Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is a charming island off the coast of Cancun in Quintana Roo, Mexico, renowned for its stunning beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and the remains of a Mayan temple. It’s a popular destination for snorkeling, scuba diving, and exploring local culture and cuisine.

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Isla Mujeres QUICK INFO

  • 🇲🇽 State: Quintana Roo
  • 👩‍🎨 Visitors per year: 2 million
  • ⏰ Timezone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
  • ✈️ Airport: Cancun International Airport (CUN)
  • 💲 Currency: Mexican peso (MXN)
  • ✈️ Cheap flights: Kiwi.com
  • 🕝 Average Trip Length: 3-7 days
  • 🛃 Visa: 180 days
  • 🚑 Travel Insurance: Ekta
  • 📲 Best Sim Card: Telcel
  • 🔌  Power plug: Type A (US, Canada)
  • 🚰 Tap water: Not drinkable
  • 💰 Cashless: No
  • 💵 USD allowed? No

Isla Mujeres, a picturesque island in the Caribbean Sea, is located just 13 kilometers off the coast of Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Historically, it served as a Mayan sanctuary to Ixchel, the goddess of childbirth and medicine, with ruins still visible today.

The name “Isla Mujeres” translates to “Island of Women,” inspired by the many idols of Ixchel found by the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century.

It was once a sleepy fishing village and has retained much of its tranquil charm despite its growth as a tourist destination.

Isla Mujeres stands out for its extraordinary natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.

The island boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, such as Playa Norte, with crystal-clear turquoise waters and powdery white sand.

Its surrounding coral reefs are part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, offering world-class snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities.

The island’s small size allows for easy exploration by golf cart or bike, revealing hidden beaches, lush landscapes, and local wildlife.

The blend of serene beaches, vibrant marine life, and the remnants of its Mayan past make Isla Mujeres a unique and special place to visit.

  • Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo
  • Cancun Airport (CUN)
  • Rainy season: Jul-Oct
  • Hottest Month: August
  • Coldest month: January

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