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Experience an Unforgettable Family Trip to Isla Contoy

Experience an Unforgettable Family Trip to Isla Contoy


Unforgettable family trip to Isla Contoy

Do you want to make your next trip a unique experience in contact with nature? Look no further; Isla Contoy is the ideal place to have unforgettable adventures with your family. Located about 30 miles (48.28 km) north of Cancun, this small island is a tropical paradise that will leave every member of your whole family in complete wonder. 

Family trip planning to Isla Contoy

Before your adventure, it is important to book some aspects of your trip in advance. Visits to Isla Contoy are limited to preserve its natural beauty, so booking your tour with a reliable company in Cancun is advisable. Bring plenty of sunscreen, water, insect repellent, and snorkeling gear to explore the underwater world.

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boat to Isla Contoy

Departure from Cancun

To start your trip to Isla Contoy in Cancun, first, in the morning, a bus or van (if you have hired one or if the tour includes one) will pick you up at your hotel or meeting point and transport you to the marina. Once there, you will board a boat with a very small group and head to the island. The boat ride typically takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on sea conditions.

Arrival to Isla Contoy

Upon arrival on the island, you will be greeted by friendly local guides who will welcome you and provide information about the island and its conservation rules. The island has limited infrastructure, which makes it even more special, as you will feel like you are in the middle of nature.

Boat on the sea

Isla Contoy activities


1. Wonderful beaches🏖️

Isla Contoy has white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Enjoy quality time at the beach, swim in the calm waters, and sunbathe on the soft sand. It is the perfect place to build sand castles as a family.

Children playing on Isla Contoy beach

2. Bird watching 🐦

Isla Contoy is a bird sanctuary with a great variety of species. You can observe seabirds, pelicans, frigate birds, and many other exotic birds. Be sure to bring binoculars for an optimal viewing experience.

bird watching Isla Contoy

3. Crab watching 🦀

During your tour in Isla Contoy, you can enjoy hermit and humpback crab watching. It is an excellent activity during your visit to the island.

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4. Snorkel 

The coral reef surrounding the island is a snorkeling paradise. Explore the crystal clear waters and discover marine life, including tropical fish, rays, and sea turtles.

snorkeling at Isla Contoy-1

5. Educational Journey

Learn about the island's fauna and flora at the interpretation center. Local guides will give you fascinating information about the island's conservation and ecological importance.

educational tourism Isla Contoy

Read more about Isla Contoy here.

Return to Cancun from Isla Contoy

After an exciting day at Isla Contoy, you will return to Cancun by boat and then by land. In the afternoon, you will return to your hotel with unforgettable memories of a day in nature with your family.


Isla Contoy is the perfect destination to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and connect with nature in the company of your loved ones. Be sure to follow the island's conservation guidelines to help preserve this natural treasure for future generations. 
Enjoy your visit to Isla Contoy as a family, and tell us about your experiences in the comments!

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