For water sport lovers, SCUBA divers and snorkelers, discover village of Mahahual in the Costa Maya, Mexico. Just a few hundred yards off shore is the world’s second largest barrier reef. Mahahual is also the gateway to the marine sanctuary of Banco Chinchorro , an atoll declared Biosphere Reserve. It is the jewel of the natural areas of the Caribbean and Mexico.
From Mahahual is also accessible to Xcalak Reef National Park , another marine reserve where elkhorn coral abound , tons of tarpon , nurse sharks , etc. This privileged area of dives also has a very scenic dive dominated by a very whimsical landscape where caves and caverns abound.
Chinchorro Banks is beautiful, the shipwreck graveyard of the Mexican Caribbean. But its a weather dependent dive, so when the north winds blows that may be the best opportunity to dive this pristine area.http://www.bahiadechetumal.com.mx