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 considering riding in the open air, there are a variety of different businesses that can help. For more information on bike and scooter rentals, see this page.


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 7 dive services and at least 7 interesting dive sites in the area. To navigate to our full guide to diving opportunities in this area, navigate to this page.


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 your group enjoys fishing you'll be pleased to know there are a few charter fishing services in this area. To visit our detailed guide to deep sea fishing, visit this page.


Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

Hoping to spend some time on the greens? There are two area golf courses. The courses are Puerto Cancun Golf Course and Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok. For detailed information about the course you can click on the name of the course. To visit our complete guide to golfing throughout Yucatan Peninsula, visit this page.

Sailing and Boating

Isla Mujeres Sailing and Boating

Additional details for area firms that can enable you to spend some time out on the open water can be found in the following chart:

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

If you want to learn about nearby marinas and charter operators click here.


Shopping on Isla Mujeres

If there are some people who enjoy exploring new shops vacationing with you, they'll be interested to know that more than 8 retail stores are located in this area. To navigate to our detailed page about shopping on Isla Mujeres, click this link.


Punta Sur Lighthouse

Yet another good way to use some of your time is to see the area's sights and natural environment. The area features 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. To navigate to our detailed page about sightseeing attractions and opportunities, go to this page.

Information about a firm that will help you enjoy some local sightseeing can be seen here:

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


If you like to snorkel you'll be pleased to know you'll have the chance in the waters off the coast of Isla Mujeres. To visit our detailed page about local snorkeling opportunities, click this link.


Relaxing for a few hours in a spa 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. To see our full guide to spas, go to this article.


NH Krystal Cancun

If you're a tennis player your best bet is to make your reservations 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. Included is the number of courts on-site, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to learn 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

Check out the following chart to learn about other activities.

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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