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Old June 17th, 2002, 03:43 PM
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How far away is this park from the ships? Cost of taxi?

Do they teach you how to Snorkel? How much to rent equipment?

Entrance fee to the park?

Do they have changing rooms or showers or anything?

We wanted to snokel a bit, then shop and then go to Carlos & Charlies for a bit.
Our ship will be docked from 8 a.m - 7 p.m. We should have plenty of time for all this, right?
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Hi Lori,
SOrry, don't know the cost of the taxi, but its fairly close, so it can't be that much. In the meantime, here is a link to their site, should help answer the rest of your questions, have fun!

http://www.cozguide.net/chankan.html

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Old June 17th, 2002, 06:20 PM
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Last year we paid $10 one way cab fare to the Park. If you have time try Ponchos Backyard for lunch!!! We eat there every year!
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Lori,
The cab is about $7 and that is for the cab, not pp. Entrance is about $10 now I think. It is really fairly close to the pier but well outside walking distance. Equipment rentals is very cheap, maybe $15 for everything but I don't really remember the exact cost. No they do not give lessons, yes there are showers and changing rooms. Additionall they also have nature trails, some fake Mayan ruins, resturants, bars, roped off areas in the water, a wooden raft not far offshore, objects in the water (statues), lots of fish, a lagoon to look at with a few fish in it, plastic loungers, umbrellas, and lots of iguanas roaming around. Really a very nice place.

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Hi, Lorilynn ...

Chank is very user/cruiser friendly. Jim is right about the entrance fee, $10 per person.

We far prefer the Palancar Beach Club, just a little further down the road. No entry fee, you can see the reef from the shore.

Here is a story which might help you decide ...

<http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/cruiseguide/portsofcall/cozumel.cfm>

After about 15 visits to Coz, from a couple of weeks on land to cruise ship calls, let me know if I can help more !!!

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thank you to everyone for your help!
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Does Chankanaab accept credit cards or do we need to bring cash (and I assume they accept US dollars based on the website?)
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Hi Fred,
You will have no problem with them taking our US dollars, in fact they love it. Sorry, not sure about credit cards, but I would think they would also be fine. Have Fun!

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10 dollars aperson and fee for going into park.bring water shoes because its rocky.about 20 minute ride. water is warm and beautiful.if you get tired of swimming take a walk through the nature trail or watch the dolphin shoe. definitely worth the trip.any questions email me
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what exactly are "water shoes" and where do you buy them? thanks
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Aqua socks or water shoes are usually slip on's which cover the whole foot much like a full slipper with the bottom being rubber and the top nylon mesh so water will drain easily. They cost about $5 at Kmart, Walmart or any discount store this time of year. I have seen them on sale at Walgreens for $3.99 for the whole family. They protect the feet from rough ocean floors, hot sand or climbing rocks.
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