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Isla Contoy

7:00 hours
Monday - Sunday
00:00 - 00:00

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$1475 MXN
recommended stay 7:00 hours
Monday - Sunday
00:00 - 00:00

Contoy Island - South of the island is the Ixlaché reef, wich is part of the second biggest reef barrier in the world (home of 234 species of fish, sharks, stingrays and crustaceans).
The island is one of the most important refuges of seabirds in the Mexican Caribbean (home of over 150 species). There also inhabit: reptiles and crustaceans.
During the summer, three species of turtles come to Contoy's beaches to lay their eggs.

It has a visitor center with a museum exhibit, two interpretive trails where you can appreciate the flora and fauna of the island, an observation deck for observation of birds, and a restaurant for tourists.

Activities: snorkeling on the Ixlache Reef, swim in its beaches, flora and fauna observation.
Limited to 200 people a day. You can only go to Contoy through authorized boats from Cancun, Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juarez.

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Easy / light physical activity

scuba diving , snorkeling , other aquatic activities

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Services | Also suitable for

food service , kids, good for children , elders

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Attraction categories
beachmuseumother natural landscapes

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To swim in cenotes bring your swimsuit, a visor or goggles, and life jacket (even if you know how to swim).

It is advisable to have proper diving certification, carry complete and in good condition equipment, and have a technical guide Dive Master or Full Cave Dive depending on the diving site.

It is advisable to bring biodegradable insect repellent and sunscreen, and water.

Every modification alters the ecosystem, leave nature sites, elements and its fauna as found.

Care for nature! Bring bags to take all your litter and garbage back with you; take special care of glassware and / or campfires.

Remember heat can be extreme, especially from April to September. Stay hydrated and dress accordingly.

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day trip Cancún a Isla Contoy:
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