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Cenote Trail: Caves Visit and Bike Tour

1. Cenote Trail: Caves Visit and Bike Tour

Head out to discover the variety of caverns and caves that fill the Mayan forest. Cenotes were considered by the ancients as portals into the underworld, allowing us entry into another realm of the earth. You will ride through a quiet forested road to explore 3 different cenotes. Explore the wonderful Grand Cenote just as it opens, avoiding the crowds of tourists, followed by a delicious brunch in the forest, located in a beautiful environment along a jungle trail. This leads us to other cenotes where you can swim, snorkel, and jump in crystal clear sinkholes and underground rivers, while learning about the prehistoric past of the Yucatan peninsula on this great bike tour from Tulum. Surrounded by lush vegetation, you will enjoy riding a quiet jungle path surrounded by the sounds and colors of nature.

Cozumel: Snorkel By Catamaran, El Cielo Bay And Beach

2. Cozumel: Snorkel By Catamaran, El Cielo Bay And Beach

The tour begins with a scenic cruise sailing along the coastline as your snorkeling Catamaran is on its way to a Cozumel Reef system for drift snorkeling. Then the helm is set to the most secluded treasure in Cozumel, El Cielo Bay, a heaven on earth paradise, sanctuary for starfish and other protected species. Receive snorkeling instruction and gear and then follow your PADI certified guide for drift snorkeling over famous Palancar Reef. You will discover an infinite array of colors and forms of exuberant marine life. Then owe at El Cielo named after the incredible blue and starfish. After the adventure, you will enjoy a satisfying lunch at one of Cozumel´s most relaxing and beautiful beaches. Then it is up to you, take a splash into the ocean, or engage in any of the services and attractions included. Later on, it´s time to navigate back to the pier for you to return to the comfort of your stay after a memorable day.

Cancun: Isla Mujeres Catamaran Sailing Tour with Snorkel

3. Cancun: Isla Mujeres Catamaran Sailing Tour with Snorkel

Hop aboard a catamaran bound for Isla Mujeres, a picturesque island off the coast of Cancun known for its gorgeous beaches and snorkeling. After departing from the port, stop to snorkel at a plentiful coral reef. Your onboard guides will provide you with all the necessary equipment and show you the best spots on the reef. Set sail once more for Isla Mujeres to enjoy the soft white sand of Playa Norte beach, lined with palm trees and washed by the blue turquoise sea. After relaxing in the sun, head to the traditional downtown area of Isla Mujeres, a favorite of the locals. Stroll down the picturesque and friendly streets, rent a golf car, or buy a fun souvenir to remember your trip to paradise.

From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Mujeres Day Trip

4. From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Mujeres Day Trip

Explore Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres on a day trip from Cancun or Riviera Maya. Experience rich cultural heritage and history, have fun snorkeling, relax on beautiful beaches, and enjoy a delicious lunch. The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in the Cancun area, passing through Playa del Carmen, and arriving at the new private marina, located at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal. Benefit from fast check-in and enjoy a continental breakfast that includes sweet bread, fruit, cereal, coffee, and juice. At 9:45 AM after breakfast and check-in, you will board the boat and head toward the Ixlache Reef. The reef is located off the coast of Contoy and right at the beginning of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second-largest reef system in the world. Snorkeling gear is included and you will be accompanied by a bilingual guide. This activity will last around 45 minutes. After snorkeling, board the ship and head to Contoy Island. In the event of bad weather, you will do the snorkeling activity at the island in the safety of its shallow waters.  Disembark on Contoy Island and have the chance to sightsee with a guide and visit the museum, observatory, and the lagoon. Go to the dunes and learn about the flora and fauna species of the island. Alternatively, choose to relax on the beautiful beach or do some more snorkeling in the Caleta area. At lunchtime enjoy Pescado Tikinxic, a broiled fish with achiote and other local species as well as broiled chicken, rice, salad, accompanied with your favorite drink. Once lunch is over, have more free time on the beach. Board the boat and head to Isla Mujeres, where there will be free time to visit the fishermen’s village or do some shopping. After Isla Mujeres, head back to Cancun, arriving at the marina at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal around 6:00 PM.

El Cielo and Palancar: Snorkelling with Open-Bar and Ceviche

5. El Cielo and Palancar: Snorkelling with Open-Bar and Ceviche

Board the boat or 45 ft yacht (if available) at 12 pm to sail the coast until arrival at Palancar reef. Meet with friendly staff and be provided with all the necessary snorkel equipment and lifejackets to safely enjoy one of the most beautiful sites in the Caribbean. Marvel at the corals and colorful marine life at Palancar Reef, known for its corals, rays, sponges, sea turtles, and tropical fish. See a dreamlike view of the ocean floor at El Cielo, known for its basket stars and sea stars. Snorkel the shallow clear waters of El Cielo, before returning to the boat and traveling to El Cielito beach to relax with a drink, ceviche, and fruit. Arrival back at the port between 4 and 4:30 pm.

Cancun: Jungle Tour Adventure with Speedboat and Snorkeling

6. Cancun: Jungle Tour Adventure with Speedboat and Snorkeling

Explore the colorful marine life and clear blue waters of the Cancun jungle on this guided water adventure. Get your adrenaline pumping on a speedboat ride around Nichupte Lagoon, and slow the pace down with peaceful snorkeling over the underwater statues at the Punta Nizuc coral reef. Get fitted with a lifejacket and snorkeling equipment at the marina before learning how to operate the speedboat safely. Board your two-seater speedboat to explore the Nichupté Lagoon, which is rich in mangrove vegetation. Navigate through the mangrove jungle as your guide points out the most interesting fauna and flora to ensure that you discover all this unique area has to offer. After around 35 minutes, arrive at the Mayan Coral Reef at Punta Nizuc. See some of the Musa statues that form an underwater museum, where you will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel. After 30 minutes, return your speedboat to the marina.

