The island of Isla Mujeres is, naturally, surrounded by water. This creates a setting that provides numerous opportunities to get wet and have fun in the water. From sailing, to fishing, to scuba diving and even swimming with Whale Sharks there is something for everyone.
Snorkel & Scuba
Explore the beautiful underwater world.
Don’t miss the opportunity to refresh yourself in this turquoise, crystal clear water while you discover the amazing beauty of the island’s reefs. You’ll be able to enjoy the wonderful sealife with all its variety of fish and coral and visit MUSA the largest underwater musuem in the world.
Swimm with the Whale Sharks
Isla Mujeres and her visitors are blessed once a year with arguably the world’s most amazing opportunity to experience Whale Sharks in their natural habitat! During the summer months (June – September) hundreds of Whale Sharks gather just north of Isla Mujeres in a seven mile radius to take advantage of the plankton rich waters created by the joining of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. A quick, but breathtakingly beautiful, one hour boat ride from the docks on Isla Mujeres will put you right within the territory where your trained guide will search out the Whale Sharks and offer you an experience you will NEVER forget.
Visit Isla Contoy
An adventure every nature-lover should experience.
Isla Contoy is a small island located about 30 km north of Isla Mujeres where the Caribbean meets the Gulf. The island is 8.75 km long and 200-500 meters wide. Since 1961 the island is protected by the Mexican government and was declared a national park in 1998. Isla Contoy is internationally recognized for its flora and fauna, especially the birds, of which more than 150 species are considered either resident or migratory.
Garrafon Park is an amazing reef formation located on the south part of the island, right in front of Cancun sea shores, welcomes parents and children to enjoy a real nature experience swimming with dolphins, snorkeling, visiting Punta Sur, the “blue eye cave” and also offering aerial tours, restaurant and bar facilities and dive shops.
You can also visit the turtle sanctuary at the south of the island where you will find all kind of turtle protection activities, specially during their nesting season, which stretches from May to October every year.
Choose between inshore and deep sea fishing. Possibilities include: Dorado, Marlin, Wahoo, Bonito, Barracuda, Mackerel, Snapper and more!
Don´t miss the chance of spending a wonderful day sailing through the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy the sun and the breeze while sailing to the reef where you will have the opportunity of snorkeling and admire hundreds of colorful fishes.