El Cid Resorts Invites Visitors to Enjoy Whale Shark Tours This Summer

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July visitors will not want to miss out on this one of a kind attraction.

Summer on the beaches of Mexico is a time for sunbathing, tropical drinks and a dip in the salty seas. Curious vacationers might venture further from shore on snorkeling or diving tours. The truly adventurous traveler, however, can find even more excitement this summer by swimming alongside the ocean’s largest fish – the whale shark.

El Cid Resorts, with locations in Mazatlán, Cozumel and Cancun, offers all this and more for travelers looking for a luxury vacation with exciting amenities. This summer, it is inviting adventurers from all over the world to experience up close the awe-inspiring size and humbling grace of the whale shark. These magnificent creatures have been known to grow as large as 40 feet in length, but visitors needn’t worry: whale sharks are filter feeders whose diets consist mostly of krill, plankton and other small organisms and plants.

Vacationers staying with El Cid Resorts in Mazatlán can schedule a trip slightly north into the Sea of Cortez to dive with whale sharks. Dubbed by Jacques Cousteau as "The World's Aquarium," the Sea of Cortez is 68,340 square miles of colorful coral and a wide array of sea life. Divers and snorkelers will enjoy playing with dolphins and sea lions, watching manta rays and squids swim by and, of course, being dwarfed by the gentle whale sharks.

Adventurers who want a full week of whale shark-themed fun should stay with El Cid Resorts in either Cancun or Cozumel on the eastern side of Mexico. Isla Mujeres, a small island off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, will host the 8th annual Whale Shark Festival July 18-24. The festival will feature a variety of activities and goods, including dances, local cuisine, crafts from nearby businesses and works from local artisans. Taking a break from the festivities, visitors can head out to see to view or swim alongside the “gentle giant” whale sharks. These fish flock to the waters surrounding Isla Mujeres; there have been as many as 420 sighted in one day. The sharks are attracted to the high plankton populations in the waters surrounding the island.

Whether a traveler is looking for an adventure or a relaxing spot to kick off their sandals, El Cid Resorts has something for every taste. This industry leader continuously strives to provide stellar customer service and fabulous amenities at its prime locations in Mazatlán, Cozumel and Cancun. Guests feel truly welcome and cared for every time they visit El Cid Resorts.

About El Cid Resorts –
El Cid Resorts owns a collection of six luxury hotels in three destinations which it has managed for over four decades. With resort options in Mazatlan, Cancun, and Cozumel, Mexico, El Cid provides some of the best vacation experiences available. By offering a wide variety of services, amenities, and different meal plan options including all-inclusive, guests can customize their vacation to suit their needs. El Cid Resorts in Mexico has been honored with customer choice awards from companies such as TripAdvisor, AAA, and other quality travel companies. For more information on El Cid Resorts please visit http://www.elcid.com.


El Cid Resorts Contact Information
Toll-Free: 1 866 306 6113

Within Mexico
Mazatlan Toll-Free: 01 800 716 9800
Riviera Maya Toll-Free: 01 800 003 6292
Cozumel Toll-Free: 01 800 670 3277

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