Collected by Jessica S. , AFAR Contributor
San Ignacio Lagoon, Mexico
The clear, clean warm waters of the San Ignacio Lagoon are the nursery grounds for gray whale pods and their newborn calves. The whales arrive here every winter after migrating for over 10,000 miles from their Arctic feeding grounds, give birth,...
Isla del Espiritu Santo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
This archipelago off the coast of La Paz (which takes the name of the main island) is a protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. While the islands are uninhabited by humans save for a small fishing camp made of temporary structures, they’re home...
Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Strung along the Caribbean Sea, the towns and communities of the Riviera Maya naturally offer up abundant opportunities for aquatic adventures. You might join a fishing excursion near the second longest barrier reef in the world or plumb the...
Recinto Portuario 110, San Antonio, El Zacatal, 23090 La Paz, B.C.S., Mexico
Red Travel Mexico was not named after the color but after the Spanish word for a fisherman's net. The company, which is a hybrid of tour company and non-profit eco-resource and which has gotten high marks for its community based work, operates a...
Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Just when it seemed like the Riviera Maya Riviera had become nothing but a sea of all-inclusive beach resorts, you stumble upon the quaint little Mexican village of Puerto Morelos. There are almost no huge developments, no shopping outlets, and no...
Carretera Federal Libre Chetumal- Puerto Juárez Km. 283.5 Ejido Sur, 77712 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Thousands of years ago, the entire Yucatán Peninsula was under water, as evidenced by its massive network of rivers that flow beneath the region’s limestone surface. No place better presents the area’s captivating caverns and...
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