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

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

From £81.48 per person

Enjoy the beautiful and uninhabited Contoy Island on this day-trip from the Cancun or Riviera Maya area. Visit Isla Mujeres' beautiful downtown area, which is rich with cultural heritage and historic significance. Transport and lunch are included.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Your hotel in Riviera Maya South
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Snorkel at the Ixlache Reef, part of the second-largest reef system in the world
  • Experience the peace and tranquility of Contoy Island
  • Visit Isla Mujeres beautiful downtown area, which is rich with cultural heritage
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation from your hotel in Cancun, Riviera Maya or Playa del Carmen (depending on option selected)
  • Continental breakfast
  • Snorkeling gear
  • 45 minutes of snorkeling at Ixlache Reef
  • Certified bilingual guides
  • Contoy Island tour
  • Lunch
  • Open bar (water, soft drinks, beer, and cocktails)
  • Isla Mujeres downtown visit
  • Federal dock fee (US$15 per person to be paid in cash at the check-in)
  • Gratuities
  • US$20 per person for roundtrip transportation from Tulum and Akumal
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Towel
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Hat
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5

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Everything was excellent. I can recommend. The team was very attentive and the tour was professionally organized. The stop over in Isla Mujeres was maybe a little unnecessary, we had very little time (1 hour) and there was no program to follow. Many people didn't know where to go or what to do.

27 December 2021

Simply a must! After initial skepticism when boarding the boat and leading into a Black Diamond shop on Isla Mujeres, all expectations were exceeded at the latest afterwards and it was a day that will be remembered for the rest of your life. The island of Contoy was gorgeous and there were hardly any tourists on the island. Lunch was very good and finally something local after the rest in Cancun was influenced by American standards. On the drive to the island a turtle could be seen and on the island next to the beach, which could also be a wallpaper on Google, many wild animals such as crabs and lizards were right around us at lunch. On the way back, the guides offered some animation in addition to free beer. Recommended to everyone and at least as much a must on the trip as Chichen Itza.

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27 November 2021

I do not recommend it from Bahia Principe or similar in km, it is 2 hours to Cancun, then a boat to Isla Mujeres to be only one hour, then 1.5 to Contoy to be 2 hours including food and another 3.5 or 4 hours back to the hotel. It's a beating for spending so little time in Contoy, I think that from Cancun it would be much better. In addition, the driver of the minibus ran a lot on very complicated roads, full of potholes, junctions and cars. Although the island of Contoy is beautiful and the guides are super professional and attentive.

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21 November 2021

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