"Isla Mujeres, the picturesque and beautiful Island of Women", is a piece of paradise in the Mexican Caribbean, and everyone traveling to Cancun or Riviera Maya must dedicate at least a day to visit it. Ferry boat rides are available every half hour with round trips Cancun-Isla Mujeres.
Along the south tip of the island you will admire the Mayan vestiges of the sanctuary for Ixchel, goddess of fertility and the moon, Punta Sur: the first point in Mexico to receive sunlight every morning, a lighthouse and Garrafon, an all inclusive eco park where you can spend the day chilling out in the hammock garden, tasting Mexican dishes, snorkeling and zip lining.
The island is ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving as it boasts part of the second largest coral reef in the world, home for thousand of marine flora and fauna species. Discover an underwater universe of dazzling colors and sensations. Besides, you can visit the Turtle Farm, designed for breeding and conservation, where you will learn more about sea turtles and admire them face to face.
Don't miss the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful turquoise beaches in the world: Isla Mujeres North Beach. With its shallow and crystal clear waters, kids can swim and play in a safe environment while adults sunbathe and relax under the golden tropical sun and palm trees.
Moreover, in Isla Mujeres downtown facing the Caribbean, there are several restaurants offering fresh seafood, delicious Mayan cuisine, and traditional handcraft shops.