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This page provides useful travel and base information. From airport procedures to visa requirements, it will tell you what to expect to make your vacation smooth and care free.
We suggest you read the following information carefully several weeks prior to departure and print a copy to take with you.
Arrival & Departure
How to Get There
There are two ways to get to the Cozumel:
Fly into Cancun International Airport. Take a bus/taxi to Playa De Carmen which is a 40 minute ride.
Cost is approximately $12 per person by bus taxi rates vary. Once in Playa De Carmen take the ferry across to Cozumel about a 30 minute ride.
Fly from Cancun International Airport vis MayAir to Cozumel check flight schedule.
Various charter airlines
Customs & Immigration
A valid passport (for U.S. citizens) is mandatory for clearance. Visa will be issued to US citizens. An Immigration arrival card must be completed before you enter the country; an Immigration departure card must be completed before you depart.
Cozumel An island in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula
Cozumel Population: 100,000 (2010 est.)
World Populations (all countries)
Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN) (conversion rates)
Note: U.S. dollars are widely accepted in Cozumel.
Twenty Mexican Pesos
Mexico GDP total: $6.19 billion (2010 est)
Mexico GDP per capita: $21,700 (2010 est)
Language: Spanish 92.7% Note: Across Cozumel, English is widely spoken in the hospitality industry.
Largest Cities: (by population) San Miguel de Cozumel, Las Fincas, Kilómetro Cuatro y Medio, La Estrella, San Lorenzo, La Esperanza, Huerto Familiar
Name: Meaning “Land of the Swallows,” Cozumel’s name originates from the story of Ix Chel. Legend has it that all Mayan women made the journey to the island from the mainland at least once in their life, and as a gratuitous gesture Ix Chel, the moon goddess, released flocks of swallows to the island each spring.
National Day: September 16
Religion: Catholic (89%), Protestant (6%), others
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Letters can be posted from the base.
BANKS & MONEY EXCHANGE
Banks in Cozumel
Scotiabank Inverlat Branches in Cozumel, Mexico
Full list of Scotiabank Inverlat offices in Cozumel, Mexico with location address info, opening hours and contact details.
HSBC Bank Branches and ATMs in Conzumel, Mexico
The list of HSBC Bank offices and ATMs in Juarez, Conzumelwith location address info and contact details.
Santander Bank Branches and ATMs in Cozumel, Mexico
The list of Santander Bank offices and ATMs in Cozumel, Mexico with location address, contact info and working hours.
BBVA Bancomer Bank Branches and ATMs in Cozumel, Mexico
The list of BBVA Bancomer Bank offices and ATMs in Cozumel, Mexico with location address and contact phone numbers.
Banamex Bank Branches and ATMs in Cozumel, Mexico
The list of Banamex Bank offices and ATMs in Cozumel, Mexico with location address, contact info and working hours.
Currencies / Money Exchange
The local currency is the Mexican Peso, which is equal to about 17.00 Peso to 1 U.S. dollar. U.S. currency is accepted by all vendors. Visa and MasterCard are also accepted in most places. American Express is usually NOT accepted.