- Beach / Seaside Resort
- Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
- Water Sports
- Unesco World Heritage
- Off the beaten track
Coral Bay is a small town famous for the coral reefs lying just a matter of metres from its white sandy beaches. It's a quite extraordinary place in which to go scuba diving or snorkelling. Those who prefer keeping themselves dry have the option of visiting the marine reserve in a glass-bottomed boat.
When it comes to diving in these waters, the time of year is a key factor to take into consideration. Whale sharks, the world's largest fish, can be observed here from March to June. And humpback whales arrive in Coral Bay on their migration north around June, returning again with their calves around October. The turtle egg-laying season (three different species come to Coral Bay) runs from November to February. The ideal time to visit, therefore, is from February to April, which also offers the possibility of observing the phenomenon of coral spawning.