South of Cancun and Puerto Morelos, the snorkeling at Chenzumbul offers sand flats with patchy coral formations. The coral formations are home to sea plumes and sea fans. During Chenzumbul snorkeling, you may encounter wrasse, peacock flounder, parrotfish and stingrays. The water depth ranges from shallows down to 15 feet deep, with visibility up to 30 feet.
After a long day of snorkeling, try heading to the Mamitas Beach Club or the Canibal Royal Club in North Playa del Carmen.
To reach the snorkeling in Chenzumbul by air, you will need to fly into Cancun International Airport (Aeropuerto de Cancun - CUN). Some of the hotels provide shuttle vans or there are shuttle vans to be hired down to Chenzumbul. Renting a car to drive around can be hazardous do to the potential for unwarranted police stops resulting in required immediate cash payments. An alternative airport option is to fly into Aeropuerto Internacional de Cozumel (CZM) and take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen. From there, you can take a much shorter shuttle van down to Chenzumbul.
Overall, Chenzumbul is the 36th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 40 snorkeling dives in Mexico.