Isla Mujeres is known for his warm waters rich in nutrients, which makes it the perfect place to see whale shark sightings, so if you want to meet them, do not miss this incredible opportunity to swim with this amazing animal on the beautiful coasts of Isla Mujeres.
Whale or Shark?
The term “shark” due to the fact that these animals are considered part of the shark family and the term “whale” refers to the majesty and greatness of this animal that can measure up to 12 meters long, which makes it the largest fish on the planet today.
It is important to mention that this animal is known to be totally harmless and calm, so you should not be afraid of it, because it does not usually get bothered by the presence of strangers in the water, so you can swim peacefully with them.
The whale shark feeds only by tiny plankton that they collect with their mouths open, in addition to being viviparous animals, young whales are sometimes seen swimming with the older ones.
Seeing sharks is not as simple as you think, so you should take the opportunity to finding them between the months of May and August, dates when the first whale shark sightings occur in the coast of Isla Mujeres, allowing you to enjoy an unforgettable experience where you can see over 30 whale sharks together and if you are lucky you can see extra animals such as turtles, stingrays and fish.
Whale shark tour
So, you should take advantage of these months to book a Whale Shark Tour in Isla Mujeres to take you and your whole family to live this great experience where you can swim with sharks.
These tours are provided by different agencies that you can find in Isla Mujeres, one of the destinations that has one of the largest offers for this activity. These tours leave the island practically daily and from different points. Some tours have an approximate duration of five hours, enough time for a responsible coexistence, they also usually include food and drinks, as well as extra activities, such as snorkeling, which will make this experience unique and unforgettable.
Whale Shark Festival
In Isla Mujeres, annually between June and July, the Whale Shark Festival is celebrated. In this festival you can find different cultural and awareness activities aimed at tourists and locals, to make them informed about issues related to this majestic animal.
Hotel Belo Isla Mujeres.
And to make this experience the most complete don’t forget to book a room in one of the best hotels on the island: Hotel Belo, and enjoy a good rest after your Whale Shark in Isla Mujeres.