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The True History of Cozumel

by Ric Hajovsky


True History of Cozumel

The True History of Cozumel is an impeccably researched, iconoclastic account of the island’s past that offers the reader accurate, detailed information that often disproves the dross masquerading as history found in tourist guide books, websites, and the like.

By combing governmental archives, privately-held rare documents, and university microfilm collections, Hajovsky is able to explain through the presentation of first-hand accounts just how interesting Cozumel’s history turns out to be.

Chapters in the book run the gamut from:

  • Pirates’ testimony obtained through torture in the cells of the Holy Inquisition;
  • The near annexation of Cozumel by the Republic of Texas in 1837;
  • The role of Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry in the resettlement of the island in 1848;
  • Abraham Lincoln’s attempt to buy Cozumel and use it as a colony to house freed, black slaves;
  • The original “Indiana Jones” and his search for German spies on the island in WWI;
  • General López de Santa Ana’s role in developing the chewing gum fad that brought the island riches;
  • To talking crosses, one-armed Christ statues, parrot-eating boas, and cannibalistic islanders.





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  by Ric Hajovsky:


Info you will not get from a
   tour guide!  Be sure and read this
   before you see Tulum.

the Secrets of Xcaret
  Beneath the park of Xcaret lies an
   astounding amount of history.
  Read this before you go to
   understand where to look for it.

Mexico Survival Manual
  Thinking of Moving to Mexico?
  Read this first!

Sapin, Hidden Secrets and Dirty Tricks
  Save hundreds of dollars on your
   trip to Spain and have the best
   trip of your life!

You can't get there from here! by Ric Hajovsky
An account of the search for Paradise Lost.   

Trader Ric, part 1
  Non-fiction account Ric's
   experience with the Kuna Indians
   of the San Blas Islands of Panama.

Trader Ric, part 2
  More of Ric's adventures along the
   coast of Veraguas, Panama on the
   trail of Christopher Columbus.

Trader Ric, part 3
  The third installment of Ric's
   adventures, this time with the
   Ndjuka Maroons of Suriname.

The History of Horseshoes
  Ever wonder how horseshoes came
   to be?  Read this and you will

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 Cozumel Survival Manual

  Whether you are looking to move

to Cozumel permanently, or just

part time, this is the book you

need to read!



Guide to San Gervasio 

Visiting the ruins? Get this guide before you go!



 the Free Big Yellow Beachmap of Cozumel

  A map with the city of San Miguel

on one side and the entire island

on the other side


The true history of Cozumel by Ric Hajovsky

 No myths, fables or legends.

Only the real history; most of which will surprise you!