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Costa Maya: Any snorkeling right from a beach?

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Hi, all. I'm visiting in October and would love to snorkel with my mother, but she's not able to get in and out of the water on a boat ladder. Wondering if there are beaches that have good walk-in/walk-out access to snorkeling sites. Thanks.

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Some folks have snorkeled at Blue Kay in the past.  Not an ideal spot but there can be some sea life.

 

The cruise line excursions for power snorkeling and snorkel/beach breaks usually head north oft he port to Uvero Beach.  Some iron shore there.

 

Between the shallow water, sandy bottoms and all the sargassum, snorkeling along the malecon or even down at Maya Chan or Almaplena isn't too good and you may not want too.

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On 8/29/2019 at 11:10 AM, CruiseyMcBoatFace said:

Hi, all. I'm visiting in October and would love to snorkel with my mother, but she's not able to get in and out of the water on a boat ladder. Wondering if there are beaches that have good walk-in/walk-out access to snorkeling sites. Thanks.

Hi we are going in October as well and would love to find a place to snorkel.

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43 minutes ago, Trinam2 said:

Hi we are going in October as well and would love to find a place to snorkel.

See my post above.

With a major sargassum problem  throughout the Caribbean this year, beach snorkeling on eastern facing current  affected beaches may not be viable. 

Either take a ship excursion to Uvero or find an offshore boat snorkel tour.

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You really  need a boat to get out to the reef. There are lots of locals that run trips.

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While snorkeling from the beach isn't the greatest in CM, I have found that it is somewhat decent from Blue Kay. It is an easy beach entrance (as you stated you needed) and you can swim (and even walk for the most part) out to the rocks and snorkel. There's plenty enough to see (no huge reefs or anything but plenty of coral, fish and the last time we were there everywhere we looked were stingrays).

 

CLICK HERE and you'll see my snorkeling pictures from the day we were there last. Pages 3-6

 

HERE'S another time we were there. Page 5-6

 

I hope that helps.

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