Best time to visit Mexico

Swimming with Whale Sharks

This huge fish might look frightening, but human meat is not in its taste as it prefers plankton instead

Swimming with Whale Sharks
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Whale sharks are renowned as the largest fish on the Planet, it grows up tp 20 m in length so imagine what it’s like to swim side by side with a fish 10 times as big as you—thrilling, and totally safe! Paradoxically enough, the largest fish feeds on the smallest microorganisms, like plankton, so you have nothing to worry about.

Mexico is renowned as one of world’s best destinations to swim with whale sharks, as hundreds of these huge fish remain in the waters of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Things to do in Mexico : Swimming with Whale Sharks

The season runs from May through September. In the spring whale sharks can also be found feeding in the rich waters of the Sea of Cortez along the Pacific coast.