Isla Mujeres, Mexico is a little, incredible, tranquil little island placed off the coast of Cancun. Its clear blue water, spectacular coral reefs, sugar sand beaches, gently waving palm trees, migrating whale sharks, Mayan ruins, and giant iguanas that walk over your foot sometimes when you’re not looking make it one of the top travel destinations in the Riviera Maya.
Being surrounded by water means some of the fun things to do in Isla Mujeres occur under the water. You can snorkel and scuba dive all around the island and there are dozens of companies that will take you out on a scuba or snorkel tour to see many types of corral and colorful tropical fish including sailfish from December to June. From June to September you can swim with giant Whale Sharks and anytime of the year is great to swim in the National Park that’s filled with the MUSA Underwater Sculpture Museum’s sculptures. Most tours include lunch buffets as well as snorkel gear.
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Snorkelling in Isla Mujeres: If you are a beginner and haven’t done much snorkelling in the past, the best place to snorkel is El Farito. El Farito, to the north of the island, is shallow and perfect for beginners to see schools of colourful fish. Los Machones is more suited to advance snorkellers with a depth of 35 – 40 feet. Other amazing snorkel sites include MUSA , Garrafon Natural Reef Park and Isla Contoy. For more snorkelling and diving, don’t miss Mexico’s most popular island and all of the incredible things to do in Cozumel! Experience The Zocalo: Every Mexican town has a central square called a Zocalo (it’s one of the best things to do in Mexico City as well). I recommend visiting the Zocalo on Isla Mujeres in the evening, as you’ll find food vendors selling tasty local Mexican street food. Plus, there’s music, entertainment and dancing.
Isla is more laid-back and tranquil than Cancun, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do, it just means you can do nothing at all or fill your day with shopping, snorkeling, exploring, eating the freshest seafood in the Mexican Caribbean and drinking in that special magical atmosphere that is Isla Mujeres. Rent a golf cart or bicycle to explore the island and see the sites, take a yoga class and get a massage. Walk around Centro and admire the Sea Wall Murals, discover a hidden treasure in one of the many shops, finding the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends. Snorkel, scuba dive or go fishing and most importantly… relax and enjoy the warm turquoise water, white sand beaches and friendly charm of the people of Isla Mujeres. For the more adventurous, take a day trip to Isla Contoy, a natural wildlife reserve and bird sanctuary. Swim with the Dolphins, Whale Sharks or Sailfish. “Catch the Big One” on a deep sea fishing trip and dive the world famous MUSA, the largest underwater sculpture museum. Spend a day visiting eco theme parks Xcaret, Xel-Ha, or Xplor. Swim in a Cenote and discover the Civilization of the Maya at Tulum, Chichen Itza, Coba and El Mecco.
Delight your senses with the best of Mexican & Seafood cuisine at our restaurant Kin Ha; taste our luxury gourmet dishes such as shrimp skewers and fresh lobster, accompanied by our special wine selection, that will transport you into a culinary trip during your vacation in Isla Mujeres. See more info at Isla Mujeres restaurants.