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Island Lifestyle in Cozumel
As an island that has been inhabited and re-inhabited on multiple occasions, Cozumel has its own culture and lifestyle that makes it unique for all visitors. Cozumel is also much more conservative than neighboring Mexican tourist attractions like Cancun, as the inhabitants tend to be religious and middle class, with stricter safety oversight by the Mexican Government.
However, it is that same conservativeness that brings such unique culture the island. Maintaining their rich traditions is important to the people of Cozumel, and you will find a variety of experiences around the island that give you a true feel of the island and its populace.
On Cozumel, you will find a number of different cultural festivals over the course of the year. Some of these celebrations include:
- El Grito – On September 15th and midnight, inhabitants of Cozumel recreate the battles of Hidalgo with music, fireworks, and an incredible celebration that you need to be there to experience.
- Carnaval – Though it may not be unique to Cozumel, Carnaval is an incredible celebration throughout Mexico, and the people of Cozumel make sure that it is something to remember.
- Dia de la Candelaria – With locals flooding the streets, dancing the night away, the Dia de la Candelaria is a religious festival that is huge in Cozumel. Everyone gathers for blessings afterward and celebrates all throughout the day.
There are dozens of celebrations in Cozumel, and each one gives you the best taste of the Cozumel flavor. These are some of the best times to plan your trips.
In addition to these festivals, Cozumel is a great place to experience true Mexican culture. The conservative populace maintains their Mexican roots, and since safety is such a top priority in Cozumel, the food, shops and environment in Cozumel is the perfect representative of true Mexican lifestyles. There is a reason that the country watches over Cozumel as one of its most prized possessions.