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Maps of Cozumel and Surrounding Area
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Generally speaking, Americans are familiar with the names Cozumel, Cancun, Mayan Riviera, etc, but where are they?
Let's look at some maps, each one zooming in closer and closer.

The map below shows the southern part of the United states, easily recognizable by the Florida peninsula and the expansive Texas, on the left
of the Gulf of Mexico.
The island south of Florida is Cuba. The Gulf of Mexico is the large body of water between the mainland of Mexico, and the coast of the US,
including Texas, Louisiana, and Florida.
Mexico is the country directly south of the United States, bordering in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
Mexico is formed like a mermaid tail, with one large mass in the middle, and a land mass that comes up and around towards the East,
called the Yucatan Peninsula.

The Yucatan Peninsula divides the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.
The eastern shore of Mexico has a long skinny peninsula, south of California, called Baja California.
South of Mexico on the Caribbean coast, lies Belize, an English speaking colony that has grown to be a resort for vacationers.
Guatemala is next to it as you go inland. The Mayan civilization covered the whole peninsula and went down into Belize and Guatamala.


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The next map zooms into the Yucatan Peninsula and part of the Gulf of Mexico.
The body of water in the center of the photo is the Gulf of Mexico. The water to the right of the land, is the Caribbean sea.
The island of Cozumel is the tiny island to the right (East) of the Yucatan Peninsula, in the Caribbean Sea.

.And we are zooming in more:

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The next photo closes into the area that is called the Mayan Riviera. This area actually extends a little further up and down the coast as well, than is
shown in the photo. There are some beautiful places that have been developed in the past ten years due to the popularity of the area. Generally
speaking, Americans are familiar with the names Cozumel, Cancun, Mayan Riviera, etc, but where are they?
Let's look at some maps, each one zooming in closer and closer.

The map below shows the southen part of the United states, easily recognizable by the Florida peninsula and the expansive Texas, on the left of
the Gulf of Mexico.
The island south of Florida is Cuba. The Gulf of Mexico is the large body of water between the mainland of Mexico, and the coast of the US, including
Texas, Louisiana, and Florida.
Mexico is the country directly south of the United States, bordering in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
Mexico is formed like a mermaid tail, with one large mass in the middle, and a land mass that comes up and around towards the East, called the
Yucatan Peninsula.

The Yucatan Penninsula divides the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.
The eastern shore of Mexico has a long skinny peninsula, south of California, called Baja California.
South of Mexico on the Caribbean coast, lies Belize, an English speaking colony that has grown to be a resort for vacationers.
Guatamala is next to it as you go inland. The Mayan civilization covered the whole penninsula and went down into Belize and Guatamala.

And we zoom in more to see Cancun and the coastline, including Playa del Carmen...
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The lower photo shows Cozumel, as it is situated to true north. The northern half of the island is swampland. Developers worked hard and successfully
created a beautiful world class golf course in the northern swamps. Private residences, and hotels have expanded along the western shoreline.
The East side of the island, on the right, has rolling waves, and hardly any development. There are a few really cool beach clubs to enjoy a fresh
seafood lunch, cold beers, and a breathtaking view. The waves are good for surfing and you can ask Nacho for lessons. For many years, there was a
building called "the abandoned hotel". Recently it has been renovated. Some of the rooms were 'fixed up' even more than the others, for a movie that
was filmed in Cozumel in Dec. 2009. La Ventanas del Mar Hotel is now open.

And now we see the position of the island.. As you can see, the norther part of the island is mostly swamp, with shallow crystal clear shores and bay.
The middle section is green jungle. There is hardly any settlements in the middle part of the island. Most of the population lives in the town of
San Miguel, where the red dot says Cozumel. You can see the populated area of Cedral, to the bottom left of the map. This was the original Mayan
settlement on the island, before San Miguel was developed.

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Map of Mexican United States


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