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.

Set on the southern coast of the island of Isla Mujeres, You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers will find that, although Playa Pescador is by no means secluded, it's not the rowdiest beach in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean either. This makes it an excellent choice for those of you who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

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.

Be mindful that the area surrounding Playa Pescador is is a much-visited area, so show up early.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Isla Mujeres. It is close to Dolphin Discovery, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of a number of attractions close-by.

If you're intrigued by Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's history, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For instance, nearby is Ekab Maya Ruin, which is two and a half miles to the southeast.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Pescador
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 0.7 mi. NW Isla Mujeres
El Farito Lighthouse 1.7 mi. NW Isla Mujeres
Observation Tower Observation Tower 1.8 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Punta Sur Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.1 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Plaza Isla Mujeres Attraction 2.2 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres
Ekab Maya Ruin Historical Site 2.3 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Ixchel Goddess Statue Monument 2.3 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres
Lighthouse Lighthouse 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 is very close to Isla Mujeres, so walking the city is a definite option. Tourists at Playa Pescador who are looking for other interesting places to see might want to consider heading over to Isla Mujeres, because it's in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how packed the nearby hotels are. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Visitors hoping to find a place to stay near the beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there are plenty of hotels to pick from in the surrounding area. Find the closest and most convenient lodging options by looking over those listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Playa Pescador
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hi-Na-Ha Beach Resort 0.3 mi. NW Hotel
Zoëtry Villa Rolandi Isla Mujeres Cancun 0.6 mi. NW Hotel
Velavento Hotel & Beach Club -- -- Hotel
Villa La Bella 0.6 mi. NE B & B
Puerto Isla Mujeres Resort and Yacht Club 0.7 mi. N Hotel
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
Hotel Garrafon de Castilla 1.7 mi. SE Hotel
Unika Unique Hideaway 2.1 mi. SE Resort


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to visit an area restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to go far. One of the closest places to eat is Zama Yacht and Beach Club. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Playa Pescador
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction
Zama Yacht and Beach Club +52 (998) 877 07 39 -- 0.1 mi. NNW Isla Mujeres
Playa Mexico Beach Club -- -- 0.2 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Playa Tiburon -- -- 0.2 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
El Veradero De Oscar -- -- 0.2 mi. NE Isla Mujeres
Hunic -- -- 0.3 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
Medina Taco's -- Mexican 0.5 mi. E Isla Mujeres
Le Metissage (998) 877-0700 French, Fusion, Mexican 0.6 mi. NW Isla Mujeres
Casa Rolandi (998) 999-2000 International, Italian, Swiss 0.6 mi. NW Isla Mujeres
Azul De Fox -- -- 0.6 mi. E Isla Mujeres
El Cachirulo Tacos -- Mexican 0.7 mi. N Isla Mujeres
Playa Paraiso Beach Club -- -- 0.7 mi. SE Isla Mujeres
El Veradero -- Cuban, Mexican 0.7 mi. N Isla Mujeres

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them on Isla Mujeres will have lots of options besides Playa Pescador.

You may also enjoy Playa Lancheros, which is located a mile to the southeast.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, so visiting Playa Pescador is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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