Top Places to Snorkel in Cancun

Top places to snorkel in Cancun for snorkeling fanatics and beginners



A trip to Cancun means that you’ll have the best choices for snorkeling in the Mayan Riviera area.  You’ll also enjoy some incredible resorts all along the peninsula. In Cancun, you’ll find all-inclusive experiences that will give you the finest snorkeling experience you can imagine! Below you’ll find the best spots to snorkel at for their beautify and marine life.

Where are the top snorkel destinations in Cancun? 


Boasting the best snorkel experience are these marvelous bodies of water just waiting for you to explore. Cancun and the areas surrounding it are wonderful choices for thrill seekers, beginner divers and even for those who aren’t too comfortable in the open ocean.

  • Akumal 

    Top places to snorkel in Cancun Akumal

    Akumal is the best destination for both beginner snorkelers and experts who seek the thrill. Why? There are both shallow and deep reef diving sites plus you can reach it within minutes. We recommend you charter or rent a yacht for your family so that you’ll be able to explore Akumal’s beauty to your heart’s content.


  • C58 Minesweeper Wreck Dive 

    Top places to snorkel in Cancun wreck dive
    The marine life on this wreck is extraordinary, perhaps because of its location, the area where the topography of the ocean floor is truly unremarkable. This wreck provides structure for soft corals, a haven for many reef fishes,  C58 Minesweeper Wreck Dive was purposely sunk for this reason alone. Torn by hurricane Wilma last 2005, you will be able to explore this wreck and dive around the entire ship.


  • Underwater Museum or MUSA 

    Top places to snorkel in Cancun musa

    You have to hurry up and explore this art installation before it gets run down by corals. There are hundreds of sunken sculptures by the brilliant Jason deCaires Taylor, made to be a haven for marine life. Very accessible to snorkel enthusiasts, it is within swimming distance of Isla Mujeres. So if you’re looking to just take a snorkel and mask and fins, or scuba gear just swim for a few hundred yards!


  • Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park

    Top places to snorkel in Cancun
    Home to the second biggest coral barrier reef around the world, Cozumel Reefs National Marine Park is definitely worth a visit. You’ll be able to see and completely explore the coral reef ecosystems, and enjoy the reef’s beauty and diversity. We have more info about where to snorkel in Cozumel, just click this link! Cozumel is best known for deep water dives and snorkeling because of its proximity to the coral reefs, but all drivers must go to the reef with a guide. Protecting its marine ecosystem by making it illegal to swim out to the reef from the shore is necessary.



  • Xel-ha 

    Top places to snorkel in Cancun xel ha
    Want to visit one of its kind, an eco-themed park that boasts the largest natural aquarium in the world? Check out Xel-ha, it’s where you can snorkel inlets and lagoons, most especially, in cenotes and explore this natural wonder. So if you want to do activities like snorkeling, zip lining, and those sort of things, go to Xel-Ha.


  • Cave of the Sleeping Sharks 

    Top places to snorkel in Cancun sleeping shark
    This destination is for all those who love the adrenaline rush. Why? What more can you ask for than by swimming with man’s ultimate predator in the deep. Sharks can be most intimidating, conquer your fear while swimming with these sharp-toothed killers. However, don’t be disappointed if they just stand still to rest or even in deep sleep. A very rare occurrence indeed!


And in all these destinations where you can find the top places to snorkel in Cancun, Playa Yachting can take you on your own private journey. See the best of Cancun with us!