The island of Cozumel in Mayan means "Island of Swallows", and is a land with warm climates and abundant rainfall throughout the year. Its main attraction are the protected natural areas: The National Reefs Marine Park of Cozumel, with an area of 46 square miles covering the coral reefs of the southwest barrier of the island; Chankanaab Natural Park with an area of 35 acres which yields wildlife and marine life from this water mass, as well as from the botanical garden that encircles it; And the ecological conservation area of the Laguna Colombia with an area of 1,665 acres, aimed to protect the Colombia Lagoon south of the island. Moreover, in Cozumel you can also enjoy numerous beaches with crystal clear turquoise waters and white sands distinct to the Mexican Caribbean. And, not forgetting that this is an international cruise destination where every year thousands of tourists come, attracted by the beautiful jewelry and other goods at duty free prices. The island can be reached by air or sea. Every day from Playa del Carmen and Puerto Morelos, ferries arrive and depart offering round-trip transportation. For more information see the schedule at the Maritime Terminal.