Swimming with Whale Sharks

When you think of Cancun you think of parties and spring break, but Cancun is one of the closest places to the US that you can go to swim with whale sharks, and you don’t even have to learn how to scuba dive! It’s perfect for a babymoon because it’s one of those things that you can’t take the kids to until they’re old enough to be good swimmers. I’m focusing on Isla Mujeres because it’s outside of the Cancun that everyone thinks of but still easy to get to.

Contoy Island Ecological Park/ Zonaturistica

There are several all-inclusive resorts and hotels to choose from ranging from couples only to family oriented. And several Airbnbs to choose from as well, including this gem:

The Seashell House~ Casa Caracol/ Airbnb

The Seashell House ~ Casa Caracol

Once you decide how much you want to spend on accommodations, and what you want that to include, you can focus on the things to do. There are so many options:

-Snorkeling at Parque Garrafon or several other areas around the island

-Snorkling or Diving at the the Musa Museo Subacuatico de Arte, an underwater sculpture garden

-Exploring Isla Contoy (most excursions come with lunch and a snorkeling stop)

-Ziplining through Garrafon Ecological Park

-Visiting Tortugranja the Turtle Farm

-Explore the ruins of the home of Pirate Mundaca at Casa Mundaca

-Shopping in Cancun or in Centro

-Swimming with dolphins or sea turtles

-Just laying on the beach soaking up the sun

-Or the reason why you clicked on this page:

Swimming with Whale Sharks!

Swimming with Whale Shark/ Lonely Planet

The whale sharks come around and feed off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula from mid May to Mid September every year. There’s even a Whale Shark Festival in July: Whale Shark Festival

There are several different companies where you can book a tour for around $150 a person. One company that is very well recommended is Ceviche Tours: Ceviche tours

If you have ever swum with whale sharks, please leave a comment below!

 

Sources:

https://www.zonaturistica.com/en/tourist-attractions-in/432/isla-mujeres-quintana-roo.html

http://www.islamujeres.info/

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g150810-Activities-Isla_Mujeres_Yucatan_Peninsula.html

Behind the Traveler

I want to say thank you to those who have searched on google and decided to click on my page, and congratulations! If you’re researching babymoons, you’ve either decided to have a baby, you’re already pregnant, or you know someone who is and have decided they need to get out of the house and live while they still can, as I felt before our first kid.

To introduce myself, my husband and I have a two year old daughter and one due in September 2016, two dogs, and two cats. We also have wonderful friends and supportive family who think we’re insane for dragging the whole circus around on adventures in our Chevy Malibu.

This blog is to provide some ideas, some tips, and some itineraries for people who want to travel before or after their little one. I’m going to stay away from the night scenes because it’s hard to go out all night when you can’t drink like you used to and you fall asleep at 9p, and provide options for those who want rest and relaxation or adventure.

But mostly, one of my great loves is traveling and planning. Unfortunately, I haven’t traveled much as I’d have liked to, but both with and without the kids, my husband and I have had some pretty cool adventures. I will share all the positives, negatives, things we’ve learned, and I’ll be real and truthful throughout it all so hopefully you will learn from our mistakes.