Isla Pasion Beach
Located at the northeast end of San Miguel de Cozumel island (usually referred to simply as Cozumel) Isla de Pasion is a true beach paradise in Quintana Roo. The 1/2 mile long spit of land is traditionally a site where Mayan couples came to ask Ixchel, the Mayan Goddess of love and fertility for a happy marriage and healthy children. Consequently it’s a popular place for wedding ceremonies held in the Catholic marriage chapel beneath a palapa roof.
Reached by boats which land at the pier, the isolated spit is surrounded by the blue Caribbean Sea. It is privately owned and fees are charged for any excursions and amenities. Most visitors arrive as part of an all-inclusive trip including drinks, watersports and a buffet lunch.
The white sandy beach has hammocks for relaxing, sunbathing, snoozing, reading and dreaming of life as a castaway. There are some water sports available in the calm waters including stand-up paddleboarding, sea kayaks, speed boats, catamarans and water bicycles.
The lagoon between Isla de Pasion and the rest of Cozumel is known as Laguna Ciega. Once used by pirates as a safe mooring place, it has dense mangroves that are home to birds, iguanas and fish and is best explored on a guided Jungle Kayak Tour.
There are private cabins and a beach restaurant which is currently only open to tour guests and wedding parties.
One final note of interest - Isla de Pasion is getting closer to Cozumel due to the movement of tectonic plates.
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