Island Time Music and Fishing Festival 2017

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Island Time Music and Fishing Festival will take place next year from February 7-11, 2017 on the beautiful island of Isla Mujeres.  The Island Time Music and Fishing Fest has given music lovers and fishing enthusiasts the opportunity to interact with talented writers and performers under the welcoming skies of this paradise island of Isla Mujeres.   Continue reading

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Get Up Close and Personal with the Gentle Giants in Cancun!

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Cancun, one of the hottest spots to enjoy the truly amazing experience of swimming with the whale sharks, invites you to get up close and personal with these gentle giants. Every year the destination welcomes visitors as well as celebrities to take part in this unique experience across the summer until the beginning of September. Continue reading

Google to promote MUSA, Cancun Underwater Museum

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Cancun’s Underwater Museum situated just off the coast of Isla Mujeres has been selected by Google to be promoted under their list of most interesting museums to visit.  They will appear alongside 70 other museums such as the British Museum in London, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York within the catalogue from the Google Cultural Institute.

All of the chosen museums will have an interactive online search where you can take a virtual online tour of the museum.  This will be a fantastic way to promote MUSA which is an incredible sight to behold. Continue reading

6th Annual Whale Shark Festival, Cancun July 11-14

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Cancun and Isla Mujeres welcome the world’s largest fish with the 6th Annual Whale Shark Festival taking place July 11 – 14.
Whale Shark season officially began on May 15 and will last until mid-September. These fish, known locally as Dominos, measure between 15 to 50 feet in length and weigh as much as 15 tons, making swimming alongside these species a thrilling experience.

These bus-sized creatures gather off the coast of Cancun in very large numbers during this time, becoming quite a spectacle for locals and tourists alike.  It is estimated that 1,400 whale sharks pass through the waters of Isla Mujeres every year, making the Island of Women a hot spot for whale watching and other activities. Continue reading

Sir Richard Branson’s fight for shark conservation

Following Sir Richard Branson´s recent visit to Cancun and his encounter with the beautiful whale sharks off the nearby island of Isla Mujeres, he has started a new fight for the conservation of sharks.

In an exclusive interview with Soledad O’Brien on “Starting Point,” Branson talks about his work with WildAid, an organization that focuses on addressing the human threat to wildlife. In partnering with the group, Branson’s influence opens up a new world in ecotourism, dispelling myths about sharks and increasing awareness and the need for conservation.

Take a look at this video of the interview with Soledad and Sir Richard Branson taken whilst on their trip to swim with the whale sharks in Isla Mujeres off the coast of Cancun.

http://startingpoint.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/17/exclusive-up-close-with-sharks-soledad-and-sir-richard-branson-swim-with-whale-sharks-talk-about-his-new-fight-for-shark-conservation/

For more information about the whale shark visit http://cancun.travel/en/things-to-do/adventure/whale-shark/

Isla Mujeres celebrates fifth annual Whale Shark Festival

This year Isla Mujeres celebrated the fifth annual Whale Shark Festival. Mayor Hugo Sanchez and municipal tourism director Eyder J. Hoth were both in attendance for one of Isla Mujeres’ most important annual events. Whale Shark season officially begins May 15 and lasts until September. During this time, visitors to Cancun will have the opportunity to swim with these incredible creatures that reach up to 50 feet long. The size of these majestic fish and their impressive five-foot jaws make swimming alongside them a safe, emotional and unforgettable experience. Festival activities included a free concert held on the Isla Mujeres municipal esplanade featuring the Mexican Navy Symphony Orchestra.

For more interesting facts about the whale shark and how you can experience swimming with this magnificent creature you can go to http://cancun.travel/en/things-to-do/adventure/whale-shark/ .

Whale Shark Festival in Isla Mujeres July 15-19 2010

Celebrating the beauty and culture of Isla Mujeres, Mexico, and championing the need to preserve a fragile marine ecosystem the Third Annual Whale Shark Festival is to take place from 15-19th July.  It will be a community extravaganza that showcases the achievements, the traditions and the environmental splendor of Isla Mujeres.

Last year thousands flocked to the family-friendly Whale Shark Festival, which offers guests an opportunity to participate in ecotourism adventures such as swimming with whale sharks, the largest fish in the ocean and an endangered species; traditional dancing performed by local troupes; exploring ancient Mayan ruins and much more.  Continue reading