“Cozumel Parks” is the trademark for the Foundation of parks and museums of Cozumel who manages “Chankanaab Park”, “Punta Sur” Ecological Park, “San Gervasio” archaeological site and “El Museo de la Isla” museum with the purpose of generating resources to be invested in education, social, cultural, and environmental conservation programs for community development.
The creation of the patronage named “Laguna de Chankanaab” in 1983 resulted from the effort and participation from the people of Quintana Roo, mainly Cozumel and its objective was the recovery of the lagoon, guaranteeing the development and survival of marine and terrestrial species of flora and fauna.
On February 20, 1987 the governor of Quintana Roo state Lic. Pedro Joaquin Coldwell after the administrative success of “Chankanaab” issued the decree to create the “Fundacion de Parques y Museos de Cozumel” foundation, attaching to it the “El Museo de la Isla” museum with the purpose of having a space for the rescue, promotion and diffusion of the cultural and historical heritage of Cozumel therefore sponsoring the reconstruction of the former “Hotel Playa” building..
In 1994 the State Government granted to this agency the management of the cultural and service area of “San Gervacio” archaeological site. After two years, in 1996 The “Punta Sur” Ecological Park was given to this foundation for its management when by decree it became an ecological conservation zone and state refuge for flora and fauna “Laguna Colombia”