The Mexican Caribbean's Isla Mujeres is a dream destination that must be experienced to be believed, whether staying at one of the island's luxe resorts or making a day-trip from nearby Cancun.
Just a quick ferry ride from the bustling Cancun Hotel Zone, Isla Mujeres has a lot to offer curious travelers.
Here are five reasons why you should start planning your visit right now:
Isla Mujeres' gorgeous white-sand beaches are some of the Caribbean's most beautiful. Playa Norte is a sensational stretch of shoreline where visitors can rent chairs and umbrellas and unwind under peaceful palm trees.
Travelers will find ancient ruins of the Mayan temple to Ixchel-Goddess of the Moon-at Punta Sur, on the southern tip of Isla Mujeres. This area also provides incredible cliff views of Cancun and the surrounding bay.
Visitors can also tour the scenic sculpture park featuring modern works by acclaimed artists.
Isla Mujeres' turtle sanctuary, Tortugranja, can be found on the island's west coast. The tourist attraction features several species of turtles and is ideal for visiting families with young children.
The island is also one of the world's top destinations for whale watching during the summer months when visitors can literally swim alongside whale sharks.
Water sports enthusiasts will fall in love with Isla Mujeres. Beyond swimming and fishing, visitors can book snorkeling excursions and go scuba diving through the Manchones Reef, which begins just off of the island's shore.
Variety of Accommodations
If you prefer to stay on the island, there's a good chance you'll find the perfect place to rest your head. Isla Mujeres boasts five-star resorts, hostels, bed and breakfasts and even some vacation rentals so travelers won't be limited in their search.
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