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How to get Isla Contoy Mexico?

The time to get Isla Contoy Mexico, is located 30 km from the Isla Mujeres and measures 9 km long and an average width of 500 meters. It is the smallest island in Mexico. Isla Contoy Tour is one of the most successful tours today, as it is a tour focused on caring for the ecosystem and the environment. Such a necessary topic in the world.

How to get to Isla Contoy?

Isla Contoy Mexico is a small island near Isla Mujeres, the only way to get there is by sea. The best way to get to Isla Contoy is to take a tour to visit it. Therefore since it is a natural reserve, sanctuary for birds and marine fauna. You need a special permit to visit it. It can only be visited during the day and for a few hours, until 5 pm.

Permissions to Visit the island

If you prefer to rent a private boat to go to Isla Contoy. First you will have to process the pertinent permit at the offices of the secretariat of the environment for the number of people who plan to visit the nature reserve.

There are very few operators authorized to visit the island, only 200 visitors are allowed per day. The island is restricted even for the local population, which makes access to this nature reserve difficult and limited. So it is much easier to get access to this island through an authorized tourist provider.

Isla Contoy Hotels

There are no hotels in Isla Contoy, the closest you can find to stay is Isla Mujeres. There is no way to spend the night on the island. Even if you want to spend the night at sea on a yacht, you will have to anchor at a regulatory distance to prevent noise from disturbing bird species and terrestrial fauna. It is such a quiet sanctuary that sea turtles, stingrays and other species begin to arrive at 7pm that seek a refuge to spend the night peacefully.

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The Nature Reserve

It is for this reason that many want to visit Isla Contoy Cancun, because it is an experience where time stops and the hand of man only intervenes to protect it. You cannot leave anything on the Island, you can only leave your footprints. If you can hear. It’s impressive that the sounds that are heard are those of the birds and the waves of the sea.

If you are patient and respectful, you will be able to approach the animals, since they are in their natural environment and they get used to the fact that people who visit the island do not harm them. It is totally forbidden to feed any animal.

From Isla Mujeres to Contoy

The transportation from Isla Mujeres to Isla Contoy by boat it takes less than 30 minutes. Before arriving to the island. You can snorkel and enjoy a coral reef, where there is a sunken ship with multicolored fish. Really a natural wonder!

Standing on Isla Contoy gives you the feeling that you are at the tip of the Mexican Republic and that the explorers were the first thing they saw before reaching Isla Mujeres or Quintana Roo.
This tour or excursion is really highly recommended for nature and ecotourism lovers. Enthusiasts who want to discover places that remain as they were hundreds of years ago.

Isla Contoy Tour must be booked well in advance, to get space and there are only two tour operator companies authorized to visit this island with tourists, which you can find here at MyCancunTours

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We invite you to read the complete document of the Isla Contoy National Park Management Program