Isla Mujeres is a beautiful Caribbean island known for its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, its many water activities, and its variety of bars and restaurants. However, one of the island’s greatest natural attractions is the coral reefs whose beauty attracts tourists, divers, and snorkelers from all over the world.
¿What is a reef?
A reef is an underwater ecosystem composed of corals and other organisms that live together in symbiosis, meaning they benefit from each other. The corals provide a place for these organisms to live, feed and reproduce, and these in turn provide protection for the corals.
Isla Mujeres coral reef
Reefs are formed over a very long period, often hundreds or thousands of years. They start with small corals that accumulate in one area and join together to form a solid structure, over time, that structure grows, and that is when it becomes a reef.
The coral reef located in Isla Mujeres is part of the Mesoamerican reef, it starts at the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula and ends near the Bay Islands in Honduras and is the second largest in the world
How can I see the reef in Isla Mujeres?
The best way to admire the coral reef is snorkeling, you can visit an aquatic park or hire a boat that will take you on a tour with a guide to certain parts of the reef. If you want to do it independently and economically, you can make your tour from Playa Norte, but remember that you must know how to swim very well, and for your safety, wear your life jacket.
Book at Hotel Beló and enjoy a good rest after your adventure in the reef, we offer comfortable rooms with the amenities you need to make your stay a great experience
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