You know besides taco and nachos, what can you find in Mexico?
At the Yucatán Peninsula, apart from the world famous Cancún, you can also find Isla Mujeres – a beautiful Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea where you can snorkel, scuba dive, and swim with wild Whale Shark!
Whale shark is a gentle slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest known extant fish. It feeds on plankton and small nektonic life and is harmless to human. It can grow to 9.7m and weight over 20,000 lb! Usually found in open waters, the Yucatán Peninsula is a spot where one can easily encounter the whale sharks as they begin to arrive from their annual migration to the warm waters of Mexican-Caribbean Sea.
I was lucky enough to encounter this gentle fish off at the Baja California coast. The amazing experience was definitely once-in-a-life time. I was told that it is even more easy to encounter this giant yet gentle fish in Isla Mujeres! This week, July 18-24 is Whale Shark Festival at Isla Mujeres. Be sure to go have a swim with them and sample the fresh coastal seafood dishes if you visit the area!