The Presidente InterContinental Resort and Spa in Cozumel was recognized recently by National Geographic for its sound geotourism practices and its work towards creating a sustainable destination. In particular,the resort has worked to maintain the nearby Palancar Reef,which is part of the world's second largest coral reef,trucking away more than 200 pounds of debris and providing vital pre-dive instruction to ensure visitors cause little or no lasting impact.
Cozumel is a popular destination for eco-tourists and families during spring break,thanks in part to the many fabulous opportunities for scuba diving that can be found in the area. In partnership with National Geographic's Center for Sustainable Destinations,all resort and dive staff at the Presidente InterContinental have recently completed an educational seminar led by scientists from the nearby Marine National Park,and all diving staff are licensed by the park. Along the coral reef divers can swim with countless species of colorful marine life,while on land kids both large and small can feed the free-roaming iguanas that call the resort grounds home.
There are many family-friendly activities to enjoy here as well,designed to teach kids about the indigenous iguanas and the native flora and fauna of this tropical region of Mexico. All of these efforts will continue to ensure that the island and Cozumel real estate remains a wonderful destination for future generations to enjoy.