Isla Arena is a small uninhabited island in the Gulf of Mexico. It is about 4 miles long and between 1.5 and 2 miles wide. The highest point of the island is about 300 feet above sea level. The island is surrounded by coral reefs and has an ecosystem formed mainly by mangroves and tropical vegetation, including palms, acacias, wild cacti, bamboos, etc., but also some trees such as mahogany or ebony that were planted by its former inhabitants.
Isla Arena was inhabited until 2010, when, due to the rising water level caused by climate change, most of the residents moved from their homes on this island to the city of Campeche, in mainland Mexico.
There are still some buildings on Isla Arena that were built before 1970, when most of the residents left for good after being evacuated due to Hurricane Beulah that year, which caused widespread flooding throughout the state of Campeche, including Isla Arena, where most of the residents lived in that time period after migrating generations ago from other parts of Mexico such as the state of Veracruz to the north, near the Cancun area, where they first settled upon their arrival from Europe centuries ago after fleeing religious persecution during the medieval times at that time.
What to do in Isla Arena in Campeche?
You can rent kayaks at hotels in Isla del Carmen or Campeche City, and paddle from there to visit Isla Arena. Camping is not allowed on Isla Arena, but you can visit it on day trips. Isla Arena has some tourist sites such as snorkeling and scuba diving; but these activities are not allowed during low tide because it can be dangerous for tourists who do not know how to swim or dive yet.
Isla Arena is a great place to kayak, snorkel and swim with the white-tailed deer. It is also a great place to learn about the history of the region through archaeological sites such as Isla Arena. On Isla Arena there is a lighthouse built in 1885. The lighthouse was destroyed by Hurricane Gilbert in 1988 and rebuilt in 1992 as a replica of its original design.
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Where is it and how to get to Isla Arena in Campeche?
Isla Arena is a small uninhabited island in the Gulf of Mexico. It is located 4 miles off the coast of Isla Venado and measures approximately 1.5 miles wide and 2 miles long. Isla Arena, which is also known as Isla Arena, has tourist sites such as snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking.
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