Cozumel Chankanaab National Park Tour Excursion Reviews
If you're looking for a day in the sun, venture into Chankanaab National Park. With scuba, snorkeling, a historical walking trail, and not to mention great food, Chankanaab provides the perfect relaxing atmosphere for your time in Cozumel.
The taxi to the park was 12 dollars for four of us. The entrance was 21 and with snorkeling it was 35. We could have saved a few dollars by spending 21 to enter and renting snorkel gear in the park but this would have only saved about 20 dollars and the quality of the parks gear was very good. It also included a locker that we indispensable. The "beach" is a large sandy area in front of the steps down to the water. we had a waiter pull 4 lounge chairs under a large palapa. I tipped him two dollars and he took care of all our drink and snack needs. I tipped him 5 when we left.
The water was crystal clear and deep in some places. Many fish swim right up to you and there are three floating platforms to swim to a and rest. Three statues mark different areas to find under water and it is easy to spend a day there. The place also has a restaurant with the best ceviche I have ever had. The drinks are reasonable priced and it is a great place to spend the day. The ride back also cost us 12 and it took less than 10 minutes. This left plenty of time to pick up "essentials in the shops near the port.
Cozmeal- great Mayan ruins but wish we had more time to even get to the beach. it was three hours out to location 2 hours there and 3 hours back with very little amount of time to get to ship ...but our guides were amazing! Bus stunk bad in the back of bus several ppl complained. Poor babies went on trip that was a long ride for them especially for changing times and extra.
Travel to embarkation port- travel time was good just wish we had longer maybe even an hour and 1/2 longer in some locations.
Buy the Chankanaab all incl package (entry, snorkel gear & tour, free tequila tasting, buffet lunch, unlimited beer & water) for $39 from ....
We had an amazing time at Chankanaab!
2 free guided snorkeling tours to see underwater statues, a cave and coral reef. Sea lion show & kiss.
Mayan village and steam therapy.
Authentic Mexican buffet lunch with unlimited beer and mineral water.
Optional zip line and laser tag.
Optional swim with dolphins, manatees and sealions
The food at their restaurant was HORRIBLE and over priced ($130 for 4 people for lunch), and they put alcohol in our kids drinks, though they were supposed to be virgin. Even the drinks adults ordered tasted horrible. Laser tag was fun, zip-lining was fun and reasonably priced ($40), and snorkeling was good
Im not rating it as terrible because the food was tasty. The website is soo deceiving though. Their sand is spread atop what looks like the foundation of an old fort or bldg ruin. After you get down about 4 very high steps, without railing. They have an aluminum set of stairs that are not only painful to try to walk on, but the steps in the water look like a bacterial mass. Only worth 10.00us no more!! Was told the beaches on the other side of the island are the best. Not here or Mr Sanchos...both very rocky.
Snorkeling! Nice beach with good clean amenities. Food and beverages can be served at your beach chair but only cash is accepted. Food was over-priced for what we received. There were plenty of shady spots. We enjoyed a lesson on tequila along with a tasting. Fun day.
We booked the day at the national park with the sea lion show and buffet lunch included. We had guided snorkeling, which was just the right amount of ocean time for me, and I was glad we were close enough to shore where I could see my son (who refused to snorkel after he saw a fish). We had a large group on this excursion and our guide, Rafa, was great at helping us all manage our time and telling us things to do in the park.
The buffet lunch was fine, and the open bar was great. Rafa was engaging and fun during the tequila tasting and the sea lion show was very cute. We got back in time to do some shopping before getting back on the ship and getting ready for dinner. In all, this was a great excursion for getting a sample of lots of things in a relaxed atmosphere, with a nice mix of structured activities and down time.
This was billed as a dolphin encounter, which means you stand in the water and touch the dolphin as it goes by doing a number of moves, and being told about the dolphins. After about 40 minutes, you can go have lunch & drinks at a buffet, or make use of the other park facilities. Transportation was included. In retrospect, swimming with the dolphins would have been much more fun.
We never book excursions through the cruisline when going to Cozumel because you walk off the pier and can find it all there but cheaper. We loved Chankaanab. Great snorkeling, tequila tasting, animal encounters, ziplining and ruins (replicas) throughout a botanical garden. I do not recommend the all inclusive option bc the food at the restaurants and quality of drinks are much better a la carte and relatively inexpensive. $1.25 Corona at the swim up pool bar!
Took a taxi there $24 for 7 of us. Park was large. Staff was nice. Enjoyed the sea lion show. There is a small beach for swimming. Wifi was weak. Was able to check email in the early hours before many people show up. Entrance was $19 per person with a coupon printed from their website.
Decided to do a shore excursion called the Chankanaab Beach Park & Snorkel With Charly our tour guide who was amazing. It was the perfect day to go snorkeling, the beach was very nice, and don’t forget the tequila tasting. I would highly recommend this excursion. I had the opportunity to take some amazing pictures and had with plenty of time to do shopping and explore before getting back on the boat.
We had an encounter with the manatees and then with the dolphins. There was a mix up with the times or something and I think they killed time by putting us in with the manatees. The buffet was pretty bad. We wasted a lot of time waiting for a dolphin encounter and didn't have time for the sea lion show. We had very little time to snorkel before it was time to leave.
was good shore excursion with snorkelling OK, tequila tasting, and only 10 min cab ride from port. Beach led down steps into 6' water right away so not good for non-swimmers, but great for snorkellers. Only complaint was Tour left resort at 12:45 despite 3:30 on board time, so next time, will look to just take cab on own for $15 (??) and pay $21 Park admission, so we can stay longer.
Took a taxi to Chakinaab. Some activities therein require extra costs. We just did the basic entrance, kids played in the water, we explored the 'ruins', etc. It was a nice time, nothing earth shattering. Maybe more worthwhile if you pay extra to swim with dolphins/manatees.
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