Tankah Bay, Tankah Tres beach - Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico
This is a wide protected beach with an outer reef break to knock down most of the surf. There's great snorkeling and kayaking out in the bay. The beach is narrow in parts, wider in others, with mostly fine sand just off the surf line. There's plenty of room to sunbathe but foot protection is recommended in the water. Manatee Cenote is another good snorkeling spot. The cenote is actually a river of clear water which has carved its way through a beautiful green mangrove on its way to the sea. The water empties into the bay through a submerged cave. Some spectacular birds can sometimes be spotted up in the mangrove and its common to see pelicans soar in formation along the beach. For snorkelers, there are plenty of fish to see in both the cenote and out on the reef. There are some fine hotel room accommodations on the bay as well as private villas. This is a tranquil laid back place with two great restaurants; one at Casa Cenote and the other next door at Blue Sky hotel. Both restaurants are a stone's throw from Manatee cenote.
Tankah Bay beachSandy natural beach
Sand with isolated rocks turning to rock at the points
Semi private beach in front of beach houses and hotels
Manatee Cenote is public
Foot protection recommended for water entry in the bay
Snorkeling and swimming when seas are calm
Rocks, coral and sand out in the bay, good kayaking
More on destination Tankah Tres
Manatee CenoteSnorkeling and swimming in calm brackish water
Water source comes from an underground river through the mangrove
Do Not enter the underwater cave!
Floatation vest is recommended for new swimmers
Birds and fish are common to see
Manatee Cenote is located next to Casa Cenote restaurant