Natural Attractions on Isla Mujeres

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Hiking is a great way to get out and explore the landscape of Isla Mujeres.  There are several designated trails throughout the area, and if you have a knowledgeable guide, you can even strike out and see some more rugged areas.  Although development has been swift thanks to the growing popularity of this destination there is still plenty nature to be enjoyed.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Garrafon Reef Park

Do you want to spend time outdoors? You'll find a pair of hiking trails and a nature preserve on the island.

Garrafon Reef Park is a nature preserve located in southern Isla Mujeres. Garrafon Reef Park takes advantage of the natural reefs, cliffs, and ocean by creating a haven for those who love splashing around in the water. Offering a number of water activities, a restaurant, and a bar, this is a great place to spend a day.

Glance through this table for information on more nature preserves and hiking spots.

Nature Preserves and Hiking On Isla Mujeres
Name Type Location
Bluffs Trail Hiking Trail 3.6 mi. Southeast of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres
Garrafon Reef Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres
Hiking Trails Hiking Trail 1.5 mi. South of Downtown Isla Mujeres

Caves

Although most travelers come for the beautiful water and coastline, those aren't the only way to enjoy the area's natural wonders. The one example is Caves And Arches. It is located in northern Isla Mujeres.

Parks

Travelers can also spend some time in a few parks on and near Isla Mujeres.

Parque De Las Palapas is found in downtown Cancun, South West of Isla Mujeres. Parque de las Palapas is a favorite amongst local Cancun residents, a fact that is evident especially on Friday nights around 7:30 when live jazz and salsa is played and the dancing begins. On Sunday afternoon, you can listen to the lovely music of the Cancun Municipal Orchestra.

The parks you'll be able to find are listed in the table below.

Parks On and Near Isla Mujeres
Name Type Location
Kids Park Benito Juarez Park 1.1 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Cancun
Parque De Las Palapas Park 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central downtown Cancun
Pirate Mundaca Park Park 3.1 mi. South-Southeast of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres

Zoos and Aquariums

Interactive Aquarium Cancun

If the concept of spending part of a day surrounded by sea life sounds like fun, you should visit Interactive Aquarium Cancun. This adventure is located on Paraiso Road just where it meets the main Hotel Zone road.

Be sure to look through the following table for more information about what's available.

Parks and Gardens Near Isla Mujeres
Name Type Location
Interactive Aquarium Cancun Aquarium 1.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone
Pepe's Tigres Zoo 6.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cancun

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to visit some of the more popular area land formations. Other options like these on Isla Mujeres are summarized here:

Land Formations On Isla Mujeres
Name Type Location
Cuevita Cove 1.1 mi. South of Downtown Isla Mujeres
Laguna Makax Lagoon Colonias, Central Isla Mujeres
North Point Point Downtown Isla Mujeres
Sac Bajo Reef Reef 1.4 mi. South of Downtown Isla Mujeres
Sac Bajo Reef Reef 1.4 mi. South of Downtown Isla Mujeres

If you would prefer having a wider variety of points of interest beyond the category on this page, you can think about other locations. To find out about other other attractions for Isla Mujeres, read this page.

 

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