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This untouched natural wonder is just a few miles off the coast of Isla Mujeres. It is a Nature and Marine Bird Reserve


08:30am - 3:30pm

Age Restrictions

No restrictions

Group _ Solo _ Families

Solo | Groups | Families

$119 per person | Babies Free


Isla Contoy is a virgin island considered a nature and bird sanctuary. You can enjoy its beaches and crystal clear water, have lunch, and snorkel (if weather conditions allow it). There is also the option of a free guided walking tour of the island.

This tour takes you to the small uninhabited island northeast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. This untouched natural wonder is just a few miles off the coast of Isla Mujeres.  

Since 1961, the Mexican government has protected Isla Contoy, which 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).

The tour runs from 8:30 a.m. to about 3:30 p.m. When weather conditions are good, snorkeling, snacks on the island (sweet bread and fruit), water, sodas, and beers are included, as is 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.

PLEASE KNOW: No sunscreen is allowed on the island, and no smoking of any kind.  


Meeting Time 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.

Snorkeling is usually at Boyado in Contoy or Libre, but if the weather conditions are rough, it will be at Meco instead. At times, snorkeling may be canceled due to the weather.


Travel time to Contoy is about 50 minutes. You will spend 3 hours on the island and then ride back for lunch at around 2.30 pm. There is also an optional free 2-hour guided walking tour of the island, which takes roughly 30 minutes. Then, you will be given one hour to explore the site on your own. The tour normally finishes at 3.30 pm.


​Bring comfortable footwear and suitable clothing for exploring the island in the sun. Also, have your camera at ready, as you will have the opportunity to see many beautiful and exotic animals during your tour.


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