National Park Isla Contoy, one of the beauties of nature, has been preserved as a huge ecological reserve. It is surrounded by mangroves, where the flora and fauna are zealously protected. Its beaches are shallow, clear, and calm, with an abundance of underwater life that will thrill any snorkeler, and is internationally famous for its flora and fauna.
|Aerial view of Isla Contoy|
|Beach on Isla Contoy|
What to do in Isla Contoy?
An expedition to this island is a must for nature lovers or adventurous spirits. You will be surrounded by monkeys, birds, small mammals and fish.
With only up to 200 people allowed to visit daily for ecological reasons, few tourists have the privilege to discover this fantastic wildlife hidden paradise.
Inhabited only by wardens and biologists who conduct isolated researches, it is wildlife that rules here. There are more than 100 recorded species of birds (including egrets, terns, spoonbills, pelicans, flamingos and frigate birds); plus reptiles, marine life and exotic plants, some of which are found nowhere else in the world, but here.
This virgin island is barely 5.2 miles long and only 70 ft. at its narrowest point. It is about 45 minutes north of Isla Mujeres and a 2 hour boat ride from Cancun. It is situated at the beginning of the second largest coral reef chain in the world. Snorkeling around the reef is amazing, as the sea is full of a variety of fish (barracuda included) and turtles.
|Dolphins around Isla Contoy|