The 25th most popular snorkel dive spot in Mexico.
Wednesday 13 July 2016 06:53 GMT
South of Cancun and Xel-Ha, the snorkeling at Tulum offers sand flats with some shoreline rocks. Further offshore, there are nice coral heads to explore. The water depths range from surface down to 25 feet deep. The water visibility can be up to 25 feet.
To reach the snorkeling in Tulum by air, you will need to fly into Cancun International Airport (Aeropuerto de Cancun - CUN). Some of the hotels provide shuttle vans or there are shuttle vans to be hired down to Tulum. Renting a car to drive around can be hazardous do to the potential for unwarranted police stops resulting in required immediate cash payments. An alternative airport option is to fly into Aeropuerto Internacional de Cozumel (CZM) and take the ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen. From there, you can take a much shorter shuttle van down to Tulum.
Note: while snorkeling offshore here, keep in mind that from November through March you might encounter bull sharks right off the beach.
Overall, Tulum is the 25th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 40 snorkeling dives in Mexico. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Tulum including Cancun, Cozumel, Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, Yal Ku Lagoon, Riviera Maya and Isla Mujeres.