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

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

Activity provider: Contoy Adventures
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From US$ 119.19 per person

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.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel south of Playa del Carmen, including Xcaret, Puerto Aventuras, Kantenah, and Tulum.
Wheelchair accessible

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

Explore Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres on a day trip from Cancun or Riviera Maya. Experience rich cultural heritage and history, have fun snorkeling, relax on beautiful beaches, and enjoy a delicious lunch.

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 9:45 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. This activity will last around 45 minutes. After snorkeling, 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.  Disembark on Contoy Island and have the chance to sightsee with a guide and visit the museum, observatory, and the lagoon. Go to the dunes and learn about the flora and fauna species of the island. Alternatively, choose to relax on the beautiful beach or do some more snorkeling in the Caleta area. At lunchtime enjoy Pescado Tikinxic, a broiled fish with achiote and other local species as well as broiled chicken, rice, salad, accompanied with your favorite drink. Once lunch is over, have more free time on the beach.

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
  • Federal dock fee (US$15 per person to be paid in cash at the check-in)
  • Gratuities
  • US$20 per person for roundtrip transportation from Tulum and Akumal
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 95 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.9/5

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Great experience, snorkel is a lottery because it depends on the waves and weather but usually is good but a bit stressful because of that. In addition, there is too little time in Isla Mujeres, 2 hours would be perfect. Other than that, Contoy Island was one of my best experiences in Riviera Maya and the boat crew was lovely, Alexis the guide too.

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March 27, 2022

The outing was quite good, especially Contoy Island, but the meal was bland and sad. In addition, in the bus or van that made the transfer, the tourists were not masked and it was probably on this occasion that we caught the Covid. The least we can do is impose the mask on everyone, moreover in an air-conditioned van and now we know the things to avoid. I regret having agreed to get on the bus..

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March 19, 2022

Good excursion, privileged to be able to visit Isla Contoy (island restricted in number of tourists) magnificent island, if not the most beautiful in Mexico, having done Isla Cozumel and Holbox and Murejes. The guides are very friendly, multilingual and take the time to answer your questions. Unfortunately the snorkeling was not great due to the lack of visibility, but that must depend on the weather. A little boat time between Isla Mujeres and Contoy (1 hour) quite hectic for us, can be unpleasant if you get seasick. Breakfast at the port which consists of a juice, cakes and fruit, unlimited drink on board with or without alcohol, meal on Isla Contoy very good.

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March 16, 2022

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