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  • Address: Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  • Admission: Free

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Isla Mujeres Tours

Isla Mujeres (the “Island of Women”) is known for its rich marine life and pristine beaches. Here you can snorkel at Manchones Reef, scuba dive in the Cave of Sleeping Sharks, or stretch out on the white sands of North Beach (Playa Norte). On land you’ll find bustling nightlife, with oceanside bars and restaurants serving fresh seafood.

The Basics
Most Isla Mujeres tours leave from Cancun, whether you want to travel by sailboat, catamaran, or motorboat. A snorkeling excursion is one of the best ways to experience the island’s diverse aquatic life, and many Isla Mujeres day trips visit the Manchones, El Meco, or Garrafon reefs. If you’re feeling daring, some tours include a swim with whale sharks, the world’s biggest fish. Combo tours from Cancun allow you to visit Isla Mujeres along with other Riviera Maya attractions such as Contoy Island (Isla Contoy), Xcaret Park, or Chichen Itza. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Isla Mujeres is a must-see destination for beach and wildlife lovers. 
  • Remember to bring a towel, sun protection, and comfortable walking shoes. 
  • It’s a good idea to bring cash (pesos) for gratuities or other purchases. 

How to Get There
Isla Mujeres is located just off the coast of Cancun. Ferries run from the mainland every half hour and drop off at the island’s downtown area, close to the beaches and shopping streets. Because Isla Mujeres is only five miles (eight kilometers) long, most people use golf carts or scooters to get around. 

When to Get There
Winter is the busiest time to visit, when the weather is warm and dry. Hurricane season runs from May through September and often brings rain and clouds. July and August are the best months to see whale sharks in Isla Mujeres, when hundreds of them gather off the coast.

Things to Do Near Isla Mujeres
Mexico’s Riviera Maya is a paradise for ocean lovers and history buffs, with clear Caribbean waters and ancient Maya ruins such as Tulum and Chichen Itza. Popular mainland destinations include Cancun and Playa del Carmen, while the nearby island of Cozumel is an excellent scuba diving destination, known for its rich coral reefs. 

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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

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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 $64.00
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Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Catamaran Tour from Cancun

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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 $55.00
Cancun Super Saver: Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Catamaran Plus Xcaret Park, Cancun, Catamaran Cruises
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Cancun Super Saver: Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Catamaran Plus Xcaret Park

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Book and enjoy this Cancun Super Saver which includes two of the most popular activities in the area taken over two days. The first day you'll get to visit ...  Read more

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

From USD $220.58
Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres Tour with Snorkeling from Cancun or Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Super ... 
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Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres Tour with Snorkeling from Cancun or Playa del Carmen

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Spend the day exploring the Caribbean Sea by boat during this full-day adventure from Cancun. Aboard a high-speed catamaran, visit Isla Contoy–a tiny island ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $109.00
Half-Day Sailing Trip to Isla Mujeres from Cancun, Cancun, Day Cruises
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Half-Day Sailing Trip to Isla Mujeres from Cancun

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Enjoy a half-day sailing trip in the Caribbean Sea. Stop to snorkel in the beautiful waters and enjoy snacks on board. Spend free time on the beautiful Isla ...  Read more

Location: Cancún, Mexico
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.99
Paradise Islands Discovery Tour: Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres with Snorkeling, Cancun, Sailing Trips
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Paradise Islands Discovery Tour: Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres with Snorkeling

Board our comfortable boats on an incredible voyage to the Caribbean island of Contoy and Isla Mujeres. Your first stop is a guided reef snorkel tour where ...  Read more

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

From USD $129.00
Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun: Small-Group Snorkeling Tour, Cancun, Snorkeling
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Swim with Whale Sharks in Cancun: Small-Group Snorkeling Tour

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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 $165.00
Cancun Combo: Chichen Itza Tour plus Isla Mujeres Catamaran Sail with Snorkeling, Cancun, Snorkeling
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Cancun Combo: Chichen Itza Tour plus Isla Mujeres Catamaran Sail with Snorkeling

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Experience the best of the Yucatan on a Cancun combo tour including Chichen Itza and a catamaran sail! See the Pyramid of Kukulcán and other archeological ...  Read more

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

From USD $128.50
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Isla Mujeres Garrafon Natural Reef Park VIP Pass

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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 $109.00
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One-Way or Round-Trip Ferry between Cancun and Isla Mujeres

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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.)

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