Elated Worldwide, the California-headquartered developer of large-scale, environmentally-friendly theme parks, has unveiled plans to build the first ever amusement park on the Mexican island of Cozumel.

Scheduled for a 2013 opening, Mayan Adventures Theme Park has been pegged as the "world’s most environmentally conscious amusement park", with electrical power being supplied by what will be the world’s largest solar farm.

"With Southern California already having a strong tourist base, it provides the perfect location for the first Mayan Adventures Theme Park," Elated said. "We plan to incorporate the most globally sensitive technologies at our disposal to create a collection of attractions the entire world can enjoy.

"The entire park will be sequestered into four quadrants, each capturing a season of the year thus the very essence of mother Earth. The resort will boast both a waterpark and an indoor snow-filled winter wonderland to represent winter all year long."

Located in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Cozumel is the country’s third-largest island. The region is a popular tourist destination for its scuba diving and snorkelling.