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Zoos Near Cancun

Zoos Near Cancun June 30, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Butterfly Pavilion at Xcaret park | Photo by flickr user wiredtourist.com Cancun has countless fun attractions but a conventional zoo, where one can see lions and tigers and bears (oh my!), is not among the many offerings. There are several places to view wildlife while vacationing in Cancun, however....

Whale Sharks Are Back in Cancun

Whale Sharks Are Back in Cancun May 25, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Whale shark season officially began on May 15th and the magnificent, docile creatures are already out in full force.  These photos were taken on May 23, 2011, just off of Isla Contoy, a small island located approximately 18.5 miles from Cancun. Each Summer, whale sharks migrate to the warm waters near...

Isla Contoy: An Uninhabited Island Paradise Near Cancun

Isla Contoy:  An Uninhabited Island Paradise Near Cancun August 17, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Roughly 25 miles from the northern coast of Cancun lies the island paradise of Isla Contoy.  The tiny, uninhabited island (only 1.2 square miles) is a bird sanctuary and is considered to be the most important nesting place for sea birds in the Mexican Caribbean.  It has been a protected area since...
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