To get away from it all, spend the day on Isla Contoy, an uninhabited island that is a nature preserve. The island is approximately 42km/ 26 miles from Cancun and can easily be visited on a day trip. Isla Contoy is filled with various species of birds, some live on the island year-round, while others are migratory. Sea
turtles lay eggs on Isla Contoy each summer.
Tours are given by biologists, who live on the island in order to study the flora and fauna. Tours to Isla Contoy normally stop along the way to allow people to snorkel. Then on the island there is a beach barbecue of fresh fish. While waiting for lunch to be served, you can explore the island or simply relax on the pristine beach.