MUSEUMS

Cozumel has interesting museums in which you can learn more about the island and the southeastern region’s history and cultural development.

Museum of the Island of Cozumel: Located on the boardwalk off Avenida Rafael Melgar, at Calle 6 Norte. This interactive museum has four showrooms with various historical exhibits, ecological displays of the region’s flora and fauna, as well as pieces focusing on the development of ancient and modern Mayan culture. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Museum of Musical Instruments: This museum houses an important collection of Pre-Hispanic and mestizo musical instruments, as well as other instruments from other parts of the world. It also has an audio library and an extensive collection of books. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m0. Located on Calle 2 Norte.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Museo: This diving museum has an interesting display of photos depicting the island’s beautiful underwater world. There is also an exhibition of objects related to scuba diving and a shell collection of different sizes and shapes. Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Located in Parque Natural Chankanaab, nine km (5.5 mi) from San Miguel.

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