Light reflects off a shallow pool of turquoise water onto the limestone walls above it.

Tulum Beaches and Cenotes

Discover Tulum’s very best beaches—thick white sand, turquoise-blue water, gently bending palm trees—or go on a snorkeling adventure in an underground cenote. Yucatán experts Gary Chandler and Liza Prado advise you on all the best spots around Tulum.

The white sand of Oranjestad Beach juts out into turqoise water with the land and cityscape stretching into the distance.

The Best of Aruba in One Week

You’ll get plenty of gorgeous beaches, azure water, and memorable sunsets in this seven-day itinerary—and you’ll also head inland to explore the culture and unique topography of Aruba.

Sculpted statues underwater are covered with algae as the sun filters through the water's surface.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling around Isla Mujeres

Snorkelers can enjoy encounters with whale sharks or visit the remarkable underwater sculpture park near Manchones reef, and beginner divers and veterans alike will find plenty to explore as well. Learn more about the amazing underwater experiences available around Isla Mujeres.

Photo of tropical fish taken underwater.

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas offers a variety of unique opportunities for underwater exploration. Boat rides are relatively short (as little as five minutes to the closest sites), and the terrain is dramatic. Read on to learn more about snorkeling and diving in Cabo San Lucas.

Underwater view of an array of tropical fish on a reef.

Staying Safe in the Waters of Aruba

Make your stay in the Caribbean an enjoyable one! Rosalie Klein offers some safety tips for dipping a toe into the waters of Aruba, whether you plan to be swimming in a designated area, relaxing on a lightweight float, or snorkeling in the shallows.

Two surfers carrying their boards are silhouetted against an orange sky as the setting sun reflects off the water.

Snorkeling vs. Surfing in O‘ahu: The Importance of Weather

During Hawai‘i’s winter, from October to April, and sometimes into spring, storms in the North Pacific create very large, open ocean swells. Big waves are great news for surfers, but they’re a worst-case scenario for snorkelers and divers. Learn more about the best times to visit O‘ahu for both surfers and snorkelers.