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 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.


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 to choose from. To navigate to our detailed page about diving in this area, visit 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.

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.


Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

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.

Sailing and Boating

Isla Mujeres Sailing and Boating

More details about area firms that can help you get out on the water can be seen in the table below.

Boating Opportunities On Isla Mujeres
Name Type Phone Location
Contoy Express Tour 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.


Shopping on Isla Mujeres

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.


Punta Sur Lighthouse

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:

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 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.


NH Krystal Cancun

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.

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

The following table provides some key facts concerning 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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