Essentials

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Essentials

Banks and Currency Exchange

It's best to arrive at Isla Mujeres with pesos or exchange money at the "cambio" window at the Ultramar ferry dock in Cancún. On the island there are ATMs at the San Francisco Super Express store on the town square and at the HSBC across from the ferry port. Both machines tend to run out of money on weekends and holidays.

Island banks will no longer exchange U.S. dollars to Mexican pesos, but there are many "casa de cambio" (exchange houses) that will—in fact, they're the only option. Few places on Isla Mujeres, including banks, will accept traveler's checks, and a minority of establishments accept credit cards, mostly MasterCard and Visa. (Expect to pay an additional 5% service fee.)

Contacts

Cunex Money Exchange (Av. Francisco Madero 12A, at Av. Hidalgo, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, 77400. 998/877–0474.)

HSBC (Av. Rueda Medina, # 3, across from ferry port, El Pueblo, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, 77400. 998/877–0005. Open Mon–Fri 8:30–6 pm; Sat 9–2 pm.)

Monex Exchange (Av. Morelos 9, Lote 4, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, 77400. No phone.)

Medical Assistance

Centro de Salud (Av. Guerrero #5, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, 77400. 998/877–0117.)

Farmacia Isla Mujeres (Av. Juárez 8, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, 77400. 998/877–0178.)

Hospital de la Armada (Av. Rueda Medina at Ojón P. Blanco, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, 77400. 998/877–0001.)

Red Cross Clinic (Colonia La Gloria, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, 77400. 998/877–0280.)

Tours

There aren't any tours of the island itself; this is a place to explore at your own pace. Most "island tours" are actually trips around the island, including catamaran party boats or open-bar ferries.

Contacts

Viajes Prisma (Av. Rueda Medina 9C, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, 77400. 998/877–0938.)

Mundaca Travel (Av. Hidalgo No. 15–A, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, 77400. 998/877–0025. www.mundacatravel.com.)

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