As a result, the reef and all its inhabitants – Queen Conch, brain coral, sea cucumbers, you name it – are in pristine condition.
Of course, no visit to Xcaret Park would be complete without snorkeling in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.
With an ethereal quality that’s almost impossible to put into words, the main drawcard at Cenote Cristalino is the diversity of activities.
Translating to ‘Blue Cenote’, Cenote Azul is unsurprisingly a popular spot for swimming, snorkeling, and general merriment.
Azul, Cristalino, and Kantun Chi, so you can certainly make a full day of it by checking out a couple back to back!
Add to that the fact that its soft white sands contrast brilliantly with the bright blue waters and you have a recipe for perfection.
If you’re already in Akumal, the lagoon is a pleasant 25-minute stroll across the backstreets of Half Moon Bay.
The centerpiece of Akumal, with its turtle-frequented shoreline and soft sands, Playa Akumal is unsurprisingly a hot topic among nature and animal-loving travelers.
Aktun Chen is located about 35 minutes drive south from Playa del Carmen (or an hour and 40 minutes from Cancun).
With all the food and drinks you could ever want included in the admission price, it makes for an excellent all-inclusive day trip from Cancun!
Don’t want to organize your own trip? Fortunately for us, day trips can be booked from Cancun.
Combine your visit with a stop at nearby Coba – an ancient Maya city boasting towering pyramids that you can still climb today
Certainly not the first place that comes to mind when most people research snorkeling in Cancun.
Straddling the shores of the Caribbean Sea, a name like Playa Paraiso – Paradise Beach – paints a certain mental image.
Choose from a bounty of guided tours available that will take you through the reserve’s highlights.