How To Get To Isla Contoy From Cancun?

Last Updated Apr 1, 2024

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How to get to Isla Contoy from Cancun?


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Our agents are experienced travelers who have the knowledge enough to give you savvy advice, tips and recommendations when it comes to the Mexican Caribbean, Cancun, Riviera Maya and Tulum.

By now you probably know exactly what Isla Contoy is all about, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this practical piece. So… let’s get down to business…

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How to get to Isla Contoy from Cancun today?

While talking to one of our agents, the first thing you need to expose is the need for transportation, especially because, as you may already know, transportation is not precisely a friendly endeavor in Cancun, so true care should be taken when it comes to booking a private transportation from Cancun airport to Isla Contoy.

That’s what our agents are here for, as their recommendations will bring guidance to make the best out of the life changing vacation you’re about to embark on.

Once you’ve established this over the phone, email or direct message with our agents, you’re basically ready, but Ill give you a couple of tips that I found useful after my first unguided visit to Isla Contoy.

Isla Contoy is an Island!

You already know this, I know, but what I mean by making this seemingly unnecessary remark is that when you get to Cancun airport you’re gonna have to travel for a little bit longer than expected, practically you’ll step on 3 islands by the end of the day.

Mangroves in Isla Contoy

Whether you’re coming from afar or not, I recommend you rest first by spending the night at a hotel, stay or hostel in Cancun, which should be your basecamp for this type of scenario.

Then, by the next day you’ve recharged your bodily battery, you will be ready to set sail to reach the magical Contoy.

But first…

Did you know you need the government's permission to access the island?

Yes en inglés! 😝

This is the reason why most travelers, as experienced as they come, opt for the already localized and incredible tours instead of sailing by themselves, only to find out the site is reserved for only a few lucky people a-day.

To avoid this time-wasting experience, we’d recommend you take one of our tours. In order to make it work, once you’ve booked the tour, a private transportation service will be the best way to know how to get from Cancun to Isla Contoy whenever you want to visit.

Pro Tip: Try to book the earliest tour available, as this is an island where the entire population are birds, you’ll be stunned by their beauty and behavior.



Early in the morning, a private transportation from Cancun to Isla Contoy will take you to the first step of the trip:

The ferry to Isla Mujeres, which is the closest spot you’ll find to Isla Contoy.

Book your stay in Isla Mujeres beforehand. Prevention is the mother of all smarts.

Now that you’re there you may want to stay for a little bit longer, as you’ve already lost a few hours in the transportation + ferry, but maybe- you can gain them back by strolling around Isla Mujeres’ beautiful landscapes and beaches. There are plenty of activities to do there too.

By night go rest early, in order to be ready to get up for the Contoy tour next morning.

Get to Isla Mujeres Ferry

This is the starting point for you and this magnificent tour. You’ll be getting to the island in a matter of 45 minutes to one hour. Buckle up, as you’re in for a natural field trip like you’ve never seen before!

See birds everywhere, rare species will lead the way to the untouched beauty of a place like this. You’ll also swim over the coral reef and have beach time and lunch time in the only small restaurant available.

Get back from Contoy to Isla Mujeres

By 5 in the afternoon your tour guide will be getting you out of the island, as the daily permissions last for only a few hours. At this moment you will probably feel floating –as this tour happens mostly on water–, and it’s o.k.

Tickets Isla Mujeres Xcaret Ferry

By another hour you’ll be getting back to land over at Isla Mujeres, where you can choose whether you’d like to explore Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum with Odigoo’s amazing transportation Services, or even getting back home through a private transportation from your hotel to Cancun airport.

Whichever your choice, at Odigoo Travel we pride ourselves with the booking of these amazing, beautiful and different experiences.

Isla Contoy

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