Isla Mujeres Attractions

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Popular attractions on Isla Mujeres are certainly what one might consider to be unique.  Along with the ubiquitious beaches, there is also a cemetary, several statues, an observation deck, and a shipyard to look forward to exploring.  While some of these options appear to be odd, most people who have visited them agree that they were worth the trip.


Playa Lancheros

You'll discover a large selection of beaches to consider on the island. You can click on the name of each beach for more detail concerning that individual beach.

Playa Lancheros: Playa Lancheros has a number of attributes. The shore is fringed by palm trees, souvenir stands, and bars, while right in the thick of the rather gravely sand are lines of beach chairs.

Another place that beach-goers can consider is Playa Los Cocos. For its picturesque views and quiet nature, Playa Los Cocos is often considered to be one of the best beaches on the tiny island of Isla Mujeres. Do not expect to participate in any extreme watersports here, however.

Playa Pancholo: Playa Pancholo enjoys blindingly white sand and emerald colored waters.

Of course, you can find plenty of additional choices for beaches on the island. To read a more detailed discussion of beaches, go to this article.

Landmark Attractions

Punta Sur Lighthouse

If the functional aspects of life by the sea intrigue you, you might enjoy seeing Punta Sur Lighthouse. Punta Sur Lighthouse accepts visitors daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is Isla Mujeres Cemetery. It is Downtown Isla Mujeres, in northwestern Isla Mujeres. While visiting a cemetery on vacation is not often on the top of to-do lists, the cemetery at Isla Mujeres does offer a unique experience for those looking for a quick cultural excursion. The colorfully decorated graves and little houses that stand in for tombstones replace the somber cemetery feelings with one that would expect when walking through a quaint sleepy village.

Ekab Maya Ruin: Dating back to a time when Isla Mujeres was called Ekab, these Maya ruins served as both a temple and a lighthouse for maritime travelers. The feature was crucial for the Maya who would travel to the island to mine for salt and other resources.

Of course, the island offers other interesting landmarks. You can get more details concerning other interesting landmarks on Isla Mujeres by going to this page.

Natural Attractions

Garrafon Reef Park

Garrafon Reef Park is one of the most enjoyable outdoor attractions. <p>Garrafon Reef Park takes advantage of the natural reefs, cliffs, and ocean by creating a haven for those who love splashing around in the water. Offering a number of water activities, a restaurant, and a bar, this is a great place to spend a day.</p>

A second attraction that's popular with visitors is Dolphin Discovery. <p>A once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits you at Dolphin Discovery, a controlled but still natural feeling environment that allows guests to get up close and personal with this majestic dolphin.</p>

These examples are just a few of the options that are available. Click here to read our page about natural attractions on and around the island.


In the mood for some action? Those who'd like to try their luck on the slots will discover quite a few alternatives within reach the island.

Playboy Club Cancun has a restaurant, which provides added convenience before or after you hit the gaming floor. Playboy Club Cancun was designed with the original Playboy Club in Chicago in mind. Although there are authentic Mexican hand-bunched metallic walls, the Playboy Rabbit takes up prime space, and there are numerous pieces of artwork from the Playboy collection.

If you like to play the slots, you could give Casino Palace a try. From the outside, Casino Palace appears to be an unassuming building, but inside is an electric environment.

Dubai Palace Casino: Whether you're up for some fun day or night, Dubai Palace is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

These are only a few of the places worth checking out Use this link to find our article concerning gaming within reach of Isla Mujeres.

Other Attractions

Moreover, visitors can enjoy two other attractions. The table below offers a few details regarding the other miscellaneous attractions on and around Isla Mujeres.

Other Attractions On and Near Isla Mujeres
Name Type Location
Delphinus Dolphin Swim Dolphin Encounter Service 3.4 mi. Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone Mexico
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 1.8 mi. South of Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres

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