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, which means guests staying in this part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean will have easy site access during their visit. If you'd like to stay somewhere close to Isla Mujeres Cemetery, you'll enjoy quite a few hotel room choices in the vicinity.

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

Vivacious guests may also be charmed by the region because of the possibility of outdoor pursuits. Visitors who enjoy showing their proficiency around the course, will want to do so at the most convenient golfing facility, which is Puerto Cancun Golf Course. Free days can also be spent at Playa Los Cocos, the closest beach. But, many other golf and beach options remain in the neighborhood. You will also find a variety of other local attractions in this general area. Without going too far, you can find two additional interesting places nearby to visit--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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