The Mexican city of Cancun is relatively young, as its development began in the 1970s. Once known as a fishing island, it is now one of the world’s most popular destinations for the perfect vacation.
The different territories of Cancun
Currently Cancun is formed by Cancun Island, which is the coastal area where most of the hotels are located, where different activities take place, bars and restaurants…etc. It is also composed of Puerto Juarez, where you take the boats and ferries to get to the third zone, Isla Mujeres, a magical place that you must visit. Another very important part of Cancun is the urban area, where most of the inhabitants are concentrated, and finally the Ejidal Strip.
Hotels to stay in Cancun
They are resorts with a great gastronomic offer, and they also offer different entertainment activities, among many other services.
Where to snorkel in Cancun?
- Women’s Island
- Underwater Museum of Art
- Punta Nizuc
- Isla de Cozumel
Snorkeling in Isla Mujeres, Cancun
Besides being able to do many other activities on this island, one of the main attractions is the shallow diving: snorkeling. The crystal clear waters will allow you to observe the diverse fauna and flora.
Visit the manchones reef or the cave of the sleeping sharks. The reef is about 15 meters deep and has an extension of 2 kilometers.
The cave of the sleeping sharks is one of the experiences that will make your adrenaline rise to its highest levels. Dive around sharks while they are sleeping, don’t be scared! they have their eyes open, but they are really asleep.
Cancun, snorkeling and MUSA
The underwater art museum is one of the most original known. In it you will be able to observe up to 500 pieces of life-size statues where corals and marine plants have been formed. We will find the MUSA between Isla Mujeres and Punta Nizuc.
This particular museum was created in 2007 to denounce and make the population aware of the damage that is caused year after year to marine habitats and to be the destination where tourists go to save the natural reefs.
Snorkeling in Punta Nizuc
It is one of the best areas for diving and snorkeling in Cancun. It is one of the areas for diving and snorkeling in Cancun. It is a ledge located in the hotel zone, a peak of land that juts out into the sea.
Here you can learn about the Mesoamerican reef, formed by multiple varieties of species while diving. The Mesoamerican barrier is the second largest in the world. Corals, turtles, algae, fish…you will have the opportunity to see animals and plants that you have never seen before.
Snorkeling at Cozumel Island, Cancun
Cozumel is a must-see island in Mexico. Snorkeling in the reef of Cozumel is a unique experience that we definitely recommend you to do. With an extension of more than 30 kilometers, it was also the protagonist of Jacques Cousteau’s documentary about underwater life.