Isla Contoy National Park is located 30 km from Isla Mujeres in the Caribbean Sea. Isla Contoy has been a protected natural area since 1961 and was declared a national park in 1988. p>
Isla Contoy is the refuge of 152 seabirds, among the which are the frigates, cormorants, booby birds, herons, pelicans and It also has lagoons and mangroves. On the beaches of this beautiful and lonely island we can find hawksbill turtles, white turtles and loggerheads that come to lay their eggs every year.
Foto: Son of Groucho
The surrounding waters of Contoy are very rich in nutrients that serve as food for the seedlings that constitute the food base of more than 234 species of fish identified in the area, including the majestic whale sharks and manta rays that feed nearby. of its coasts.
In the Ixlaché beautiful species of corals, fish and organisms of great commercial value such as spiny lobster and queen conch abound.
The number of visitors to Isla Contoy is limited to 200 people per day, the tours leave from Puerto Juarez or Isla Mujeres and the transfer time lasts from 1 to 2 hours depending on the starting point and the weather.
Come and get to know this wonderful place in the Mexican Caribbean.