Marine Park

Beautiful coral reef

The dream of every diver and snorkeler, Cozumel's Marine Park runs along the coast south of downtown and around Punta Sur - the southern tip of the island.

The protected area is home to some of the most beautiful coral reef and marine life in the world.

Going by its full name, Cozumel Reefs National Park, or Parque Nacional Arrecifes de Cozumel in Spanish, it consists of around 12,000 hectares (29,600 acres) of sea and coastline.

According to figures from Mexico's National Commission for Protected Natural Areas (CONANP), its waters are currently home to 105 different types of coral and 262 species of fish.

Cozumel Marine Park

105 different types of coral

It was established by Mexican federal decree on July 19, 1996, with the aim to protect and monitor the area.

Today, park staff continue to keep watch, undertake scientific research and organize social education programs for locals and visitors alike.

If you visit the area while on vacation in Cozumel please be sure to follow the Marine Park Rules.

Visit our Things To Do section for information on Cozumel diving.

Photos courtesy of Cozumel Marine Park.

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