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From Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Full-Day Tour

1. From Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Full-Day Tour

Head out to sea and visit two of the most beautiful islands off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Enjoy a 1-hour snorkel and see the vibrant underwater world of the reef. Stop at Isla Contoy, a nature reserve known for its variety of tropical bird species. Wander the colorful streets of Isla Mujeres and see its world-famous beaches. After being picked up from your hotel, transfer to the jetty in Cancún, where you will board a comfortable speedboat to travel about 40 minutes to Isla Contoy. Your first stop is a guided 1-hour reef snorkel tour where you will enjoy spotting brightly colored corals and the plentiful tropical fish. Next, visit the protected nature reserve of Contoy Island which boasts an incredible population of bird species, and clear shallow water perfect for snorkeling, swimming, or just relaxing Caribbean-style. After a delicious lunch on the beach, you will have some free time on the island before we leave for Isla Mujeres. Once at Isla Mujeres, enjoy one hour of free time on this charming Caribbean island to wander the colorful streets and see the postcard beaches. Then, take the boat back to the pier in Cancún and upon arrival on the mainland, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

From Riviera Maya: Holbox Full-Day Tour with Lunch

2. From Riviera Maya: Holbox Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Wander the picturesque streets, take a swim in the clear water, and visit the YalahauCenote (lagoon) in this full-day excursion to the Island of Holbox.   The day begins with pickup from select hotels in the Riviera Maya, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen, where guests will travel in an air-conditioned van to this secluded island on the north coast. Board a small boat that will take you to the island and spend the day exploring the small streets and pristine beaches.    

Riviera Maya: Holbox Island Day Trip and Safari with Lunch

3. Riviera Maya: Holbox Island Day Trip and Safari with Lunch

Cruise to Holbox Island on this day trip with hotel pickup from select Riviera Maya locations. Uncover the rich biodiversity of the Yum Balam Nature Reserve on a boat tour with a local fisherman. Visit Isla Pasion and search for local wildlife, and enjoy a meal at a local restaurant.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Riviera Maya. Take in the views on the transfer in an air-conditioned van. Arrive at the port of Chiquila and board a private boat with a local fisherman.  Navigate through the Yum Balam Nature Reserve where over 300 different species of birds live freely. Look for whitehead eagles, cormorants, flamingos, and ducks as you cross a lagoon to Isla Pasion. Head to the main harbor on Holbox island and enjoy a mini tour. Fill up with some mouth-watering local fare at a restaurant. Sip on a soft drink or water with your meal. Have some free time to explore the fishing village or chill out at the beach before returning to your accommodation. 

Cancun/Riviera Maya: Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Snorkel Trip

4. Cancun/Riviera Maya: Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Snorkel Trip

Spend the day on an all-inclusive snorkeling tour to Isla Mujeres. See colorful marine life, stunning beaches, and vibrant downtown as you explore the island. Start your tour with a prompt air-conditioned van transfer to bring you safely from your hotel to the private marina inside Cancun's Punta Sam Ferry Terminal. Listen to a briefing about the day as you enjoy a quick morning snack of coffee, juices, water, fruit, and sweet rolls. Hop onto a boat and make your first snorkeling stop for 45 minutes en route to Isla Mujeres at the Punta Sam Reef. Then the boat will navigate around the island from South to North. Explore the hidden canals of Isla Mujeres, finding places that you cannot access on other tours. After this, head over to the Beach Club for a delicious buffet lunch served along with your favorite drink. Next, cross over to Playa Norte beach, considered one of the world's nicest beaches, and enjoy its crystal clear waters as you try some more snorkeling. Make your last stop in Isla Mujeres downtown for 1 hour of free time to walk around. The colorful town is considered a "Pueblo Magico" because of its natural beauty, cultural richness, traditions, folklore, historical relevance, cuisine, art crafts, and great hospitality. Head back and enjoy music, drinks, and dancing on the boat ride back to the Marina in Cancun. Return to the private facility at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal, and take a comfortable return transfer back to your hotel.

From Cancún/Playa del Carmen: Holbox Island Tour

5. From Cancún/Playa del Carmen: Holbox Island Tour

Discover the natural scenery of a remote island paradise. You’ll be wowed by the untouched beauty with a boat tour of the main Holbox attractions. Enjoy free time to stroll the sandy streets and one of the best beaches in the Mexican Caribbean. Begin with an early morning pickup in comfortable air-conditioned transportation. You’ll be welcomed by your friendly bilingual guide and driver as you make the journey to the port of Chiquila on the mainland of the Yucatan Peninsula. Next, board a boat and take in beautiful views of Holbox Island and its colorful houses. At the port of Holbox, enjoy your lunch before taking a tour of Holbox Island. Your guide will share tales of history, culture and folklore of the island. Look for wildlife in the protected area. Visit Punta Mosquito and Isla Pasion (Passion Island) to enjoy its shallow waters and marvel at its white sand beach before concluding your tour.

