Snorkel in the middle of a crowd of sharks and rays!
Hol Chan is Mayan for “little channel,” and the name refers to a 23-meter cut in the world’s second longest barrier reef. This channel, around which the marine reserve was established, is a key travel route for fish and other creatures. The steady stream of species makes it a fantastic snorkeling destination.
Better still is Shark Ray Alley, a patch of water teeming with nurse sharks and southern stingrays. Float in their midst and get close enough to touch these impressive creatures.