Making a trip to Cancun is never a bad idea, much less when the curiosity of Isla Mujeres and its emblematic turquoise waters arouses you. So, if you are wondering how to get to Isla Mujeres from Cancun, but you do not know how to get there or what to do, keep reading. 

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To move from Cancun to Isla Mujeres, we recommend two options: by ferry or catamaran. In Cancun, there are four points from where a ferry goes directly to Isla Mujeres; Puerto Juárez, Tortugas Beach, Caracol Beach, and El Embarcadero. It is worth mentioning that the location of the last three places is in the Hotel Zone, so if you are staying in a hotel on Kukulcán Boulevard, it will be easier for you to take one of the last three options. In the case of Puerto Juárez, it is located about 2 kilometers north of downtown Cancun. From here, in addition to ferries, there are many restaurants nearby and worth trying.

Another option that you can consider is a tour to Isla Mujeres in a catamaran. This option is a little bit more expensive because they usually include drinks, snacks, it is more private, and of course a more intimate meeting with the sea.

First of all, the ferry’s schedules depend a lot on where you take it. For example, the first ferry from Puerto Juárez leaves at 5:30 am, and from there, they go every half hour until 11:30 pm. In Playa Tortugas, the earliest ferry is at 9:00 am, they leave every hour, and the last one you can board is at 8:30 pm. In Playa Caracol, you will leave at 9:00 am; it has 15-minute intervals, and the last ferry to leave is at 5:15 pm. Finally, at El Embarcadero, you can sail in the morning at 9:15, it has 15-minute intervals, and the latest you can leave Cancun will be at 8:45.

ferry to izla mujeres
How to get to Isla Mujeres – Ferry
  •       We are here. Now what? 

Isla Mujeres is the ideal place to relax, de-stress, and take away the rush of the city. So, if you want to rest, I recommend you to stay for a weekend and enjoy beaches, restaurants, tours and village life. Once you leave the ferry to Hotel Izla, refresh yourself, go your stuff and start the journey. Do we begin with a snack?

hotel izla in isla mujeres
How to get to Isla Mujeres – Hotel Izla
  •       Food can’t be missed. 

To start any adventure, it is always necessary to recharge batteries. Therefore, let us share our selection of the best restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For breakfast, a couple of options would be Aroma Isla, Rooster, and Barlit. In any of these three places, you can have your first meal of the day like a true king. These places have typical healthy and delicious food, a friendly atmosphere, and excellent service. For lunch, Cocktelería la Justicia has the traditional fish “tikin-xic,” fresh seafood, and coconut shrimp that will make you wet your mouth. Another option will be Lola Valentina. It is a place where you can enjoy your food while you are listening to live music. Finally, we lit the candles and play romantic music because for dinner you must go to the Limón Restaurant. You will love it.

How to go to Isla Mujeres from Cancun?
How to get to Isla Mujeres -Food in Isla Mujeres

After having a great nap, let’s start with the best. The beach!

  •       Beach, sun, sand, and a pair of bikinis. 

Let’s take a brief tour along the turquoise waters that you are about to admire and immerse yourself in them. You should know that the second prettiest beach in all Mexico is here in Isla Mujeres, and its name is; North Beach. 

Playa Norte is an excellent place for lying on in the white sand and for appreciating either a sunrise or sunset. Other beaches that are also worthy of your attention would be; Paradise Beach, Lancheros Beach, and Indios Beach. Here you can do multiple activities like; snorkeling, swimming with catsharks, eating at local restaurants, and buying souvenirs. 

beaches in Isla Mujeres
How to get to Isla Mujeres – Beaches in Isla Mujeres
  •       Okay, beach. Something else? 

Of course, for the best good is never enough. Therefore, there is more. We have; El Garrafón Park, Sculptural Park, and Isla Contoy. Don’t get overwhelmed, let’s go slowly, let me tell you about each one, although believe me there is still more to do.

First, we have El Garrafón Park, a natural reef park near Punta Sur. This park is fantastic both to undertake an adventure and to rest. You can do snorkeling, kayaking, zip-lining, or relax in the temazcal, the pool, or the beautiful hammocks.

We continue with the sculptural park of Isla Mujeres. An exciting place where you can see 24 sculptures that are on a cliff and see the sea and nature as the setting for these works of art. Nearby there is also the temple of the fertility goddess Ixchel!

garrafon park in isla mujeres
How to get to Isla Mujeres – Eco Parks in Isla Mujeres

And let’s not forget Isla Contoy. A protected area since 1961, it is inhabited and is home to multiple bird species, which is why it is also known as Bird Island. To protect this place, the main activity you can do is snorkel and immerse yourself in its beautiful crystalline waters. The only way to get to Isla Contoy is into a tour because, in this way, there is more control over who enters the Island. 

We could tell you more activities that you can do here in Isla Mujeres, from dolphin tours, snorkeling in the best reefs, underwater museums, and much more! But reading it is not the same as living it.

Break the routine and add fun to your life! Come and visit Isla Mujeres! Whether expressly or to stay a couple of nights, believe me, it will be a pleasant trip, and you will always have something to do.