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 like the idea of feeling the wind in your hair, you will find two rental agencies that can help you. Read this article which is all about bike and scooter rentals if you want to learn additional facts.


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.

There are 5 dive services and at least 7 different dive sites to choose from. Navigate to this page concerning diving in this area if you'd like to discover 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.

Hoping you can spend some time on the open water with a rod in your hand? You might be pleased to know there are 4 charter fishing services located in this area. Click here to visit our extended discussion of this topic.


Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

Like golf? There are a pair of golf courses in the area. The area courses are Puerto Cancun Golf Course and Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok. For more information concerning the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more simply click on the course name. To learn more about golf throughout the Yucatan Peninsula, go to this page.

Sailing and Boating

Isla Mujeres Sailing and Boating

More information concerning area firms that will help you enjoy some time on the water can be found right below.

Boating Opportunities On Isla Mujeres
Name Type Phone Location
Contoy Eco Adventure Tour Boating and Day-Sailing Provider (844) 953-3738 Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres

If you want to find out about charter operators and marinas visit this page.


Shopping on Isla Mujeres

If there are some folks who enjoy window shopping vacationing with you, they'll be interested to know that there are at least 5 retailers in this area. Click to see our page about shopping on Isla Mujeres.


Punta Sur Lighthouse

Yet another great option is seeing the area's sights and natural beauty. The area features 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Anyone who needs to obtain more information about area sightseeing opportunities can do so by clicking on this link.

Take some time to look through the following table for details on a firm that will help you enjoy some great sightseeing.

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 (998) 884-5333 4.4 mi. Northeast of Central Cancun


Isla Mujeres Snorkeling

If exploring an underwater world sounds appealing you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so off the coast of Isla Mujeres. To find out more about snorkeling opportunities, read this page.


Enjoying a spa might be one of the highlights of your vacation. It shouldn't be hard to find a spa you like, given the fact that there are 6 different spas in this area. To read our full guide to spas, read this page.


NH Krystal Cancun

If you enjoy playing tennis you might want to stay 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. At a glance, you can see the number of courts available, whether lighting is offered, and some other details. Click on the names to read about other aspects of 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 example, NH Krystal Cancun offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

Ikarus Kite Boarding

Information concerning some other activities can be seen in the table below.

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

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