Columbia Reef, Cozumel

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Explore the rich marine life of Columbia Reef, a shallow dive spot just off this popular tropical Caribbean island. Less popular than its counterpart, Palancar Reef, the shallows here are a more laid-back and undisturbed place to explore. Snorkelling or scuba diving along the interesting coral formations, you can spot barracuda, grunts, snappers, sea turtles, and sometimes even octopuses. The diving spot is suitable for children and beginners, as it has gentle currents. Put Columbia Reef at the forefront of your travel plans using our Cozumel trip itinerary planning app .
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  • It is part of the barrier of the great barrier reef that you can enjoy and it really is wonderful Cozumel
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  • A marvel. Accessible from Playa Palacar (the most ready.) Just mask and snorkel and discovered a reef with a beauty and a surprising wealth! Not to be missed!
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  • At the edge of the reef is a deep drop-off where there may be big fish. The reef itself is very pretty and there were a lot of fish to observe. It is a nice boat ride to get there and great snorkeling...  more »

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Most accommodations in Cozumel line the island's western shoreline, offering excellent beach access and the airport. Avenida Rafael E. Melgar provides the widest range of hotels and private rentals, with some of the more spacious and relaxed options sitting around 10 km (6.2 mi) south of the town center. Budget-conscious travelers should look to the main township, where a selection of smaller guesthouses and pensions can be found just a few streets back from the beach.
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