Isla Mujeres, Cancún
Isla Majeres,an island only 4.5 miles long and 0.4 miles wide was a day out i enjoyed.The beaches were beautiful and some deserted.There were plenty of shops selling arts and crafts(Yutatecan hammocks,beachwear).The food here was great.The fresh seafood was nice and i enjoyed sitting at a beach bar drinking the local lager(Corona).:
Here i am with my husband on a beautiful beach,i want to go back.....
Classification: Shopping , Eating and Drinking , Surfing , Fishing , Scuba Diving , Boating/Water Skiing , Sailing , Cycling/Mountain Biking , Watching Sports , Meeting New People , Photography , Site Seeing
It takes about 30 mins to get to Lady Island from Cancun.You can see the island from Cancun.There are lots of companies who do trips here.Dolphin Express do a day trip .You get to snorkel,shop and sun bathe.Breakfast,lunch and open bar are included.It costs about 45$ and it departs daily 9.30am,returns at 3.30pm.From Playa Langosta dock,Blvd,Kukulcan km 5,Hotel Zone.Tel-849-4621
More Info: We went by ourselves to Lady Island ,not a package trip.We caught a boat from the hotel zone docks and it cost 15$ dollars return trip.You can go on a package day trip if you want food,drinks and transport included.The crossing was very rough indeed,but coming back was not so bad.
This is a beautiful little island which can be reached by a short ferry ride. There is alot you can pack into a day trip. You may choose to snorkel, dive or simply sun bathe for the first half of the day and then shop and dine before boarding the ferry back.
Ferries depart from Puerto Juarez every 30 minutes and tickets can be purchased just before you board. One way will cost you Mex$35.00.
We visited Isla Mujeres both times we went to Cancun. In 2000, we took a snorkeling tour that went to the island via catamaran. The snorkeling was great. The island was fun also. On our next trip in 2003, we chose to take a ferry there. We went by bus to Puerta Juarez to catch the ferry. We then rented a golf cart and toured the entire island via golf cart. This was great fun and we got to see all of the island. We discovered that not only are there beautiful beaches, but there are also people on the island who do not share the wealth. Either way you visit the island, it is well worth the visit.
If you do not have an all-inclusive package at one of the hotels along the hotel strip in Cancun, you may not find the hotel zone to be all that attractive. To be honest, it is rather overdeveloped with many American malls full with American brands. The hotels are built right up to the beach so there is not much of a beach left either. the waves are strong, however, and is therefore grateful surfing.
If you would like to have a more authentic experience, try Isla Mujeres which is a small Highlands that can be easily reached by speech boats all car ferry. His islands is very good for stalking or just for a leisurely day out on the beach. There are also some excellent restaurants on this island.
For those who are thinking of staying here for several days, budget hostels and hotels can be found here as well. Porters by the ferry docks can also help you carry your luggage. don't forget to tip them as this is their only source of income.
see my other tips for more on Isla Mujeres.
Take a public bus to Puerto Juarez to board the tourist speedboat which will take you to the island in 15 minutes (USD 3.50). Alternatively, go to Punta Sam just north of Puerto Juarez and take the car ferry which will take you there slower (USD 1.40).
It may be a good idea to take the speedboat there first and return on the car ferry as there is an open air top deck on the car ferry that allows you to enjoy some stargazing at the end of the day when you are returning to Cancun.
What does every person under 25 years wants to do in Cancun? Definately party and go to the beach. Maybe go to some Mayan ruins and do some snorkeling. I might even believe that some go to sleep. But no one goes to Isla Mujeres. This island of the northen shore of Cancun is an island with some restaurants and nothing else but that. Oh, and artcraft, that's 150% more expensive. The thing is that you go there on a tour, on a boat, and there's no way out 'til the tour is over. So don't make a mistake, unless you want to go to an expensive restaurant and stay all afternoon walking around expensive artwork.
we took the catamaran over to Isla Mujeres for the day. We went snorkeling out in the national park it was gorgeous but the waves were pretty strong and kept pushing you away from the group. If you are not a good swimmer, you will want to make sure you are with a "buddy". We came back and swam with the dolphins. What an amazing aventure. I would suggest if you have never swam with a dolphin, you do it at least one time in your life. The catamaran ride over was quiet and calm but on the way back, let the drinks flow!
After you arrive at the docks on Isla Mujeres, turn left and walk down the street until you see a beach ahead of you. this is Playa Norte, one of the best beaches on Isla Mujeres for sunbathing and relaxing.
Because the beach faces northwest, this is also an excellent location to catch the sunset.
changing rooms are behind the beach.
Cancun Catamarans offer great days out on the Caribbean. 6 hour tour, including Snorkeling over Coral Reef, Open Bar, Buffet Lunch and Shopping on Isla Mujeres and Fly on the Spinnaker Sail.
Thoroughly enjoyable, nice boats, fantastic crews. A Must do Trip in Cancun, Mexico.
Prices are cheaper if booked directly online than if you try to book the tour through your travel agent in the Resort.
What fun we had riding all over the island in a golf cart and stopping to shop, eat and drink at Sergio's beach bar. Great food, friendly people. Swing on swings at the bar and lay in hammocks if you get hammered.
You can have a tour almost in each hotel to this amazing island in the tour includes snorkeling in the second biggest arecife in the world after Australia's.
Of preferences get this tours in the hotels or official sites, due to many people promise you tours and ask for money in advance. Don't accept this ones.
Isla Mujeres is an island about an hour by boat from Cancun. We took a catamaran which had a very happy crew on board. The sailing trip is great and then just before disembarking you can try some scubadiving. The streets in Isla Mujeres are extremely colourful. Watch those tequilas on board !! I didnt !!!
if you have a chance go check out Isla Mujeres.
the downtown is charming, filled with stores full of ceramic, wood and metal crafts.
We went snorkeling at 2 different locations: one near this remains of what once was a ship, and another location on the west side of the island. The second one was better... we were on our way to snorkel at the Garrafon, but it started to pour really hard, so we had to skip it...
there're various ways of getting to isla mujeres, and if you ask at the hotel they'll refer you to the tours some agencies have, which are pricey. We took the regular city bus to Puerto Juarez, just ask the driver to let you off at P. Juarez.