Cozumel Attractions

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With the mainland and Cancun so close, you always have a wide selection of additional activities and one-of-kind sites for thrilling day trips. Our staff will be glad to help you make arrangements and provide inside knowledge of local attractions.

Chankanaab Park

Cozumel's most famous site, located just six miles south of Le Ceiba Beach, is a sprawling seaside park featuring a crystal-clear lagoon teeming with tropical fish and a reef perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling.

The Park's key characteristics include:

  • Lagoon with reef
  • Coral, sunken cannons, anchors
  • Dolphin Discovery, an outdoor facility where visitors can swim with curious creatures: Four 30-minute swims, preceded by a 30-minute educational program, are scheduled daily 
  • Botanical Gardens with over 200 species of tropical and sub-tropical plants and lots of native iguanas; the gardens include an outdoor, life-size display of a typical Mayan home
  • Beach for swimming and sunning
  • On-site dive shops rent equipment and provide guides and instruction
  • Thatched-roof restaurants serve Mexican cuisine in a casual setting, with excellent drinks and marimba music

Visit nearby beaches

  • Playa San Francisco
  • Playa Sol
  • Playa Mc
  • Playa Palancar
  • Playa Bonita
  • Chen Rio
  • Punta Morena
  • Punta Este
  • Village of El Cedral
  • Punta Celarain, home to a Mayan temple and lighthouse 
  • El Mirador, rock structure with panoramic overlook

Swim with stingrays and dolphins

  • Swim with stingrays just 3 minutes north of La Ceiba
  • Swim with dolphins at Delphinus, the second dolphinary in Cozumel, located 4 minutes north of La Ceiba

Golf 

Country Club Cozumel hosts a palm-lined 18-hole course, designed by Jack Nicklaus. Ideal for beginners or experts. Club, bag and cart rentals available (Confirm this?)

San Gervasio

  • Often called the most important Mayan site on Cozumel Island
  • Sacred Mayan site and sanctuary to the Goddess Ixchel
  • Location of the most important temples, and nine buildings that form an enclosed patio 
  • Numerous aquifers and an abundance of cenotes

Punta Sur 

This magnificent Ecological Reserve provides a variety of natural wonders…coastal dunes, mangroves, reefs, lagoon systems and beautiful beaches.

Other attractions include:

  • A lighthouse museum dedicated to navigation, five exhibition rooms about Mayan navigators, buccaneers and a guide to marine navigational signs
  • Mayan archaeological vestiges from the seventh through twelfth centuries, as well as areas to watch crocodiles in their habitat
  • Catamaran ride for 30 people at Colombia Sur lagoon
  • Miles of beautiful beaches that serve as sanctuaries for sea turtles
  • Beautiful coral reefs and extensive flora and fauna biodiversity

Island Museum

Island Museum offers a geographic view and history of Cozumel in four exhibition rooms. Conceived as an instrument of ecological education, it help people young and old about the importance of preserving Cozumel's equilibrium and fragile ecosystems. Other features include temporary and permanent expositions by local and international artists.

Atlantis Submarine

The 48-passenger submarine, Atlantis XII, offers you a chance to experience why Cozumel is one of the top dive destinations in the world. Diving to depths of up to 100 feet, Atlantis brings you up close and personal with Cozumel's top attraction, Chankanaab, an exciting part of the world's second-largest reef. While on this comfortable, safe voyage to the ocean floor, look out the extra-large viewing ports of the Atlantis XII and enjoy the wonders of the deep.