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.
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:
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!
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!