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5 reasons to visit Isla Contoy in 2023

5 reasons to visit Isla Contoy in 2023

Are you still unsure about adding Isla Contoy to your Cancun itinerary? Consider this your invitation to add this stunning destination to your must-visit list.


Located off the coast of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, this secluded island offers a breathtaking getaway that will connect you with nature.

And, since we don't want you to hesitate any longer, here are 5 reasons why you should make Isla Contoy your must-visit destination for the summer of 2023.



Aerial photo of Isla Contoy Park

While Isla Mujeres and Cozumel may be contenders for the title of the most beautiful island in the Caribbean, Isla Contoy is in a league of its own. Its white sand beaches, lush vegetation, and crystal clear waters are like a scene from a fantasy movie.

And within the island, you'll find untouched, pristine landscapes that are rare to find in today's world. Isla Contoy truly has no comparison.




Boat to Isla Contoy

If you are short on time during your Cancun vacation, a visit to Isla Contoy is the one-day activity that will fit your itinerary. 

The Isla Contoy tour is a super complete experience that usually lasts around 7 hours and includes different activities such as:

  • Guided tour of the island
  • Visit to the museum
  • Buffet lunch
  • Free time on a virgin beach
  • Impressive scenic sailing

Remember that, since it is a protected area, you can only visit it through authorized Isla Contoy tours.




Isla Contoy is the island of birds

One of the main attractions of Isla Contoy is its remarkable biodiversity. The island is a sanctuary for more than 150 species of birds, including frigate birds, pelicans, and herons. During the guided tour, you will admire these creatures in their natural habitat.

Upon arrival, from the boat you may see (with some luck) colorful fish, manta rays and even sharks close to the shore. In addition, you may encounter sea turtles, dolphins, and vibrant marine life while snorkeling in the surrounding waters.



4. You help its preservation

Museo en Isla Contoy

The government regulates entry to the island, allowing a maximum of 200 visitors per day. This ensures that the island's ecosystem remains pristine and well-preserved. As part of their sustainability efforts, visitors also have the opportunity to learn about conservation and ecological practices.

By adhering to the simple rules of Isla Contoy National Park, we can all contribute to preserving this unique and precious environment for generations to come.




Have you seen those pictures of expectation and reality?

Rio de Janeiro Expectation vs reality


Well, at Isla Contoy your expectations will be reality!

Experience the ultimate serenity at Isla Contoy, where you can immerse yourself completely in nature without the disturbance of crowds. With the island almost entirely to yourself, you'll truly connect with the beauty of this breathtaking destination.

Isla Contoy coast


Unspoiled coastline, blue sea, and a private environment. Now look at the reality 👉

Couple in Isla Contoy


From the moment you approach the island in your boat, you'll see how beautiful it is. When you get off, you'll practically have the island to yourself and your group. Want to see another example? 👉

Isla Contoy beach


A clean, wide, beautiful beach with white sand and clear water. Sounds like a dream, doesn't it. Look at the reality 👉

Woman in Isla Contoy beach


Well, it's true. In addition, you will hear the waves of the sea, and you will be able to take the best pictures without people in the background. 

Want to see a real photo taken by a visitor? 👉

Isla Contoy beach with few people

This is the real deal

This photo was taken by a visitor who shared his experience with us. Look how calm the beach looks!


Isla Contoy is a hidden gem that offers an extraordinary travel experience for nature lovers, conservation enthusiasts and those looking to escape the ordinary. 

Want to visit Isla Contoy? Find out all the tour details and prices here.

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