Isla Mujeres Whale Shark Festival Schedule 2019

Swimming with Whale Sharks, Traditional Dancing and more are planned to celebrate the whale shark and to preserve a fragile marine ecosystem

ISLA MUJERES, Mexico - July 21, 2019 - PRLog -- The Isla Mujeres Department of Tourism, along with ecotourism company and international sponsor Ceviche Tours, have released the schedule of events for the 12th annual Whale Shark Festival, which will be held from July 26-28 2019 in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

Last year thousands of people attended the family-friendly event, where guests can swim with whale sharks, join in traditional dancing, enjoy local food and work by local artisans, attend presentations, snorkel and dive the reefs surrounding the Island and more.

"Isla Mujeres is designated Pueblo Magico, a place known for its legends, symbolism, history and of course for providing a magical experience for tourists. Swimming with whale sharks in Isla Mujeres is the ultimate Pueblo Magico adventure," said Gustavo Rodriguez Orozco, Director of Tourism of Isla Mujeres.

Isla Mujeres is the Home to the largest aggregation of Whale Sharks in the world. This year from May 15 through September 15 researchers estimate that as many as 1,400 whale sharks will migrate through the waters surrounding Isla Mujeres, providing guests with an opportunity to swim alongside these gentle giants.

"Visiting Isla Mujeres during the Whale Shark Festival is fun for the entire family  and is one of the best moments to come to the island, enjoy all the activities, expositions, food vendors, conferences, tours, handcraft local artists, the parade and much more." said Eyder Hoth, of the Isla Mujeres Hotel Association.

The Whale Shark Festival is an effort to raise awareness of the need to preserve the area's marine ecosystem. Isla Mujeres is part of the second largest barrier reef on the planet and serves as the nursery of the Caribbean and the migratory path of whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, waterfowl and game fishes.

"The continued success of the Whale Shark Festival is indicative of how ecotourism can truly impact a community," said John Vater, co-founder of Ceviche Tours. "International events like these are essential in raising awareness and to help educate visitors on marine conservation efforts."

At this festival, various activities will be carried out in order for visitors to learn more about the whale shark species, including conferences on their marine biology, and on other shark species and manta rays that are found in the Mexican Caribbean, in an effort to encourage them to join the effort of conservation programs with the objective of protecting and preserving these beautiful animals.

Friday, July 26th, 2019

6:00 pm - Caravan with Motorcycle Clubs.
6:30 pm - Event inauguration at the esplanade East Malecon, Col. Centro.
7:00 pm - Grand opening of the new tourist product: "El Malecón del Sabor" food park.
8:00 pm - Folkloric Ballet "Mestizas de Agua Salada".
9:00 pm - Presentation of the "Academy Renatta Dance Studio".

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

6:00-8:00 - pm Children's basketball Fast Tournament – Col. Centro basketball court.
7:00 pm - Presentation of the topics "Telemetría acústica y satelital del Tiburón Ballena" and "Estimación del comportamiento del Tiburón Ballena" in charge of the Architect Emilio de la Parra Galván, the LDI Eugenio de la Parra Galván and Mr. Rafael de la Parra.
7:00-9:00 pm - Drinks demonstration by the group "Colectivo Bartenders Isla Mujeres".
9:00 pm - Folkloric Ballet "Al Son del Corazón" Folkloric Ballet of the INAPAM Granny's Club. Folkloric Ballet "El Corazón de Conchi".

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

7:00 pm - Pamela Vázquez presentation, from "Saving Our Sharks".
7:00-9:00 pm - Drinks demonstration by the group "Colectivo Bartenders Isla Mujeres".
8:00 pm -Magic Nights: Dance group "Latin Dancers Dance Studio".

STAY AND PLAY THE ISLA MUJERES WAY
The businesses and hotels of Isla Mujeres invite travelers to "Stay and Play the Isla Mujeres Way." As the safest family destination in the Caribbean, the island offers over 70 hotels and 5-star resorts, vacation home rentals and B&B's to choose from. "Isla is the perfect vacation in the Yucatan," said John Vater, "Enjoy this great spectacle of nature and experience why Isla Mujeres is a Pueblo Magico with your family and friends."

BOOKING TRAVEL

Travel arrangements can be made through Ceviche Tours by visiting www.CevicheTours.com or call +1.631.470.6315 (US) or 998.241.3345 (MX). The Isla Mujeres Hotel Association can be reached at islamujereshotels.net  or email sales@islandsolutions.net or calling +1 52 1 998 214-2117. For properties in the luxury home rental market visit Island Home Services at www.islahomeservices.com  or call 512-692-9853

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the Whale Shark Festival, visit: www.whalesharkfest.com
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