Isla Mujeres, Mexico - A traditional Mexican island


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Isla Mujeres is a beautiful Mexican island located 20-25 minutes from Cancun. Most of the people love this traditional Mexican place, because is like the real Mexico, I mean, non-commercial as Cancun or Riviera Maya.

Most of the hotels are small familiar hotels with more than 40 years along the island. Mostly of them are EP (European Plan) just lodging and a few of them include continental breakfast (if the hotel has his own restaurant).

Local people is very friendly, the island is like a little town with short streets and quaint. The quiet and clear water beach, the wonderful view from the cliffs and the exciting aquatic activities are just a few attractions to visit this amazing island on your holidays.

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico - A traditional Mexican island

  1. 1. Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres is located 20 minutes from Cancun crossing by boat. This beautiful island combines the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean, the tropical jungle and the wonderful heritage of the Maya civilization. It stands out as one of Mexico’s natural treasures, a truly delightful paradise on Earth. The island is some 4.6miles / 7.5km long and 710yd / 650m wide and to get there from Cancun you can do it as follow: 1. By comfortable tourist boats: From Cancun Hotel Zone (Playa Tortugas) takes around 30 minutes and from Puerto Juarez, located in the north side of the Cancun Urban Zone, takes around 20 minutes. 2. By car ferry: From Punta Sam, located in the north side of Puerto Juarez, where the trip takes 45 minutes.In addition to its beaches and the stunning natural architecture of itscliffs, Isla Mujeres has archaeological vestiges and marine parks withincredible natural reefs. Visiting Isla Mujeres is like discovering a magicworld which all visitors would like to call their second home. IslaMujeres is fascination at first sight, since no one escapes from thenatural beauty of the island and the charm of the Caribbean Sea. In contrast with Cancun, Riviera Maya or Cozumel, Isla Mujeres keeps the traditionalist image that makes it unique, due most of their small comfortable and clean hotels are located in the downtown and the interaction with the island community is nearby. The traditional boat tours are a good option to discover the sites of interest of the island and surrounding areas. The boats leave all day long from the fishing cooperatives located next to the island pier. If you are located in Cancun, there are different tours that provide a full day experience, including the round trip sea transportation, entrance fee tosome attractions as private beaches, shopping tour in Isla Mujeres town and lunch.
  2. 2. The most famous places in the island are Playa Norte, Punta Sur,Hacienda Mundaca, The Turtle Farm (Turtugranja), “El Farito” and“Manchones” Coral Reef, The Ixchel Goddess´ Temple andGarrafon Natural Park. The most popular activities are snorkeling inthe coral reefs, deep sea fishing, golf cart rental and visit to IslaContoy. The transportation on the island can be by taxi, golf cart,bicycle or motorcycle. At night, Hidalgo Avenue is the most tourist pedestrian walkway where you will find a lot of ambience between the restaurants of different kind of food, bars, home-made ice cream parlors and handcraft stores. This Mexican traditional island has been witness of hundreds of weddings every year, because the atmosphere, the wonderful landscapes and beautiful beaches covered by the orange-pink sunset. A lot of repetitive couples and families return every year and they have a lot of local friends, even a few of them stay for long time (2-3 weeks).
  3. 3. If you want to lodge in Isla Mujeres and to taste delicious food, recommends you to visit Hotel & RestaurantBucaneros with more than 40 years of experience satisfying thousands ofvisitors with a warm and hospitality service. This Mexican family hotel offers agreat accommodation for all budgets and from basic room facilities as A/C, TVCable, private bathroom and safe-deposit box to upscale rooms with balcony,bathtub, fridge and kitchenette. The hotel is located on Hidalgo Avenue, just 4 blocks from Playa Norte, the mostfamous and beautiful beach of the island. The restaurant has great and delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Its menu includes salads, Mexican cuisine, seafood, pasta, pizza, steak and poultry. The “Bucanero Fish Fillet”, “Tikinxic Fish on the Grill”, “The Mexican Combo” and “Chicken Fajitas” are just a few of the most recommended dishes to enjoy your mealtime on vacations. For more information visit
  4. 4. Tourist Attractions The Cross of the Bay at Hacienda Mundaca “Manchones” Coral ReefGarrafon Natural Park Deep Sea Fishing The Virgen at “El Farito” Coral Reef Baby turtles from the Turtle Farm Playa Norte at Sunset Punta Sur