Set just off the Yucatan Peninsula, Isla Mujeres is a welcome dose of serenity and naturally beautiful scenery. The tropical climate, interesting culture and gorgeous beach vistas create the perfect exotic escape.
This picturesque island is relaxed but has plenty to keep you entertained. It’s close to a number of coral reefs, including the one in Garrafon Park, so it’s a popular choice for snorkelling or scuba diving, as well as the Cancun Underwater Museum just off the western coast. Dolphin or whale spotting is a popular activity, along with visits to the sea turtle centre which is open to the public.
A pristine, year-round destination with a wealth of heritage infused into it, Isla Mujeres was once a Mayan sanctuary and much of this history can still be found today. Easily accessible from Cancun, this is a beautiful Mexican hideaway that fuses tradition with island tranquillity.
Why visit Isla Mujeres?
The island is naturally stunning and is a great option for a quiet beach escape
Isla Mujeres is laid-back but offers plenty to keep visitors entertained, from watersports to cultural attractions
Friendly locals who love to share their knowledge of the history of the island make this a welcoming place to visit
It’s a great option as part of a twin-centre holiday with Cancun, being easily accessible from the mainland
The island is fantastic for snorkelling or scuba diving enthusiasts