Cozumel, Q.R. — Cozumel was named the Best Diving Destination in the World during the International Tourism Fair in Spain. The distinction was made last week, during the international fair in Madrid.
Cozumel mayor Juanita Alonso Marrufo, made the award announcement during the International Tourism Fair (FITUR). She said Cozumel was distinguished with the “Best Diving Destination in the World” award during the Travelers Awards 2022 in Madrid.
She explained that the award recognizes companies, destinations and institutions that have contributed to tourism. Marrufo expressed her thanks for the Island of Cozumel being chosen among many other destinations in the world.
“To receive this important recognition that not only distinguishes the destination, but also rewards the work carried out by the thousands of workers in the tourism sector who get up every day at very early hours to serve visitors and offer them the best of themselves, so that visitors have a good experience,” she said.
She added that the municipal government collaborates with the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) to preserve the island’s reefs, since this award demonstrates once again, that it is the main attraction of the destination.
The municipal head stated that millions of visitors arrive each year to dive and marvel at the underwater paradise offered by the Mesoamerican Reef System, which is the second largest in the world, but the most beautiful and accessible on the planet for diving and snorkeling.
She also highlighted that, hand-in-hand with diving, Cozumel has also been recognized as “The Island of Sport”, with international events such as Ironman, Ironman 70.3, Grand Fondo New York (GFNY), AstriCozumel triathlons and the Cozumel marathon, in which thousands of competitors from all over the world participate.
Cozumel is also the main destination for cruise ships in Mexico with one of the most important ports in the world, she added.