Activities on Isla Mujeres

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Best known as a place to go to do nothing at all, Isla Mujeres is a small island just eight miles across the bay from Cancun.  The downtown area is just four by six blocks, and the pace of life is decidedly unhurried and tranquil.  Just because most people travel to this destination in hopes of simply relaxing, there are actually quite a few activities to keep more active guests busy.

Watersports are a top choice.  Sailing, snorkeling, and scuba diving are great no matter when you visit, while sportfishing is at its best in the winter months.  Conversely, between May and September, a number of local tour guides offer whale shark tours.  In keeping with the aquatic theme, you can make arrangements to have a one-on-one experience with a dolphin on the island as well.

Bike and Scooter Rental

When you visit Isla Mujeres, one of the first things you'll notice are the many golf carts navigating the streets. Take the hint and rent a cart, scooters, or bicycle and do some exploring of your own.

If you are thinking about enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, you will encounter a variety of different businesses that can help make it happen. Make your way to this article which is all about bike and scooter rentals if you want to find out more details.


Aqua Adventures

Located just off the second largest coral reef system in the world, Isla Mujeres is a prime location for divers looking to explore vibrant marine life.

There are 7 dive services and at least 7 good dive sites to choose from. To get more information about diving opportunities in this area follow this link.


Isla Mujeres is known as a prime fishing destination for those looking to catch some large sport-fish such as marlin and wahoo.

If you like to fish you will be happy to learn there are several charter fishing services located in this area. To read our page about deep sea fishing, read this article.

Sailing and Boating

The following table lists some details regarding area firms that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water.

Boating Opportunities On Isla Mujeres
Name Type Phone Location
Contoy Express Tour Boating and Day-Sailing Provider -- Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres

If you'd like to read about charter operators and marinas visit this page.


Shopping on Isla Mujeres

If you have some avid shoppers vacationing with you, they might be interested to know that more than 8 retailers operate in this area. To reach our detailed page about shopping on Isla Mujeres, go to this page.


Punta Sur Lighthouse

Sightseeing is another great option for visitors to Isla Mujeres. Sights of interest to visitors include 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Click here to read our article about area sightseeing and attractions.

Take some time to look through the chart below for a list of a firm that can help you enjoy some great sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services Near Isla Mujeres
Name Type Location
Cancun Water Toys Excursions and Sightseeing Service 3.4 mi. Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Kolumbus Tours Travel and Tour Operators 4.4 mi. Northeast of Central Cancun
Naviera Travel and Tour Operators 3.5 mi. North of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone


If exploring a watery world sounds fun there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so along the coast of Isla Mujeres. To learn about more snorkeling opportunities, click here.


Indulging in a trip to the spa just might be the highlight of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, since there are 7 spas that operate in this area. To read our full guide to spas, navigate to this page.


NH Krystal Cancun

If you want to play some tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The information that follows can help clarify your options. You can view the number of courts available, whether lighting is available for evening play, and some other helpful details. Click on each name to learn more about the property.

Accommodations with Tennis Near Isla Mujeres
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
NH Krystal Cancun 3.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 2 check
Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa 3.4 mi. Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 3 check
Villas Tacul Boutique Hotel 3.3 mi. North of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone 2 check

For instance, NH Krystal Cancun offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

View the table just below for information about other activities.

Other Activities On Isla Mujeres
Name Type Phone Location
Aqua Adventures Snorkeling Tour Operator (998) 236-4316 Downtown Isla Mujeres
Captain Tony's Snorkeling Tour Operator -- Downtown Isla Mujeres
Carey Dive Center Snorkeling Equipment Rental Service (998) 877-0763 Colonias, Central Isla Mujeres
Club El Pescador Recreational Organizations and Clubs -- 0.9 mi. South of Central Isla Mujeres
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service -- 1.8 mi. South of Downtown Isla Mujeres
La Islena Snorkeling Tour Operator -- Downtown Isla Mujeres
Sea Hawk Snorkeling Tour Operator -- Downtown Isla Mujeres
Snorkel Tour Cooperative Mujeres Snorkeling Tour Operator -- Downtown Isla Mujeres

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