Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) is a casual, laid-back refuge from the conspicuously commercialized action of Cancún, visible across a narrow channel. It's known as the best value in the Caribbean, assuming that you favor an easy-going vacation pace and prefer simplicity to pretense.

This is an island of white-sand beaches and turquoise waters, complemented by a town filled with Caribbean colored clapboard houses and rustic, open-air restaurants. Hotels are clean and comfortable, but if you're looking for lots of action or opulence, you'll be happier in Cancún. A few recent additions provide more luxurious lodging, but they still maintain a decidedly casual atmosphere.

At a Glance

Isla Mujeres at a glance

Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) is a casual, laid-back refuge from the conspicuously commercialized action of Cancún, visible across a narrow channel. It's known as the best value in the Caribbean, assuming that you favor an easy going vacation pace and prefer simplicity to pretense. 

Fast Facts

Isla Mujeres Fast Facts

Isla Mujeres (Spanish for Island of Women) is one of the ten municipalitiesof the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Isla Mujeres's tourist season is a bit different from that of other places in Mexico. High season runs December through May, a month longer than in Cancún. 

Activities

Isla Mujeres Activities

Isla Mujeres attractions include diving, snorkeling, swimming at El Garrafon National Park on the southern end of the island, swim with the dolphins or go ziplining. You can visit archaeological ruins, a Spanish-colonial estate, magnificent gardens and the mysterious Blue Eye Cave!

Restaurants

Isla Mujeres Restaurants

Dining in Isla Mujeres is an exquisite pleasure that you will fully enjoy. Taste the different ways to cook seafood, including the famous Tikinchic Style which is a distinctive technique of char broil fish previously marinated in an Achiote (local condiment) and sour orange mixture.

Nightlife

Isla Mujeres Nightlife

Isla Mujeres nightlife, is a little more low key and although there aren't as many Isla Mujeres nightclubs you can find a few pleasant and lively bars by the sea. Those who are in a party mood may start with the sunsets at the beach bars.

Shopping

Isla Mujeres Shopping

When it comes to Isla Mujeres shopping, In the main avenue you will find shops with jewelry, from colorful necklaces, earrings and bracelets, to expensive original pieces encrusted with precious and semiprecious stones.