Cancun/Playa del Carmen: Isla Mujeres & Cozumel Ferry Ticket

6. Cancun/Playa del Carmen: Isla Mujeres & Cozumel Ferry Ticket

Pre-book a round-trip ferry ticket that includes routes to visit two of the main Mexican Caribbean islands. Enjoy round-trip service from Cancun to visit Isla Mujeres and from Playa Del Carmen to visit Cozumel. Exchange your tickets within 6 months of purchase and choose any departure schedule. Start your 35-minute ferry ride either from Cancun or Playa Del Carmen and head to Isla Mujeres or Cozumel, depending on your departure point. After your visit to your first island, enjoy return service to your departure point and then visit the next island. On board the ferry, enjoy covered and open-air decks, panoramic windows, TV screens, a snack bar, electrical outlets, live music, and underwater illumination. Ride in maximum comfort with help with your carry-on luggage, on-board air conditioning, restrooms, and ergonomic leather seats.

From Riviera Maya: Holbox Island Discovery Tour

7. From Riviera Maya: Holbox Island Discovery Tour

Explore the marvels of Holbox, a bird lovers' paradise, on this day trip from Cancún or Puerto del Carmen. Start your journey with a trip to Chiquilá, where you will board a boat and head towards Isla de la Pasión and Isla Pájaros. During the boat ride, spot some native birds before stopping on the sandbanks of a beach with white sands and crystal-clear waters. Enjoy some free time to swim and snorkel before lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, hop on a golf buggy for a 30-minute guided tour of the island, followed by some more free time at one of the island's most renowned beaches. Before heading back to the port, visit the center of Holbox and soak up the culture with the chance to meet some local residents.

From Riviera Maya: Day Tour to Contoy and Isla Mujeres

8. From Riviera Maya: Day Tour to Contoy and Isla Mujeres

Enjoy a day of visiting two stunning beach destinations departing from the Riviera Maya. These islands will make for great photo opportunities and a perfect Caribbean tan. First, you'll travel to Isla Contoy, a natural national park known to be a paradise and a sanctuary for migratory and native birds. Here, you’ll discover the diverse flora and fauna that calls this place home. Its dreamy beaches and the turquoise blue of the sea surround it, with a view to never forget. Afterward, you will head just a few kilometers off Isla Contoy, where you will snorkel at the tip of the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Lastly, you'll visit Isla Mujeres, an amazing island renowned for the charm of its beautiful beaches and its crafts market.

Cozumel: Reef Adventure with Snorkeling and Lunch

9. Cozumel: Reef Adventure with Snorkeling and Lunch

Cruise away from the coast of Playa del Carmen for a beautiful day of adventure on the island of Cozumel. Once your boat has anchored, meet your guide and climb aboard the boat. Enjoy snorkeling in the breathtaking Caribbean waters, shimmering with all sorts of marine life. Do some reef-hopping as you visit three amazing and different reef locations, Dzul Ha, Casa Blanca, Dalila, Finally, rest at Palancar Beach and enjoy its white sand. After discovering what each of the different reefs have to offer, take the chance to relax and enjoy a comforting lunch at Casa Habano. Here, you will be treated to your choice of drink and a very fulfilling meal with a wide variety of food and beverages to choose from. Finally, once the day is through, head back to the ferry and make your way back to the rest of your vacation.

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Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 28 reviews

in advance you will receive an app with the collection times. you start with a breakfast on the beach in cancun. then you get on the boat. isla contoy is quiet and very beautiful to see. isla Mujeres is busy and touristy. you will have free time at both islands. while sailing they are still looking for a suitable place to go snorkeling. small group and had a nice day

Traumhaft schöne Insel, die auf jeden Fall eine Ausflug lohnt. Abholung pünktlich, vom Hafen direkt mit dem eigenen Boot zu den beeindruckenden Stränden mit vielen Vögeln und Fischen zum Bestaunen. Kleines Mittagessen und dann noch genug Zeit am Strand bevor es schon wieder zurück zum Hotel ging. Danke Jonathan für die tolle Führung unserer kleinen Gruppe.

Very successful trip, the journey from Playa del Carmen takes about 2 hours but the Isla Pasion and the Isla Holbox make up for it. Great speedboat ride from Cincilla Port and truly pristine lagoons and beaches. Carlos, our guide was always ready and friendly. All in all a great experience and I really recommend it

Holbox is a gorgeous island that I highly recommend visiting. The tour was really fun. Our guide Carlos was very personable.

A great experience with mega moments and great/unforgettable moments.