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Want to make the most of your vacation on the Riviera Maya? Tap the Reef Resorts staff for insider tips on the hottest things to see and do. Whether you're a fan of history, outdoor adventure, sport fishing or spa days, our team has the inside scoop on the experiences that will make your stay extraordinary.

Get Together With a Gentle Giant

Get Together With a Gentle Giant

March 01, 2014

May through September is whale shark season on the Riviera Maya, when the biggest fish in the world - the huge but harmless whale shark – wanders into our waters for a summer-long stay. Guests of Riviera Maya resorts universally remark that swimming and snorkeling with these gentle giants is the highlight of their trip. Our friends at Mayaland Tours operate one of the area's most trusted whale shark adventure tours, which include an overview of our ecosystem with certified guides, lunch on the boat and a chance to swim alongside the world's biggest fish.

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