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Old January 17th, 2007, 03:21 PM
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Port is Cozumel. Xcaret looks excellent but (is such a long excursion 7hours) Im wondering about all parks, which is most convienant to Cozumel, and how did you like them, what did they have to offer?
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Out of all those, I've only been to Chakanaab and it was wonderful. At the time, (before the last hurricane) they offered the dolphin swim, which I absolutely loved. I'm not sure if they finally have that up and running.

The rest of the park is beautiful, good snowkeling, etc.

Its also easy to take a cab there from the pier, not far away, but too long to walk. If you have enough time, the shopping in town is decent too.
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Old January 17th, 2007, 06:06 PM
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I loved Punta Sur. They have crocodiles you can feed. Some mayan ruins, a beautiful old lighthouse and great snorkelling. We went there a couple of years ago on a Carnival Tour (eco jeep and snorkel tour) and when we return to Cozumel in March we are going to rent a vehicle and drive out there again. I can't recall where I found it but on one of the Cozumel websites I found a discount coupon for admission into some of the eco-parks you were mentioned in your post.
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Thanks for letting me know. I might check out one of those two ecco parks as Xcaret I think is very far away. Do you need to take a ferry to the main land for Punta Sur?
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No Punta Sur is directly south on the main highway from the port of Cozumel. Cozumel has a main road that circles the island and so if you leave the port and hang a right on the main drag, you should have no problems finding it. I would definitely find a good map though beforehand, just so you have an idea where you're going. I think the website was something like cozumelinsider dot com.
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Thanks Beenie, I would just grab a cab. I don't bother trying to drive in ports, it scares me!
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Quick question for you (Showcat) about Costa Med. What was your impression of the ship, service, etc... I actually went so far as to book it once then chickened out and changed my mind to something else. Also where in Illinois are you?
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You can read my reader review of the Costa Med on this website, it tells all the details.
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