July 17, 2015
One of the world’s top famous tourist destinations in Mexico, is Cancun. And it’s a well deserved fame… with it’s white sand and crystal clear water, fun activities for visitor of all ages and captivating entertainment, world class resorts and plenty of other attractions Cancun is the perfect spot for amazing and relaxing vacations.
The Great Mayan Reef.
If you are into an active vacation, Cancun it’s a great destination for scuba diving. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System is the second largest coral reef in the world, this reef system extends on the coast of Cancun in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras.
Is also the habitat for more than 65 species coral, 350 species of mollusks and more than 500 species of fish, one of the world’s largest manatee populations with an estimated 1,000 to 1,500 manatees, the reef system has some of the most vibrant marine life seen anywhere in the world, including: sea turtles (Hawksbill turtle, Leatherback turtle, Loggerhead Sea Turtle, and the Green turtle), the West Indian Manatee, the Queen Conch, the Splendid toadfish, the American crocodile, the Morelet’s Crocodile, the Nassau grouper, black coral, and the Elkhorn coral. The world’s largest fish – the Whale Shark – can be seen in some areas of the reef system.
This natural marvel is a complex ecosystem where nature and time work in perfect harmony. The coral reefs are structures or colonies of rocky formations made up of coral, which are microscopic organisms that create a calcium carbonate skeleton around themselves. Every colony can take up to a thousand years to form! The crystal clearness of the waters of Cancun it’s one of the most important factors for the development of the reef by allowing the light to shine through.
Give yourself the chance to explore this marvelous underwater world, come to Cancun to discover this natural treasure. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!