The Mayans called Cozumel "Island of Swallows". Mexico's only island, Cozumel is home to quiet, soft-sand beaches, warm-hearted locals and open-air markets featuring native handicrafts and silver artifacts. Indulge in authentic Mexican dishes, some dating back thousands of years. In addition to one-of-a-kind galleries and boutiques, you'll find some of the world's most incredible diving at an underwater mountain range called Palancar Reef. Fly to Chichen Itza, the majestic city of the ancient Maya, to admire the elaborately decorated temples. Tulum on the Mexican coast is not to be missed. Closer by are the Mayan ruins of San Gervasio. Take your pick or spend your time exploring Cozumel by semi-submarine, fiesta boat, or fins and snorkel.