Arrecife Manchones

Manchones reef

One of nature’s most awe-inspiring wonders in Isla Mujeres and in Mexico, Manchones Reef is the perfect spot for discovering the ocean’s secrets.

Arrecife Manchones

Manchones reef is a perfect example of state of the rich diversity of plant life, wildlife, and matchless beauty that can be found in Quintana Roo. This is the ideal spot for fans of the deep, and the perfect place for novice snorkelers and scuba divers. Are you up for exploring it?

Marvel at Manchones reef’s beauty, one of Isla Mujeres’ natural treasures

There are a wide variety of natural settings in the Mexican Caribbean that draw tourists from around Mexico and the world. One of these is the amazing Manchones reef, made of a coral bank measuring almost 7.5 miles long and 765 feet wide. It is located some 10 minutes from Isla Mujeres by boat and is perfect for exploring the wonders of the ocean.

In addition to the reef, another of the area’s key landmarks is Cruz de la Bahía (Cross of the Bay), a 10-foot-high bronze cross. Located 39 feet below the surface, this is one of the most popular sites for scuba divers. An interesting bit of trivia is that the Cruz de la Bahía was installed in 1994 and honors the women and men who died at sea.

Plus, this is also the site of the Museo Subacuático de Arte (Underwater Museum of Art, MUSA). It functions as a natural reef and is a top spot for tourists and adventurers.

Important information

  • Remember we are visitors here. You must respect the plants and wildlife in their natural habitat. Always follow the guides’ directions for protecting the area.
  • We recommend hiring a certified guide service. This way you will have the best experience.

Water adventures


Isla Mujeres, Q.R., México

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