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JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa

Blvd. Kukulcan, Km 14.5, Lote 40-A, Zona Hotelera  Cancun  Quintana Roo  77500  Mexico 

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Visitor's Guide: Cancun

Whale Shark Adventure

Swimming with Harmless Whale Sharks
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Category: The Great Outdoors
  • Hours: Su to Sa from 07:00 AM to 02:00 PM


Snorkel with the largest fish in the sea. Here is an opportunity to experience an encounter with the whale shark, the rarest and biggest (up to 30 feet long) of all sharks. Although intimidating, they seem to enjoy the attention. As they are only interested in eating plankton and small fish, snorkelers are a bit too big for their tastes. From May through September these friendly creatures migrate to the warm, turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Snorkeling is a great way to explore the waters of the Yucatan Peninsula and catch sight of the various marine life. Dolphins, mantas, sea turtles and numerous schools of colorful tropical fish are plentiful in these clear, warm waters and coral reefs.

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