Cozumel rests on top of age-old structures of the Mayan coral reef, the second largest in the world. Among many attractions, Cozumel features incredible weather, ancient Mayan ruins, exotic jungles and legendary sunsets. Cozumel boasts some of the most beautiful natural sights and scenery just steps away from the resort. Due to its proximity to the National Marine Park, Chankanaab offers the only inland coral reef formation in the world. The park is home to the world-renowned ecosystem and natural aquarium, the lagoon, with more than 60 species of tropical fish, crustaceans and corals as well as a botanical garden, home of a diverse species of tropical plants and exotic birds.
Our tour leads us to the south of the Island, at Punta Sur, an ecological park and nature reserve along with an environment of mangrove jungles, white sand beaches and reef formations. The park harbors varied wildlife, including crocodiles, birds, iguanas and giant turtles. Among the park's most interesting structures is an old lighthouse, a navigation museum and El Caracol, a well-preserved ancient structure used by the Mayans to signal approaching boats to the presence of coral reefs.
Driving onwards through the solitary tropical rainforest, we reach the east coast where, at nightfall, guests can witness giant turtles coming to shore to lay their eggs – a breathtaking sight of animal wildlife at work.
The day is over, and we are ready to return to the Resort, accompanied by the sound of the waves crashing into the marine rocks. It is now time to get ready for our next tour, the history of Cozumel and Mayan culture.
Golf aficionados can enjoy world-class golf at the Cozumel Country Club, one of the most spectacular golf courses in the Caribbean. Our guests enjoy preferential rates at the 18-hole course designed by the Nicklaus Design Group and inspired by the Mayan Jungle. The golf course is a masterpiece that makes its way through the jungle and around the native mangroves to challenge the serious golfer, while offering a scenic and entertaining round for beginner and intermediate players.
World-renowned upscale duty-free shopping is available just 10 minutes from the resort.
Activities available at or near the resort include:
- Putting Green
- Go Kart
- Horseback riding
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball field
- Racquetball/squash courts
- Scuba diving
- Surfing/boogie boarding