Isla Mujeres Mural Project

August 29, 2016

One of the highlights of our recent trip to Isla Mujeres, Mexico while exploring the island by golf cart was spotting colorful murals along the way. In 2014, Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans project opened to the public. The mural project consists of 15 large-scale murals created by well-known contemporary street artists. With the goal […]

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Swimming with Whale Sharks 2016 Recap

August 24, 2016

In 2009, we added Isla Mujeres whale shark trips to our Mexico portfolio. Whale shark season runs from late May to September, but we recommend traveling between mid-July to mid-August if you have flexible travel dates. Those weeks tend to be the best with respect to whale shark aggregations in the Whale Shark Biosphere Reserve. […]

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The Best Place To Swim with Whale Sharks

August 16, 2015

From May to September, the Whale Shark Biosphere Reserve becomes a feeding ground for large congregations of whale sharks. The reserve is about an hour by boat from Isla Mujeres, Mexico. The large number of sharks found here during the peak of the season makes Isla Mujeres our favorite place to embark on a whale […]

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Swimming with Whale Sharks – Key to their Conservation?

September 3, 2014

Last month, we traveled to Mexico for Reefs to Rockies’ annual whale shark adventure. Now in its fifth year, this annual trip remains one of our favorites. Every year, humans kill as many as 100 million sharks. We believe that sharks are worth far more alive than dead and swimming with sharks just may be […]

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Swimming with Whale Sharks in Mexico by guest blogger Rachel Ankney

December 27, 2013

There are two words that are synonymous with Reefs to Rockies: Travel and Trust. On my second trip with the eco-tourism company, this became abundantly apparent. Granted, it was the same destination: Isla Mujeres. But by no means did that make this venture routine. Instead, it redefined these everyday terms for me, an admitted adventure […]

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Swimming with Whale Sharks – 2013 Edition

August 20, 2013

Between the months of May and September, whale sharks (Tiburon ballena) congregate off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The biggest fish on the planet, a whale shark can weigh several tons and can grow to more than 45 feet in length. Seeing masses of dorsal fins in the water can invoke an adrenaline rush […]

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5 Favorite Things – Isla Mujeres

April 27, 2013

1. Explore the underwater world nearby. Isla Mujeres provides an ideal starting point for snorkeling and scuba diving. Manchones Reef is one of the best sites for snorkelers and divers of all levels. Sea turtles, brain coral, colorful tropical fish, and even nurse sharks are common sights in the area. Cruz de la Bahia (Cross […]

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Eating our way across Isla Mujeres, Mexico

August 28, 2012

Isla Mujeres, Mexico is one of our top destinations in the summer because of the large congregations of whale sharks that can be found from June through August. Numbers of whale sharks tend to peak between mid-July and mid-August. If swimming alongside the largest fish in the world isn’t reason enough to visit Isla Mujeres, […]

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Shark Week – Isla Mujeres, Mexico

August 18, 2012

Today, we’re headed south to Isla Mujeres, our favorite island in Mexico, for our annual whale shark trip. Whale sharks, the largest fish species swimming the world’s oceans, congregate off the coast of Isla Mujeres during the summer months. Hot, sunny days and ocean currents cause upwellings of plankton (tiny morsels of whale shark food). […]

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