How do I get to Isla Mujeres from Cancun?

Are you a tourist or a local?  Either way we have the best option for maritime transportation from Cancun to Isla Mujeres. It is one of the most beautiful islands in Mexico – and the world.

Located in the northern side of Isla Mujeres, is Playa Norte, it was named the best beach of Mexico and it was in the TOP 25 best beaches in the world back in 2016.

You may wonder: how do I get to Isla Mujeres from Cancun? Well, it is pretty simple; Ultramar Ferry is an excellent choice for going to Isla Mujeres because the technology used on its ferry boats makes the ride surprisingly quick. It takes only 20 minutes from Gran Puerto in Cancun to Isla Mujeres port. On the other hand, the ride from the Hotel Zone to Isla Mujeres is 35 minutes.

How much is it to get to Isla Mujeres from Cancun?

For all of our friends from Quintana Roo reading this post, check out Ultramar Ferry’s special rate: A round trip for $146mxn! And the only thing that you have to do is to show your ID from Quintana Roo in Gran Puerto’s booth located in Puerto Juarez.

And for our friends that are here on a vacation and want to visit this paradisiac island. It is very simple because we have 3 ports throughout the Hotel Zone and one downtown – Gran Puerto.

Where are the Piers of the Hotel Zone?

In the hotel zone you’ll find Playa Linda Pier first. To get there we have two choices: The first one is to take a bus (Route 1 or Route 2) and stop at Kilometer 4 of Kukulkan Blvd. Or of course, you can get there in a car and park it in the theater.

Playa Tortugas Pier is just 2.5 kilometers away, located in the km 6.5 of Kukulkan Blvd. There are three parking options, one is free and the other two are $50mxn for the whole day so watch out for that.

Finally, we have Playa Caracol Pier which is near the heart of the Hotel Zone, in the km 9.1 of the Kukulkan Blvd. and it is a few meters away from the most popular night clubs.
All of these 3 options cost $19usd or $335mxn and the first route leaves at 9:00am so you can have all day to explore Isla Mujeres.

where is the Gran Puerto Pier?

Nevertheless, if you’re up for saving a few pesos you can venture to downtown Cancun by yourself and go to Gran Puerto which is the port in Puerto Juarez.. There, the ferry boats leave every 30 minutes and they are only $300mxn.

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Isn’t it awesome? And here’s something even more amazing: once you purchase your tickets, they have a year to be used. Which gives you a lot of freedom to choose the date and time of your return to Cancun!

Click here to check the Ultramar ferry’s schedule and start planning your trip to Isla Mujeres!