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.

Beach Choices In The Area

You'll discover a large selection of beaches to consider visiting on the island. Click on the name of the beach to read a detailed article concerning that particular beach.

Playa Lancheros

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

A second location that beach-goers can consider is Playa Tiburon. Playa Tiburon is located on the west side of Isla Mujeres.

Playa Paraiso: Playa Paraiso is located on the west coast of Cozumel. While none of the beaches on this island are ever really crowded, Playa Paraiso is especially sleepy, making it a great place to lay out a beach blanket and relax.

The following table has a few details regarding the beaches that can be 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 Central Isla Mujeres North West

Bear in mind that you will find some other attraction types available too. If you're interested, you can obtain more information concerning other attractions by going to this page.


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