A beautiful and peaceful paradise, Isla Mujeres is the place to fall in love with.
Isla Mujeres is just a half-hour ferry ride from Cancun, and it is more laid-back and tranquil. With just 8 kilometers long and .8 kilometers wide, there is plenty to do here, from doing nothing at all and just soak up the sun on the white sand beaches, cool down in the crystal clear turquoise waters, or fill your day with water sports, shopping, exploring and drinking in the special atmosphere that creates Isla Mujeres.
With the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean, the heritage of the Mayans, and the easygoing charm of its people, Isla Mujeres has become a haven for people from all over the world. We want you to discover the amazing things this Island has to offer, we wrote about some we know you will love!
Rent a Golf Cart
Enjoy a breathtaking drive along the Caribbean Sea side of the island. At the land’s end, you’ll arrive at Acantilado in Punta Sur. There’s a Mayan temple, a sculpture garden and you can get to see the most amazing sunrise and breathtaking views.
Since Isla Mujeres is just five miles long and a half-mile across, the easiest, healthiest, and most enjoyable way to get around is on two wheels. Guided tours are available out of Garrafon Park or you can rent your own bike and explore independently. On your way, take a look at the Conch House, a private residence designed to look like a conch shell.
The Turtle Farm
Visit the La Tortuga Granja – The Turtle Farm-, this small aquarium houses a variety of sea life: tropical fish, sea horses, crabs, lobsters, and even a few baby manta rays. Every year hundreds of sea turtles survive thanks to the care and love of the islanders. Your small admission fee helps support the Turtle Farm. Though small and somewhat quaint, it is worth a visit!
Swim with Whale Sharks
-If you are lucky to visit Isla Mujeres during the months of July and August, swimming with whale sharks is an experience only few can live. These gentle big creatures are filter feeders, swimming with their wide mouths open, collecting plankton algae, krill, and sometimes small squid or small fish. They are usually solitary creatures; you can swim with them while they are doing their own thing.
Don’t miss a stop at Playa Lancheros to have a meal of fish Tikinxik style and a margarita with your feet in the sand.
These are just our favorite things to do in Isla Mujeres but there’s just enough here to keep you entertained, or simply put on your sunglasses and enjoy the view.