Hurricanes in Cancun

Hurricane Wilma

We all know that in terms of climate and weather we have no guarantees.

Cancun, like all coastal zone is vulnerable to storms and hurricanes but it is fair to say that throughout its history it has only been beaten by two of them, Hurricane Gilbert in 1988 and Wilma in 2005. Sure, there have been more storms and hurricanes in Cancun, still others have only affected Cancun indirectly, but, except for the two cases mentioned, it never has been a problem getting back to normal quickly.

Gilberto was a learning experience for the authorities of Cancun Quintana Roo, since then they started promoting a culture of prevention that was then tested with Hurricane Wilma, where despite the magnitude of the disaster, there were no casualties. Its been 17 years between the two hurricanes that hit Cancun and 5 years since Wilma and we haven’t had another storm that even remotely comes close to that damaged. Unlike places that are affected by other natural phenomena, Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Tulum and the Riviera Maya, have the great advantage since hurricanes are totally predictable, so we can say that they don’t represent any threat to the safety of our visitors, because apart from being very, very sporadic (although the possibility is present half of the year), our community, authorities and infrastructure are ready to face the harshest of cyclones.

So, do not let fear or uncertainty stop your plans to vacation in the most important tourist center of our country, come and enjoy the turquoise beaches, white sand and the cultural and natural wonders that have made us famous in the world . I can guarantee you that after we recover from Wilma, hurricanes are afraid of us.

Do you know why blue crabs go across the lagoon to the sea in Cancun?

Blue Crabs

Seeing the huge number of crabs responding to a call of nature, crossing the Cancun Hotel Zone in some cases unsuccessfully crushed by cars, sniff – is a striking phenomenon. The natural habitat of these crustaceans is the Mangrove Lagoon Nichupte but at certain time of the year (September and October), females must go to the beach to spawn, and then return to the mangroves.

This environmental issue in many places probably goes unnoticed, but in Cancun it takes a different twist, it turns out that the mangroves where the crabs live and the beach were they will spawn, are separated by the main street of the tourist area of the city . So to avoid cars running over these animals, the city of cancun organized volunteer brigades to protect them, equipped with buckets and gloves, so that these creatures can fulfill their biological cycle with the least possible disturbance. This takes place always during the full moon of October in Cancun.

The truth is that helping the crabs crossing the street is a unique experience, different and certainly satisfactory, but the best part is to see how the society in Cancun is concerned with maintaining the ecological balance through this type of conduct which take place in a friendly atmosphere and helps the children to learn to respect nature.
Help the blue crabs to cross the street of cancun and stay alive!

Swim with Dolphins in Cancun

Swim with Dolphins in Cancun

There are people who like animals and people who don’t like them so much … but all, all, all agree that a dolphin is a beautiful creatures that inspires affection and trust.

Swimming with dolphins for most of us is a dream that in Cancun can come true since the alternatives are many, there is something for all tastes and budgets.

In Cancun you can swim with dolphins in their natural habitat at the dolphinarium in Isla Mujeres, which is the largest made ​​in the sea, or also in the theme parks such as Xcaret or Xel-Ha, which have salt-water dolphinariums. There are also freshwater ponds that offer dolphin activities. The dolphin programs go from the simplest dolphin encounter where you enter the water to touch them, kiss them, shake hands, etc.. To the most comprehensive programs in which they interact with different marine species like manatees and seals, and of course, the friendly dolphins.

But if you’re a big fan of these amazing cetaceans you can also become a trainer for a day, you can experience a great time by living with them one full day, learning how to train and all about the behaviour of these wonderful animals.

Swimming with dolphins is a dream that only few can do. Swimming with dolphins is still a unique and unmatched activity, but is now available to anyone who wants their dreams to come true. If you go to Cancun or the Riviera Maya and have the opportunity to add another wonderful experience to the list of many that you will have during your vacation. This is going to be something that you will forget.

Snorkel Tour in the Underwater Museum

Snorkel Tour in Cancun

The Underwater Museum in Cancun offers you the opportunity to see art differently, this museum in the Caribbean consists of several sculptures of different size at depths of 3 to 6 meters, which form a new artificial reef in the Marine National Park of Cancun and Isla Mujeres and have become home to a wide variety of creatures.

Enjoy this unique attraction in Cancun on a tour where you just need a pair of fins, snorkel equipment and life vest.
The snorkel tour at the Museum of Submarine in Cancun takes place every Wednesday, Friday and Sundays from 2 to 4:30 pm at a cost of $ 29 per person.

But if you want more excitement and want to see the sculptures up close, we have the diving tour that costs $88 for beginners, you can do it from Monday to Sunday. First you have an audiovisual lesson and then you go practice everything learned in a small pool. Finally fulfill your diving 1 tank where you will enjoy the art exhibition of the Underwater Museum and the marine life in the coral reefs.

If you are already a certified diver, the appointment is at 1 pm Monday through Saturday, with $ 77 use ​​2 tanks each approximately 45 minutes during the first tank to enjoy the new underwater museum. Or if you prefer only 1 tank the appointment is on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays for only $ 54.

Jungle Tour Filled With Fun and Adventure!

Jungle Tour Cancun

The Jungle Tour in Cancun is one of the most exciting and fun activities you can do during your vacation in Cancun Mexico. Share this trilling adventure with your friends, family or partner.

This is a unique experience where you drive a speedboat for two through the mangroves in the lagoon Nichupte of Cancun then rich the ocean and dive on a unique coral reef.

The Jungle Adventure Tour in Cancun starts its journey out of a marina located on the side of the lake for a ride that only few can take! Imagine yourself driving at rapid speeds along the lagoon, exploring the channels of mangrove forests that make this lagoon Nichupté famous; Visit Punta Nizuc and at the bridge you will find the vast turquoise sea. Once in the Caribbean Sea, your still be running your speedboat to reach the second largest coral reef in the world where you will have 45 minutes to snorkel and swim among a great number of colorful fish.
The Jungle Tour is one of the most fun and popular activities in Cancun, we encouraged you to book now!

Do You Like Birds? Come visit CONTOY ISLAND on your trip to Cancun, Mexico

Contoy Island

Welcome to one of the most beautiful islands of the mexican caribbean and very close to Cancun. Contoy Island is located northeast of the Yucatan Peninsula, on one side we have the Gulf of Mexico and on other the Caribbean Sea.

The mixture of the cold waters of the Gulf and the warm waters of the Caribbean, helps the production of plankton that attracts large numbers of Sea Birds. Therefore, it has become the natural refuge of 151 species of birds. Contoy Island is a protected area, since turtles come to nest on its beaches. Contoy Island is a paradise very near to Cancun Quintana Roo, and its one of the many ecological tours that you can find in Cancun, but its certainly the most beautiful and preserved paradise.

As a natural reserve protected area, tourism is limited to 200 visitors a day, so only very few lucky ones have the opportunity to admire the beauty of the beautiful beaches of Contoy Island, and be amazed by the diversity of Birds that live in the island. If you go to Cancun or Isla Mujeres you can visit Contoy Island, its less than an hour by boat, you must book 3 days in advance and you can leave in the morning and return by the end of the afternoon.

Contoy Island is for demanding Tourism that want a different option away from crowds.