Cave Of The Sleeping Sharks

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  • Address: Off coast from Isla Mujeres, Los Manchones Reef, Quintana Roo Mexico, Cancun
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: 86 MXN
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Cave, Water Body, Family And Kids, Scuba

Cave Of The Sleeping Sharks - Review

The cave of the Sleeping shark is a unique place in the Maya Riviera. This place was only discovered in 1969 by a local fisherman. The man found this place while fishing for lobsters and was shocked to see one of the most curious sights you will ever see.

Sharks of several different species can be found here in this underwater cave. But the intriguing part is not the meeting of several sharks (which is rare enough). The weird part is that these sharks appear to be asleep. Scientists haven’t yet been able to figure out why these sharks behave in such a way at this natural wonder but the effect is simply mesmerizing. Nurse sharks are most commonly seen in the cave and although they are harmless it is still exhilarating to be able to swim so close to them.

This eerie place is a must visit especially for scuba diving enthusiasts. You need to be able to dive to actually reach this place so do keep that in mind.

Cave Of The Sleeping Sharks Information

  • The place is right off the coast of Isla Mujeres so you can combine visits.
  • It will take 30 minutes by boat to reach the place from isla mujeres.
  • You can find local agencies which will take you there as well as provide equipment.

How To reach Cave Of The Sleeping Sharks by Public Transport

Take a ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres (30 minutes distance).

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TripHobo Highlights for Cave Of The Sleeping Sharks

  • Cave Of The Sleeping Sharks Address: Off coast from Isla Mujeres, Los Manchones Reef, Quintana Roo Mexico, Cancun
  • Cave Of The Sleeping Sharks Timing: 24-hrs
  • Cave Of The Sleeping Sharks Price: 86 MXN
  • Best time to visit Cave Of The Sleeping Sharks(preferred time): 08:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cave Of The Sleeping Sharks: 05:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Cave Of The Sleeping Sharks

  • 58.47% of people who visit Cancun include Cave Of The Sleeping Sharks in their plan

  • 56.79% of people start their Cave Of The Sleeping Sharks visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Cave Of The Sleeping Sharks

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

94.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cave Of The Sleeping Sharks

People normally club together Isla Mujeres and Playa Tortugas while planning their visit to Cave Of The Sleeping Sharks.

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