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Setting sail from Cozumel
Cozumel first made its name as an off the beaten track destination for divers, thanks to the crystalline waters and low key beach vibe. These days the cat is very much out of the bag, but get away from the craft shops and jewellery stores of the busy port and you'll find a welcoming island community that is still authentically Mexican.
Honduras: Water Caye, (Isla Utila)
Guatemala: Santo Tomás de Castilla
The port of Santo Tomás de Castilla sits on Guatemala’s sliver of Caribbean coastline, and serves as a jumping-off point to explore this fascinating country. Nearby highlights include the Mayan site of Quiriguá and colourful, laid-back Livingston, and it’s also possible to take a day trip by air to the famous ruins at Tikal.
Lívingston sits apart from the rest of Guatemala, only accessible by boat, and is home to a diverse cultural mix that includes a large Garifuna community, the descendants of indigenous Arawak, Kalinago and Afro-Caribbean people. The Garifuna are particularly known for their music and dance, and the town has a welcoming, laid-back feel.
Belize: Belize City
Belize’s capital does not enjoy the best reputation, and we wouldn’t recommend spending too much time here; use it instead as a jumping-off point to explore the fascinating Mayan ruins of Xunantunich, Lamanai and Altun Ha, or take a snorkelling trip to the beautiful Barrier Reef, including the famous Blue Hole.
Bahamas: Half Moon Cay
The island of Little San Salvador, now known as Half Moon Cay, was purchased by Holland America Line for $6 million in 1997. This private island retreat features villas and cabanas available for rent, along with restaurants, watersports facilities and a tranquil wildlife reserve.
Arriving in Cozumel
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