Chankanaab National Park

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Cozumel showing a sandy beach, tropical scenes and rugged coastline

Mayan ruins, Caribbean beaches, ancient health therapies and spectacular dining and diving; some of the best features of the Riviera Maya are at this island park.

Chankanaab National Park on the beachfront at Cozumel offers a selection of the best things the Riviera Maya has to offer. If you have limited time to explore the Riviera Maya, then Chankanaab is a good place to go as you will get to experience a little of everything. Chankanaab’s sheltered waters are popular with beginner snorkelers and divers, and the parks abundant attractions, from dolphin shows to ancient ruins, make it a hit with young families.

Begin your visit with a walk through the jungle, either on a free guided tour or by following the jungle paths on your own.

Swim with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery by morning, and in the afternoon scuba dive or snorkel through a wonderland of tropical fish and stunning marine gardens. There are also limestone caves in the inland lagoon to explore.

For non-divers keen to experience the underwater world, the Sea Trek Helmet Dive gives visitors the chance to walk on the ocean floor wearing a special helmet and breathing apparatus.

Immerse yourself in the history of one of the world’s great civilizations at the various Mayan ruins, and stroll through the botanical gardens and discover more than 350 species of tropical plants on display. Still feeling energetic? Rent a sea kayak, go sailing or join in a game of beach volleyball on the courts. When it’s time to relax, book a treatment or massage at one of the spas, or simply climb into an empty hammock and order up a margarita.

The park is open daily and there is an admission fee. Attractions such as Dolphin Discovery and Sea Trek Helmet Dive have additional fees.

To get to Chankanaab National Park, take the ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel. Once at Cozumel, rent a car or motorbike, or hail a taxi or minivan.

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