Discover Isla Contoy — a tiny island that’s also a nature reserve — and Isla Mujeres on this full-day, all-inclusive tour from Playa del Carmen. Unlike many all-inclusive tours that are large, this tour is limited to just 15 people. Enjoy a guided tour of the national park at Isla Contoy, before swimming and snorkeling around the island. Engage in some retail therapy on Isla Mujeres and soak up views of the sunset on the return boat ride. Breakfast, lunch under a thatched 'palapa,' and transport are included.
Day tour to Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres
Learn about the nature reserve of Isla Contoy on a guided tour
Snorkel around Isla Contoy
Enjoy shopping in the downtown of Isla Mujeres
Sit down under a palapa for a delicious buffet lunch
Round-trip transport from Playa del Carmen hotels included
After morning pickup from your Riviera Maya hotel, travel with your group to the marina. En route, enjoy a light breakfast before stepping aboard a boat that speeds you to Isla Contoy.
Upon arrival, start a guided visit to the protected natural reserve. Then it’s time to enjoy the island at your own pace. With a life vest on, use the provided snorkeling gear and set off to explore the water near the shore or by the reef.
After you've worked up an appetite, settle down under a traditional palapa for a lunch buffet (beverages include soda, beer, and water).
Next, it’s off to Isla Mujeres to find those perfect souvenirs. Back aboard your boat, relax and watch the sun set. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel in the early evening.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Worst excursion ever
, Jul 2019
Despite that the islands were absolutely stunning, this was the worst excursion during our holiday in Mexico.
First of all, the drive from Playa del Carmen to Cancun was more than 2 hours, which is normally only 1 hour.
"Unlike many all-inclusive tours that are large, this tour is limited to just 15 people. ", says the excursion explanation. Weird then, that when we arrive at the marina we get dropped on a loud party boat with more than 50 people. It was horrible.
Also the check-in at the marina (were we had to pay a lot of extra taxes) was very chaotic. There were so many people, it was really loud and they gave us no clear directions.
There were mostly spanish speaking people, so the guide came to the few English speaking people a few times to translate things, but he didn't told us as much than the Spanish guide.
The lunch was very unhygienic: the food was already cut 2 hours before and was standing on the boat, uncooled.
Isla Contoy was really pretty, but you spend way to many time over there while you only get one hour on isla Mujeres. Isla Contoy is beautiful but it is just the beach, on isla mujeres you got beach, shops, bars, ... so many things to do but no time for it.
Also my friend is a smoker but she couldn't smoke from boarding in Cancun until we we arrived at Isla Mujeres (because it is forbidden on the boat and isla contoy). Too sad we specially bought biodegradable sunscreen and still got sunburned because even this ons was not allowed. Last thing that the overview says is: "Back aboard your boat, relax and watch the sun set. " which we didn't see because it was too early for a sunset.
So our advise: don't book this trip unless you love overcrowded and loud partyboats.
Great Service and a fun trip but this trip was not as advertised as far as the number of people on the boat. The advertisement says it is intimate and limited to 15 people but we actually were on a large boat with 45-50 people. That being said my wife and I had a great time. Isla Contoy is amazing and the crew was a ton of fun.