Being a responsible tourist is not only to respect the laws of the city / country you visit, but also the “habitat“.
It’s good to learn a bit about culture, language, customs and climate before traveling and arriving at your destination. If you travel to Cancun, Isla Mujeres or the Mayan Riviera, you can enjoy great landscapes full of turquoise blue waters, fantastic mangrove jungle and amazing ecosystems that develop in the area, which will undoubtedly make you fall in love.
In these area (Cancun) taking care of our beaches is essential, so we all contribute to keep them in good condition.
When you visit our beaches, and consume food and beverages, please remember, to pick up your food and beverage containers, Hotels will let you help disposing garbage. Public beaches have trash containers separating organic and inorganic trash at the exit.
If you smoke make sure you have an ashtray for cigarette butts, please do not throw them on the beach nor ocean.
But, above all:
Please use biodegradable sunscreens, traditional sunscreens can damage all underwater life. Check the label before buying.
But how do you know if sunscreen is biodegradable?
Biodegradable Sunscreens made with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are mineral-based, so rather than being absorbed like traditional sunscreen, the particles of these ingredients sit on top of the skin and block harmful UV rays. These ingredients are less harmful to corals and are not linked to coral bleaching.
Usually when snorkeling or scuba diving for example, at the Cancun Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA) when traditional sunscreens are used, they damage the ecosystem underwater, not allowing coral to grow in the more than 500 life size sculptures dive site.
You can not miss the excitement of visiting this great galleries made specially for coral to grow and have all species that live around coral reefs.
Thank you for being a responsible guest to our beautiful Mexican Caribbean Waters.
Please contact us for availability and schedules to snorkel or scuba dive the Cancun Underwater Museum.