Reasons to Visit Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres is home to one of the top rated beaches in the world, Playa Norte (North Beach). Calm and clear blue water that is shallow for almost 100 meters. Then, it becomes deep enough to swim! A pristine beach, but is not isolated. The island has the perfect amount of charming beach bars and restaurants visited by international visitors.
Laid Back Vibe
Hammocks everywhere! These hammocks are so inviting and are a perfect compliment for this island’s chill atmosphere. It is not uncommon to come to here for a day trip and changing your plans to stay longer.
The unspoiled beaches are beautiful for long walks and the adult only hotels are ideal for relaxing lovers. The beachfront dining options are the perfect venues to view a starry sky. All inclusive adults only resorts, where each guests room often have in-room whirlpool tubs, a private black car and yacht service direct from the Cancun airport.
From swimming with whale sharks to snorkeling in the crystal clear waters, Isla Mujeres is the perfect place for underwater activities of all kinds. Home to a lighthouse reef, MUSA (underwater museum of art), and an ocean filled with brightly colored fish!
Isla Mujeres was named for the abundant statues of Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of love, fertility, and medicine. These were found by Spanish conquistador Francisco Fernandez de Cordoba in 1517. There is a sculpture garden and incredible views of the waves crashing into the cliffs at Punta Sur (South Point). Although not much remains of the ruins of Ixchel’s temple, you can still feel the presence this Mayan mythological goddess.
Sunrise + Sunsets
Isla Mujeres has astonishing sunrises and sunsets. Go to the southern part of the island (most eastern point of Mexico) for the opportunity to be the first in Mexico to see the sun rise above the horizon. The best place to view the sunset is the west part of Playa Norte.
Uncrowded and Less Expensive
Isla Mujeres is more or less inexpensive because it doesn’t have glitz and glamour like the bigger and more popular destinations in Mexico. It has grown in popularity, but is still not overly populated with tourists. The charm of Isla Mujeres is that the local people are welcoming and friendly, especially if you ask them about local experiences!
Easy to Navigate and Unique Finds
The center of town is only four by six blocks, which can easily be walked. The rest of the Island of Isla Mujeres is only four miles long, so there is no need for cars. The best (and most fun) way to travel around on the island is by renting a golf cart and discovering all the island has to offer. Enjoy the open-air carts and have fun driving. Local vendors and craftspeople sell beautiful merchandise. You can shop for goods on the beach and in vendor kiosks near Playa Norte and in town. Some examples of the best items are blankets, ceramics, hammocks, and beaded jewelry.