Isla Mujeres is a small and quaint island just across Cancun. It has been a human settlement since the early days of the mayan civilization when the island was devoted to Ixchel, the mayan goddess of the moon, love and fertility; so when the spanish conqueror arrived in 1517, they named it “Isla Mujeres” or “Island of Women” due to all the women shaped sculptures and figures they found.
Isla Mujeres is located only 4 miles away from Cancun, it is very easy to get to. This fishing towns has cobblestone streets and colorful houses, many of them are made out of wood and keep its traditional caribbean feel. Other modern buildings are embellished with amazing murals painted by street artists from all over the world.You can stroll down its streets, get funky souvenirs and crafts or try a delicious ice cream while watching people go by.
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The easiest way to have a full day of fun in the sun is to book a catamaran tour to Isla Mujeres from Cancun. With all your food and beverage needs covered, snorkeling gear and lots of fun, it is very easy to jump on a boat and sail towards this beautiful island. Sightseeing the quaint streets of Isla Mujeres, looking at artsy and crafty souvenirs, your day at Isla Mujeres will just add exciting memories to your Cancun vacation.
Isla Mujeres’ proximity to Cancun grants it the same warm and gorgeous weather, with sunny days and cool ocean breeze on a daily basis. Wearing a bathing suit in Isla Mujeres should be mandatory as well as biodegradable sunscreen. With dolphins swimming nearby, sea turtles, the impressive mayan reef a few miles away and more delicate species, both your skin and the ocean will appreciate this gesture. Wear a hat or a cap, sunglasses, comfortable clothes and have your camera ready for this island is extremely photogenic. Consider yourself warned!