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Cancun or Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Day Trip

Product ID: 332646
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Enjoy the beautiful and uninhabited Contoy Island on this day-trip from the Cancun or Riviera Maya area. Visit Isla Mujeres' beautiful downtown area, which is rich with cultural heritage and historic significance. Transport and lunch are included.
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Duration: 9 hours
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Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese

Pickup included

Your hotel in Riviera Maya South
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Snorkel at the Ixlache Reef, part of the second-largest reef system in the world
  • Experience the peace and tranquility of Contoy Island
  • Visit Isla Mujeres beautiful downtown area, which is rich with cultural heritage
Full description
The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in the Cancun area, passing through Playa del Carmen, and arriving at the new private marina, located at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal. Benefit from fast check-in and enjoy a continental breakfast that includes sweet bread, fruit, cereal, coffee, and juice. At 09:45 AM after breakfast and check-in, you will board the boat and head toward the Ixlache Reef. The reef is located off the coast of Contoy and right at the beginning of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second-largest reef system in the world.

Snorkeling gear is included and you will be accompanied by a bilingual guide (one for every 10 people). This activity will last around 45 minutes. Once the snorkeling is over, board the ship and head to Contoy Island. In the event of bad weather, you will do the snorkeling activity at the island in the safety of its shallow waters. 

Contoy Island is an uninhabited island that has been a protected area since 1961 and, due to its biodiversity, a national park since 1998. Once you disembark, you will be able to enjoy white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. You can also do some sightseeing by foot with certified guides, visit the museum, observatory, and the lagoon. There you will find a wide variety of birds, some of them endemic. You can also go to the dunes and learn about the flora and fauna species of the island. But, if relaxing is your goal, then you can also choose to stay and lay down below a Palmera on the beautiful beach or do some more snorkeling in the Caleta area.

Then it’s lunchtime. Enjoy Pescado Tikinxic, which is broiled fish with achiote and other local species as well as broiled chicken, rice, salad, accompanied with your favorite drink. Once lunch is over, you will have additional free time on the beach, before you board the boat and head to Isla Mujeres, where there will be free time to visit the fishermen’s village or do some shopping. After Isla Mujeres, head back to Cancun, arriving at the marina at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal around 6:00 PM.
Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation from your hotel in Cancun, Riviera Maya or Playa del Carmen (depending on option selected)
  • Continental breakfast
  • Snorkeling gear
  • 45 minutes of snorkeling at Ixlache Reef
  • Certified bilingual guides
  • Contoy Island tour
  • Lunch
  • Open bar (water, soft drinks, beer, and cocktails)
  • Isla Mujeres downtown visit
What’s Not Included
  • Federal dock fee (13 USD per person to be paid in cash at the check-in)
  • Gratuities

From US$ 113.82 per person

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Product ID: 332646