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 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.
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.
The following table lists some details regarding area firms that will enable you to spend some time out on the open water.
|Boating and Day-Sailing Provider||--||Downtown Isla Mujeres||Isla Mujeres|
If you'd like to read about charter operators and marinas visit this page.
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.
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.
|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|
|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.
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.
|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.
View the table just below for information about other activities.
|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|
|Snorkeling Tour Operator||--||Downtown Isla Mujeres|
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