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 side of the island of Isla Mujeres, You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. At Playa Pescador, you'll have the best of both worlds: plenty to see and do nearby, but less crowds and noise than at other beaches.

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, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Since Playa Pescador is found within an area popular for visitors., many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Isla Mujeres; the area is home to other attractions such as Dolphin Discovery, which is three quarters of a mile away.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the nearest historical attractions is Ekab Maya Ruin, which is two and a half miles away.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest 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 guests looking for some additional excitement should think about heading to Isla Mujeres, because it's in the vicinity and is an area full of activity.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Beach-goers hoping to find a hotel room close to Playa Pescador won't find it that tough, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to pick from in the vicinity. You will find the closest lodging options by looking over those listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Playa Pescador
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hi-Na-Ha Beach Resort 0.3 mi. NW Hotel
Zoëtry Villa Rolandi 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


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to visit a local restaurant, where you can dive into Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's specialty dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest places to eat is Playa Mexico Beach Club. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Playa Pescador
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction
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) 877-0700 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
Playa Lancheros Beach Club -- -- 0.7 mi. SE --

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach on Isla Mujeres will have lots of options besides Playa Pescador.

Another option worth considering is Playa Lancheros, located within a couple of miles.

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has so much to offer, and Playa Pescador offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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