Snorkeling in Cancun, Mexico

Swim in the home of more than 90 marine species

Included in your admission

The Mexican Caribbean is an ideal place to enjoy a snorkeling tour and do one of the favorite activities of many visitors. The Mesoamerican Reef System goes along the coast of Cancun and Riviera Maya and is home to many species of coral, fish, mollusks, and other varieties. snorkeling in Tulum is a great way to live an incomparable marine experience.

The best snorkeling in Cancun is at the Xel-Há inlet where more than 90 marine species, among which are angelfish, surgeons, stone bass, snappers, etc. inhabit It's also home to a family of stingrays and barracudas, besides being a sanctuary for the queen conch, a protected species in the region.

Your admission to Xel-Há Park includes unlimited snorkeling and the loan of equipment. It is time to put on your fins, adjust your visor and life jacket, and swim in the refreshing waters of the Xel-Há cove and do snorkeling in Tulum to admire the underwater life. Also, you can witness the thermocline and halocline phenomenon that takes place here, as the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea mix with the freshwater from underground rivers that flows into the inlet.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Ages: for the whole family.

About activity

Without a doubt, Cancun and Riviera Maya. Here you will find the second largest barrier reef in the world, Great Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, which extends for more than a thousand kilometers in the Caribbean Sea, allowing for a great diversity of marine life.
Yes! Cancun is part of the more than thousand kilometers of the Grat Pre-Hispanic Reef also called Mesoamerican Reef Barrier System, through which it extends. You can swim and snorkel in this beautiful and full of life place.
The best! The Mesoamerican Reef, the second-largest barrier reef system in the world is right in front of the Riviera Maya beaches, so there’s a wide variety of fish, stingrays, turtles, dolphins and more.
Plenty of fish and other species. Blue striped grunts, trumpetfish, angelfish, yellow goatfish, barracuda, turtles, stingrays, crabs, starfish, lobsters and more.
It’s a very similar experience. In both destinations you will find a wide variety of life to admire. It all depends on your proximity to one of the places to snorkel and the tour itself and what’s included.
Not at all. The water temperature in Cancun is of 78°F-80°F in the winter months to 82°F-84°F in the summer months so all year-round the water is just great to snorkel.
To snorkel in the surface while admiring the sea life beneath you, you don’t need any weight. There’s no reason to add weight since you will not be submerging.
If you are snorkeling in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Tulum of any other Mexican Caribbean destination, you’ll be warm all the time since the water is always at the right temperature.
Adults (12+ years):

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Children (5-11 years):

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Children from 0 to 4 years of age enter FREE.
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