Where time passes slowly and your dream vacation becomes a reality. Located just eight miles across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) from Cancun, Isla Mujeres is only 5 miles long and half a mile wide at its widest point. The colorful downtown area, known as ‘Centro’ is four by six blocks – perfect for exploring by foot. The town square, vibrant homes, and many shops and restaurants add to its appeal. The average temperature is between 24 and 30 celsius (74 - 84 degrees) with 60% humidity and the hottest months are June thru September.
For hundreds of years Isla Mujeres was a fishing village and though its now thoroughly discovered by tourists it still retains it's charming and tranquil atmosphere. As you explore the island and stroll through the streets, you’ll see families gathered together in Caribbean styled homes, tucked between small hotels, shops and restaurants, giving Isla a small town feeling very different from the high-rise hotels and designer stores of Cancun.
Isla’s diversity, from the fisherman, artists and musicians to divers, chefs and ex-pats, make up a community unlike any other. With the beauty of the Caribbean, the heritage of the Mayans, and the friendly charm of the people, Isla has become a haven for people from all over the world.
Isla Mujeres offers water activities for all ages. Beautiful white sand beaches where you can rent water toys, kayaks and snorkeling gear. Scuba diving and snorkeling in the crystal clear turquoise waters. World class sport fishing and for an expierence of a lifetime, snorkel with the Whale Sharks and swim with the Dolphins.
A visit to Isla in not complete without renting a bike, moped or golf cart and exploring the entire island. You can visit the Turtle Farm and see the majestic sea turtles, stroll through Hacienda Mundaca, visit Punta Sur and play at Garrafon Park, have a relaxing massage, take a yoga class and of course, shop!
Isla Mujeres has a wide range of accommodations from simple and economical to luxurious elegance. Whether you are a long time "Islaholic" or this is your first time visiting the island, you'll find accommodations to fit any budget - from a cozy studio apartment or a five bedroom villa set in tropical gardens to a lovely, traditional Mexican hotel, charming B&B's and even 5-star resorts.
Isla is a foodie’s paradise and if you love fresh seafood you’ll be in heaven! If seafood is not your cup of tea, Isla is home to a large variety of restaurants. There is something for everyone - American, Mediterranean, Italian, French, Asian and of course Mexican. Visitors have said that they come back to Isla every year not just for the beautiful beaches and friendly people but for the food!
From Isla Mujeres you can easily reach many exciting destinations along the Mayan Riviera such as Tulum, Xel-Ha, Xplor and Xcaret. There are also tours available to the Mayan ruins of Chichén-Itzá, Coba and El Mecco.
Isla Contoy, a small uninhabited island north of Isla Mujeres, is a National wildlife reserve and one of the most popular day trip for people visiting Isla Mujeres.
Look out the window as your plane begins its decent and you’ll see Isla Mujeres surround by crystal clear turquoise waters. Boats dot the bay between the mainland and the island ferrying people to and from Isla, and you know that in an hour or two you will be on one of those boats on your way to paradise.