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Thursday, June 05, 2014

See It! Celerain Lighthouse in Cozumel, Mexico

By Jennifer Hudson Taylor

#lighthouse #travel 

At the southern tip of Cozumel Island in Mexico is a charming lighthouse that was built in 1901. With today's technology, the use of lighthouses has fallen to a time in the past. The lighthouse is now an historic site with a small museum featuring navigation history and the lighthouse keeper's home as it was back when the lighthouse was in operation, as well as the rich history of seamanship and piracy of the Caribbean. The museum is open daily to the public for a small fee and people can climb to the top for a panoramic view of the beautiful island and its coastal shores. 

The lighthouse is located in Faro Celarain Eco Park, which features nature exhibits and offers important protection to preserve the wildlife in the area. The park serves as a haven for birds and turtles. Located nearby is the ancient Mayan lighthouse, El Caracol, a 700-year old Mayan structure that historians believe was used as a lookout tower.