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  • Address: Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  • Admission: Free

Just off the coast of tourist-laden Cancun, Isla Mujeres is a small island, only 5 miles long (8 kilometers), with fantastic beaches, shopping, and restaurants. Named after the Mayan goddess of childbirth and medicine, the "Island of Women" is now known for the stellar snorkeling and scuba diving in the Manchones Reef and the Cave of the Sleeping Sharks, as well as the sea turtle sanctuary.

Dining and entertainment can be found on Hildago Street, a cobble stone pedestrian walkway with boutiques and restaurants reminiscent of Playa del Carmen's Fifth Avenue. A plus to shopping and dining on Isla Mujeres over Cancun? It's a whole lot cheaper and has a great atmosphere. 

Practical Info

Ferries run every half hour between Isla Mujeres and mainland Cancun making day trips very easy for visitors. The ferry drops off right in downtown, close to the beaches and shopping streets. Because the island is small, most people use golf carts or scooters to get around, and there's no need for a map.

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Sightseeing, Snorkeling and Dancing Catamaran Cruise from Cancun, Cancun, null
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Sightseeing, Snorkeling and Dancing Catamaran Cruise from Cancun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 139 Reviews

Set sail from Cancun on a triple-decker catamaran for a day full of snorkeling, sightseeing, salsa dancing and shopping! Snorkel on Meco's reef and explore ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.99
Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun: Small-Group Snorkeling Tour, Cancun, Day Cruises
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Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun: Small-Group Snorkeling Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 51 Reviews

Go for a snorkel with Mexico's gentle giants - whale sharks! Cruising the Gulf of Mexico with an expert guide, you'll snorkel with the biggest fish and ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $164.99
Isla Mujeres Trimaran Cruise, Cancun, Snorkeling
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Isla Mujeres Trimaran Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 73 Reviews

Sail on a beautiful Trimaran through the Caribbean Sea and travel to the tropical island that sits on the imaginary line between the Gulf of Mexico and the ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.99
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Cancun Dolphin Royal Swim on Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Day Cruises
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Cancun Dolphin Royal Swim on Isla Mujeres

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

Mexico offers one of the most exhilarating experiences available. The Royal Dolphin Swim is the perfect way to discover this gentle, friendly and intelligent ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $178.99
Isla Mujeres Garrafon Natural Reef Park VIP Pass, Cancun, Swim with Dolphins
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Isla Mujeres Garrafon Natural Reef Park VIP Pass

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

Treat yourself to a day of exclusive-access relaxation and adventure at Garrafon Natural Reef Park on Isla Mujeres. After boating over from Cancun, snorkel, ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.99
Cancun Dolphin Encounter Program on Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Theme Park Tickets & Tours
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Cancun Dolphin Encounter Program on Isla Mujeres

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Discover the secrets of nature's most intelligent marine creature, the dolphin! Ideal for children of all ages, the Cancun Dolphin Encounter Program enables ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $108.99
Cancun Combo: Chichen Itza Tour plus Isla Mujeres Dolphin Encounter or Catamaran Sail with ... 
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Cancun Combo: Chichen Itza Tour plus Isla Mujeres Dolphin Encounter or Catamaran Sail with Snorkeling

4 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

Experience the best of the Yucatan on a Cancun combo tour including Chichen Itza and your choice of a Dolphin Encounter, Dolphin Adventure Swim or catamaran ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $135.99
One-Way or Round-Trip Ferry between Cancun and Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Day Trips
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One-Way or Round-Trip Ferry between Cancun and Isla Mujeres

3 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

While on vacation in Cancun or Isla Mujeres, travel smoothly and efficiently between the two destinations by ferry. Hop aboard an Ultramar catamaran and enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $11.99
Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Catamaran Tour from Cancun, Cancun, Ferry Services
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Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Catamaran Tour from Cancun

Set sail onto the Caribbean Sea toward Isla Mujeres on this all-inclusive tour where you can snorkel in the turquoise waters and then relax at the beach with ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Deep Sea Fishing in Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Day Cruises
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Deep Sea Fishing in Isla Mujeres

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Have a fun adventure in this Deep Sea Fishing Tour around 12 miles from Cancun at Isla Mujeres. You will try Trolling for Big Fishes like Tunas, Amberjack, ...  Read more

Location: Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $480.00

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