Chankanaab National Park

Cozumel which includes tropical scenes, a sandy beach and general coastal views

Chankanaab National Park

Mayan ruins, Caribbean beaches, ancient health therapies and spectacular dining and diving; some of the best features of the Riviera Maya are at this island park.

Chankanaab National Park on the beachfront at Cozumel offers a selection of the best things the Riviera Maya has to offer. If you have limited time to explore the Riviera Maya, then Chankanaab is a good place to go as you will get to experience a little of everything. Chankanaab’s sheltered waters are popular with beginner snorkelers and divers, and the parks abundant attractions, from dolphin shows to ancient ruins, make it a hit with young families.

Begin your visit with a walk through the jungle, either on a free guided tour or by following the jungle paths on your own.

Swim with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery by morning, and in the afternoon scuba dive or snorkel through a wonderland of tropical fish and stunning marine gardens. There are also limestone caves in the inland lagoon to explore.

For non-divers keen to experience the underwater world, the Sea Trek Helmet Dive gives visitors the chance to walk on the ocean floor wearing a special helmet and breathing apparatus.

Immerse yourself in the history of one of the world’s great civilizations at the various Mayan ruins, and stroll through the botanical gardens and discover more than 350 species of tropical plants on display. Still feeling energetic? Rent a sea kayak, go sailing or join in a game of beach volleyball on the courts. When it’s time to relax, book a treatment or massage at one of the spas, or simply climb into an empty hammock and order up a margarita.

The park is open daily and there is an admission fee. Attractions such as Dolphin Discovery and Sea Trek Helmet Dive have additional fees.

To get to Chankanaab National Park, take the ferry from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel. Once at Cozumel, rent a car or motorbike, or hail a taxi or minivan.

Top Hotels Close to Chankanaab National Park

InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Carretera A Chankanaab Km 6-5, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The price is NT$6,607 per night from Aug 31 to Sep 1
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Cozumel. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,002 reviews)
"Food was excellent Rooms were spacious and nice"

Reviewed on 2022/8/7

InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa, an IHG Hotel
Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive
Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carretera A Chankanaab Km 7 5, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The price is NT$6,673 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
Stay at this 4-star beach property in Cozumel. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,002 reviews)
"Property very quaint, staff very accommodating. Lucio was great with helping us set up excursions and learning what the resort had to offer."

Reviewed on 2022/8/5

Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive
The Explorean Cozumel - All Inclusive
The Explorean Cozumel - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carretera a Chankanaab km 7.5, Zona Hotelera Sur, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The price is NT$7,944 per night from Sep 8 to Sep 9
Stay at this 4-star beach property in Cozumel. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a private beach. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (372 reviews)
"Just got back from spending 6 nights at this wonderful resort. Overall, we had a great time and really enjoyed the quiet relaxing jungle vibes of the Explorean. Almost all of the staff is friendly, tentative and helpful we really felt like we were part of a big family. Food was delicious with extended ..."

Reviewed on 2022/7/29

The Explorean Cozumel - All Inclusive
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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Best Lodging Options Near Chankanaab National Park

Casa del Mar Cozumel Hotel & Dive Resort
Casa del Mar Cozumel Hotel & Dive Resort
3 out of 5
Carretera a Chankanaab km 4, Zona Hotelera Sur, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The price is NT$1,972 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
Casa del Mar Cozumel Hotel & Dive Resort
Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive
Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carretera A Chankanaab Km 7 5, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The price is NT$6,673 per night from Sep 7 to Sep 8
Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive
InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Carretera A Chankanaab Km 6-5, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The price is NT$6,607 per night from Aug 31 to Sep 1
InterContinental Presidente Cozumel Resort Spa, an IHG Hotel
The Explorean Cozumel - All Inclusive
The Explorean Cozumel - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carretera a Chankanaab km 7.5, Zona Hotelera Sur, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The price is NT$7,944 per night from Sep 8 to Sep 9
The Explorean Cozumel - All Inclusive
The Landmark of Cozumel
The Landmark of Cozumel
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Costera Sur Km. 6.803, Zona Hotelera Sur, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The Landmark of Cozumel
Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carretera Costera Sur Km 12.99, Hotel Zone, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The price is NT$10,297 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Secrets Aura Cozumel - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Grand Park Royal Cozumel - All Inclusive
Grand Park Royal Cozumel - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carretera a Chankanaab Km. 3.5, B Zona Sur, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The price is NT$5,745 per night from Sep 9 to Sep 10
Grand Park Royal Cozumel - All Inclusive
El Cid La Ceiba Beach
El Cid La Ceiba Beach
3.5 out of 5
Carratera A Chankanaab Km 4 5, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The price is NT$3,309 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
El Cid La Ceiba Beach
El Cid La Ceiba Beach All Inclusive
El Cid La Ceiba Beach All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Carr. a Chankanaab Km 4.5, Cozumel, QROO, 77600
The price is NT$5,126 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
El Cid La Ceiba Beach All Inclusive
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.