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Holidays in Chankanaab National Park

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Cozumel which includes a beach, rugged coastline and general coastal views

The wide range of activities at this Caribbean island park make it one of the Riviera Maya’s most popular attractions.

If you only have time to visit one place in Mexico’s amazing Riviera Maya then Chankanaab National Park should be top of your list. It has a little of everything, making this stretch of Caribbean coastline one of the country’s favourite destinations.

Pristine beaches, Mayan ruins, top-class diving and ancient health therapies are all on offer at this stunning national park on the tropical island of Cozumel, just a short ferry trip from Playa del Carmen. It’s also an ideal spot for young families as there are an abundance of activities popular with the kids, from dolphin shows to swimming and snorkelling in the calm, sheltered waters.

Chankanaab National Park is a special area, full of rare, native flora, fauna and beautiful coral just offshore: all protected by law in this wonderful nature reserve. A good way to start your visit is with a walk through the lush jungle. There are a number of maintained trails to follow or alternatively you can take one of the regular free guided tours. The Dolphin Discovery centre in the park is always popular with younger visitors as you are given the opportunity to swim with trained, playful dolphins in special pools.

Scuba diving and snorkelling are the preferred activities in the Caribbean seas just off the coast, with visitors flocking to see the array of colourful tropical fish and amazing marine gardens. The limestone caves in the inland lagoon also make a great spot for some underwater exploration. For those that can’t dive then the Sea Trek Helmet Dive offers the best opportunity that you’ll ever get to experience the underwater world as you walk along the sea bed wearing a special helmet and breathing apparatus.

The botanical gardens are great for nature lovers and if history is your thing, then the numerous Mayan ruins in the park will keep you occupied for days. After a long day exploring everything this wonderful reserve has to offer, what better way to relax then by treating yourself to a traditional massage followed by a cocktail in a hammock as the sun goes down?

The park is open daily and there is an admission fee.

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848 Cheap Hotels Near Chankanaab National Park

Fiesta Americana Cozumel - All Inclusive
Fiesta Americana Cozumel - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carretera A Chankanaab Km 7 5, Cozumel, QROO
The price is AU$264 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
This family-friendly Cozumel resort is located by the sea, 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Chankanaab National Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Paradise Beach and Playa ...
4.3/5Excellent! (990 reviews)
"This was our second time staying at this property. Our first time was a few years ago. Overall, we had a great time. The staff were all extremely friendly, and we particularly liked the coffee bar where we could get coffee and pastries or sandwiches any time of day. The entertainment each evening ..."

Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2021

Fiesta Americana Cozumel - All Inclusive
InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Carretera A Chankanaab Km 6-5, Cozumel, QROO
Fully refundable
The price is AU$317 per night from 30 Aug. to 30 Aug.
Located in Cozumel, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 3 mi (5 km) of Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, Chankanaab National ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (982 reviews)
"This property is beautiful and ideally located. It has a calm beach with several spots in which to snorkel. The on-site restaurants kept us coming back for more. In fact, we are the majority of our meals at Le Cap. The pizza there was awesome! And I’m from Brooklyn. Special shout out to Joel who ..."

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa, an IHG Hotel
Hippie Bob & Diana's Second Floor Beach House: On The Beach/caribbean Sea
Hippie Bob & Diana's Second Floor Beach House: On The Beach/caribbean Sea
Antigua Carretera Costera Sur, Building B, Cozumel, QROO
Nestled on the beach, this Cozumel condo is within a 10-minute walk of Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park, Chankanaab Beach Adventure Park and Chankanaab National ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Best location
"As always, the best location to rent in Cozumel. So much to do and see within steps. This is our 6th stay I believe and have always rented here. Thanks again for being part of our great vacation."

Reviewed on 22 Jun. 2021

Hippie Bob & Diana's Second Floor Beach House: On The Beach/caribbean Sea
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Fiesta Americana Cozumel - All Inclusive
Fiesta Americana Cozumel - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carretera A Chankanaab Km 7 5, Cozumel, QROO
The price is AU$264 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Fiesta Americana Cozumel - All Inclusive
InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Carretera A Chankanaab Km 6-5, Cozumel, QROO
The price is AU$317 per night from 30 Aug. to 30 Aug.
InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa, an IHG Hotel
Hippie Bob & Diana's Second Floor Beach House: On The Beach/caribbean Sea
Hippie Bob & Diana's Second Floor Beach House: On The Beach/caribbean Sea
Antigua Carretera Costera Sur, Building B, Cozumel, QROO
Hippie Bob & Diana's Second Floor Beach House: On The Beach/caribbean Sea
Beachfront Paradise Condo - Great Snorkeling From the Beach!
Beachfront Paradise Condo - Great Snorkeling From the Beach!
Carretera Costera Sur, Km 8+242, Cozumel, ROO
Beachfront Paradise Condo - Great Snorkeling From the Beach!
Best IN Paradise!!! Beachfront Penthouse With Private Rooftop Terrace!!!
Best IN Paradise!!! Beachfront Penthouse With Private Rooftop Terrace!!!
Carretera Costera Sur, KM 8.242, Unit 3C (Penthouse), Cozumel, ROO
Best IN Paradise!!! Beachfront Penthouse With Private Rooftop Terrace!!!
Closest to Sandy Beach!!! Amazing Views. Walk to Chankanaab, Uvas & Money Bar..
Closest to Sandy Beach!!! Amazing Views. Walk to Chankanaab, Uvas & Money Bar..
Carretera a Costera Sur km 8.242 Zona, Sur 1A, Cozumel, ROO
Closest to Sandy Beach!!! Amazing Views. Walk to Chankanaab, Uvas & Money Bar..
Paradise 1A - Summerplace Inn
Paradise 1A - Summerplace Inn
Paradise Condominiums KM 242, Cozumel, ROO
Paradise 1A - Summerplace Inn
Beachfront Best Reviewed Condo IN Cozumel Safety Certified Owners, Workers
Beachfront Best Reviewed Condo IN Cozumel Safety Certified Owners, Workers
carretera costera sur km 8.242, paradise condominiums, Cozumel, Quintana Roo
Beachfront Best Reviewed Condo IN Cozumel Safety Certified Owners, Workers
'slice of Paradise' Beachfront Condo.... Get Your Fins on!
'slice of Paradise' Beachfront Condo.... Get Your Fins on!
Paradise Condominiums, Apt. 2D, Cozumel, ROO
The price is AU$445 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
'slice of Paradise' Beachfront Condo.... Get Your Fins on!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.