Museum of the Island of Cozumel (Museo de la Isla de Cozumel) is on Avenida Rafael Melgar just n. of the main ferry landing, between calles 4 and 6 Norte. The museum chronicles the island's history from its days as a revered Mayan religious destination to settlement by refugees from the 19th-century War of the Castes. An overview of natural history (with information in Spanish and English) focuses on endangered species and local plant and animal life.
A restaurant on the second floor has expansive waterfront views. There also is a bookstore and library with a few selections in English.
Guided tours in English are available. Restrooms are provided.