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What to do in Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is a paradisiacal place in the Riviera Maya and without a doubt, you have to visit it. So if this is your first time in Cancun and you want to know this place, then we leave you a list of the best things to do.

What to do in Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is a Caribbean island paradise in Mexico and the first place in the country to receive the first rays of sunshine every day. It is undoubtedly a place you have to visit, but first it is necessary to clarify that Isla Mujeres is an island.

This means that in order to get there, you will have to take a boat from Cancun.

If you are at the Cancun airport, we highly recommend you to use the transfer service of the agency “Cancun Airport Transportation“, a private transportation agency to Isla Mujeres that aims to help you get to one of the marine terminals in Cancun and thus, buy your ticket to cross to Isla Mujeres.

And now, let’s get to know what to do, what to see and where to go in this paradisiacal place of the Mayan Riviera.

Rent a SeaRay private yacht

If you are looking forward to do one of the best things you can do in Isla Mujeres, we recommend organizing and renting a yacht with a bunch of friends or family; you can celebrate a party on this ship or just have a quiet evening. 

The staff will arrange everything for you to have a pleasant experience on a luxurious yacht; you will be able to play music and you will have security personnel.

The tour in this luxurious yacht lasts 4 hours and has a cost of 12,200 MXN, it can be paid by groups of 15 people. Sailing the waters of the Mexican Caribbean Sea is one of the best experiences you can have in this wonderful island.

Discover Isla Mujeres

It consists of a tour that will allow you to travel around Isla Mujeres in a unique way; getting to know the most attractive places for any traveler. 

You can sail through the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea aboard a catamaran, where you can also enjoy parties with background music; in addition, you can practice water sports in one of the best reefs in the world.

It is a perfect activity to start your vacation; this experience has a duration of 8 hours for all the activities offered and a total cost of 2,000 MXN per person. 

Take a Bar Crawl Golf Cart Tour

The service will take you on the best tour of the island with a professional guide, which passes through some of the lesser known and interesting parts of Isla Mujeres. 

The tour includes 4 special and delicious drinks, a mezcal tasting and fresh guacamole, plus the guide will give you the best, interesting and exceptional information.

This is a great activity to enjoy your vacation in this wonderful place. The price for this tour is 2,500 MXN per person and lasts approximately 5 hours.

Live a Snorkeling Experience

In Isla Mujeres you will be able to enjoy the most beautiful reefs in the world through snorkeling. The guides will take you to El Farito Reef to begin this adventure under the crystal clear water, and then explore an underwater museum. An activity for the little ones of the house that you should not miss.

This activity has been recognized as one of the best things to do in Isla Mujeres; with a duration of 4 hours and an approximate cost of 1,000 MXN per person.

Take an excursion and meet the whale sharks.

This activity allows you to admire the largest fish in the world, which is totally harmless, and you will be able to observe it calmly while swimming around it.

Being one of the most complete activities if you are looking for something to do in Isla Mujeres; this tour lasts 6 hours, you will enjoy a unique experience; for only 4,290 MXN per person.

Go on a Bird Watching Expedition

Discover a wide variety of birds, unique species that only live in this magical place of Isla Mujeres. Have fun hand in hand with professionals, observing the wonderful birds unique to this site.

To start with, this expedition lasts 8 days and includes all meals for the week, air-conditioned vehicle and entrance to Las Coloradas. The cost of this activity is 35,900 MXN per adult. 

Snorkel without limits

If you don’t know what to do in Isla Mujeres in one day, this is the best option; this is a great trip that will take you to unique diving sites in Isla Mujeres.

Visit different sites such as Playa Norte or Punta Sam reef, where you will be able to practice this activity in the best way. In addition, the excursion has parties in the center, nice music and culinary surprises of the famous gastronomy of the town.

Take advantage of this opportunity and live this fun experience for approximately 1,480 MXN per adult person.

Visit Isla Contoy

This is a tour for nature lovers, as it is a 100% virgin island. You will have a very helpful and friendly guide, who will lead you with a group of 16 people during the tour. 

This guide will explain the importance of the island, giving you the opportunity to taste a delicious meal in a small famous restaurant; in addition, you will be given free time to take pictures and keep the best memories. 

All this has an approximate cost of 2,650 MXN per person. 

Get to know Ix Chel

Ix Chel was known as the goddess of fertility and births. Her temple is one of the marvelous constructions that still remain and that you can visit while you are on the island. 

This activity can be part of a contracted tour or you can go there on your own. The site is located very close to Garrafon Park, in Punta Sur.

This activity can be done in 3 hours and has an approximate cost of 2,650 MXN. The site is open to the public from 08:00 to 17:00.

Garrafon Park

Garrafon Park is situated at the south end of Isla Mujeres. Its name, Garrafon, is due to a type of reef in the area, which is home to abundant marine fauna.

In this park you can take part in aquatic activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, swimming with dolphins, hiking or zip-lining; its waters are shallow and allow you to enjoy the biodiversity of plants and animals.

The park has a panoramic swimming pool, surrounded by hammocks and lounge chairs. The entrance fee varies depending on the season and the packages purchased.


As you can see, Isla Mujeres has many activities to do: from snorkeling to scuba diving and without a doubt, it is fun for the whole family. So are you ready to get to know this paradisiacal place? Don’t forget to book your Cancun Shuttle service and be able to get to Isla Mujeres without a hitch.

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