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Playas de Isla Contoy


Quintana Roo

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About Playas de Isla Contoy


Playas de Isla Contoy Sanctuary.  The Sanctuary protects an important and solitary beach, where hawksbill turtles come to lay their eggs; a large lighthouse is the daily witn...

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How to get there?


  • Most important locality

    Isla Mujeres.

  • Airport

    Cancun International Airport, Quintana Roo

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    By boat from Puerto Juárez, Punta SAM or Isla Mujeres to the Park, approximately 25 Km.

  • Transportation facilities

    Private.

  • Mobility within the protected area

    Marked trails with guide (mandatory).

  • Schedules

    Every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Subject to weather conditions.


  • Entrance fee

    In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Law of Rights for the current fiscal year


  • Average weather in the area

    Warm



Playas de Isla Contoy in Mexico
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Activities and recommendations


Activities

Recommendations

  • All year round is recommended to visit the Protected Area, except January, when there is north and little chance of opening port.
  • It is recommended to wear beach clothes that cover from the sun. Avoid using sunscreen.

Services


Services within the PA

Interpretive trails
Viewpoints
Visitor center or equivalent


Lodging near the PA

Cabins
Camping areas
Hotel

Food service near the PA

Cheap restaurants
Fast food
Restaurants
Street food


Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Banks
Hospital
Market / Super Market
Pharmacy
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

Isla Mujeres.

Admission fee


Protected Area entrance fee

In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Law of Rights for the current fiscal year

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Interesting facts

Playa Isla Contoy is one of the nesting sites of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta); this sea turtle feeds mainly on mollusks, fish...

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Attractions

Landscape, coastal dune and birds.

Representative species of PA


Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Coastal Ragweed (Ambrosia hispida), Beachwort (Batis maritima), Shoreline Seapurslane (Sesuvi...

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You can see more representative species of Playas de Isla Contoy on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations


Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Do not smoke 2. Do not touch anything 3. Do not use sunscreen 4. Mandatory snorkeling vest

Contact


  • PA office address

    Supermanzana 86, Manzana 21, Lote 1 Km 4.5 Carretera Punta Sam C.P. 77527, Zona Continental de Isla Mujeres Q. Roo.

  • Phone

    Without information

  • Email

    pnislacontoy@conanp.gob.mx

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