Swimming with Turtles- an Absolutely Brilliant Experience!

If you’re reading this post, it may be because you either aren’t the standard run-of-the-mill tourist or you’re a veteran of Cancun and Riviera Maya vacations. Either way, you want something different, right?

We’re going to share news about a set of thrills, deep in the Mayan jungles of the Riviera, that will give you something to remember forever, as you’ll have a full day of excitement and adrenalin, surrounded by the natural wonders of our area.

Get Ready for Snorkel Xtreme!

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The First and Ultimate Thrill! Snorkeling and Swimming with Turtles

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Strap on a mask, fins, vest and a new snorkel and take to the water with these beautiful creatures!

Start the day off at Turtle Bay, where you will enjoy the best ocean snorkeling while surrounded by amazing marine turtles.

 

Thrill #2: Rappelling

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He’s screaming from excitement, not because he’s afraid of heights. No, really…

We will then gear you up to rappel into the depths of the Mayan jungle. It’s totally safe and super fun!

 

Thrill #3: Zip Lines!

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Fly through the air with the greatest of ease…apparently the Eagle pose is a thing now…

Experience the thrill of flying over the jungle canopy in the fastest zip-line circuit in the region!

 

Thrill #4: Cenote Swim and Snorkel

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It really is like being in a whole new world in there…

Snorkel in the crystal-clear waters of a mystical Mayan Cenote with underground river while exploring astounding rock formations.

 

Your experience is capped off with a fantastic Mexican meal, as you and your friends and loved ones recall what an amazing time you had, and plan your return next time!

Contact us at Ecotourism-Cancun.com today to see how you and yours can have a once-in-a-lifetime experience like Snorkel Xtreme!


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Come to explore Sian Kaan the biosphere reserve in Mexico

Sian Kaan

Sian Kaan, Mayan word which means “place where the sky is born” was the first Biosphere Reserve established in Mexico. It is located south of the state of Quintana Roo, about 2 hrs away  from Cancun. Today is  a World´s Heritage Site declared by UNESCO, and is of high conservation priority for the people and government of Mexico. It is the third largest protected area of the country and is composed of 600.000 acres of tropical ecosystems that range from lowland forest, flooded savannas, mangroves and a portion of the second largest barrier reef in the world, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. The reserve is home to more than 800 species of plants and provides habitat for over 350 species of birds, as well as for the jaguar, puma, ocelot, howler and spider monkeys, crocodiles and many species of turtles. In addition, the Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka’an is home to 23 archaeological sites of pre-Columbian culture.
If you want to visit Sian Kaan, it’s best to come to the Riviera Maya or Tulum, were there are nice and green hotels.

Cozumel, Caribbean beauty

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Visit Cozumel

Cozumel, the largest inhabited island in Mexico, known worldwide for its magnificent coral reefs, is located in the Caribbean Sea, about fifty miles from Cancun and forms (with two inland enclaves Calica and Xel-Ha), one of the nine municipalities in the state of Quintana Roo.
Recognized internationally because Cozumel holds the second largest barrier reef in the world, Cozumel offers a wide range of water sports to practice as diving, sport fishing, snorkeling and kayaking. Chankanaab Park is one of the most visited parks of the island.

Most of the territory is undeveloped and the center of the island is covered by lush jungle and swampy lagoons and its the household of a hundred birds and mammals. At the southern end lies Punta Celerain and its historical lighthouse, as well as the Colombia Lagoon, home to numerous endemic species and other life forms in danger of extinction, such as sea turtles. 
 Also, on the island there are several archaeological Maya sites where, even today, you can feel the mysticism of the past. The peculiar contrast that forms the white coast, tropical vegetation and turquoise of the sea, added up with the hospitality of the people are an invitation for tourists to enjoy an unforgettable vacation.

Recommendations for diving in Cancun

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Diving in Cancun

Cancun is one of the major tourist destinations in terms of diving. For those who want to start in this fascinating activity, please keep in mind the following points:

– It is important before diving is done a diving course. It should be noted that the underwater environment is not our usual way. There are subjected to physiological changes and we must consider, in addition, the displacements are different from the usual. Adapting to this new medium is something that is achieved with practice open water swimming and guided by qualified instructors.

– To be a certified diver to do a course in one of the many agencies that exist. There are different levels of certification, from basic to advanced. The existing certification programs are very similar.

– Most certification agencies have minimum age to dive 12 years of age. At that age can be obtained age-appropriate certifications with restrictions.

– Physical requirements for diving in the Mexican Caribbean sports vary depending on location. For the basic level of any sport diver certification, you must be physically and mentally well, besides having a minimum of physical condition. As the diver seeks higher levels of certification are needed more fitness.

– Please note that before the dive you can not drink alcohol. Within the first 24 hours after diving, one should not travel by plane.

– Before diving should drink plenty of water to stay well hydrated and light breakfast. You should also sleep well enough before diving.

– Not everyone can dive. It is recommended that you practice with asthma, hypertension, epilepsy, pregnant women or people with respiratory problems.

Looking to take a diving lesson with a real immersion in the sea click here and book your place.

Discover the beauty beneath the Caribbean Sea

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Discover the natural beauty

Cancun is known worldwide as one of the best places for diving and snorkeling

All those wishing to discover the natural beauty offered by the depths of the Caribbean Sea can choose between diving in old cenotes along the magical coral reefs or also in the creeks and parks.

If you are not a certified diver you can join a beginners tour:

View Classes for Beginners Diving

The Great Mesoamerican Reef is the longest and most impressive reef formation in the Western Hemisphere. Its home to a wide variety of species of coral, molluscs, fish, sea turtles, sharks, dolphins and other striking sea creatures. A dream place for divers and snorkel lovers.

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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.