Isla Mujeres is charming little island just across the bay from 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 conquerors arrived in 1517, they named it “Isla Mujeres” or “Island of Women” due to all the women shaped sculptures and figures they found.
Getting to Isla Mujeres is a breeze, located only 4 miles away from Cancun the best way to get there is on board a luxurious catamaran with everything included. This fishing town has cobblestone streets and colorful houses, many of them are made out of wood and keeping the 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 handmade ice cream while watching people go by from every corner of the planet. Isla Mujeres tours are a must when in Cancun!
Isla Mujeres, Mexico:
The easiest way to have a full day of fun in the tropical 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 Cancun activities in the sea, 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 trip to Isla Mujeres will just add exciting memories to your Cancun vacation.
Isla Mujeres weather is ideal for tropical fun, warm and gorgeous, with sunny days and cool ocean breeze. 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, light clothes and have your camera ready for this island is extremely photogenic. The island is small and easy to explore, don't forget to check out the Punta Sur sculpture garden and the famous beach at Playa Norte!