There two options for access, we took the trip to Punta Allen with a ride along the coast, where you have beaches and lagoons.
This cenote is one of the most commonly visited by divers who stay in Yucatan. It is located about 20 km south of Playa del Carmen.
Great diving destination at any time of the year with dry season in Cancun from from December to April. Weather is more predictable and sea is calm for snorkeling and diving. Less chance for rain.
Low season starts after Eastern and prices may drop. In summer more frequented by European tourists and prices increase. Hurricans and tropical storms can occur at the end of the rainy season September/October.
Calakmul is an anicient mayan town. It's located in the rain forest and is only partial reconstructed.
The place is less crowded with tourist as no big buses are visiting this place.
This place is best to visit in the low season as you are nearly alone then.
Even in the peak season (dry season Dec. to April) not overcrowded due to the remote location.
During the rainy season (May/June until October) only few tourist are heading to this place.
Best months are May and June. September and October higher chance for hurricanes; keep in mind if you stay at the coastal area.
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“Incredibly majestic, curious and absolutely mesmerizing!” Up close shark viewing in a cage in beautiful clear blue water with 125 – 150 foot visibility!
The great white sharks arrive sometime in July and usually depart by late November. Under normal circumstances you’ll never fail to see them during that time. It’s because of the really high shark concentration at Guadalupe Island. It is not uncommon to have more than one shark around the cages on some days. However, there are slight variations to what you can see:
The first male and smaller female sharks show up in July. That’s why most tour operators start their trips by the end of July. The last trips are usually offered mid-November, end of November. However between July and mid-September you will ‘only’ see the male sharks or smaller female ones. By the end of September the first huge mature female sharks (18 ft) start showing up. By mid-October the numbers of sharks go down slightly. However, the chance of encountering those spectacular female sharks is at its highest during October/November.
Weather and Water Temperature
Very warm during the day and cooler at night. Summer clothing should be fine. Bring a sweater, pants and a windbreaker/rain jacket. From July to November the average daytime temperature ranges between 73 and 78° F (23-26° C). It’s slightly cooler in November. The ocean is at its calmest during these months. But still, keep in mind that the weather can get rougher on the way forth and back. The water temperature ranges between 72° F (22° C) in August/September and 68° F (20° C) in October/November. A 5mm – 7mm wetsuit with a hood is recommended.
Crowds are not an issue, as only few operators are heading to this island. But still, book well in advance if possible. The shark diving trips to Guadalupe Island became more popular in the recent years.
The Chichén Itzá complex is one of the largest Maya city ruins. A breathtaking and magical place. The most recognizable object is El Castillo (Temple of Kukulkan).
TOURIST CROWDS and WEATHER:
Expect tourist crowds year-round with the busiest months being November to April. This is also the dry season with the most sunny and warm days. LOW SEASON with less crowds is in May / June and September / October. Rainy season with more heat, and humidity is from May to October. A great mix of good weather and lesser tourists is May. It’s already getting hotter, more humid and rainy but less than in September/October, when most rain and humidity occurs. Typically only 1-3 hours of rain each day. Although it’s low season, on 22nd or 23rd Sept the place is heavily crowded due to Fall Equinox.
TIME OF DAY TIP TO BEAT THE CROWDS:
Stay overnight and visit the next morning when the park opens at 8 AM. You’ll experience significantly less crowds before the tourist busses arrive around 10 AM and annoying vendors aren’t ready yet. It’s also the best time to avoid the heat. Alternative (secret tip): The park closes at 4 PM but reopens from 5 - 6 PM. Often you have the place almost for yourself within that 1 hour window.
Stunning ocean wildlife: Giant mantas, whale sharks, bottlenose dolphins, humpback whales!
Usually from November until May. During this time the sea is at its calmest. Great monthly overview with a wildlife calendar: http://www.divereport.com/locati...
Mid January to end of March you may have the chance to snorkel or even dive with humpback whales.