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Isla Contoy

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Isla Contoy

Has anyone been to Isla Contoy? Would you recommend the trip? Do you think an 8 year old boy would enjoy it?

Thank you!

Tulum, Mexico
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I have not been. I have spoken with people who have and read posts from people who have. I have heard that it was worth the trip, but that the mosquitoes were a real issue. If you buy spray stateside, you will want something powerful...like with Deet. If you buy in Mexico, I would recommend Autan. Not terribly expensive, but seems to work. My apartment is a block from the jungle and mosquitoes are an issue at home. I use the Autan that I bought in San Francisco de Assis...Mexican supermarket chain. Chedraui is another chain and I think they carry it as well.

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My wife and I love this trip and we go on a regular basis. The tour includes both snorkeling at a great reef location just before you get to Isla Contoy and then a nature tour on the island with some extra time left to just do your own thing. The island is beautiful, the trip to and from the island fun, a great day if you like nature. However, I am not sure how much an 8 year would enjoy this trip. There does not seem to be many children on this tour so he might get a little bored with the trip there and back. Have a great trip to Cancun.

Fort Myers, Florida
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We met a Jules and Lu from San Francisco in July while in Puerto Vallarta. Are you by any chance that Jules?

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Sorry twointhelou I'm not the Jules you met in Puerto Vallarta. :(

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5. Re: Isla Contoy

Jules,

Thanks for letting me know!