Blue Crab Migration

Every year between the months of September and October, thousands of blue crabs emerge from their homes in the mangrove forest of Bahía Petempich to migrate to the ocean and lay their eggs. We are very fortunate to witness this beautiful event each year at Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita.

The migration is linked to the full moon and the amount of rainfall that occurs during the summer months. However due to the weather conditions that the Riviera Maya experienced over the last few weeks, the blue crab migration took place earlier than usual.

The Cancun and Riviera Maya area began a Blue Crab Protection campaign in 1991 with help of the Ecology board. Since then, dozens of volunteers help this fantastic species during their migration journey.
 
As part of our green initiatives at our resort, we understand the importance of the natural resources found in our mangroves and were more than happy to help the blue crabs complete their journey of reproduction. Take a look below at two of our new friends that recently laid their eggs near Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita!