Garrafon Park is located at Kilometer 6, in on Isla Mujeres, Cancn. If you have never been to Isla Mujeres and want to snorkel to see the Natural Reef of Garrafon Park, there is a Snorkel in Isla Mujeres package that you can get.
What is Garrafon Park?
Garrafon Park is one of the most popular places in the Isla Mujeres region of Cancún. It has become a great point of interest for the Snorkel Tour Isla Mujeres, both for children and adults, and is surrounded by beautiful natural surroundings. This is a unique place, a large complex located on the paradisiacal Isla Mujeres, also offering various activities and services for all visitors.
What To Do At Garrafon Park?
This place has many activities for both kids and adults, where you can have fun and with endless fun. Here are the main activities you can find at Garrafon Park:
Swim with Whale Sharks
Be willing to be truly humble as you swim side by side with these mighty and gentle giants. Whale sharks are one of the largest animals on the planet – they grow to 40 feet in length.
Whale sharks normally swim 800 feet below the surface, but from June to September, they come to the surface off the coast of Cancun, just off the coast of Isla Mujeres, to bask in the warmer waters. During this time, humans can swim with these beautiful animals for the experience of a lifetime. This is one of the best things to do in Isla Mujeres.
Whale sharks are very large, but they pose no threat to others. They feed on the smallest marine organisms, such as plankton and fish eggs. It’s very safe to swim along with them for one of the most intimate and personal experiences of nature on the planet.
Several travel companies on Isla Mujeres offer tours of the whales, so it’s easy to find them. You won’t regret it.
Find Baby Sea Turtles
For decades, Isla Mujeres has been a hatchery for giant sea turtles that come to build their nests in the soft sand between May and September. These days, when sea turtles are increasingly threatened, eggs are protected at La Tortuga Granja, The Turtle Farm, located on the island and designed to keep the eggs safe.
Between August and October, visitors want to enjoy some great food, as they have the chance to see hundreds of baby turtles released into the sea after being hatched. Children and local travelers are invited to take part in the release of the baby turtles, which is a life-changing experience.
In addition to a turtle sanctuary, this small aquarium has a variety of tropical fish, seahorses, baby manta rays, and crayfish.
Reasons Why Should Visit Garrafon Park
Garrafón Natural Reef Park is not your run-of-the-mill water park, there are no waterslides or wave pools on-site; As the name suggests, its big draw is the natural environment and treasures of Mexico’s Caribbean waters. The 6 reasons it’s a must-see destination are all related to the ocean we see from the inside, from the outside, and from above, let me explain:
Have A Unique And Beautiful View
Punta Sur, where the Park is located, is the southernmost point where the first rays of the sun appear, with a stone path leading up to the point and into the cliff views. This is an area where the waves crash against the island and where you can find the best views in the Caribbean. It is here that you find the temple of Ixchel, the goddess of the moon and fertility, and I believe it is here we have to thank for the abundance of unique natural landscapes and all the wonders.
In Garrafón you will find two things that will get you into “holiday mode”. The first is a panoramic pool with waterfalls and one of the best views of the Caribbean and Cancun, here you must use your all-inclusive to enjoy the view, breeze, and cold water with a drink in your hand. The second is a handcrafted white silk hammock hanging between palm trees, surrounded by greenery and the sound of the waves, which to many is a description of Heaven and Garrafón can certainly fulfill it.
I limit myself to 6 reasons to tell you why Garrafón is a great gift wrapped in turquoise that you can’t refuse yourself when you visit Isla Mujeres.
Various Recreational Activities
The park is neither introspective nor contemplative, although one of the reasons to know it is the scenery that brings us to moments of silent reflection and contemplation, but the same landscape can be experienced in very different ways through the 3 recreational activities in the park; Snorkelling: Garrafón’s natural coral reefs are home to a wide variety of marine species and friends like sea turtles love to come and visit, Why not visit them yourself?
Zip-lines: scenic lookout points 98 feet above sea level with adrenaline included, closest to a bird’s eye view.
Paddling in a kayak, you glide discreetly over the reef in a safe area within the park, a unique and very fun way to get to know life in the water … without getting wet.