Riviera Maya photo of the day – Whale shark season

Posted June 5, 2013 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Photos,Sustainable Tourism

This aerial shot of the Sian Ka'an biopshere shows the lagoon and ocean in this UNESCO park. The Sian Ka'an is full of wonderful surprises and this photo shows it all.

Well June marks the official opening of whale shark season in the Riviera Maya. For as long as we can remember we have been making the trip up the Gulf of Mexico to see the whale sharks. Why? Whale sharks are the largest fish in the ocean. Their size ranges from a few meters long up to 7 meters in length. That is bigger than many boats that conduct the tours! Whale sharks migrate from the south each spring and head up to the Gulf of Mexico just north of Cancun to feed and breed. We get to go out and have a close look at these incredible fish, snorkel with them and relish in this experience. You can hook on a tour in your destination city, take the trip up to Isla Holbox and work with a guide off the Island, or you can take a tour straight out of Cancun.

This is a bucket list tour so find out more about the whale sharks and why we feel so blessed to have them at our fingertips each summer. Remember no diving, only snorkeling and NO TOUCHING!

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