Beaches on Isla Mujeres

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The rocky eastern shore of Isla Mujeres is considered by most to be too dangerous for swimming.  Instead, most visitors stick to the north and west points of the island where the waters are clear, the sands are soft, and families with young children feel safer letting their kids frolick -- fully surprivised, of course.

The Area's Beaches

You'll discover a large selection of beaches to enjoy on the island. For a detailed guide to a single beach just click on the names of the ones you'd like to learn about.

Playa Lancheros

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

A second location for beach-goers to consider is Playa Tiburon. Playa Tiberon is located near the turtle farm on the west coast of Cozumel.

Playa Paraiso: Playa Pataiso is located adjacent to a hotel property, and backed by a thick growth of trees. The sand is bright white and dotted with palm trees, while the water is deep emerald green.

The chart directly below provides you with more information on the the beaches located on the island.

Beaches On Isla Mujeres
Name Location Coast
North Beach Downtown Isla Mujeres Northwest
Playa Garrafon 2.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central Isla Mujeres South East
Playa Lancheros 1.3 mi. South-Southeast of Central Isla Mujeres South
Playa Los Cocos Downtown Isla Mujeres North West
Playa Pancholo Downtown Isla Mujeres North West
Playa Paraiso 0.8 mi. South of Central Isla Mujeres South
Playa Pescador Central Isla Mujeres South West
Playa Tiburon 1.6 mi. South of Downtown Isla Mujeres North West

If you would prefer having a wider variety of points of interest beyond what's offered in this category, you should look farther afield. For more information on other attractions for Isla Mujeres, navigate to this page.


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