Get off the beaten track in Cozumel during a fun-filled Jeep tour. You’ll hop aboard a rugged off-road vehicle to explore the island’s Maya ruins, dense jungles, and top-notch snorkel spots like Punta Sur. Here are some tips to help get you started.
Chankanaab Adventure Beach Park
Avenida Rafael E. Melgar, Cozumel, Mexico
Visitors can choose from an array of Chankanaab tour options to fit their budget and schedule. Book skip-the-line entry in advance to save time, or opt for a tour that combines time at Chankanaab with a visit to Discover Mexico Park.
Top Chankanaab activities include swimming, scuba diving, and snorkeling in the warm Caribbean waters, as visitors can view the abundant marine life and unique underwater statues of The Christ, Chacmol (Maya god of rain), and the Virgin Mary at Chankanaab Reef and Chankanaab Lagoon. On land, beach park activities include lounging in the sand, taking a stroll through the park's botanical gardens, visiting the crocodile exhibition, watching dolphins swim and play, and catching a sea lion show. The park also offers a swimming pool and various add-on experiences such as spa treatments, a zip-line course, a tequila-tasting experience, and dolphin swims.
Since we arrived they were already waiting for us, gave us everything we needed and instructions on how to proceed. The park itself was absolutely amazing, we had so much fun. We snorkled and ate good size and good meals that You can choose from. Totally recommend it!
Jorge_G, Jul 2020
Things to Know Before You Go
Many tours departing from Cozumel include entrance fees or skip-the-line admission.
A variety of restaurants and snack bars offer food (including fresh tortillas), or you can bring your own meals.
Beach umbrellas provide shade, but be sure to slather on some sunscreen.
Lockers, showers, and restrooms are available onsite.
Snorkeling and diving equipment rentals are offered.
Lifeguards are on duty at the park, and life vests are available.
Beach wheelchairs are available.
How to Get There
Chankanaab Park is located on the west coast of Cozumel, just south of San Miguel, and is open to visitors daily from 8am to 4pm. Round-trip transportation is included on most tours, but taxi cabs can also usually be found lined up outside the park and parking is available. While Chankanaab can get crowded when a cruise ship pulls into town, guided combo tours allow you to visit multiple Cozumel sights without getting stuck in the crowd.
When to Get There
December through March is high season in this part of Mexico, and thus Chankanaab beach adventure park. Don't be surprised at the presence of larger crowds and possibly booked-out activities during this time; a guided tour may be your best bet. Arriving at Chankanaab when it opens (8am) allows you to get the most for your vacation dollar. Please note that the the park can be crowded when a cruise ship pulls into town, as Chankanaab is a popular shore excursion.
Maya Culture at Chankanaab Park
Maya heritage is celebrated in Cozumel. The Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park includes a recreated Maya Village, where visitors can immerse themselves in the culture and traditions of the ancient Maya people.
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