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Parque Nacional Arrecife Alacranes

The largest coral structure in the Gulf of Mexico
3 days 0:00 hours
Monday - Sunday
08:00 - 18:00

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The largest coral structure in the Gulf of Mexico

recommended stay 3 days 0:00 hours
Monday - Sunday
08:00 - 18:00
June - August

It is a coral islands group in the Gulf of Mexico. It was decreed National Park on June 6, 1994.

The reef is made up of five islands: Isla Pérez, Isla Desertora (also called Isla Muertos/Dead Island, Oeste/West or Desaparecida/Missing), Isla Pájaros (also called Large), Isla Chica (also called Cornezuelos or White) and Isla Desterrada.

Only Perez Island is inhabited, there is a lighthouse. Currently the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (CONANP) is in charg...

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Medium physical activity

scuba diving , snorkeling , other aquatic activities

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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).

To dive in Yucatan it's necessary to have a diving center presence, contact us for more information.

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.

Find out about the facilities and public use areas, access roads and authorized activities.

Be aware of noise regulations or keep noise to the minimum to avoid frightening wildlife.

For your safety, keep distance and avoid interactions with wildlife (or corals), beware of photographing them in ways that cause them to alter their behaviour.

Leave outside of the reserve non-native plants or animals.

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

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