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 will find an abundance of beaches to consider on the island. Just click on the name of the beach for a detailed article concerning that section of the coast.

Playa Lancheros: Playa Lancheros is a small beach on the southwest coast of Isla Mujeres, best known for a seafood restaurant of the same name that is set on the beach. Meal times is when the crowds come in, so vacationers looking for a secluded each-going experience can find it here early in the morning and in the middle of the afternoon.

Another location that beach-goers can consider is Playa Los Cocos. The flat, lukewarm water of Playa Los Cocos recommend the beach to visitors who prefer swimming and snorkeling over water sports. From shore, which is covered in soft white sand and fringed with palm trees, the view of the sea is of a plate glass with the occasional ripple in mesmerizing blue green tones.

Playa Pancholo: Playa Pancholo is located near the junction of Carlos Lazo and Lopez Mateos, where the road turns into Rueda Medina.

These are just a few of what's available. To read more about beaches, check out this page.

Landmark Attractions

Punta Sur Lighthouse

If the nitty gritty aspects of maritime life interest you, you should think about visiting Punta Sur Lighthouse. Located in Parque Punta Sur is the Punta Sur Lighthouse, it is part of a nautical museum and demonstrates the important of lighting the night for sailors.

Another common landmark for vacationers 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.

This island includes a more extensive set of places to see. To read our complete guide to other sites worth visiting on the island, check out this page.

Natural Attractions

Garrafon Reef Park

Garrafon Reef Park is one of the more frequently visited outdoor attractions. 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.

Dolphin Discovery is another site you might want to visit. 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.

These examples are just a few of the options worth consideration To see our complete guide to natural attractions on and around Isla Mujeres, use this link.


Ready for some action? Guests interested in trying their luck on the slots can find plenty of places to go within reach the island.

Playboy Club Cancun offers dining on-site, so you can eat before, during or after the gaming action. 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 slot machines, consider heading to Casino Palace. Casino Palace broadcasts current sporting events and offers the space for guests to bet on these games. There is also a Bingo hall with 230 seats, a restaurant and bar, and a separate smoking area.

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 examples are merely a few of what's available. Read this extended discussion which is all about gaming within reach of Isla Mujeres if you're interested in learning more information.

Other Attractions

Moreover, travelers will find two other attractions. View the table just below for more information about other 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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