ISLA CONTOY BIRD SANCTUARY DAY TRIP
- Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Isla Mujeres, Q.Roo
- Product code: PYAE13
PLEASE KNOW: no sunscreen is allowed on the island and no smoking of any kind.
! Please make sure to pay the deposit to assure your spaces. Any inquiries without according deposit payment are not considered bookings.
Since 1961, Isla Contoy is protected by the Mexican government and was declared a national park in February 1998. The island is jointly run by the Isla Mujeres-based non-governmental organization, Amigos de Isla Contoy A.C. and the Secretary of Environment, Natural Resources and Fishing (SEMARNAT).
This is a day tour from 8:30 am to about 3:30 pm. The tour includes snorkelling, when weather conditions are good, snacks on the island (sweet bread and fruit), water, sodas, beers and lunch on Isla Mujeres on the way back. Lunch is normally at the Ice Bar but if it’s too crowded there is a second option.
Meeting 8:30 am at Velazquez (by Perla Negra).
It is best to have a light breakfast before leaving for the tour as there is no food until reaching Isla Contoy.
Snorkelling is usually at Boyado in Contoy or Libre but if the weather conditions are rough there will be snorkelling instead at Meco.
Travel time to Contoy is about 50 min. You will spend 3 hours on the island and then ride back for lunch at around 2.30 pm. Tour normally finishes at 3.30 pm.
There is also an optional free guided walking tour of the island. Roughly 30 min