Discover a birdwatching paradise during this day trip to Isla Contoy, an ecological reserve for nesting seabirds. Reached by speedboat, the Caribbean island features a beautiful swimming beach as well as nearby snorkeling on the barrier reef. After a beachside lunch, spend an hour of free time exploring Isla Mujeres. Round-trip hotel transport is provided by minivan from Cancun.
After hotel pickup and a transfer to the pier at Punta Sam, board a speedboat for Isla Contoy, a natural reserve for nesting seabirds in the Mexican Caribbean. En route, your guide makes a stop for 40 minutes of snorkeling on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef (if weather allows). Here you’ll find an array of colorful corals and tropical fish in the pristine waters.
Disembark at Isla Contoy for a guided tour of the ecological preserve and learn about some 140 bird species that inhabit the island. You have the option of a 30-minute hike, a visit to the local museum or a trip to a viewpoint to admire the natural landscape.
Sate your appetite with lunch on the sandy beach followed by some free time. Then speed away to neighboring Isla Mujeres where you will have one hour to stroll and shop before heading back to Cancun.