Playa Pescador

Set on the west coast of Isla Mujeres, Playa Pescador is a sleepy beach where visitors won't have trouble finding an empty tract of land to claim as their own for a day of sun and sand. Despite the beach's apparent beauty, it remains an uncrowded gem.

Located on the southern edge of the island of Isla Mujeres, You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. Playa Pescador is somewhat unique because it's a generally active beach, but it's usually not over-crowded. If you prefer to avoid Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's quiet, secluded beaches, but don't want to be inundated with noisy crowds, this beach offers a nice middle ground.

Amenities and Ambiance

The view from the white sand beach of Playa Pescador is of emerald green waters that hit the shore in small to mid-sized waves. Meanwhile, between the beach and the nearest main road is a grid of thick, deep green trees.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Keep in mind that the area right around Playa Pescador is is a much-visited area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Playa Pescador is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South West coast of Isla Mujeres; it will be near other attractions like Dolphin Discovery, which is three quarters of a mile away.

Historical attractions like Ekab Maya Ruin offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Playa Pescador, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, if you enjoy exploring unfamiliar places. In fact, this coast is not a great distance away from this place of historical significance.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Pescador
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 0.7 mi. NW Isla Mujeres
Punta Sur Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.1 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Ekab Maya Ruin Historical Site 2.3 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Ixchel Goddess Statue Monument 2.3 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres
Fisherman's Statue Monument 2.4 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres Cemetery Historical Site 2.4 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres

Cities and Towns

Playa Pescador guests hoping to find some additional excitement might want to consider going to Isla Mujeres, since it's not far away and is an especially active area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Those looking for a place to stay near the beach will find themselves in luck, as there are lots of accommodations to pick from in the area. You will find the closest hotel booking options by looking over what's shown below.

Accommodations near Playa Pescador
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Velavento Beach Club 0.3 mi. NW Hotel
Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun 0.6 mi. NW Hotel
Villa La Bella 0.6 mi. NE B & B
Puerto Isla Mujeres Resort and Yacht Club 0.7 mi. N Hotel
Raintree's Villa Vera Isla Mujeres -- -- Villa complex
Casa Ixchel Hotel 1.0 mi. N Hotel
Maria's Kan Kin 1.4 mi. SE Hotel
Casa De Los Suenos Resort And Spa 1.4 mi. SE Resort
Casa el Pio 2.2 mi. N Hotel
Hotel Roca Mar 2.2 mi. N Hotel


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you eat at an area restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is Zama Yacht and Beach Club. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Playa Pescador
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction
Zama Yacht and Beach Club (998) 877-0739 -- 0.1 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres
Le Metissage (998) 999-2000 French, Fusion, Mexican 0.6 mi. NW Isla Mujeres
Casa Rolandi (998) 999-2000 International, Italian, Swiss 0.6 mi. NW Isla Mujeres
Playa Paraiso Beach Club +131 (0) 295-9491 -- 0.7 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Polo's Mango Cafe (998) 274-0118 Mexican, Vegetarian 0.7 mi. NNE Isla Mujeres
El Varadero (998) 877-1600 Cuban, Mexican 0.7 mi. N Isla Mujeres
Playa Lancheros Beach Club (998) 274-3733 -- 0.7 mi. SE --
Da Luisa (998) 888-0107 Italian, Mexican 1.0 mi. N Isla Mujeres
La Lomita (998) 939-2331 Mexican 2.1 mi. N Isla Mujeres
Picus Cockteleria (998) 129-6011 Mexican 2.1 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres
Miramar Bar And Restaurant (998) 100-1551 -- -- -- Isla Mujeres
Caribbean Brisas (998) 577-0366 International, Mexican 2.2 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach on Isla Mujeres will have lots of options besides Playa Pescador.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Playa Lancheros, located a mile to the southeast.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, and paying a visit to Playa Pescador is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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