With its unspoiled beaches, lush nature trails, and abundance of marine life, Chankanaab National Park is among the highlights of Cozumel, located along the island’s west coast. As well as swimming and snorkeling in the warm Caribbean waters, visitors can opt to explore the underwater wonders on a scuba diving excursion, stroll through the park's botanical gardens, visit the crocodile farm, and watch dolphins and sea lions under the supervision of expert local guides.
The park also offers a swimming pool and spa, a thrilling zip-line course, and a tequila tasting experience, as well as a long sandy beach lined with sunbeds and hammocks.
Chankanaab Park is located on the west coast of Cozumel, just south of San Miguel, and is open to visitors daily from 8am to 5pm. Adult admission is $21 and youth admission is $14. Taxi cabs are usually lined up outside the park, and round-trip transportation is included on most Viator tours. While the park can be crowded when a cruise ship pulls into town, Viator combo tours allow you to visit multiple Cozumel sights without getting stuck in the crowd.
Although Viator tours do not include this activity, Chankanaab National Park also offers the chance to swim with dolphins, sea lions, and manatees for an additional fee.