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Whats a good place for kids to snorkel in Mayan Riviera. @wevisitmexico @DiffWorldMexico @MagiaPlaya @locogringocom @localyte

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Hi. The Mayan Riviera is absolutely beautiful, and crystal clear waters are everywhere, which means, that you can pretty much snorkel everywhere there. Sorry to be so general, but I think what I would recommend is to ask at whatever hotel you're staying at, as most of them arrange tours which are reasonable priced, and they will take you out to the best reefs for 1/2 day or day long trips. Enjoy!
There are a lot of places you should stay in calm waters, would not recomend Cozumel it is amazing but currents are to strong. Try Xel-ha & Xcaret parks your kids will definitly enjoy it!
I would recomend you Tulum beaches and surroundings or playa del carmen as well, both sites have greats reefs & places, for snorkling & diving. Easy to find tours operators that will take you out for a day or 1/2 day raid on the water. Both places are not too far from Cancun either.
If you prefer a natural open water site to a park, try the beautiful bay of Akumal (between Playa del Carmen and Tulum), shallow and safe waters, and a lot of fish and turtles swimming there
I recomend going to is the best place for diving, snorkeling, excursions, etc. I am sure they can take you to a very nice place.
Other option is to take an excursion and cross to Cozumel from Playa del Carmen ferry and there are beautiful places in the marine park.
Last you can also cross to Parque Garrafon in Isla Mujeres where there have nice snorkeling trips.
Hope this helps!!!
HI! THE BEST PLACE FOR SNORKELING FOR KIDS IS XEL-HA, IT IS A SEMI-RIVER WHERE SALT OCEAN WATER FROM THE SEA AND FRESH WATER FROM AN UNDERGROUND RIVER ARE MIXED OVER A ONE MILE OF GOOD SNORKELING WITH SEVERAL KIND OF TROPICAL FISHES, TURTLES, SEARAYS BIG PARROT FISHES, BIRDS ETC, AND ALL KIND OF FACILITIES( LOUNCHAIRS,LIFEVESTS, FLOATERS, BIKECICLES,LOCKERS,SNORKEL EQUIPMENT,RESTING AREAS, RESTAURANTS, GIFT SHOPS, TOWELS, DOLPHINARY,MASSAGE HUT ETC) THIS PLACE HAS ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE, ADULTS 75 US DLLS, CHILDREN UNDER 1.40 MTS TALL HALF PRICE, UNDER 1.00 MTS TALL FREE. FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM. NOT INCLUDED SWIM WITH DOLPHINS, SEATREK AND MASSAGES. 110 KM SOUTH OF CANCUN. AT 10 MINUTES FROM TULUM

ANOTHER PLACE I LIKE A LOT, THE LAGOON OF YALKU IN AKUMAL. VERY SIMILAR TO XEL-HA , MUCH SMALLER , BUT BEAUTIFUL AND FULL OF FISHES TOO, ENTRANCE IS 25 US DLLS ADULTS AND CHILDREN PAY HALF,ONLY TOILET AND DRESSING AREA FACILITIES.SNORKEL GEAR AVAILABLE, 8 AM TO 6 PM. 105 KM SOUTH OF CANCUN.

PUERTO MORELOS

20 KM OF SHALLOW REEFS, NATIONAL UNDERWATER PARK, PRIVATE BOAT RENTAL WITH PERMISSION FOR THE NATIONAL UNDERWATER PARK NEEDED, INCLUDES A LOCAL GUIDE APROX 2 HOURS 200 US DLLS, WATER AND SODAS ONBOARD INCLUDED,SNORKEL GEAR TOO.

FOR YOUR KIDS I WOULD NOT RECOMEND OTHER PLACES UNLESS THEY ARE GOOD SWIMERS AND SNORKELERS OR IF THEY ARE OVER 15 YEARS OLD, THE REASON WHY IS, IN OTHER PLACES THE REEFS ARE FAR FROM THE COAST LINE. IF YOUR KIDS ARE NOT OLD IT IS BETTER SOMEWHERE WITH FACILITIES AVAILABLE. PLEASE LET ME KNOW YOUR COMMENTS. I DO TOURS TO THIS PLACES. REGARDS ERNESTO
Xcaret, Xel-ha. You can inside to oficial web page of this parks that are very important and popular for snorkeling.. is a place very familiar and never will boring
It depends how old your children are and what swimming level they have. I currently live in Cancun and the number one place we recommend to go snorkeling is Puerto Morelos. It's in the middle between Playa del Carmen and Cancun, so pretty much right in your backyard. You can typically purchase an excursion from your resort such as the Reef Experience or Morning Glory Snorkel. Xcaret is nice for its activities - it has a lot to see and do and they have their own little beach area the kids can easily snorkel from and come back to shore. Xcaret nor Xel-ha will be able to offer you the sights of Puerto Morelos, and Puerto Morelos is significantly more affordable. Have fun!
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Aquaworld can provide transportation from some hotels to Cancun and here they offer a couple of different snorkel tours.
definitly take them to XEL-HA & XCARET where they can even relate with dolphins and swim in a Xenote of real crystal clear water.

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