Isla Mujeres is a beautiful tropical destination that is very convenient to visit if you are staying on or near Cancun as it is a short ferry trip away. It is a perfect day trip! Isla Mujeres (the “Island of Women”) is known for its rich marine life and pristine beaches. Most Isla Mujeres tours leave from Cancun, whether you want to travel by sailboat, catamaran, or motorboat. Once there, many people rent golf carts on the island and scoot around to the many activities, restaurants and bars Isla Mujeres offers. Here you can snorkel at Manchones Reef, scuba dive in the Cave of Sleeping Sharks, or stretch out on the white sands of Playa Norte- considered one of the best beaches in Mexico! On land you’ll find bustling nightlife, with oceanside bars and restaurants serving fresh seafood. A snorkeling excursion is one of the best ways to experience the island’s diverse aquatic life, and many Isla Mujeres day trips visit the Manchones, El Meco, or Garrafon reefs. Tortuga Granja is a sea turtle sanctuary that also houses an aquarium with a variety of sea life from tropical fish to seahorses and manta rays. Hacienda Mundaca was built by the famous pirate Fermin Mundaca. It includes ruins and winding paths through the shady grounds as well as a solar clock garden dedicated to La Triguena. If you’re feeling daring, some tours include a swim with whale sharks, the world’s biggest fish. Some of the best restaurants on the island include Calypso’s Mexican Restaurant, Fuego de Mar, Fish & Gin and Javi’s Cantina.
Isla Mujeres is a perfect way to spend a day if you are visiting Cancun!