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Discover Surprising Cozumel with Us.

Thank you very much for visiting Cozumel Island through Cozumel Tours by Cab.

Our website is designed to provide a variety of services and packages including guided tours, excursions, and sightseeing. You will be able to buy or book with complete security and your privacy is guaranteed.

You will find detailed information about places of interest accompanied by a gallery of images & videos that will assist you in planning the most memorable and enjoyable stay in Cozumel.

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Cozumel History

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Our Mayan Ancestors

The Mayans called the main island of the Mayan world “Cuzamil.” The name is derived from the Mayan words “Cuzam” and “LUMI” which means “land or place of the swallows.” Eventually the name was changed by the Spanish to COZUMEL.
In those days the island was considered a shrine, sacred land dedicated to the worship of Ix-Chel, Mayan goddess of fertility, moon, floods, and everything related to the feminine. Females were required to make a pilgrimage to the island before reaching puberty to ask the goddess for fertility and successful childbearing.

The Conquest

The first Spanish expedition to visit Cozumel was led by Juan de Grijalva on May 3rd, 1518. The following year Hernán Cortés stopped by the island on his way to Veracruz. The Grijalva and Cortés expeditions were both received peacefully by the Maya of Cozumel, unlike other expeditions on the mainland. Even after Cortés destroyed some of the Maya idols on Cozumel and replaced them with an image of the Virgin Mary, the native inhabitants of the island continued to help the Spanish re-supply their ships with food and water so they could continue their voyages.

First MestizosFirst Mestizos

The small town of El Cedral, on the south side of Cozumel conducts the most important religious celebration of the Island. This annual event is said to have started over 150 years ago by Casimiro Cárdenas. Cárdenas was one of a group that fled to the island from the village of Sabán, on the mainland, after an attack during the War of the Castes. The attackers killed many of the villagers, but Cárdenas survived whilst clutching a small wooden cross.

Legend has it that Cárdenas vowed to start an annual festival wherever he settled, to honor the religious power of this crucifix. Today, the original Holy Cross Festival forms part of the wider Festival of El Cedral, which includes fairs, traditional feasts, rodeos, bullfights, music, and competitions. The celebrations last about 5 days in all and are held every year at the end of April or beginning of May.

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  • Ruthann Nahorny

    do you offer service from the airport to and from iberostar resort? Carretera Costera Sur Km. 17782, El Cedral, 77710 Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico
    if not do you have a recommendation for a taxi driver for two people?

    • Nahaliel

      Dear Ruthann,

      Sorry for the delay in our response, we do not provide transportation Airport-Hotel-Airport, there is a different company at the airport and they will take care of you there. We provide only Private Tours. Thanks for asking!