Una pequeña reserva natural de la costa de Cancún, Isla Contoy es un refugio para las aves marinas, las tortugas marinas y otras especies de animales, pero las visitas a la zona están estrictamente controladas para proteger su inmaculado ecosistema. Explore la Isla Contoy con un recorrido de día completo desde Cancún que incluye buceo de superficie, una visita guiada de la isla con un desayuno continental, almuerzo bufé, una barra libre y una visita turística a Isla Mujeres.
Comience con la recogida en su hotel de Cancún, viaje a la marina local, donde subirá a bordo de un barco hacia la Isla Contoy y tendrá un desayuno continental. Disfrute de las vistas a la costa del Caribe mientras se aleja de Cancún, conduciremos a un sitio que tiene 19 millas (30 km) al norte de Isla Mujeres.
Buceo de superficie en las aguas cristalinas sobre el arrecife Ixlaché, donde brillantes peces y corales crecen en la zona protegida. Haga una pausa para disfrutar de un almuerzo de pescado, pollo o ensalada, a continuación, explore la Isla Contoy con un guía. Cuatro especies de tortugas marinas anidan a lo largo del litoral, que ha sido protegido desde 1961: observe a la tortuga caguama, las tortugas verdes, carey y las tortugas laúd.
Aproximadamente 152 aves marinas utilizan la isla en sus migraciones anuales, entre ellas el cormorán de doble cresta y el pelícano pardo, y la isla está vigilada por los cocodrilos y las rayas. Solo 200 visitantes pueden ingresar a la isla de cada día, para asegurar de que se puede visitar Contoy sin alterar su importante ecosistema. Después de recorrer la Isla Contoy, continúe hasta Isla Mujeres, donde dispondrá de tiempo libre para pasear.
Empápese del sol del Caribe en el viaje de vuelta a Cancún y disfrute de bebidas ilimitadas en la barra libre, las bebidas están disponibles durante la segunda mitad de la excursión. La excursión termina con la vuelta a su hotel.
Opiniones del viajero en Viator
, dic 2017
This tour could have been purchased cheaper in Cancun than it cost to pre-book with Viator. Also, it was advertised as a hotel pickup and dropoff. We received an email good thing i was checking my emails a day prior telling us that we would need to find our own transportation down to the port. That was a 60 round trip by taxi. I will be expecting a refund from Viator. We were at the port promptly as requested at 9am, and a man greeted us and then left. By 9:30 or 10am, other people arrived, and they were divided into groups by the language they spoke. Our English guide, who was very nice, said our names weren't on the list, but not to worry, we might still get to go. At the very end, after everyone else had boarded, we were allowed on the boat and given the worst seats that were remaining with no back support. We were dropped off in choppy waters and told to snorkel. There was very little to see. Definitely not worth snorkeling there. Contoy Island was beautiful, and the luncheon was wonderful, even though i am vegan and didn't eat the fish or garlic bread. We were then taken to Isla Mujeres and had a brief amount of time to shop just long enough for my husband to get horribly ripped off - his fault. The ride back was fun with shots of tequila for all. I refrained since i'm not a big drinker. All the other people were driven back to their hotels in vans, but we had to beg a taxi driver to give us a ride back to our hotel, even though the taxi company was in the next parking lot.
We were picked up promptly at our hotel the day of the excursion and the van we rode in was comfortable. Driver didn't speak much English but gentleman that accompanied him was very personable. We got dropped off at the wrong marina at first but were quickly loaded back in the van and driven to Punta Sam. The restroom at this location ended up having an issue and water and sewerage was all over the floor.
I should have done a better job researching the kind of boat. It was not very comfortable and it was a rough day on the open sea. No one can help the condition of the water on any given day. The two guys on our boat didn't speak a whole lot of English but they were very polite and personable. Just one family of five on the boat besides us. After riding for quite a while, we stopped at the reef and went snorkeling. Didn't stay in the water an hour but saw quite a few fish. We were the first ones to arrive at Contoy so could claim a good spot in the shade. We waited a while and one of our group asked one of our crew about lunch and he told us ten minutes. He came back to get us because by now, there were at least 200 people that were on the island just milling around. We were taken to a pavilion and seated and were called table-by-table to the buffet of roasted fish, chicken, salad, rice and rolls and then sliced watermelon for dessert. Very good fare for lunch along with bottled water or canned soft drinks. Guys did a great job with the food.
Afterward, one of the other guides said he'd be taking a group on the 45 minute nature hike but it had gotten hot and sticky by then so we opted to go back to the beach to relax and wait for our departure.
Two recommendations: an upgraded boat and chairs on the beach. The water is beautiful. We enjoyed wading out and just sitting in the water to relax. Was no need to put on a snorkel mask as you could see the fish swimming right by you as you sat in the shallow water.