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 under the open sky? You can experience a couple of hiking trails and a nature preserve on the island.

Garrafon Reef Park is a great nature preserve located in southern Isla Mujeres. This water park is filled with fish and coral, perfect for snorkeling and even offers snorkeling equipment, as well as guided tours of the park to help guests see as much as they can. They have several docks to enter the water from, and ropes throughout the water to help you find your way.

Take a minute to read the following table for information concerning 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 have heard about the beautiful water and coastline, those aren't the only way to enjoy the area's natural wonders. One such example is Caves And Arches. It is situated in northern Isla Mujeres.

Parks

Visitors can also experience several parks on and near Isla Mujeres.

Parque De Las Palapas is situated 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 available are summarized in the following chart.

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 thought of spending part of a day surrounded by sea life sounds like fun, consider visiting Tortugranja. For an experience that has everything to do with turtles, Tortugranja is the place to visit. This affordable option is great for kids and wildlife enthusiasts.

Another similar attraction is Interactive Aquarium Cancun. This adventure is located on Paraiso Road just where it meets the main Hotel Zone road.

Take some time to look through the chart below if you want more information.

Zoos and Aquariums On and Near Isla Mujeres
Name Type Location /th>
Interactive Aquarium Cancun Aquarium 1.1 mi. North-Northeast of Central Cancun Beach Hotel Zone Mexico
Pepe's Tigres Zoo 6.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cancun Mexico
Tortugranja Aquarium 2.8 mi. South-Southeast of Central Downtown Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more interesting area land formations. Other types of natural attractions on Isla Mujeres are displayed in the following table.

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 are looking for a wider selection of attractions beyond just these, you can find others. Anyone who needs to learn more about other attractions here.

 

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