Located south of San Miguel, this park offers a combination of history, archeology and recreation. There is excellent ... More
Located south of San Miguel, this park offers a combination of history, archeology and recreation. There is excellent snorkeling and diving at the underwater park where you can spot sunken ships, anchors, statues and tons of tropical fish. You can also swim with dolphins at the Dolphin Discovery or find out more about Maya ruins at the Parque Arqueologico. The museum has exhibits on marine life, while the botanical garden has more than 450 species of regional plants. Children of all ages will enjoy the sea lion park and its daily shows.
The last time I was in Cozumel I came to Chankanaab and swam with the dolphins and I had the time of my life. I have not stopped talking about it since and that was 4 years ago. I am going on a cruise this December, and it doesn't offer the option of going to Chankanaab, so I will be taking a cab and going on my own, just because if I'm in Cozumel I know I have to do it again! Every one kept telling me when I got back oh, that sounds fabulous, what a once in a life time adventure, well guess what, it is not going to be a once in a life time, I'm doing it again!!!
We went to the park to go to Dolphin Discovery. We also took some time to walk around the park, and the parts that have been restored since the hurrican are beautiful. Cool statuary in the gardens, and great beach areas. Try to go on weekends, when your admission to the dolphin program includes admission to the park, or you will pay more.
The scuba diving is renowned and if you can get access to one of the many underwater caves, then you're in for a real treat. The snorkeling is just as good and for those that want to try a combination of both, there's SNUBA - just like snorkeling but you're air is fed from the surface down through a long air hose...very fun!!
Don't forget to check the Myan artifacts at the park - some people don't even realize that it's really one of the main attractions.
Chankanaab was completely devastated by last year's hurricane. The only thing open (as of Aug 2006) is the dolphin swim and a beach that is not family friendly. Do not waste your time or money. They are still charging full price for basically a beach. There are other places in Cozumel with family friendly beaches and other activities that will get you more value for your money. Go to another beach!
I went to Chankanaab to snorkel, not to enjoy the botanical garden, thank goodness because there isn't one left! The park recently reopened, we had to take a truck to the site to snorkel because the main entrance was still under heavy construction. The good thing about this is we got in for 1/2 price. $16 buys 2 people entrance. I didn't like the changing/shower facilities, only 2 toilet stalls in the women's area had a door and while we changed, mosquitoes attacked us so bring some repellent. The water was clear, I didn't see much coral but I did see a few fish. The park had nice palapas and had a staff that came by to bring you drinks. Rental lockers were available which I found super nice, I think they were 25 pesos each. The park staff is working hard to restore the park to its' former glory so I wouldn't nix this park because of the damage.
We went to 3 parks when we visited Mexico. At chakanaab we swam with the dolphines. it was the best experience ever! It was about $120 but it was well worth it. They will also video tape your swim and you may purchase it if you want. The park is a little smaller than some of the others but it is very beautiful! We are going back and taking the children this time!
I highley recommend parque chankanaab!!
Chakanaab parque...swiming with the dolphins..the port was really nice even that was still not finished.I am going to Cozumel agian in January 2006 and I hope that the hurican didn make a lot of damage and will be swiming again with the dolphins!
My husband and I visited this parque. I was the one who took the excursion where I was to swim with the dolphins. (I was given a specific time that the dolphin experience was to take place) It took almost 2 hours just to be orientated and to get a life vest. It took another hour to be guided onto the pier. I paid alot of money to swim with the dolphins and all I got was a wasted amount of time on an island I was visiting and a wet swimming suit.
THIS PLACE WAS AWESOME. THE PARK IS BEAUTIFUL AND WELL MAINTAINED. VERY REASONABLY PRICED AND FUN FOR OUR WHOLE FAMILY. THIS PARK IS A HIDDEN TREASURE,THAT SHOULD BE VISITED BY ANYONE VACATIONING IN COZUMEL.THE SNORKLEING IS BEAUTIFUL AND IS RECOMMENED FOR ALL. THE PARK IS WELL WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION.
Theres nothign to dislike about it. The place is beautifull, the people is warm and nice. Sure theres a hot weather but the cristal clear water refresh you with no effort. A great place to visit anytime of the year
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