Nichupté Lagoon


Boat trip on the Nichupté Lagoon

In the heart of Cancun, the Nichupte Lagoon is one of the tourist places that cannot be missing in your itinerary of places to visit. Go complete your list and add Nichupté Lagoon as one of the must-see attractions.

General information about Nichupté Lagoon

The Nichupté Lagoon, considered a natural reserve, is formed by no less than seven lakes: North Basin, Central Basin, South Basin, Borjóquez Lagoon, English River, Mediterranean Lagoon, and the Laguna del Amor. These are both saltwater and freshwater.

All of them are connected to the Caribbean Sea through two canals: the Siegfried Canal and the Nizuc Canal. Its surface area exceeds 3,000 hectares and is publicly accessible. Nichupté divides Cancun’s hotel zone located on the coast and downtown.

The lagoon is surrounded by mangroves, being the natural habitat of many species of plants, animals, fish…you can find from iguanas, turtles to crocodiles and leopards. You will have to be very attentive to see firsthand everything that Nichupte hides.

Activities and mobility in the Nichupté Lagoon

Nichupté Lagoon Coast


To get around the Nichupté Lagoon there are boats, kayaks and jet skis. You can hire tours that take you to all the unknown places of the lagoon, or that include what you want to know in your day in this natural area. You can also spend the day on its shores, take a walk and enjoy a pleasant and quiet day with your family.

Among the different activities you can do is scuba diving and/or snorkeling in its waters, since they are not very deep, it will not be difficult to carry out this plan. Sport fishing, water sports, wildlife and flora of the area, among others.

You can also cool off in the Laguna del Amor, which as we explained a few lines above, is part of the seven lakes that make up Nichupté. You can also cool off in the Laguna del Amor, which as we explained a few lines above, is part of the seven lakes that make up Nichupté.

If you haven’t taken food and beverages with you, don’t worry, there are several restaurants and bars in the area for you to enjoy typical dishes, large meals or whatever you feel like.

For those who love nature and this kind of plans, we also recommend visiting the different islands near Cancun, such as the well-known Isla Mujeres.

Lodging near the Nichupté Lagoon

If in addition to being able to visit this spectacular natural scenery, you would like to have a privileged view of it during your vacation, with the Oasis hotel group you will have it very easy. Book a Sian Kaan room at The Pyramid at Grand Oasis hotel and enjoy a sunset while watching the Nichupte Lagoon. Spectacular views and unbeatable services await you at these hotels in Cancun.

Meet the new OhCancun on the beach hotel, another great resort of the many that Oasis offers. In addition, there are regular offers on their website for you to indulge yourself in an all-inclusive hotel. Do not hesitate and come to Cancun.

About the Author
Patu Soto | Me gradué en Periodismo por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Durante estos años, he podido desarrollarme como periodista y fotógrafa amateur en el periódico El Ibérico ubicado en Londres. También he colaborado y publicado tanto artículos escritos como reportajes fotográficos en varios medios digitales. Tuve la oportunidad de desempeñar labores de Community Manager en el centro cultural japonés Sakigake en Madrid. Actualmente colaboro como Redactora SEO para Oasis Hoteles & Resorts, con sede en Cancún. En mis ratos libres sigo formándome, aprendiendo y conociendo más acerca del mundo digital en general y de los RRHH en particular. Si quieres conocer mi trabajo un poco más, conecta conmigo en mi Linkedin.