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Manchones Reef

Manchones Reef
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Type of Attraction
Sports & Recreation, Wilderness, Mountains, Trails, Beaches, Lakes, Rivers
Neighborhood
Central
Interests That Apply
Photography, Sports & Recreation, Outdoors, Science, Local Culture
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Price: $40-$50
Fees vary for tours and/or equipment rental. Also expect to pay a small Federal Park Fee for either scuba diving or snorkeling.
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Not Available
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Manchones Reef

Dive Spot and Memorial


Expert Pick Must See

Address:
3 miles south of Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres, QR 77400

Description

The most popular reef on Isla Mujeres, this is a great place for beginner divers and snorkelers alike. Shallow, clear waters and an abundance of fish and coral make this spot an all-around favorite. Here you will find the Cruz de la Bahia, or the Bay Cross, planted into the Manchones Reef in 1994 as a tribute to the men and women who have died at sea. Many divers make the pilgrimage here to pay homage to those who have died, and to enjoy this majestic dive spot.


What you should know before visiting Manchones Reef

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hrs; Tour times vary
Visit Time: 6hr-Full day(8hr)
Average Wait Time: None
Price: $40-$50
Price Notes: Fees vary for tours and/or equipment rental. Also expect to pay a small Federal Park Fee for either scuba diving or snorkeling.

Exposure

Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: All Ages
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers

Transportation

Nearest Train or Bus: Cancun
Best Modes of Transportation: Ferry/Boat
Notes: An organized dive trip from Cancun or Isla Mujeres is the best way to see this site.
Parking Availability: Limited


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