Isla Mujeres is a Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea, 13 kilometers off the coast from Cancún. It’s a holiday destination known for beaches such as northern Playa Norte, resort hotels and for snorkeling and scuba diving on the surrounding coral reefs. At Punta Sur, the southern tip, there’s a lighthouse, the remains of a Mayan temple and a sanctuary for sea turtles.
Shortly after the Caste War broke out in the state of Yucatan, Mayan and Yucatecan fishermen settled on the island, founding the town of Dolores in the year 1850.
The Spanish Fermin Mudaca de Marechega, known as a pirate and slave trader, took refuge on the island after having fought against British ships in 1860. He settled in the southern part, occupying 40% of the total territory of the island, and founded the Hacienda Vista Alegre. He also organized the agriculture and animal husbandry on the island, consolidating a population in Isla Mujeres.
The Island is distinguished by its fishing activity which provides its exquisite gastronomy with seafood, as well as the production of handicrafts that the locals kindly offer the tourist.
Boat rides or rented transportation are highly recommended, as are the enjoyment of recreational areas, and the nightlife, which gives representative Caribbean shows.
You can not miss Punta Sur, a tourist site on the south end of the island, the viewpoint here is of the Caribbean Sea, its cliffs of rock, as well as sculptures, and more viewpoints that represent the sanctuary to the Goddess Ixchel.
- Reef Diving
- Adventure Diving
- Night Diving
- Cavern Diving
- Diving at Marine Park Punta Cancun
- Snorkeling at Marine Park Punta Cancun
- Whale Shark Snorkeling Encounter
- Sailfish Swimming and Snorkeling
- Contoy Island Tour
- Boca Iglesia Adventure Boat Tour
- Sport Fishing Trips
- Private boats
- Bikes Tour
- Golf Car Tour