Underwater Sea Life of the Riviera Maya

One of the best ways to enjoy nature is to visit the Riviera Maya, a 75 miles long shoreline that boasts spectacular marine landscapes. This region stretches in the north from the fishing town of Puerto Morelos all the way south to the town of Punta Allen, famous for its lobster industry, in the heart of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. This coastline has been developed into a modern tourist corridor offering the very best of high-end luxury resorts, fine dining, nightlife, spa retreats, shopping and golf.

With an expansive coral reef system located just off the coast, the Riviera Maya is Mexico’s top destination for snorkeling. The Great Maya Reef, also called the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, extends for more than 600 miles from the north of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula all the way south to the coast of Belize. It is the largest coral reef system in the Northern Hemisphere and the second largest in the world, after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

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The crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea allow for spectacular viewing of this underwater world with its colorful coral reefs, with easy access for either advanced or beginner snorkeling or scuba diving. More than 500 species of marine life make this area their home, including colorful tropical fish (Angel, Surgeon, Parrot, Grouper, Puffer, Wrasse and many, many more fish species), turtles (Green, Loggerhead and Hawksbill turtles), rays (Spotted Eagle rays), dolphins and sharks (Bull and Whale sharks).

So get out and get wet and enjoy this amazing Mexican marine life.

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