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Discover Isla Contoy, an incredible paradise

If you’re planning a trip to Playa Mujeres, make sure to carve out some time to visit the stunning Isla Contoy, a pristine island paradise located just a short boat ride away from the shore. Isla Contoy is a protected national park, known for its breathtaking natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and crystal-clear waters. It is convenient to reach Isla Contoy by availing the services of the V&V Marina, which provides a variety of upscale marine services, such as renting luxurious yachts, arranging deep-sea fishing expeditions, and more. Here are some top things to do and see during your tour to Isla Contoy:

Explore the Island’s Beaches

Isla Contoy boasts some of the most pristine beaches in the region, with powdery white sands and turquoise waters that are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. You can stroll along the shoreline, relax in a hammock under the swaying palm trees, or take a refreshing dip in the calm, shallow waters.

Snorkel and Dive in the Coral Reefs

Isla Contoy is located near the Great Mesoamerican Reef, the second-largest barrier reef in the world. Snorkeling and diving in the vibrant coral reefs surrounding the island are must-do activities. You can discover a world of colorful fish, sea turtles, and other marine life as you explore the underwater wonders of this protected area.


Isla Contoy is a haven for birdwatchers, as it is home to over 150 species of birds, including frigatebirds, pelicans, and herons. You can take a guided tour with a knowledgeable naturalist guide who can help you spot and learn about the different bird species that inhabit the island.

Learn about Conservation Efforts

Isla Contoy is a protected national park, and the island is managed by the Mexican government and local conservation organizations. You can learn about the conservation efforts being undertaken to protect the island’s fragile ecosystems, including the coral reefs, nesting sites for sea turtles, and the island’s delicate balance of flora and fauna.

Enjoy a Picnic and Relax in the Natural Beauty

Isla Contoy is an idyllic spot for a peaceful picnic surrounded by nature. You can pack a delicious lunch, find a shaded spot with a breathtaking view, and simply soak in the tranquil beauty of the island. Be sure to practice responsible tourism and leave no trace behind to help preserve the pristine condition of this protected area.

Take a Guided Tour

To make the most of your visit to Isla Contoy, consider taking a guided tour. Many tour operators offer guided trips to the island, providing you with valuable insights about the island’s history, ecology, and wildlife.

Isla Contoy is a natural gem that offers a unique and unspoiled experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. So, if you’re staying in Playa Mujeres, be sure to include a trip to Isla Contoy in your itinerary for an unforgettable island adventure!

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