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There are 3 different ways on how you can snorkel on Isla Mujeres:
We decided to snorkel near Playa Norte and were blown away by the number and diversity of fish that you can see just a few feet off the beach.
The best place is close to the pink MIA Reef hotel. I have marked the best spots on the photo and map below. Click here to see it closer on google maps.
Snorkeling is fun and easy as the water is not very deep. You will, however, share the spot with lots of other people. Because snorkeling is so good and free, you will see several tourist groups that arrive by boat and walk over here to snorkel. The guides will typically feed the fish.
Here is a video that I made which gives a good overview of what you can expect:
In the Northernost part of Isla Mujeres, the island that the MIA Reef hotel sits the natural pool "Piscina del Rey". It is a nice spot to relax for a little while and to do some snorkeling for beginners. Piscina del Rey sits on the MIA Reef Hotel property and access to non-hotel guests is not permitted and chances are that a guard may send you back.
To get tp Piscina del Rey, just get on the walkway that leads from thear the Eastern part of this little island all the way North, passing by numerous villas and hotel rooms until you see a sign pointing you to Piscina del Rey.