Is the Snorkeling Better in Cancun or Isla Mujeres, Mexico?

by Carrie Allison
(Kalamazoo, MI)

We are staying three days on Isla Mujeres and five days in Cancun, Mexico. We have a couple people in our party that are very excited about snorkeling. Is the snorkeling better on Isla Mujeres or in Cancun?

Thank you.

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Nov 19, 2019
I Recommend You Snorkel Isla Mujeres
by: Linda

We spent 2 weeks on Isla Mujeres a couple years ago in February. I am not sure what time of year you will be there, but it a bit windy for our visit.

We had some awesome snorkeling, but it was by boat. We used Ceviche Tours. There is a famous underwater snorkel garden. We did a drift snorkel and some other coral reef snorkels. Saw electric ray and a cool fish that walked along the bottom!

One side of island is rocky and would be interesting snorkeling if it weren’t so rough due to the time of year. The other side is sandy and calm with not a lot to see. There is a sea turtle farm too which is interesting to visit.

Isla Mujeres is very safe. We traveled by golf cart. The food was great too.

If you go in July you can swim with whale sharks.

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