Isla Contoy & Mujeres
Isla Contoy National Park
Our tour to Isla Contoy will take you to a paradise island in the middle of the Caribbean.
The island is located about 50 km northeast of Cancun and is completely uninhabited.
Despite its small area of just 3.17 km², Isla Contoy is home to more than 150 different bird species, 98 plant species and is also a nesting site for 4 species of sea turtles. Between May and September whale sharks and manta rays can be observed in the area.
The island of Contoy has been a protected area since 1961 and was declared a national park in 1998.
To protect this paradise, only 150 visitors are allowed daily. Only a small part of the 8 km long and 500 m wide island is open to the public.
Between an awesome beach, palm trees and crystal clear water Isla Contoy gives you a breathtaking scenery to dream and enjoy.
If you are looking for paradise and real Caribbean feeling, you can't miss Isla Contoy.
The Isla Contoy tour includes:
certified guide in your chosen language (english, spanish or french)
transfer from and to your hotel in an a/c minivan
boat trip with one snorkel spot (equipment included)
free time to relax & enjoy Isla Contoy
guided tour on the island
ceviche, sandwiches and fruits at the beach of Isla Contoy
boat drive to Isla Mujeres
free time for shopping, walking around or & enjoying the beach
soft drinks, beer and tequila are included throughout the day
all photos of the tour
13,00 USD national park fee
(Tips or personal expenses are not included)
price per adult:
group size of 10-12 guests: 165 USD p.p.
group size of 8-9 guests: 195 USD p.p.
group size of 5-7 guests: 275 USD p.p.
group size of 4 guests: 355 USD p.p.
Duration of the tour:
approximately 8 hours
+ travel time, depending on the hotel
This tour is availabale on mondays, tuesdays, thursdays, fridays and sundays.
Check out Dates & Booking for further information concerning a reservation.
Detailed tour description:
Our 1 hour boat trip to Contoy Island takes us northeast of Cancun, past Isla Mujeres and Isla Blanca.
We enjoy the wonderful view of the Caribbean colours and occasionally we might see some turtle on the way.
Shortly before Isla Contoy we will reach the reef "Ixlache" - here begins the second longest reef in the world, the Belize Barrier Reef. During our snorkeling stop we explore the underwater world with its countless, colourful fish and various coral formations.
On arrival at Isla Contoy we will come across a deserted, paradisiacal beach. As we are the first ones on site, you can enjoy the peace and idyll in a very relaxed way. There is enough time for swimming and taking pictures before we go on a guided tour of the island.
We will show you the museum of the Contoy National Park and climb the lighthouse to enjoy the view over the island.
At the end of our stay on Contoy we will enjoy a fresh ceviche, sandwiches and fruits under "Palapas",
Next, our boat trip takes us to the contrasting and more lively island Isla Mujeres.
Here you will have free time to explore a part of the island. Stroll leisurely through the alleys of the old town, with souvenir shops, bars and colourful murals.
The white sandy beaches, or the promenade on the east coast, also invite you to take a walk or to relax before returning to your hotels.
The island of Contoy is a national park, therefore smoking is not allowed during your stay on the island.
The Ixlaché Reef is exposed to changing current and visibility conditions. In exceptional cases , for safety reasons, we may not be able to snorkel there and will have to switch to another snorkeling spot.
Don't forget to take with you:
swimwear, towel, sunglasses, sun hat, sandals (closed shoes are not necessary)
long sleeve t-shirt for sun protection, snorkeling and swimming
change of clothes if necessary
maybe a camera
money for personal expenses and tips where applicable, e.g. for our drivers and captains