This wasn't even on my 'hit list' for my Mexico visit but a couple in the resort where I was staying recommended it and offered to share a taxi. I wish I had known about this all along. How had it escaped my eye?
Upon arrival we were approached by a man who wanted to charge us for a snorkelling tour. I was sceptical at first because I know how to snorkel and I am perfectly capable of looking for wildlife on my own.
However, when I stopped to listen I was shocked at how the sea grass, the turtles feeding grounds, are being wiped out by tourists like myself. As soon as you touch the seabed with your foot, it is ruined. Over 50% of the seagrass has been wiped out in just a couple of years in just this way. With this in mind I thought it my duty to go with the tour guide. This required a small payment but all the money is ploughed back into conservation. You get all your equipment and go out in a small group.
It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I thought that I would be lucky to see just one sea turtle but I saw several. They were huge and were comfortable swimming very close, occasionally coming up for air. We went to two feeding grounds, saw sing rays and a huge barracuda too. The tour also included a tour of the reef and it was spectacular.
The beach was busy and did not have beds but there was shade to be found under a palm. My mum does't like snorkelling but she had a lovely time on the beach and swam in the sea. Following the tour, and with my new knowledge of don'ts and I was able to swim back out by myself and spend a little longer watching the sea turtles.
Don't miss it!!!!
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