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Cozumel Beaches - "Chankanaab National Park"





Hours: Daily
8:00am to 4:00pm
Pricing: Adults: $US 21
Kids 3-11: US$ 14
Kids under 2: FREE
This includes:
Sea lion show
Dolphin presentation
Manatee Exhibit
All Facilities
Location: Carretera Costera Sur Km. 9 past Fiesta Americana Hotel
Services: Two restaurants, a snack bar, gift shops, bathrooms with showers, lifeguard, 3 dive shops with equipment rental, lockers, hammocks area, children's playground and other beach activities
Food Service: 2 restaurants (Laguna & Bucaneros).
Phone: 987-872-0833
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Cozumel's Chankanaab Park is a beautiful beachfront national park with a rich diversity of activities. In 1980 Chankanaab Park was decreed a National Park and an area for shelter, refuge and protection for flora, fauna and marine life on the Western Coast of Cozumel Island. The word Chankanaab comes from the Mayan language; Chan (small) Kanaab (sea or ocean) making reference to the natural lagoon formation located in the interior of the Park.

Chankanaab provides visitors with adventure, fun, tranquility and safety while at the same time balancing and focusing on environmental conservation. Chankanaab Park engulfs in its lagoon the ancestral mystery which was at one time occupied by Mayan settlements. Or as legend has it, perhaps it was refuge for pirates who where looking for supply areas or hiding places for cherished treasures.

Plan to spend plenty of time exploring the botanical gardens with over 350 species of tropical plants and the inland lagoon, home to corals, large communities of fish, mollusks, crustaceans and marine gardens. While these areas did suffer extensive damage in hurricane Wilma, visitors can still enjoy observing the flora and fauna rejuvenating itself in nature's own time-honored process.

Free guided tours are available or follow the jungle paths on your own through the archeological park containing a Mayan village and replicas of sites throughout Mexico. Be sure to stop by the small interactive natural history museum.

The park offers special sand wheel chairs, bathrooms for the handicapped, showers, lockers, a volleyball beach court area, as well as a hammock area for relaxation, and a children’s playground. Sunbathers will love the soft, white powdery sand beach with many palapas. The beach is raised above sea level by a rock wall that lines the cove. In the snorkel reef area, submersed statues and abundant fish life make this a fascinating place to snorkel, snuba, and dive.

Chankanaab offers several unique attractions for additional fees which can range up to US $100-$165:

  • Dolphin Swim or Snorkel Adventure or an Encounter for the entire family
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  • Sea Trek Helmet Dive where one can walk on the ocean floor in the cove wearing a waterproof helmet. Great for non-divers who want to experience the underwater world. As well as SNUBA.
    Sea Trek Helmet Diving - coming soon

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