Activities on Isla Mujeres

Photo credit: © Shinya Sazuki

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 considering feeling the wind in your hair, you will encounter a variety of different places that can help make it happen. Click to check out our page regarding bike and scooter rentals.


Isla Mujeres Diving

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.

You'll find 7 dive services and at least 7 different dive sites in the area. Visit this article dedicated to scuba diving in this area if you're seeking more specifics.


Charter Fishing Cancun

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 go fishing you will be happy to know there are several charter operators in this area. Follow this link to check out our page concerning this topic.


Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

Like golf? There are two area golf courses. The courses in the area are Puerto Cancun Golf Course and Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok. For a detailed article concerning the course, including the location, number of holes, and a lot more just click on the course name. To reach our page about golf courses throughout Yucatan Peninsula, visit this page.

Sailing and Boating

Isla Mujeres Sailing and Boating

Take a minute to read this table for a listing of 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're interested in reading about nearby marinas and charter operators visit this page.


Shopping on Isla Mujeres

If you have some people who love to shop vacationing with you, they might be interested to know that the area has more than 8 retail stores just waiting to be explored. To find out about opportunities for shopping on Isla Mujeres, click here.


Punta Sur Lighthouse

Yet another great option is discovering the area's sights and natural beauty. Among other things, the area has 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. For more details about this specific topic, visit this article about area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.

Details concerning a firm that will help you have a great time sightseeing can be found in the chart below.

Sightseeing Services Near Isla Mujeres
Name Type Phone Location
Asterix Tours Travel and Tour Operators (998) 886-4270 3.5 mi. North of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
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


Isla Mujeres Snorkeling

If you are thinking about snorkeling on your vacation there's good news -- you'll have the chance along the coast of Isla Mujeres. Follow this link to read our page regarding local snorkeling opportunities.


Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 6 different spas in this area. Click this link to find our page about this topic.


NH Krystal Cancun

If you like playing tennis you might want to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, there are 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below may help with your planning. At a glance, you'll see the number of courts available, whether lights are 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

Ikarus Kite Boarding

Information about some other activities can be seen in the following table.

Other Activities On And Around Isla Mujeres
Name Type Phone Location
B.O.B. Watersports Operator -- 3.6 mi. North-Northwest of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone Mexico
Club El Pescador Recreational Organizations and Clubs -- 0.9 mi. South of Central Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service -- 1.8 mi. South of Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres
Ikarus Kite Boarding Watersports Operator (998) 874-4245 7.9 mi. Northwest of Central Isla Mujeres Mexico
Tabla Vela Windsurfing And Sailboat Rental Windsurfing Operator -- 3.9 mi. East of Central Cancun Mexico

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