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

Those wishing to visit Isla Mujeres Cemetery may choose to book their trip in Downtown Isla Mujeres, since visitors to this region of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will be pleased to have easy site access during their time there. There are a good number of hotels in the area surrounding this landmark.

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 activities like working on one's golf game and taking to the water will also be found easily in the surrounding areas. Vacationers interested in testing their aptitude at the green, can do so at the closest golfing option, which is Puerto Cancun Golf Course. Lazy moments can also be spent at Playa Los Cocos, the nearest beach. While the options above may be the closest, you'll still have access to several similar beach and golf options. You will find a variety of other local attractions in this general area. Without going too far, you can find another pair of nearby places you may want to check out--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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