Nichupte Lagoon

Nichupte Lagoon is located between the Hotel Zone and the mainland city of Cancun. It is a wonderful example of a natural paradise. It is a natural preserve for the mangrove ecosystem and is home to a wide variety of native animal species.

Laguna Nichupte is actually compromised of seven different lakes. Among them are the Laguna del Amor, Laguna Bojorquez, San Jose and Laguna Laguna Ciega.

The lagoon system is the only natural ecosystem that remains after the construction of the Hotel Zone and all tourist areas.

The lagoon is connected to the Caribbean Sea through two separate channels: the Siegfried and Nizuc.

There are lots of activities available in the lagoon including fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing, skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling and more.

There are many restaurants and resorts with views of the lagoon. These are ideal places to enjoy the Caribbean sunset.

In Cancun, there are tours that allow you to visit the mangroves of Laguna Nichupte, or get to know the different types of flora and fauna that live in the jungle and you can also visit a stunning coral reef.

The most popular activity in this lake is the boat ride through the jungle, called Jungle Tour.

During the day, the lake is covered by numerous Nichupte boats with visitors who enjoy the jungle tour and Mangrove Lagoon (boat rides and jet skiing), sport fishing or any other water sports in calm waters. You can also enjoy the natural scenery formed by mangroves, islands and continental strip and the variety of tropical birds and other exotic animals.

When Cancun was being built in the 1970s no one thought that it would become one of the most important tourist destinations in Mexico and possibly in the world. More than 6 million people visit Cancun annually. The continuous development and steady growth put the biodiversity and fragile ecosystems within the Nichupte Lagoon at risk.