|From: mrfence||3/21/2012 1:42:41 PM|
|Industry Tourism, diving and charter fishing comprise nearly all sources of income[ citation needed]. There are more than 300 restaurants on the island  and many hotels, some of which run dive operations, have swimming pools, private docks, and multiple dining facilities.|
Other water activities include para-sailing, kitesurfing, and a tourist submarine. There are also two dolphinariums.
At the cruise ship docks there are several square blocks of stores selling Cuban cigars, jewellery, t-shirts, tequila, and a large variety of inexpensive souvenirs. There are a very large number of restaurants in San Miguel that have a huge variety of different cuisines. In down town Cozumel are several discotheques, bars, cinemas, stages and restaurants. The main plaza includes a fixed stage where Cozumelenians and tourists celebrate the Sunday evening with a dance into the night.
All food and manufactured supplies are shipped to the island. Water is provided by three different desalinization facilities located on the island.
[ edit] Education There are two universities on the island: the University of Quintana Roo and Partenon. In addition to teaching English as a degree, they offer five other career options including natural resources research, tourism and commercial systems.
[ edit] Government Cozumel is part of the State of Quintana Roo (Q-Roo). The Municipality of Cozumel consists of the island of Cozumel (with its offshore islets) and two pieces of adjacent mainland surrounded by the Municipality of Solidaridad. They are Calica and the Xel-Há Water Park. During the 2010 census there were 122 populated localities and 86 unpopulated localities enumerated.
[ edit] Towns and villages The largest localities (cities, towns, and villages) are: 
[ edit] Culture [ edit] Festival of El Cedral in Cozumel To this day a historic festival is held in the small town of El Cedral, in the south of Cozumel Island at the end of April. This annual event is said to have been started over 150 years ago by Casimiro Cárdenas.
Name 2010 Census population
| San Miguel de Cozumel ||77,236|
|Las Fincas ||746|
|Kilómetro Cuatro y Medio ||211|
|La Estrella ||154|
|San Lorenzo ||134|
|La Esperanza ||115|
|Huerto Familiar ||104|
|Villa Cozumel ||75|
|Las Palmeras ||72|
|Dos Arbolitos ||44|
|San Carlos ||34|
|Total Municipality ||79,535|
Cárdenas was one of a group that fled to the island from the village of Saban, on the mainland, after an attack during the War of the Castes. The attackers killed many other villagers, but Cárdenas survived whilst clutching a small wooden cross.
Legend has it that Cárdenas vowed to start an annual festival wherever he settled, to honor the religious power of this crucifix. Today, the original Holy Cross Festival forms part of the wider Festival of El Cedral, which includes fairs, traditional feasts, rodeos, bullfights, music and competitions. The celebrations last about 5 days in all and are held every year at the end of April or beginning of May. 
Looking north from the top of the Punta Sur lighthouse.
[ edit] Natural history Cozumel has a number of endemic species and subspecies of bird including:
Endemic dwarf mammals are found on the island:
The island also harbors three rodents that are larger than their mainland counterpart: Oryzomys couesi, Peromyscus leucopus, and critically endangered Reithrodontomys spectabilis, the latter of which is also endemic to the island.
Endemic marine life:
Other native wildlife includes:
[ edit] Photo gallery
Panoramic view of a Cozumel sunrise.
Barracuda at Paradise Reef.
Windward shoreline at Coconuts Bar & Grill.
Swimmers at the beach.
Punta Sur lighthouse.
Sunrise over the windward shore.
Snorkelers swim with fish.
Tidal pool and reef.
Cruise ships docked at the port in San Miguel.
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|From: mrfence||3/23/2012 6:12:11 AM|
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Press Release: Hop-on, Inc. – Mon, Feb 27, 2012 11:22 AM EST
TEMECULA, Calif., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hop-on, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HPNN.PK - News) today announced the first "World Tourism Phone" through its subsidiary, Hop-on Mobile, S. DE R.L. DE C.V. The Company can now have a US or International phone number, with a local Mexican cell number.
Peter Michaels, Hop-on CEO, stated, "Hop-on Mobile Mexico has successfully launched its MVNE (Mobile Virtual Network Enabler) program into the Mexican Market. Now international travelers can use our phones to make local and long distance calls to loved ones back home or use them as a business solution. Hop-on is targeting the "Mega Resorts" and travel industries in Mexico. Hop-on's efforts have been successful in the Cancun area where Hop-on is working with 3 Mega Resorts and one travel provider. Positive responses are resulting in further expansion in Cancun and targeting other tourist areas within Mexico.
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Current Hop on customers traveling in Mexico and needing to know how to add time to their phones can visit www.hop-onmexico.com, according to Michaels. If a customer does not know the phone number for their phone, customers can simply remove the phone's battery and log in their IMIE number into our database and get access to their airtime and call history. They also can add airtime to their phones on the site. Plus, they can use their Visa or Master Card to securely pay for the added minutes.
The Mexican Ministry of Tourism reported the number of air arrivals in December 2011 was up 13 percent compared to the same period in 2010. More than 1.07 million international travelers visited Mexico in December 2011, a record for that month.
Rodolfo Lopez-Negrete, Chief Operating Officer of the Mexico Tourism Board stated previously, "We envisage 2012 will be a record-breaking year for Mexico in terms of tourism numbers. Mexico's tourism industry is undergoing a stunning transformation - based on a bold strategy of diversification -- focused on promoting a broader range of tourism products (i.e. cultural tourism, adventure travel and health related-tourism) aimed at attracting a new breed of global consumer."
About Hop-on, Inc.
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