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.
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 intrigued by the idea of riding in the open air, you will find a variety of different rental agencies that can help make it happen. Click here to find our extended discussion of bike and scooter rentals.
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 to choose from. To navigate to our detailed page about diving in this area, visit this page.
Isla Mujeres is known as a prime fishing destination for those looking to catch some large sport-fish such as marlin and wahoo.
Hoping to spend some time with a rod in your hand? You'll be pleased to discover 3 charter fishing services operate from this area. To see our complete guide to deep sea fishing, read this page.
Like to play golf? There are a couple of golf courses in this area. The courses are Puerto Cancun Golf Course and Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok. To get additional information concerning the course, including the location, number of holes, and a lot more all you have to do is click on the course name. If you're interested, obtain more information about golf courses throughout Yucatan Peninsula can do so here.
More details about area firms that can help you get out on the water can be seen in the table below.
|Boating and Day-Sailing Provider||--||Downtown Isla Mujeres||Isla Mujeres|
If you'd like to learn about nearby marinas and charter operators use this link.
If there are some folks who enjoy window shopping traveling with you, they're not totally out of luck -- more than 8 retailers operate in this area. Read this extended discussion if you'd like to read more about shopping on Isla Mujeres.
Sightseeing is another good way to use some of your time on Isla Mujeres. Area sights include 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. To reach our complete page about sightseeing attractions and opportunities, go to this article.
Information about a firm that can help you get the most out of your sightseeing time can be found here:
|Asterix Tours||Travel and Tour Operators||(998) 886-4270||3.5 mi. North of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone|
|Excursions and Sightseeing Service||--||3.4 mi. Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone|
|Travel and Tour Operators||--||4.4 mi. Northeast of Central Cancun|
If you like the idea of going snorkeling there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so in the waters surrounding Isla Mujeres. Click this link to view our page concerning local snorkeling opportunities.
Relaxing for a few hours in a spa just might be one of the highlights of your vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, since there are 6 spas in this area. Go to this extended discussion regarding spas in the area if you need additional information.
If you like playing tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.
The table below highlights some key facts. You can view the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and a few other details. Click on each name to learn more details concerning the property.
|Property||Location||Tennis Courts||Lit Courts||Tennis Pro|
|NH Krystal Cancun||3.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone||2|
|Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa||3.4 mi. Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone||3|
|Villas Tacul Boutique Hotel||3.3 mi. North of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone||2|
For instance, NH Krystal Cancun offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.
The following table provides some key facts concerning other activities.
|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|
|Windsurfing Operator||--||3.9 mi. East of Central Cancun||Mexico|
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