The resort island of Cozumel lies 12 miles off the Mexican shoreline in the Caribbean Sea. Just 30 miles long and 10 miles wide, it is a verdant drop of green in the deep blue of the surrounding ocean. Vistas of the island range from uninterrupted vegetation as far as the eye can see to limestone rocks carved into gorgeous sculpture by foaming waves accompanied by the lullaby of the living sea.
In this serene, placid picture sits the Secrets Aura Cozumel, her face to the water and her back to the trees. Away from the hustle and bustle of Cancun, the setting here is quietly romantic but with the same wide stretches of white sand beaches, the blazing sun and the warmly inviting ocean. It is a place asking to be explored, and what better way is there to discover than with a hand holding your own?
No matter where your interests lie, Secrets Aura and the island of Cozumel have an adventure in store for you.
The pool, sand and sea are never far away. Get your heart racing for each other with beach and pool volleyball, ping-pong, tennis, football, basketball, hobie cats, snorkeling and kayaking completely free of cost. Scuba dive and explore the native turtle hatchery if that takes your fancy.
For adventurers of the palate, the Secrets Aura brand of Unlimited Luxury gives unlimited access without reservations to gourmet a la carte dining and top-shelf international and domestic spirits. Enjoy French cuisine, Japanese fare, fresh seafood and grilled specialties at dedicated restaurants around the resort. Opt for a romantic meal on the beach or relish complete privacy with 24 hour room service.
Culture and history buffs have the Mayan ruins to explore. Cozumel was considered an abode of the Mayan Moon Goddess and a popular pilgrimage destination for women desiring fertility.
If you want a touch of the romantic combined with an essence of history and a touch of ancient culture, the Mayan wedding vow renewal at Chankanaab Park combines all three beautifully. The name is slightly misleading – participating couples do not have to be married. The ceremony is performed by a shaman (traditional healer) who blesses your union with the four elements and asks the energy of the universe to strengthen the love that binds you together.
It is best to visit Cozumel between March and June, when the temperature hovers in the high 80s all day and only dips to the mid 70s at night. Avoid the period between June and September as Cozumel is often hit by massive hurricanes then.