Isla Mujeres Cemetery

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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. Just remember that this is the burial site for many people and that respect is to be used at all times.


As you walk down the grid-like cemetery, you will be able to stop an observe the many artistic and colorful grave sites. Instead of tombstones, the residents get small houses or miniature churches, all painted in bright blues, yellows, and greens; presenting a welcoming spirit and a nice experience.

Staying Close

Isla Mujeres Cemetery is located in Downtown Isla Mujeres, meaning travelers to this area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will be excited to have easy access to this historic attraction during their time there. If you wish to stay somewhere close to Isla Mujeres Cemetery, you'll enjoy a good selection of booking options in the area.

Hotels near Isla Mujeres Cemetery
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Privilege Aluxes Hotel 0.0 mi. (3.4 km) SSW
Ixchel Beach Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (3.6 km) NW
Hotel Plaza Almendros Hotel 0.1 mi. (3.4 km) E
Posada del Mar Hotel -- --
Cabanas Maria del Mar Hotel 0.1 mi. (3.6 km) N
Poc-Na Hostel Hostel -- --
Hotel Francis Arlene Hotel -- --

Location and What's Nearby

Outdoor amusements like hitting a few rounds of golf and heading to the beach are also enjoyed by many in the area. Historic site guests who would also like to work on their golf game will surely enjoy heading over to nearby Puerto Cancun Golf Course. Lazy hours can also be planned at Playa Los Cocos, the nearest beach. Though the outdoor options above are the easiest to get to, you will still find various equally enjoyable opportunities in the sun. Guests will encounter a variety of indoor attractions in this general vicinity. Not far away are two more alluring attractions close by--Lighthouse and Fisherman's Statue.


Operating Hours

As with all of Mexico, November first and second is known as Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) and is a major cultural holiday for the nation. The graveyard will be a busy place full of locals visiting ancestors. While some of the events are interesting and fun to watch, others like families visiting passed-away relatives are bit a more private.

Contact Information

Location: Avenida Lopez Mateos, Downtown Isla Mujeres, Isla Mujeres


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