Full-Day Sail in Luxurious Catamaran to Isla Mujeres

7. Full-Day Sail in Luxurious Catamaran to Isla Mujeres

Sail on the gorgeous Caribbean Sea to Isla Mujeres in a 45-foot catamaran with an open bar on this tour from Cancun. Uncover the underwater world with a snorkeling stop and visit Playa Norte beach. Savor authentic Mexican food with a buffet lunch at a beach club. Depart from Cancún and sail to Mujeres island. Soak up some sun with a drink from the open bar as you cruise along. Snorkel above the world’s second-largest coral reef. Admire its incomparable biodiversity, colorful marine life, and vibrant coral formations.  Stop at Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres, where you can relax on the soft sand and swim in the turquoise waters. Head to a beach club for a delicious Mexican buffet. After lunch take advantage of amenities like lounge chairs, kayaks, swings, and paddleboards.  Finish your adventure back aboard the catamaran which will release its spinnaker sail as you travel back to Cancún in the light of the setting sun.

Cancun: Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour with Lunch and Open Bar

8. Cancun: Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour with Lunch and Open Bar

Cruise from Cancun to Isla Mujeres aboard a catamaran. Relax on a picturesque beach and snorkel in tropical waters. Sip on drinks from the open bar. Taste local flavors with the option to select a tour that includes lunch buffet, or pick a tour that includes hotel transfers. Enjoy the views as you cruise along the sea, stopping at a coral reef park along the way for an hour of snorkeling. Swim in the crystal-clear waters while admiring beautiful coral formations, tropical fish, and other fascinating creatures of the sea. Your guide will sprinkle fish food into the water so that you’re surrounded by schools of colorful exotic fish. After snorkeling, head to the beach where you can relax and take in sweeping ocean views while savoring a delicious lunch buffet. Relax under palm trees with your favorite drink and marvel at the beauty of your surroundings.

Akumal Bay: Cenotes And Snorkeling with Turtles

9. Akumal Bay: Cenotes And Snorkeling with Turtles

Uncover a rich and biodiverse world beneath the waves on this guided snorkeling day trip in Akumal Bay. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off from locations Riviera Maya, Cancun, and Tulum. Stay hydrated during your tour with the included bottle of water.  Start with pickup from your doorstep and travel to Akumal Bay in a climate-controlled van. Be equipped with high-quality snorkeling gear and begin your swim along the beach as you search for 3 different turtle species.  Expereince an hour of swimming alongside these majestic animals in their natural habitat. Feel the warm waters of the bay and spot other marine life as you admire the vibrant colors of various coral species.   Head to 2 different naturally-formed cenotes that are located amid a tropical rainforest. Take a leisurely guided walk through the huge caverns and observe fantastic rock formations that date back millions of years. Keep an eye out for local wildlife like bright birds.  Swim in the crystal clear blue waters of these unique cenotes and relax amongst the thousands of white stalactites and stalagmites that surround you at every turn. Return to your accommodation by van at the end of your cenote adventure. 

Cancun: Hip Hop Sessions Party Boat Cruise

10. Cancun: Hip Hop Sessions Party Boat Cruise

Depart Cancun for a fun-filled experience onboard a hip hop and R&B party boat. Embark on a voyage that includes all-you-can-drink liquor, beer, and soda, snorkeling, a stop for swimming, and an onboard DJ. The guest DJ will welcome you onboard with magnificent beats, so you can enjoy the ride through to an area with some of the most beautiful water in the world. Dive in for snorkeling and swimming. Enjoy snacks, drinks, and even champagne showers while on board. Party until sunset and then enjoy the ride back to the starting point where the party is just beginning in Cancun.

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What people are saying about Quintana Roo

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 959 reviews

Magical is the right word for this tour! We visited 5 cenotes, all of which were just incredible. Some are completely open; some cavernous, some half/half. The grounds and facilities are pristine; staff friendly and welcoming - including our guide, Valentino. He gave us great information on how cenotes are formed, the different types, and pointed out interesting things during our walk through the jungle to reach each one - like the native "chewing gum" trees. The walk is easy - my husband & I did it in flip-flops, although we did see others wearing water shoes or sneakers. I really like the format of this tour. It starts with a guided walk & introduction to each one, then you reach the 5th cenote which is entirely private for just your group (in our case it was just us and 1 other couple). After, the guided part is over and you can hop around to any of the other cenotes, as well as enjoy included lunch, at your leisure.

Woww De verdad, este cenote se ha convertido en mi favorito =) Un cenote en donde no esta super lleno de turistas, esta super limpio, muy bien organizado, excelente restaurant con buena comida, un staff bilingue muy amigable, y el echo de que con un boleto puedas visitar 5 cenotes a la vez esta padrisimo. Tiene varios lugares para descanzar, tomar increbles fotos, varios baños accesibles, kayaks, tours guidaos con gente muy ptofessional, etc. Yo vivo aqui y he visitado varios cenotes y te puedo decir que este es mi favorito y muy cerca de Playa del Carmen. Cenote Kantun Chi sera el cenote que mas recomendare a todos mis amigos y familia que visiten. Regresaremos muy pronto! =)

Really great trip and good value for money, can’t fault the tour guides. Made the trip funny and also comfortable highly recommended.

Very good guide, he helped us all the time and was on the lookout, excellent price-quality, exceeded expectations

We had a great time, everyone there was amazing, easy going and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended!