Come to know the Banco Chinchorro

Come to know the Banco Chinchorro

Banco Chinchorro

It is a unique place to practice diving due to the great diversity of marine flora and fauna that has made this its habitat, it is located 30 kilometers from Mahahual and Xcalak, and the way to get there is exclusively by boats.

Banco Chinchorro is the largest atoll or reef area in Mexico and is part of the Mesoamerican Reef System (the second largest barrier in the world). It is integrated, in addition to reefs, of a lagoon and three keys (North, Center and Lobos), where it is possible to admire the different types of habitats that give it its importance and value as a Protected Natural Area. Some of the species that you will see are loggerhead, hawksbill and white turtles; dolphins, cat sharks, snapper fish and eagle rays. If you consider yourself adventurous enough, then you cannot miss the opportunity to have an encounter with crocodiles, an adrenaline rush! It is important to mention that this activity is always carried out in the company of an expert guide.

The seabed of Banco Chinchorro is a true cemetery, since there are more than 69 sites where remains of sunken ships lie dating from the 16th to the 20th century. One of the most famous is the site 40 Cañones, a name given because it had 40 pieces of artillery, which after years of looting were reduced to 36, which are scattered around the area. This Spanish ship is believed to be from the 18th century. The maximum depth is 8 meters, which makes for fantastic visibility.

For more information on what to do in this heavenly destination, do not hesitate to contact us at: (983) 834 5679.
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