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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

Parque Nacional Arrecife Alacranes information




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 charge of the administration of this area and has a field station.

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, which you can request in Merida.

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. Remember heat can be extreme, especially from April to September.

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.

Where is Parque Nacional Arrecife Alacranes and how to get to Parque Nacional Arrecife Alacranes, Progreso, Yucatán

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A 130 km de la costa de Progreso, Yucatán.
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Mérida - Progreso
0:20 hours
$80.0 MXN
Autoprogreso bus starts at 62 Street, between 65 and 67. It goes North via 64th and at 35th street, it takes Street 60 until reaching the highway.
0:45 hours
$40 MXN
Mérida - Puerto Progreso (Ría & El Co...
Bus roundtrip from Mérida. The bus can be taken from downtown (Autoprogreso bus starts at 62 Street, between 65 and 67), or from the bus stop near Gran Plaza. Take a colectivo to El Corchito. it leaves from outside bus station.
1:05 hours
$58 MXN
Includes estimated fuel cost of a round trip from Mérida.
0:30 hours
$83 MXN
Dzibilchaltún & Uaymitún & Progreso
It is included the estimated cost of fuel and tolls for a car in a roundtrip.
1:15 hours
$120 MXN
Progreso - Dzilam Bravo
Downtown bus stop: Street 27 crossing 82. Schedules: 7:30 am and 2:30 pm.
1:30 hours
$84.0 MXN
Progreso - Chuburna
Leaves from outside bus station at downtown.
0:30 hours
$22 MXN

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