Isla Mujeres Experiences

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Isla Mujeres Features

  • Top Reasons to Go

    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.... Read more

  • Who Was Ixchel?

    Ixchel (ee-shell) is a principal figure in the pantheon of Mayan gods. Sometimes called Lady Rainbow, Ixchel is the goddess of childbirth, fertility,... Read more

  • Isla's History

    The name Isla Mujeres means "Island of Women," although no one knows who dubbed it that. Many believe it was the ancient Maya, who were said to use... Read more

  • Isla's Salt Mines

    The ancient salt mines in Isla’s interior were worked during the postclassic period of Mayan history (roughly AD 1000–1500). Salt was an... Read more

  • In Search of the Dead

    El Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is often described as a Mexican version of Halloween, but it’s much more than that. The festival,... Read more

  • Shhh … Don't Wake the Sharks

    The underwater caverns off Isla Mujeres attract reef sharks, a dangerous species. Once the sharks swim into the caves they enter a state of relaxed... Read more

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