Snorkeling in the Riviera Maya

Snorkeling tour in the Riviera Maya

A snorkeling tour in the Riviera Maya is your invitation to explore three unique aquatic ecosystems and discover an array of fascinating marine life. Snorkeling in the Riviera Maya goes beyond the reef, exploring the amazing coves, lagoons and hidden freshwater cenotes with your mask and tube is a totally different kind of underwater adventure.

Your snorkeling tour in the Riviera Maya is led by a friendly, expert guide who will make sure that you have all the equipment you need and will instruct you on how to snorkel in each of the three unique locations First stop is an ocean cove with a wide variety of marine life, tropical fish everywhere, and if you are lucky you may spot a sea turtle or stingray.

After your Riviera Maya snorkel in the lagoon, you will head into the jungle to discover two different types of cenotes. These natural limestone sinkholes are filled with mineral-rich waters and are considered sacred to the Maya people. The perfect jungle oasis for a cenote snorkel experience.

Book this Riviera Maya snorkeling tour to three aquatic ecosystems today!

Itinerary

Pickup at hotel
Transfer to natural cove
20 min. The guide gives a welcome briefing, explains what the activity consists of and shows the species of fish found in the area
Delivery of snorkeling equipment, explanation for its correct use and safety of the participants
Time to change and use the bathrooms if necessary
90 min. Guided tour in natural cove. In this site the guide takes the participants through the area where the marine biodiversity is found
10 minutes. Refreshing drinks are offered to continue the tour
30 min. Transfer from the natural cove to the cave in Aktún
20 min. The guide gives a briefing on how caves are formed and the importance of caring for them
20 min. Refreshing cavern swim with a guided tour inside it
5 min. Transfer from the cavern to the open cenote in the same park
15 min. The guide gives a briefing of the activities in the open cenote
45 min. Free time to visit the cenote
45 min. Buffet-style regional food: grilled chicken, cochinita pibil, sautéed vegetables, mashed potatoes, guacamole, beans, rice, pasta, salad bar, tortilla chips, tortillas, sauces, dressings and sugar churros
Drinks: purified water, flavored waters and coffee
Transfer back to the hotel

Operations Dates

Monday to Saturday

Duration

Approximately 5 hours

Includes

Transportation in an air-conditioned van
Bilingual guide
Private access to natural cove
Private access to the open cenote and cavern
Snorkeling equipment: new tube, life jacket, masks (prescription on request) and fins (in natural cove)
Lockers, bathrooms, showers and dressing rooms
Flavored drinks and purified water
Regional buffet-style food
Insurance for medical expenses and taxes

Not includes

Optional programs (swim with dolphins, among others)
Tips.
Photo package

Recommendations

Bring for the tour:
Comfortable clothes and shoes
Sunglasses
Hat
Swimwear
Additional t-shirt
Towel
Biodegradable sunscreen
Biodegradable repellent
Cash (photos, souvenirs and tips)

Restrictions

Prescription masks available (upon request)
This program is not recommended for people suffering from severe physical / motor problems, heart problems
People under the influence of alcohol or any narcotic will not be able to participate in this tour

Extra information

Available for infants? Infants No.
Recomended for children? Yes
Includes transportation? Yes
Are there physical restrictions? You must know how to swim
Recommended for pregnant women? No
Languages: English/Spanish
Season: All year

Note

The order of activities may vary depending on the operation of the day

Keeping you safe during COVID-19

All safety and hygiene protocols are correctly applied in all our tours and activities.
What you can expect during your visit?
• Face masks required for travelers in public areas
• Face masks required for guides in public areas
• Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
• Social distancing enforced throughout experience
• Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
• Gear/equipment sanitized between use
• Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
• Guides required to regularly wash hands
• Regular temperature checks for staff
• Temperature checks for travelers upon arriva

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