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 will find several beaches to visit on the island. You can click on specific beach names for detailed information about that section of the coast.

Playa Lancheros

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

Another location 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 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 right below summarizes more details on 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 1.6 mi. South of Downtown Isla Mujeres North West

Bear in mind that you will find other attraction types available too. To read more about other attractions, read this article.


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