Isla Cozumel, Mexico's largest island is located in the western Caribbean, 12 miles off the coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula, about 45 miles south of Cancun. It is separated from the Yucatan Peninsula by the Yucatan channel which is 12 miles wide. Cozumel is located on 20° 31' lat N and 86° 56' long W.

Most of the population of the Island resides in the town of San Miguel approx. 95,000 people, on the west coast of the Island facing mainland.