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 already in Cancun and you are looking for an excursion to this paradise, but you do not know how to get there or what things you can do in Isla Mujeres, keep reading, and you will discover it.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres – Izla Hotel

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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 contact with the sea.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres – Izla Hotel

Are we there yet?

Ferry 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.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres – Izla Hotel

We are here. Now what?

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

Things to do in Isla Mujeres – Izla Hotel

Full belly, happy heart

To start any adventure, it is always necessary to recharge batteries. Therefore, we share our selection of the best tips for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. For breakfast, an excellent option would be a fresh and natural orange juice, accompanied by some fruit, toast, and good coffee can not be missed. We can always rely on healthy and delicious food.

For lunch, seafood orders. Because of this, we must start the list talking about a dish that will honor fish; it is known as “tikin-xic fish,” in addition to some coconut shrimp that will make you salivate.

Likewise, to complement the meals you could at the same time, listen to live music. Finally, light the candles and romantic music! To close the day with a flourish, you must have a moonlight dinner. A romantic evening that your partner will appreciate and that you will love.

Already recharged our batteries, let’s start with the best. The beach!

Things to do in Isla Mujeres – Izla Hotel

Beach, sun, sand, and a pair of bikinis

Let’s take a brief tour of the turquoise waters that you are about to see 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 ideal for resting and lying on in the white sand that does not burn and for admiring either a sunrise or sunset. Other beaches that are also worth your attention would be; Paradise Beach, Lancheros Beach, and Indios Beach. Here you can do multiple activities, snorkeling, swimming with catsharks, eating at local restaurants, and buying souvenirs. Moreover, please don’t forget your sunscreen.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres – Izla Hotel

Okay, beach. Are there more things to do in Isla Mujeres?

Of course, as the sound is never enough … Yes, there is more. There goes the bomb! El Garrafón Park, Sculptural Park, and Isla Contoy. Please 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 is 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 in the beautiful hammocks that hang from the beautiful drunk palm trees of the sun.

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!

Also, let’s not forget Isla Contoy. A protected area since 1961, it is uninhabited and is home to multiple bird species, which is why it is also known as the Bird Island. To protect this place, the activities 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 of who enters in the Island.

Things to do in Isla Mujeres – Izla Hotel

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

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 things to do in Isla Mujeres.