Conceived as an instrument of ecological information and education, the Museum informs people, young and old, on the preservation of equilibrium and its fragile ecosystems.
It offers a geographic view of the history of Cozumel in four exhibit rooms: Services include: Bilingual guides, bookstore, library, restaurant with an ocean view, internet, restrooms and permanent and temporary exhibits of local and international artists.
About 17km (11mi) from the Carretera Transversal, down the same intimidating road that leads to Punta Molas, are the large Mayan ruins known as El Castillo Real.
The water around the reef is about 24m (80ft) deep, providing pros opportunities for fantastic deep-water diving.
The north end of the reef, called Palancar Gardens, is shallower but just as gorgeous.
Visitor services include: parking, customer service desk, sand wheelchairs, handicap accessible restrooms, showers, lockers, volleyball beach court, hammocks and lounge chairs for relaxation, children?
s playground and covered beach areas to enjoy the sand and pristine ocean, free snorkel guided tour every hour trough our concessionaries, free tour guide trough our prehispanic zone every hour, Dolphin observatory.
Thanks to a Jacques Cousteau documentary on its world-class reefs it has been a favorite international diving destination since 1961.
It is literally swimming with diving sites - about 100 have been identified around Cozumel, and at least a dozen of them are shallow enough for snorkeling. The island's only town, San Miguel de Cozumel, is easily traversed by foot.
The ancient structure is only the size of a small house, so keep your eyes peeled for it.
El Cedral is thought to have been an important ceremonial site, and today there is a small stucco church sitting next to the ruin. s largest monument to nature designated as a national park in 1980 to shelter, refuge and protect flora and marine fauna.
Ancient Mayan ruins worth visiting lie in the north and south parts of the island.
The nicest beaches, Playas San Francisco and Palancar, start 14km (9mi) south of San Miguel, while the world-famous coral reefs are off the island's southern shores.
There are caverns and plenty of brightly colored sea creatures.