Hi guys! Before I got into this next post, I just wanted to say a quick “Thanks!” to everyone who’s been following along with me on my RECENT POSTS. I’ve been trying to push myself this week to post more often and regularly and (I think) I’m finally finding my rhythm on this whole blogging thing! Before I jinx myself, let’s get this post going…
Our spontaneous getaway to Cancun was mostly filled with eating endless tacos on the beach and drinking like we were 21 again, but there was one day where we wanted to leave OUR HOTEL and do one activity. After stopping by the activity center in the lobby, we were randomly attracted to this JUNGLE TOUR because, jungle?!
AQUAFUN has two different guided tours where you navigate through Nichupte lagoon on a 2-seater speedboat. We did the Jungle Tour (2.5 hours) which includes a bit of snorkeling. The Mangrove Tour (1.5 hours) is just a “navigation tour” through the lagoon. And yep…LAGOON. It ain’t no jungle.
Both are priced at $66 USD/person so if you have the time, do the Jungle Tour since you get to snorkel, too. — Here’s a breakdown of our experience.
First off, this place was LITERALLY across the street from OUR HOTEL which was perfect! Otherwise, it’s super easy to find.
After our smooth check-in, they provided us with life jackets, fins, snorkels (brand new to keep) and free lockers to keepsake any personal belongings. They strongly urge you to not bring anything with you on the boat because it’ll get wet but I brought my backpack with me since there was quite a lot of room by our feet for it. I had my camera in its camera bag wrapped in a towel in my water-resistant backpack so I was fine. But fare warning, your stuff will get a little wet.
After a quick briefing, we finally departed the dock and sped towards the jungle…I mean lagoon. Despite the fact that it wasn’t a real jungle, our surroundings did in fact look like what was on the brochures, so I’ll give ’em that. It was still beautiful and the fresh air was so refreshing!
After navigating through the lagoon, we ended up in open water and stopped for about an hour of snorkeling. The water was super clear and we saw so many schools of fish and intricate coral reef! Of course, I forgot my GoPro.
Being essentially two activities in one, it was the perfect little adventure for us since we didn’t want to commit to an all-day affair. After this was done, we went straight back to our cabana and ate some fresh fruit (and continued drinking). The perfect day!
Blvd Kukulcan Km 16.261, Zona Hotelera
77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
There are so many things to do in Cancun! What are your favorite activities?