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Isla Carmen Sea Kayak

Listed under Kayaking in Cozumel, Mexico.

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The waters of the Sea of Cortez around Isla Carmen have a thriving fin and blue whale population, sandy bays, good weather and soaring rocky cliffs. The water here is relatively calm and clear, in some of the smaller bays off Isla Carmen you can see the bottom of the ocean clearly from your boat so bring your snorkel. There are also interesting caves along the waterline. Either base yourself on the larger Isla Carmen and do day trips out from there, traverse the island (approximately 70kms.) or hop between islands, there are good camp spots on most islands, check with the Parque Nacional people before you plan your trip to get the latest information. Isla Carmen is looks like it’s made entirely of dark orange rock and is quite dry and steep so if you enjoy scaling mountains or cliffs you will be able to incorporate some of that into your trip while on the mainland you will paddle past a view of the Sierra Giganta Range as it seems to almost meet the sea.

Written by  Tim Cullen.

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