- Cozumel (Kosom, Lumil, in Maya, meaning Land of the Swallows) is the third largest island in México and the second most populous in the country.
- On May 3, 1518, Juan de Grijalva was the first Spanish man to discover and land on the island, which he called “Santa Cruz de la Puerta América”. On that trip, days later, the first Catholic mass in México was officiated on Cozumel beaches.
- After the conquest, it served as a refuge for pirates and privateers, as Pierre Sanfroy, Henry Morgan and Jean Lafitte.
- It is the preferred destination for international cruise companies.