Isla Mujeres, Cancún
Most call the trip out to Isla Mujeres (Isle of Women, sounds inviting doesn't it) a "booze cruise". But the booze only comes out at the end of the day, so don't focus on that. The trip to this small island off Cancun is definitely worth it. There is a big jewelry market on the Island, with pretty decent prices. The excursions usually include snorkeling, which is great out there. (which is also why the booze doesn't come out until the trip home, they don't want to get you snockered, then give you a snorkel and fins and dump you in the water. But I digress...)
The town on Isla Mujeres is very quaint. Definitely book a trip out there if you get a chance. Ask you hotel for a recommendation if a trip there isn't already included (as it is with a lot of the all-inclusive resorts)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
one of the best things I've did when on the the island was to rent a "golf cart" and go exploring on my own. The rental is inexpensive( need valid I.D.) .The rental was for 2 hours and we drove out to the lighthouse and then toured the island. This is the best way to see the island
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 !!!