Cancun Snorkeling

Snorkeling in Cancun
Experience the magical underwater world of the Great Mesoamerican Reef with a Cancun snorkeling trip. Because of the shallow reefs Cancun snorkeling is the perfect alternative for those that are not so keen on scuba diving. You will still get to see the beauty of the reefs close up.

Snorkel trips in Cancun will astound you with the array of tropical fish you will encounter. Grouper fish who change their colour to match the background, flashing from spots to stripes to solid colours as they move from sand to coral are truly amazing to watch. The varieties of invertebrates turn this into an underwater kaleidoscope of colour with corals and sea anemones, jelly fish, octopus, crabs and lobsters.

Snorkeling in Punta Cancun
You can snorkel at Punta Cancun near the Dreams Cancun Hotel. You can find beautiful, brightly coloured parrotfish – some of these measuring up to 4ft! Usually you will see two or three colourful females following one male. Lucky him!

Snorkeling at El Garrafon National Park
El Garrafon National Park is situated on Isla Mujeres, just a short ferry ride away from Cancun. It is world famous for its amazing reef and colourful fish. You can arrange day trips to El Garrafon National Park through Aquatours or you can catch a ferry to Isla Mujeres and make your own way to the park….. read more

Snorkeling in Puerto Morelos
Snorkeling in Puertos Morelos is so popular because the reef is very close to the shore and this makes a natural barrier for the town. This keeps the waters really calm and shallow which make it ideal for snorkeling. Stringent environmental regulations have kept this part of the reef unspoilt. Only tour operators that adhere to the guidelines are allowed to offer snorkel trips here.

Snorkeling in and around Cancun is a delight for all the family with many places still free or inexpensive. There are many cenotes with crystal clear waters perfect for snorkelling. You could also opt for a day trip to Xel Ha or Isla Contoy or one of our other great Cancun snorkeling destinations with one of our experienced tour operators that will guarantee you an lunforgettable experience.

For information on excursions and tour operators for snorkeling in and around Cancun read more…