Tips for planning a trip to Isla Mujeres
A perfect place to visit if you are vacationing on the peninsula, either on a day trip or - even more recommended if you have time - to stay two or three days, Isla Mujeres is a beautiful town 13 kilometers from the coast of Cancun that offers you a wide variety of options to enjoy.
We offer you these tips that you will not want to leave out if you plan to visit the Island on your next trip:
Ways to get there
Although you could hire numerous tours in the area that will take you, if you intend to arrive on your own we recommend the following:
Ferry companies that transport the island have departures at four ports: Caracol Beach, Tortuga Beach, El Embarcadero and Puerto Juárez (The closest to Ocean Dreams by GuruHotel is Playa Caracol) You can make a reservation in advance in the companies that carry out these transfers, although if you didn't, you should not worry, since departures are continuous (every 30 minutes) and the transfer takes around 20 minutes.
If you plan to bring your car, you can go to Punta Sam, 5 km north of Puerto Juárez, where a ferry departs that takes goods to the island and allows cars to be transported, although it is highly recommended to inform yourself of the schedules if this is the case. .
We also recommend that if your intention is to visit Isla Mujeres directly, request to transport yourself from the Cancun airport to Puerto Juárez to avoid passing through the hotel zone.
Getting around in Isla Mujeres
As we mentioned above, you can get there with your own car by ferry, but the most common way of transporting yourself in Isla Mujeres is nothing more and nothing less than Golf cars. You can rent them in numerous places, as well as you can rent motorcycles for the same purpose, or, to avoid complications, move in Taxis, which are sufficiently regulated and have certain rates for transfers.
You can also explore the island by bicycle, and whatever the option you choose, if your thing is landscapes, taking the panoramic tour of the east coast of the island is a beautiful opportunity that should not be missed.
Beaches and other activities
On the island you will enjoy beautiful beaches to swim, relax and enjoy stunning views of the sea.
Among the most famous is North BeachAlthough it is close to several resorts and with many visitors, it has a relaxing environment framed by white sand and crystal clear waters where you can calmly enter without worrying about the depth and which is ideal for watching the sunsets.
You could also visit Garrafón Beach, which is located next to the national park Garrafón viewpoint, where you can also do various activities, and although the beach is small, it is an ideal place to practice snorkeling, since you cannot believe the amount of fish you will see without going too far from the sand. Also in this area is the ideal coral reef for diving.
Other diving areas can be the Cave of the Sleeping Sharks or the Manchones Reef.
On the other side of the Island is South Point, Where in addition to the impressive panoramic views from the cliffs and the presence of a maritime lighthouse, you can visit the ruins of the temple to the Mayan goddess of the moon and fertility, Ixchel, as well as a sculpture park.
Food and night life
If your thing is to eat, you could go to Lancheros Beach, which in addition to also being a beautiful large beach, there are many restaurants and bars where you can find live lobsters, seafood and all kinds of fish, in addition to that, among other things, they prepare the famous Tikinxik fish , a delicious recipe of Mayan origin, in addition to being able to try other places throughout the island where they will teach you how to put the grilled fish and accompany it with typical garnishes of rice, beans or salads.
At night you can go to the area of the Hidalgo Avenue, where the nightlife of the island is concentrated. The area is full of bars and restaurants, ice cream parlors and coffee shops, and from the main square you can start listening to the immersive live music. In this area you can also find multiple craft stores, among others, so you don't leave without something for your loved ones.
As you can see, Isla Mujeres is a dream place to spend your vacations or to get away with your loved ones. Whatever your reason for coming, plan it in detail so that you have the best experience.