Isla Mujeres Travel Guide Once a small fishing village, colorful Isla Mujeres (meaning "Island of Women") has become a favorite for
travelers seeking natural beauty, island serenity, and a slower pace of life—all without compromising its
cultural traditions. Winter months offer excellent sportfishing, and the calm surrounding waters are great
for snorkeling and swimming year-round.
During high season, boatloads of visitors pop over from Cancún
for a taste of the island life. The midday
rush is a boon for vendors and hagglers offering every kind of service from hair braiding to beach
massages. By late afternoon, though, the masses disappear and return to their big-city nightlife and the
comforts of the mainland. Those who stay behind discover that on Isla Mujeres
, worldly concerns fade
with the setting sun.
Palaces To Visit
- Playa Garrafon
- Playa Norte
- Isla Mujeres Turtle Farm
- Punta Sur
- Capitan Dulche
- Playa Secreto
- Playa Lancheros
- Hacienda Mundaca
How To Reach Isla Mujeres
There are many airlines that fly to the Cancun International Airport. From the Cancun airport there are 3
ways to get to the Puerto Juarez ferry docks that will take you to the island.
The Gran Puerto Cancun (Ultramar) ferry dock is located in Puerto Juarez, a few minutes from downtown
Cancun. The boats leave every half hour from 5:00 am until 9:30 pm and every hour after that. The crossing takes about 15 minutes.