Isla Mujeres, home of Whale Shark Seventh Festival| Riviera Maya Blog

Isla Mujeres, home of Whale Shark Seventh Festival.


By Héctor García

Translated by Nyima Bieber


The migration season of the world’s largest fish has begun, and like every year, these amazing creatures return to the warm waters of the Caribbean.

This seventh edition is expected to receive thousands of visitors who plan to visit the Riviera Maya just to witness these creatures –which can reach up to 50 feet long.

The festival offers attendees the chance to swim with the also called “dominoes” because these marine giants (unlike other species of sharks) have no teeth. This makes them practically harmless to humans.

In addition to swimming with Whale Sharks, visitors can experience some of the many water sports that make Isla Mujeres one of the best vacation destinations.


This annual event not only brings fun and wonderful experiences, but also seeks to create awareness about the need to protect and preserve our oceans and its species.

The Mexican Caribbean receives more Whale Sharks than anywhere else in the world. This destination is also known for its variety of marine life, including five types of wild dolphins, sea turtles, manta rays, the world’s largest coral reefs and much more.

If you want to witness this event, there’s still time to pack the bags and enjoy the wonderful show. The Riviera Maya invites you to live a unique experience.

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