Swimming with the Gentle Giants: Whale Sharks

Hold on, it’s not what you think! These Big Fish are the gentle giants of the Caribbean.  And yes, contrary to commonly held misconception, these are fish, not mammals like whales. Hence the name whale shark is very fitting to describe their size and uniqueness.  During this upcoming JUNE 2011…Approximately 1400 of these stunning creatures descend upon the Yucatan peninsula’s Isla of Mujeres, just an hour north of Playa Del Carmen. These creatures are very friendly…
Should you be inclined to go for a swim with these wonderful creatures, there are several different ‘snorkeling outfits’ that will offer to arrange a trip. Most will guarantee you a money back guarantee if you are not happy with your experience. 
 As Mexico champions the need to preserve a fragile marine ecosystem- the local ecotourism travel agency Island Travel Specialists and Isla Mujeres Department of Tourism announced the Fourth Annual Whale Shark Festival, a community extravaganza that showcases this tradition and the environmental splendor of Isla Mujeres.
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