Isla Mujeres – Complete Travel Guide

A complete guide to plan your trip to Isla Mujeres. Write down the tips and enjoy a lot!

Isla Mujeres is one of the most requested tours for travelers to Cancun, Mexico. The islet that is about ten kilometers from the city, around 30 to 40 minutes by boat, is a beautiful gift to the eyes. The preserved nature, the well-preserved beaches and all the history that surrounds it make Isla Mujeres an excellent choice for a trip for the whole family.



Below you can find everything there is to do on the island, where to spend the night and tips on how to make the most of your trip. Interested? Then just scroll the screen:

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Things to do in Isla Mujeres

For those who believe that Isla Mujeres is just another island with beautiful beaches, we can say that they are wrong. The island offers fun for all ages with snorkeling, diving, beaches, cultural center and historical tours that delight everyone.

The center of the islet, for example, is perfect for those who want to buy souvenirs and handicrafts from the region at a more affordable price, as well as to find good restaurants and bars. Also, right in the middle of the island is Fazenda Mundaca, one of the historic destinations that tell a little about the cultural identity of Isla Mujeres, with Mayan and pirate artifacts.


The Dolphin Discovery and Turtle Sanctuary are excellent trips to do with children where you can learn more about marine life and preserving the environment. In addition, everyone has the opportunity to have direct contact with these animals, such as dolphins, seahorses and giant tortoises, among others.


The beaches on the island are calmer than the beaches in Cancun, ideal for those who just like to relax and enjoy the calm waves of the sea. One of the best known is the North beach, with warm, crystalline waters. In fact, the entire island is bathed by crystal clear waters with excellent visibility, a perfect environment for snorkeling and diving.

Parque Garrafon, in Punta Sur, has several attractions, such as snorkeling, zip lines, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and a tour guide along the island's cliffs, the highest point on Isla Mujeres. There you can appreciate Mayan sculptures and temples, as well as a beautiful view.

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Where to stay in Isla Mujeres – Our hotel recommendations

Isla Mujeres has luxurious resorts and well-structured hotels that offer comfort and convenience for couples and families looking for more tranquility than in the Hotel Zone, in Cancún.

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Isla Mujeres – Complete Travel Guide

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Isla Mujeres – Complete Travel Guide

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Internet chip not Mexico

It is getting easier and cheaper to have unlimited internet throughout your trip to Isla Mujeres. Nowadays you can buy an international cell phone chip online while you're still here in España. We always use and love it!



You receive the sim card at your address and then just insert it into your cell phone to reach your destination with unlimited 4G internet working.

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Want to have unlimited internet throughout your trip?
Compare prices and buy your international travel chip in advance at America Chip.

Mexico travel insurance

Buying travel insurance for Isla Mujeres it is essential. To have fun and enjoy the best of the country's attractions without worrying, the best thing to do is to buy travel insurance with good medical and hospital coverage. So you can relax to enjoy the destination.

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Isla Mujeres – Complete Travel Guide

The island is home to hundreds of giant tortoises that visit it between May and September to spawn.

Flights to Mexico

Looking for a good deal and flight prices? When buying tickets to Mexico, it is worth taking a look at the website Promo Tickets.


It is quite common to find cheaper and better flight options than on other sites. We always use and is it worth it?

Isla Mujeres – Complete Travel Guide

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