The best season to swim with whale sharks in Isla Mujeres

The best season to swim with whale sharks in Isla Mujeres


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Every summer, the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea receive a special guest: the whale shark. These marine giants arrive in the Yucatan Peninsula, which is rich in nutrients, thus finding the ideal place to feed. However, this phenomenon doesn’t occur throughout the entire year. There’s a season in which the whale shark is received and then continues to travel the immensity of the ocean.

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During the summer

The summer temperatures of the water in the Mexican Caribbean attract the whale shark to different areas of this coast. Therefore, summer is considered the best season to swim with the whale shark in Isla Mujeres. More specifically between the months of May and August.

The tours during these months leave practically daily and from different points. Isla Mujeres is one of the destinations that has one of the biggest offers for this activity. Some packages include food and even snorkeling dives in some of the beautiful reefs in the area. Yet, what everyone will include is the guided tour by experts to get to know this species. They’ll teach you the basic aspects you should know about the whale shark, as well as the ways to preserve the species.

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During the Whale Shark Festival

Although whale sharks visit the area throughout the summer, there is a special season that you won’t want to miss. Between the months of June and July, a very special event is held: the Whale Shark Festival. In Isla Mujeres, it’s celebrated every year. The festival holds diverse activities for both locals and visitors. These in order to talk about issues related to this amazing marine species and the responsible coexistence with it. There is no better way to learn about this huge fish with emotion and respect.

Don’t miss the amazing opportunity to swim with the largest fish in the world. Go on a tour from Isla Mujeres accompanied by expert guides and start this journey. Make sure you plan your visit during the months when the whale shark visits the Caribbean and swim with it. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience and you will not want to miss it.

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