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

Activity provider: Contoy Adventures

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

Activity provider: Contoy Adventures

From US$ 133.84 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 culture and heritage.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from your hotel south of Playa del Carmen, including Xcaret, Puerto Aventuras, Kantenah, and Tulum.
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.

 

Begin 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 light breakfast that includes sweet bread, fruit, cereal, coffee, and juice.

 

After breakfast and check-in, 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.

Then, try snorkeling with your guide before boarding the ship and heading to Contoy Island. In the event of bad weather, you will do the snorkeling activity on 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 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.

Next, enjoy a lunch of Pescado Tikinxic, a broiled fish with achiote and other local species as well as broiled chicken, rice, and salad, accompanied by your favorite drink with access to an open bar.

 

Finally, enjoy free time on the beach before boarding the boat and heading to Isla Mujeres. Visit the fishermen’s village or do some shopping, then head back to Cancun.

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

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Meeting point

Meet at 9:10 AM at Contoy Adventures Marina located inside Punta Sam Ferry Terminal.

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Important information

What to bring

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

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 179 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    4.1/5

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We had an incredible day.. the staff is super nice, always very caring with a real Mexican atmosphere! Ilsa contoy is an incredible island I recommend it 100%. Ilsa mujeres we only stayed there for an hour so we don't have a lot of time but it's nice too! What positives! The only small negative point is that the toilets of the boat were extremely dirty but really very dirty. Otherwise we had a great day!

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January 27, 2023

The transfer to and from the hotel/ferry port worked great. Everyone was on time (max. 5 minutes after the agreed time) Then we went to the ferry and to Isla Mujeres. Here you have an hour and, as with so many excursions, you end up in the shopping street. The 1 hour on site could be saved here. We then had problems and had to wait almost 1 hour until we took the ferry to Isla Contoy. The journey takes about 1.25 hours. But this island makes up for everything. She is the absolute dream. White sandy beach, palm trees, crystal clear water. You have time to swim, relax and see the wildlife (crabs, various lizards, birds, etc.) Lunch was okay. Afterwards you can do a small tour with a guide to the lagoon (be sure to take insect repellent with you). As it is a nature reserve, sunscreen is prohibited. So it would have been enough for us if the ferry went straight to Isla Contoy and left out Isla Mujeres.

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January 7, 2023

We had a great time. US Mujeres was very crowded but sitting on North beach made up for it. Isla Contoy was the highlight of the trip. We could have skipped Isla Mujeres and spent all our time there. Beautiful beach. The crew were excellent. They took care of everybody and had us all singing on the way home. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone.

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December 16, 2022

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