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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
January 31, 2011
Millville, New Jersey
April 1, 2010
February 14, 2008
April 9, 2007
Chankanaab Park was a wonderful day trip on our Western Caribbean cruise. We decided you only live once and to shell out the cash to meet the dolphins. We paid $100 per person for entrance to the park and the dolphin encounter. I believe admission to the park is $12 without a dolphin package. We spent approximately 45 minutes with one dolphin. She approached each person in the group and we got to hold her fins and then give her a kiss. The park does not allow digital cameras in the dolphin encounter area, they do however allow waterproof cameras. I strongly suggest buying a waterproof camera prior to your visit to the park. The gift shop sells waterproof cameras, but you can purchase them much cheaper elsewhere. Staff at the park took photos and a video of your experience and then tried to sell it to us after the encounter.
We spent the afternoon wandering around the grounds, enjoyed relaxing in the hammocks by the beach, tanning by the pool and looking at the ruins scattered throughout the property. Many other guests were snorkeling but we didn’t try it since we didn’t have any gear with us. There are plenty of shops, restaurants, and sports shack that rents gear. I would plan at least half a day at this park to do and see everything.
From journal Dolphin Encounter in Cozumel
October 20, 2006
From journal Western Caribbean Cruise via Princess Cruises
March 20, 2006
From journal Rick's Guide to New Year's in Cozumel
April 30, 2005
Chankanaab is quite a large park with lots of coastline, palapas and a host of very non-ergonomic beach chairs. There is a lagoon with a walking path around it and lots of lizards and iguanas soaking up the sun. There is also a nature walk which weaves in and out around labeled native foliage and is interspersed with numerous replicas of ancient Mayan sculptures.
The shoreline is defined by a rocky ledge, and here and there is access to the water. Chankanaab is the best place for snorkeling with a great variety of colorful coral and an equally bountiful selection of vividly colored fish. The water was warm enough to stay in for hours.
For those with small children, there was an inlet with a sandy beach and very calm water. Several meters from shore in that area was a large rock, which the pelicans had a fondness for.
There were two restaurants where one could purchase food and I heard from others that it was reasonably priced and acceptable to the palate. There were two washroom/changing facilities and lockers were available to rent.
From journal Western Caribbean on the Zaandam
Port Matilda, Pennsylvania
March 18, 2005
From journal A Week in Cozumel at the Melia Cozumel
MEXICO CITY, Mexico
November 8, 2004
This is definitely the place where you want to bring your kids and have a GREAT time -- swimming with a sea lion was an absolutely amazing time! But there is more -- take a look at my next journal...
From journal Cozumel, a gorgeous spot in the Mexican Riviera
Besides all of the beautiful fish, there is a Spanish cannon, a Mayan sculpture, and some other things that you will want to see in the deepest part of the sea.