Snorkeling Trip: Mexico Rocks & Tres Cocos

Listing Type
Type of Tour/Activity
Water Sports
Main Activity
Departs From
Start Point
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Intensity Level
/ Person
About Listing
  • Mountains of brain corals
  • Other Marine Life such as: Stingrays, peacock flounder, sea urchins
Six miles north of San Pedro Town in North Ambergris Caye, you will find one of the most beautiful snorkel sites known as Mexico Rocks & Tres Cocos. Unlike many of the snorkeling spots in Belize that are right on the barrier reef, Mexico Rocks & Tres Cocos is a star coral patch that is located in the shallow waters midway between the great barrier reef and the island of Ambergris Caye.

Mexico Rocks are known for many conches, banded shrimps, arrow crabs, grunts, yellowtail snappers, and an assortment of Butterfly and Angelfish. Tres Cocos is named after three tall coconut trees on shore used to locate the site. The reef here gets as shallow as four feet. Here you will find the most beautiful corals, colorful species of both large and small fishes, shrimp, parrotfish, fairy basslet, sea urchins, spider crabs, lobster, and many other small critters of the sea. You will also see magnificent elk horns, sea whips, and sea rods that make good protection for juvenile fishes. The highlights of this trip are the mountains of brain coral, which grow up to 20 feet. On the sandy seabed, you might even see stingrays, eagle rays, and peacock flounder. The nurse shark is a common site as well.

Mexico Rocks & Tres Cocos is protected from ocean swells and currents, so it makes for easier snorkeling, perfect for beginners. Depth is only about 6 to 12 feet, so you can see everything up close. Water visibility in this area of the crystal clear Caribbean Sea is about 50 feet or more.

Suitable for:
Recommended Age Range:
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 40
41 - 50
Over 50
What is Included?
Things the supplier includes without any extra cost.
  • gear water and snacks park fees
What to bring?
Recommended items to bring on the trip.
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen & Sunglasses
  • Towel
The base rates charged by the provider. This includes all taxes and applicable fees.
8 people
4 people
Minimum number of people.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are in US dollars.
Special Instructions for Rates
includes gear, park fee, water and snacks, taxes ( no hidden extra fees)
Is Transportation provided?:
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
Anywhere in San Pedro.
Start Time
Daily9:00 AM
Daily2:00 PM
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 90 days before will be fully refunded except for a service fee of 3%.
  • Cancellations made 45 days before will be refunded 25% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
Terms & Conditions
No refunds on cancellation less than 72 hours 

No refunds for unused packages or unused portions. 

No refunds if booked within 24hr. 

NO Refunds if alternate trip is given and guest declines. ( in case of bad weather ) 

No refunds for Acts of God, however every attempt will be made to reschedule as we always put our guests safety and fun first.
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Adequate for Snorkeling
Pros: picked up relatively on time; good fitting gear; knowledgeable leader. Cons: very slow and difficult to communicate with. I booked months in advance and was told I'd receive a confirmation as to what time the tour would be starting 48 hours before the date. I did not receive an email even 24 hours before the date, so emailed to inquire. The returning email asked what days I will be on the island ... more and what hotel would I be staying at (I had sent this info already). It was only the evening before the date of the tour that I finally was told what time it would be happening the next day. It would have been nice to have been offered drinking water on the boat, but we were offered chips and watermelon which was nice.