Isla Mujeres is a small island, but full of curiosities and places to discover and enjoy. Located 13 kilometers from Cancun, thousands of tourists come to this island to spend a vacation away from the stress of a conventional city.

Today we give you everything you need to know for a perfect vacation in Isla Mujeres. Keep reading because you will surely be interested.

To begin with…

How do I get to Isla Mujeres if I am in Cancun? 

The means of transportation is the ferry and you can find it in Puerto Juarez. There are many schedules, from 5 am to 9:30 pm, there is a ferry leaving every half hour. After midnight, you can find a ferry every hour. The company is called Ultramar and you can check any detail on their website. 

When is the best time to visit the island?

One of the most awaited moments is the whale shark season. From May to September, whale sharks arrive in the waters surrounding the island, which increases in July and August. However, it will almost always be a good time to visit the island. The first four months of the year are when the weather is best and there is almost no rain. Between May and September, the rains begin to intensify, and the humidity increases. Keep in mind that there is a possibility of a hurricane during the autumn months, so you should consider being aware of the weather conditions on the island. In November, the cold fronts start to arrive; then, it would be a good idea if you come in this month to bring a sweater.

How to move around Isla Mujeres?

The island is small and walking will always be a good option. To be exact, the island is seven kilometers long and six hundred and fifty meters wide. Also, you can consider moving around in a cab or you can rent a golf cart. This last option can be very good because you will not have to walk and you will be able to explore as much as you want. Also, rental prices are usually affordable; one hour of rental can cost you 250 MXN and a whole day up to 1,200 MXN. However, you should consider that prices may change depending on the season.

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Isla Mujeres: everything you need to know – Moving around

What can I do to have fun?

You can be sure that you will have a great time at Garrafon Park. There are many things you can do, and if you come with friends, you will enjoy it much more. Snorkeling, kayaking, and ziplining are some of the attractions of the park. There are several packages you can consider.

What about turtles?

One of the curiosities is that the sea turtles take advantage of the beaches of this island to hatch. You can observe their eggs between May and September. There is a turtle farm where the eggs are laid and then they are taken to safety, then this farm releases the turtles so they can live in their natural habitat. The entrance fee is 30 MXN.

What about the dolphins?

Swimming with dolphins is completely possible at Dolphin Discovery, which is located on the south side. Of course, this is not the only thing you can do in Isla Mujeres. You will be able to enjoy the pool, the food, and the cocktails that the place can offer you.

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Isla Mujeres: everything you need to know – Swimming with dolphins

What if I want to practice snorkeling?

If you have your own snorkeling equipment, don’t hesitate to go into the water and observe the beauty inside the sea. There are some snorkeling tours that have a price range of 400 to 700 MXN.

The beach?

Playa Norte is ideal to enjoy an afternoon in the sand and crystal clear water. This is the best-known beach on the island. 

Where can I eat something nice?

There are a couple of restaurants where you can enjoy a nice meal and a pleasant moment. One of them is Javi’s Restaurant, where you can find seafood. If you don’t like seafood, there are some other options like Ruben’s Restaurant, which has Mexican food. You can find some other places with accessible prices and more varied food, so give yourself the opportunity to get lost on this island that seeks to surprise you.

Let yourself be carried away by the wonders of this beautiful island, and don’t hesitate to visit it very soon. We know that your experience will be a good one.