican cuisine. According to food writer Karen Hursh Graber, the initial introduction of rice to Spain from North Africa in the 4th Century led to the Spanish introduction of rice into Mexico at the port of Veracruz in the 1520s. This, Graber says, created one of the earliest instances of the world's greatest fusion cuisines.
Marriage Requirements for Cozumel, Mexico
Listed below are the required documents needed to get married with our Civil Judge here in Cozumel, Mexico. It is just that simple!
- Valid Passports – (highly recommended for travel into Mexico)
- [Please Note: if you do not have a passport, your Birth Certificate will need an Apostille by the Secretary of State from which the certificate was registered. This will need to be accompanied with a valid government issued photo ID with names matching birth certificate. These documents will need to be translated into Spanish by the certified translator of Cozumel. For more information on Apostilles, go to the links listed at the bottom of this page. Canadian Citizens: if you do not have a passport, please contact us for more information.]
- Copy of the tourist visa/immigration slip that you receive upon arrival in Mexico
- Blood tests taken here in Cozumel (if you would like to take them in your own Country, they will need to be Certified with a Doctor here in Mexico at a charge) Tests: Blood Type and RPR. Tests need to be taken within 20 days before the wedding date indiangenericworld.com.
- 4 witnesses to the civil ceremony
In case of a previous divorce, please ask us about the proper documentation.
For Witnesses (over the age of 18):
- Copy of valid passport or photo ID such as a Driver’s License
- Copy of the visa/immigration slip that you receive upon arrival in Mexico
Information provided by Cozumel Wedding Planner.
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