Economy of Cozumel
The island of Cozumel is home to over 300 restaurants, all of which get their food from places other than the island. Since Cozumel is a regular stop for cruise ships, inhabitants have created many square blocks of shops that sell a variety of souvenirs at these ports. The official currency of the island is the Mexican peso. One peso equals .046 U.S dollars.
Culture of Cozumel
Cozumel Carnival (Carnaval de Cozumel) fills the streets of Cozumel with parades every year before the week of Mardi Gras which takes place in February. Another celebration that happens in Cozumel are the Santa Cruz Festivities and El Cedral Fair that began over 150 years ago. These festivities include fairs, traditional feasts, rodeos, bull fights, music, and competitions. Three Kings Day represents the height of the Christmas season and marks the end of the 12 days of Christmas, which reminds children of the three wise men. In Cozumel people believe the three wise men rode into Bethlehem on an elephant, camel, and a horse, showing they came from all over the world.
El Cielo Cozumel "Heaven"
This destination features crystal clear waters as far as the eye can see. Because of the clear water, it's a snorkel destination, operated by one family, and is only available through that family. It's located one mile off of Cozumel's shoreline and is only accessible by boat.