Experience these “friendly giants” up close, just off of Mexico´s Caribbean coast
Every year, during the same season, hundreds of whale sharks come to Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Between June and September you can watch the whale sharks in the warm waters of the Riviera Maya. They are especially plentiful just off the islands of Holbox and Contoy. It is particularly easy to take a snorkeling trip because the whale sharks love to stay close to the coast and swim very close to the surface. Although whale sharks are usually solitary animals, several hundred specimens meet here in the summer months making for a unique spectacle.
Often misunderstood because of their name, the whale sharks are actually sharks, not whales. Growing up to 14 meters in length, they are both the largest sharks and the largest living species of fish. Whale sharks in Mexico can weigh up to 12 tons and they feed on plankton and other microorganisms. They are considered very calm and peaceful creatures and are in no way dangerous for humans. They cover thousands of kilometers on their journeys, always following the large shoals of plankton and fish.
With Buenos Dias Mexico you can experience the whale sharks in Mexico in a sustainable and responsible manner, yet no less exciting! From Playa del Carmen or Cancun, it’s off to the pristine Contoy Island where you will take a boat ride in searh of the whale sharks. Once they have been spotted, you will get into the water where you can swim and snorkel with these majestic creatures as well as observing the other local aquatic life found in the area such as dolphins, rays and tropical fish. Book your whale shark tour with Buenos Dias Mexico or contact us with further questions at firstname.lastname@example.org