Jungle tour local guide swimming among corals and marine species in the Punta Nizuc Reef

Discover the Best Marine Life of Punta Nizuc: A Guide to the 8 Most Common Reef Species

The crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea are home to an abundance of marine species, and the Punta Nizuc Reef Protected Natural Area in Cancun, Mexico, is no exception. Located in the hotel zone of Cancun, this protected area is a haven for marine life and a popular destination for snorkelers and scuba divers.

If you’re planning a trip to Cancun and are interested in exploring the underwater world of the Punta Nizuc Reef, this guide is for you. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the most common marine species that you can observe in this protected natural area, along with photographs to help you identify them.

In conclusion, the Punta Nizuc Reef Protected Natural Area in Cancun, Mexico, is home to an incredible array of marine species. Whether you’re a seasoned scuba diver or a first-time snorkeler, the crystal-clear waters of this protected area offer a stunning glimpse into the underwater world. With this guide and the photographs provided, you’ll be able to identify some of the most common marine species that call Punta Nizuc home. So grab your snorkel or scuba gear, and get ready to explore the vibrant and diverse ecosystem of the Punta Nizuc Reef!

Cancun Tours and activities in the hotel zone

Find out for yourself why Cancun is such a popular holiday spot by visiting the Hotel Zone when you are there.  It is time to see what kinds of things you can do to have fun in Cancun’s hotel zone, such as driving your speedboat through the canals of the Nichupté lagoon, riding a jet ski at full speed, sailing to Isla Mujeres on an all-inclusive cruise, or even flying a parachute and observing the emerald green color of the Cancun Sea from above, among many other amazing things to do.

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Speedboat & snorkel tour

The jungle tour adventure is a water activity in which you operate a speed boat and snorkel in Punta Nizuc; for more details, see the previous link.

 

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Speedboat Mangrove tour

The speed boat mangrove tour is a water activity in which you drive your own speed boat through the canals of the lagoon without getting in the water; for more details, see the previous link.

 

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Speedboat from Plaza la Isla

The Jungle Tour Adventure in Plaza la Isla shopping mall is a water activity that departs from this shopping center in Cancun and includes driving a speed boat and snorkeling in the Punta Nizuc coral reef; for more information, see the previous link.

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Jet Ski Rentals

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Jet ski Rental 30 mins​

Drive your own jet ski and speed up your vacation with this 30-minute rental option in the Cancun lagoon.

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Jet ski Rental 60 mins​

Enjoy every moment. You can easily operate your own jet ski while on vacation if you choose this 60-minute rental option in the Cancun lagoon.

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Jet ski guided mangrove tour

Drive your own Jet Ski yourself, or if you prefer, someone can accompany you on our mangrove-guided tour through the canals for an hour.

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Suresh Chandrasekaran
Suresh Chandrasekaran
1. January, 2024.
Great adventure . Awesome crew
Satish Vathare
Satish Vathare
1. January, 2024.
Wow! It was super awesome trip… con de mi familia… 😀 Our guide was Carlos and was so good and funny across the speedboat ride. He has provided detailed instructions and checked and taken care of the equipment properly which helped my snorkelling experience best ever. He also showed us beautiful colourful fishes, star fish, corals and iguana 🦎 too! Wow! What a trip experience it was.
yan wang
yan wang
29. December, 2023.
The actual content is basically same as it described beforehand. Two hours are very solid. Half an hour cross the lagoon and mangrove to the outside of Punta Nizuc. Then one hour snorkeling over a rope enclosed reef zone. The reef is a bit deserted but understandable, many other companies are also snorkeling at the same place.
Roland Lindner
Roland Lindner
25. December, 2023.
It was fun to ride the speed boats and we also enjoyed the snorkeling. All equipment was good and well maintained. The snorkel was new and wrapped in plastic. I recommend this activity and company.
Sakariya Vikas
Sakariya Vikas
24. December, 2023.
Amazing experience and the guide was really nice. Best photo by Aaron. Thank you guys for making it memorable.