5 Eco-friendly tours in The Yucatan Peninsula
Traveling and getting to know new, exciting and unique places is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Even more so when you know you’re helping to preserve them!
We’ve made a list of the top 5 activities and eco-friendly tours in Mexico. They’re all about connecting with the environment, having fun without damaging it and just getting a magical, natural and culturally rich experience.
Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA)
An exhibition of 500 sculptures make up the underwater art museum of Mexico, sounds incredible right? Well, that’s MUSA, and it’s not just an attraction. It also works as a set of artificial reefs that are responsible for housing and preserving sea life.
Some of the sculptures are visible from the surface since they are between 3 and 8 meters deep. They’re in different galleries, some closer to Cancun and others closer to Isla Mujeres.
Do not miss the opportunity to get to see the statues in real life! Besides the art, marine life is present too -you’ll find there a diversity of fish, turtles and the spectacular elkhorn coral.
And you choose which way to visit it: by diving or snorkeling, among other eco-friendly tours, and activities.
Eco-friendly tours in Akumal
Did you ever imagine the possibility of swimming with turtles, rays, fish and other forms of marine life? Well, in Akumal you can stop imagining it and make it a reality.
This gorgeous place is a dream site full of virgin beaches, natural areas, crystal-clear water, and hundreds of turtles! These creatures like to stay in the area because they are protected by the authorities.
In this eco-friendly tour, you can swim with 3 of the 7 species of sea turtles that exist. But that is only the beginning! After the snorkeling tour you will visit the cenotes of the area and swim in crystal clear waters, besides taking a walk on a dry cenote.
Note: Since you swim in shallow waters, this tour ideal for the little ones! And it includes transportation from hotels at the Riviera Maya.
Cleaning the Nizuc canal
Recommended read: Twentieth Nizuc Canal Cleanup
Are you looking for eco-friendly tours? Well, every year between the months of October and November the cleaning of the Nizuc canal takes place in Cancun. This activity is developed by the AquaWorld team, collaborators, park rangers and of course your help as well.
In 2016, the cleaning of the Nizuc canal earned a recognition as the best Corporate Social Responsibility practice, which we are very proud of.
So we invite you to participate in this cause in favor of the conservation of the natural places of our beautiful Cancun, Quintana Roo and of course our planet.
Bike ride in Holbox
Holbox is an island to the north of the Yucatan peninsula. It is a part of the Yum Balam nature reserve in the state of Quintana Roo.
Go on tour in this beautiful island by foot or by bicycle. It doesn’t matter what you choose, you will not regret it. And do not forget to ask for your Holbox map in the reception of your hotel as you’ll need it to locate the hot spots of the island.
But of course, there is much more to do than just walking or riding! Swimming with whale sharks is a must-do activity from June to September. However, if you’re not going during those months, the island has a variety of places to entertain you year-round. In addition to this, there is the beautiful scenery to take amazing pictures for Instagram.
Catamaran to Isla Mujeres
Get ready for an incredible adventure aboard a catamaran that departs from Cancun to Isla Mujeres. This is one of the best ways to spend your vacations! You will enjoy next to the sea breeze, and the waters that look blue and turquoise green along with some of the most beautiful reefs in the world!
While on board the catamaran, whether you enjoy the scenery, the conviviality, the delicious dishes served on board or the fantastic snorkeling experience in the beautiful Caribbean Sea, you will feel that you’re dreaming.
There are several tours that are friendly to the environment, but this trip is an experience that will surely mark you for life.
Without a doubt, traveling is stimulating, but it is also a responsibility with our environment because our planet deserves to be taken care of and be preserved, that is why we hope that with the activities that we have shown you here, you have an insight and begin to visit eco-friendly tours with the environment.