Isla Mujeres Information
About Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres, a small island off the coast of Cancún, is a gorgeous vacation destination in the Caribbean Sea. In the Mayan tradition, Isla Mujeres was sacred to the goddesses of childbirth and medicine. When Spanish settlers arrived in the 1700s, they named it Isla Mujeres, Spanish for Island of Women, for the many depictions of goddesses. This peaceful and quiet destination is perfect for travelers seeking solitude among stunning natural scenery and rich Mayan history.
Things to do in Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres is known for its vibrant coral reefs and abundance of sea turtles. This makes scuba diving and snorkeling a popular attraction, both for those visiting from Cancún and those staying on the island in its own right. Be sure to carve out time to explore and relax on the gorgeous beaches, especially Playa Norte and, which features picturesque turquoise waters and long stretches of delicate white sand. To learn more about the island’s Mayan history—and take advantage of some of Isla Mujeres’ best photo ops—visit Punta Sur, a site with ancient ruins that were once a temple. To engage with the wildlife,
Day Trips from Isla Mujeres
Hop on a catamaran to Cancún, where exciting nightlife, tasty restaurants, and beautiful beaches await. The city is easily set up for tourists, with an easy-to-navigate public transit system and lots of private cabs to take you around. From Cancún, take a guided bus tour to Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mexican state of Yucitán. This all-day journey provides a fascinating insight into Mayan contributions to science, technology, archaeology, and astronomy. You can also take a day trip to Isla Contoy National Park, a small island at the meeting point of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Nature lovers will be especially interested in the 150 species of birds, sea turtles, and snorkeling opportunities on a nearby reef.
Accommodation in Isla Mujeres
There are nearly 500 vacation rentals in Isla Mujeres on Tripping.com. Beachside views await as you plan your vacation in the Caribbean Sea. Browse hundreds of photos of luxurious condos and seaside villas to find the perfect vacation rental for you. The island is only seven miles long and very narrow in some places, meaning that a majority of properties enjoy a beautiful waterfront view. Additionally, many homes feature pools and hot tubs, which can be found by using Tripping’s filter function. Let Tripping take the stress out of planning your Isla Mujeres vacation!
Transportation in Isla Mujeres
Fly into Cancún International Airport, the closest major airport to Isla Mujeres. From there, many private taxis can take you to a boat, which then transports visitors to the island. No cars are necessary on this petite island—people either drive golf carts around or they walk from attraction to attraction.
Vacation Rentals in Isla Mujeres
Looking for a vacation rental in Isla Mujeres? Tripping.com has 684 vacation rental homes available in Isla Mujeres. You'll find 26 studios, 340 1-bedroom, 187 2-bedroom and 131 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from €25 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Isla Mujeres is €220 while the average price of a weekly rental is €25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Isla Mujeres home is €25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 92 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Isla Mujeres. In addition to accommodating pets, Isla Mujeres rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 646 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 600 have TV and/or cable and 433 have a pool or hot tub.
Search properties from 7 vacation rental sites in Isla Mujeres where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Booking.com, and TripAdvisor. There are 330 HomeAway rentals, 144 Booking.com short term rentals and 137 TripAdvisor vacation rentals.