Laguna Nichupté

Laguna Nichupté is a breathtaking body of water near Cancún's hotel zone. Fall in love with the Caribbean naturally.


Discover Laguna Nichupté, the most important revitalization project near Cancun‘s hotel zone. Moreover, it is home to numerous species of local and migratory birds. It will surely astonish you!

Laguna Nichupté ’s Importance and Beauty 

This large lagoon lies in the heart of Cancun, showcasing four species of mangrove trees, crocodiles, iguanas, leopard frogs, and a diverse range of birds. Since 2008, Flora, Fauna y Cultura de México AC, in collaboration with the Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (National Commission of Protected Natural Areas) and the Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (National Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Research and Advanced Studies) in Mérida (Cinvestav) have been actively involved in a successful project reforestating and protecting of Nichupté’s mangroves. 

They aim to preserve and restore this precious ecosystem. Laguna Nichupté consists of seven lakes: Cuenca del Norte, Cuenca Central, Cuenca del Sur, Laguna Bojórquez, Río Inglés, Laguneta del Mediterráneo, and Laguna del Amor, the latter named for its heart shape. 

Covering over 3,000 hectares, this lagoon system is an important natural reserve. These lagoons connect to the Caribbean through two channels, Sigfrido and Nizuc, resulting in a combination of both fresh and saltwater.

What Can You Do When Visiting This Destination? 

  • Observe the area’s majestic vegetation and wildlife with your own eyes.
  • Navigate the lagoon on a boat, kayak, or rent a Jet Ski for a more extreme experience. 
  • Boat across the lagoon, enjoying the scenery with a refreshing drink in hand. 
  • While swimming in the lagoon is not advisable, various activities are available, including flyboarding, parasailing, hoverboarding, skiing, canoeing, and many more. Make sure to hire an experienced tour operator to have fun safely while respecting the area’s delicate ecosystem.
  • Delight in the delicious cuisine at the various restaurants located on the shores of the lagoon, where you can savor a variety of high-quality fish and seafood dishes.



Laguna Nichupté, Benito Juárez, Cancún, Q.R., México

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