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Isla Mujeres Travel Guide

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Plan Your Isla Mujeres Vacation

Once a small fishing village, colorful Isla Mujeres has become a favorite for travelers seeking natural beauty, island serenity, and a slower pace of life—all without compromising its cultural traditions. Winter months offer excellent sportfishing, and the calm surrounding waters are great for snorkeling and swimming year-round.

Updated 1/20/2014

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Getting away from the crowd Although Isla Mujeres is just across the bay from Cancún, the peace and quiet make it seem like another universe.
  2. Exploring the southeastern coast Bump along in a golf cart where craggy cliffs meet the blue Caribbean.
  3. Eating freshly grilled seafood For some reason it always tastes best under a beachfront palapa (thatch roof) at lovely Playa Norte.
  4. Diving with "sleeping sharks" They dwell in the underwater caverns off Isla.
  5. Taking a boat trip to Isla Contoy On this even smaller island, more than 70 species of birds make their home.

When To Go

When to Go

High season in Isla Mujeres begins the week before Christmas and continues until the day after Easter. Rates are highest during July and Augu...

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