Isla Mujeres

Some people plan their vacation around Cancun and pencil in Isla Mujeres for a whirlwind visit.  But Isla Mujeres is a destination in its own right, and it’s generally quieter and more affordable than what you get across the bay.

Sure, there’s quite a few ticky-tack tourist shops, but folks still get around by golf cart and the crushed coral beaches are even better than those of Cozumel and Holbox.  As for the calm, turquoise blue water of Isla Mujeres, well, you really just have to see it for yourself.

There’s just enough here to keep you entertained: snorkel or scuba dive, visit a turtle farm, or just put on the sunglasses and open that book you’ve been dying to finish.  Come sunset, there’s plenty of dining options, and the nightlife scene moves at a relaxing island pace.

Some pictures from my recent visit to the small island…

My lunch spot…


Snorkeling…. please note~ in the time of year I was there (January), the current was VERY strong!  I am a pretty strong swimmer and flippers and flotation device were necessary!


Some pics of the beach and the town…


Source: Lonely Planet Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan guidebook

  • Andy
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  1. One of my favorite post you have made.


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