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Chankanaab Park
Just south of the town of San Miguel, is located within Isla Cozumel's Reefs National Marine Park and features the only inland coral reef formation in the world. The park is home to the world renowned eco-system and natural aquarium, Chankanaab Lagoon, with more than 60 species of tropical fish, crustaceans and corals and the only botanical garden on the island, featuring the most diverse species of tropical plants. Popular park sites and excursions include Dolphin Discovery, where visitors can swim with the dolphins or simply enjoy the 45-minute dolphin encounter. The Sea Lion Show, an exciting display of stunts and other performances featuring the talents of these lovely mammals. The Maya Zone, a modern-day reproduction of a Maya village, in which visitors can learn about the ancient culture's building and farming practices. The Botanical Gardens, a forest cut by trails, in which visitors can identify 350 different plant species, watch exotic birds, or simply bask in the sun. In addition Snuba and Sea Trek are two exciting activities that provide opportunities for visitors to view the reefs located near the shore. Colorful tropical fish fill these waters for the delight of swimmers who can almost touch them.

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  • Copyright: Beatriz Prieto (bettyprieto) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 1 N: 45] (139)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-07-31
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/4.5, 1/340 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-08-06 20:58
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