Cancun is everyone’s top destination in 2022, and most probably in 2023 too. As far as things to do in Cancun, there’s a lot to choose from. Cancun is home of the most amazing parties, water activities and the most exclusive resorts. If you were looking to add something extra to your Cancun experience, here it is, the best places to snorkel near Cancun. This day trip to one of the most unique places in the Riviera Maya will definitely make your vacation the most memorable.
1. Puerto Morelos
Great Mesoamerican Reef
Our number one place to snorkel near Cancun has to be the Puerto Morelos Reef. As part of the Great Mesoamerican Reef, the world’s second-largest reef system stretches along the coast of Mexico to Puerto Morelos. Experience the vibrant corals and rich marine life of this natural reserve. This National Park is known for following strict regulations to keep the area safe for humans but specially for all marine life.
The easier way to snorkel in Puerto Morelos Marine Park is by booking a tour in CancunSnorkeling. Dive in and discover the colorful ecosystems featuring many different soft and hard coral types. And if you’re lucky enough,, you might see various creatures from small sea slugs to rays, lemon sharks!
Rumor has it, that if you’re looking for a place to snorkel in the shore of Puerto Morelos’ beach, the best place to snorkel is the area between Hotel Amar Inn and Day & Night Beach Club. The water is shallow there, and its gradually covered with seagrass, making it a perfect place for some marine life to habit. But it doesn’t stop there, this is a perfect place to spot rays and turtles that often come to find food.
Wearing a life jacket is not a must if you stay in this area. You can rent fins and mask at the dive shops on the beach, but due to practical reasons we encourage you to bring your own snorkel set if you happen to have one.
Akumal beach is actually made up of several different coves along the coastline, including the Half Moon Bay and Yal-Ku Lagoon to the north. South of these is Akumal Bay, Jade Bay, and Aventuras Akumal.
Akumal Beach is divid