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Last weekend, I had the opportunity to visit Isla Mujeres (25 minutes from Cancun) to enjoy my Dolphin Encounter and to spend the day participating in numerous activities that are part of the tour. Everything started when we departed from El Embarcadero in Cancun on the Dolphin Princess, a very nice 3-deck ship, which included a complete breakfast and drinks. The ship arrived at Dolphin Discovery park where a dolphin show awaited us.
After the show and some training about the signals that dolphins understand, we where ready for our dolphin encounter. It lasted around 30 minutes, and we had the chance to touch, swim, and learn many things about these gorgeous animals: definitely worth the experience!
After enjoying some fresh drinks, we headed to Garrafon Natural Reef Park (only a 5-minute drive away). This park is incredible and totally worth visiting for a day. It’s large, clean, and surrounded by beautiful island landscapes with very kind, helpful staff. Among the activities on our tour were kayaking, snorkeling along the reef (awesome even in chilly water), and my two favorites: the bicycle tour to the southern tip of the island and the zip-line.
The bicycle tour took us to a part of the island with ancient Mayan ruins, such as a temple built to the moon goddess, Ix-Chel; then to the Cliff of the Dawn, the first place in Mexico to get the sun's rays in the morning; and finally to a sculpture park. These were some of the most interesting and beautiful highlights of my day.
The zip-line was another fantastic activity of the tour. The adrenaline flowed as I prepared to climb the 42-foot tower built at the highest point of the park and then launched from nearly 100 feet above sea level. It was priceless!
We concluded the day by indulging in a buffet meal with a wide variety of Mexican dishes, and resting on one of the hammocks in the peaceful Hammock Garden. I’m sure that the Dolphin Encounter and Garrafon Park tours will be among those you will never forget (and not regret)!
Jorge is the Social Media Executive for Yucatan Holidays. A travel lover & tennis player living in Cancun. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter to find out the latest travel deals in Cancun & the Riviera Maya.