In our 3-in-1 Combo Discovery Tour we will snorkel at the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System at Tulum Beach. If conditions are unsafe to snorkel at open sea we will snorkel at an alternative location.
Tulum has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, with idyllic white sands and crystal blue waters. Playa Maya is one of the best beaches in Tulum, with swaying palm trees on the soft, powdery sand.
The Mesoamerican Reef is the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and home to some of the last healthy populations of Caribbean staghorn and elkhorn corals.
Did you know that corals are animals?
Reef-building corals are cousins of animals like jellyfish and sea anemones, classified together as “Cnidarians.” Coral reefs are some of the world’s largest living structures and can be seen from outer space.
The Mesoamerican Reef serves as a valuable natural barrier, protecting its neighboring coastal communities from the damaging impacts of waves and tropical storms.
Often seen in our snorkeling tour are rays. Rays in the Caribbean aren’t dangerous and only attack in self-defense, injecting a very painful, but not deadly, venom. So far, there are no known cases of humans being attacked by rays in this region. We have 4 types of rays in the Caribbean Sea: stingrays, eagle rays, mobula rays, and manta rays. The most seen is the stingray, followed by the eagle ray.