What to do in Isla Mujeres?

Isla Mujeres is a charming place for having a vacation in the Mexican Caribbean. It has a peaceful ambiance and is a great option for snorkeling and scuba diving in the nearby coral reefs, which are home for many species.

Getting to Isla Mujeres is easy. There are many tours from Cancun that take you there, most of them stopping in downtown for a shopping spree, and having lunch at a beach club.

Isla Mujeres

Exploring Isla Mujeres

If you want to explore on your own and spend more time on the island, take an approximately 20-min ferry ride from several docks in the Cancun Hotel Zone such as El Embarcadero (next to the Scenic Tower) or Tortugas Beach. Also, close to downtown is Puerto Juarez, where every 30 min, a ferry boat departs.

Ferries arrive at the north side of the island, close to downtown. Most of the hotels and restaurants are in this area, plus the shopping zone and the town’s market. Visitors can walk to a nearby beach, and Playa Norte is the most famous beach in this precious island in the Mexican Caribbean.

Activities

Isla Mujeres Activities

There are many activities in Isla Mujeres. Many visitors rent a golf cart or a scooter to visit the south side of the island; it’s required to have a valid driver’s license, and are available per hour, half-day (to return it before closing) or for a whole day.

Isla Mujeres is home to a sanctuary where sea turtles in the central area of the island. From May to September, majestic specimens arrived to lay their eggs, and volunteers help by gathering and place them at the farm to keep safe the nests from predators. Once the eggs hatch, and with some luck, visitors can help to release small sea turtles into the ocean.

Coral reefs

Coral reefs facing the island

The coral reefs in the surroundings of Isla Mujeres are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. There are many tours to explore the nearby reefs and watch hundreds of fish and other species; with some luck, you can even admire sea turtles. Snorkeling in Isla Mujeres is one of the best activities to do in the Mexican Caribbean .

If you have a PADI certificate or even if it is your first time diving, there are tours available to explore Manchones Reef or the Cave of Sleeping Sharks that is home for many specimens, including nurse sharks. Another popular place to dive is the Navy Boat Shipwreck, where it is possible to explore some areas of the sunken ship.

Attractions

Isla Mujeres Attractions

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Visit Isla Mujeres, a piece of paradise you will always treasure.

Stay some nights or have a one day tour, and as travelers from all over the world, you will fall in love with this small island in front of Cancun.

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