Beaches on Isla Mujeres

Photo credit: © Sarunas Burdulis

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.

Which Beaches Are Available?

You'll find an abundance of beaches to visit on the island. To read a detailed article concerning a single beach just click on the names of the ones you are interested in.

Playa Lancheros

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

Another place that beach-goers can consider is Playa Tiburon. Playa Tiberon is located near the turtle farm on the west coast of Cozumel.

Playa Paraiso: Playa Paraiso is located down a sandy road through a separation in tree groupings off Captain Dulce Road.

The chart just below shows more information about the beaches found 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 are seeking more points of interest beyond what's offered on this page, you might want to consider other locations. Click here to see our page concerning other interesting attractions for Isla Mujeres.


Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.