Isla Contoy National Park is a quiet island paradise. Hike the island’s scenic trails, relax on its secluded beaches, and swim with tropical fish along its vibrant coral reef on this Isla Contoy day trip. Take a break from the pools, crowds, and piña coladas to discover Mexico’s abundant beauty and rich natural heritage
On this Isla Contoy day trip, discover a hidden gem of Mexico’s coast, located where the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean meet the deep blue hues of the Gulf. Only 5 miles (9 km) long and 1,00 feet (300 m) wide, Isla Contoy is a quiet island paradise. Declared a National Park in 1998, the small, uninhabited island is home to abundant flora and fauna, and its shallow surrounding waters boast spectacular coral reefs and tropical fish.
Hike Isla Contoy’s scenic trails, relax on its secluded beaches, swim with tropical fish along a vibrant coral reef, and more on this Isla Contoy day trip. Take a break from the crowds and piña coladas to discover Mexico’s abundant beauty and rich natural heritage
Start/End Location: Hotel pick-up/drop off from Tulum, Playa del Carman, & Cancun
Destination: Isla Contoy National Park
Availability: Daily, year-round
Begin your Isla Contoy day trip with hotel pick-up and transfer to the Cancun Marina. Enjoy breakfast at the marina, then depart at around 9:00 am for a 40 minute speedboat ride to the island. Begin your day in the island’s shallow waters, at Isla Contoy National Park reef. Here, snorkel along protected coral reefs and admire the abundant marine life that thrives here.
After your guided snorkel, continue to the island itself. Upon arrival, stop in at the small Natural History Museum to discover the fascinating biology of the island, identify native flora and fauna, and learn about the history of the national park.
Then, enjoy an guided hike into the island’s spectacular landscape. Take photos at scenic view points, encounter abundant bird species, and visit the island’s lagoon.
In the afternoon, enjoy lunch served on the beach — including tikin xic fish, grilled chicken and rice, fresh vegetables, fruit, tortillas, bottled water, and soda and/or beer. After lunch, relax on the pristine beach, where you’ll have the opportunity to swim and sunbathe.
End the day with a quick trip to the nearby Isla Mujeres, where you’ll have an hour to shop in the scenic downtown and enjoy the view. Return to the mainland by 16:30 pm.
*Vegetarian options available upon request. Contact us in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org with regards to dietary requests and restrictions.
The boat ride to Isla Contoy is bumpy and may cause seasickness. Seasickness pills will be offered before your trip, and your captain will try to ensure the smoothest ride possible.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.