Cozumel has been described as “Heaven on Earth.” Indeed, Mother Nature has been generous with her blessings by bestowing this Caribbean island with thriving jungles, mangroves and lagoons, a magnificent menagerie of flora and fauna, unspoiled coastlines and one of the world’s largest reef systems. It’s no wonder why nature enthusiasts rate Cozumel as one of the best Mexico destinations to visit.
The tropical mangroves help preserve the ecosystem, plus nature reserves such as Cozumel Reef’s Natural Park, Chankanaab National Park and Faro Celerain Ecological Park (Punta Sur), also protect the environment. Inside Punta Sur, the Colombia Lagoon provides an undisturbed shelter for much of the wildlife, including endangered marine turtles and crocodiles. An observation tower allows visitors to observe lurking crocodiles from a safe distance.
Chankanaab Park’s botanical gardens showcase hundreds of tropical plants from more than twenty counties. It’s also a snorkeler’s paradise with underwater trails of coral and limestone formations. As well, the park offers learning encounter programs with dolphins, sea lions and manatees.
Just offshore, a portion of the Mesoamerican reef attracts an abundance of tropical fish and coral. Discover the vast eco-systems and wonders of nature that Cozumel has to offer.