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Cancun To Isla Mujeres Ferry Increasing Frequency Through High Season

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Tourists visiting Cancun over the high season will be able to benefit from increased ferry departures to Isla Mujeres, one of the most popular island destinations in the Mexican Caribbean. The new changes mean that there is at least one departure every 15 minutes on average, compared to one hourly departure prior to the high season.

Ultramar ferry departing in Cancun

Millions of tourists are flocking to Cancun over the Holiday period in search of sea, sun, and all-inclusive delights. Many travelers are also setting their sights on Isla Mujeres, a stunning Caribbean island just off the coast of Cancun, where abundant tropical nature and some of the area’s best resorts can be found. 

Tropical ferry port in Cancun

Located some 13 kilometers from mainland Cancun, it takes just 15 minutes to reach Isla Mujeres by ferry. Each day, thousands of travelers and locals rely on this mode of transportation to reach the paradisiacal island, and over the high season, departures have increased significantly. On average, ferries will depart every 15 minutes from Cancun to Isla Mujeres, compared to before the holiday period when they ran once per hour.

According to local ferry companies, more departures have been added to cope with a record number of travelers, many of whom are eager to visit Isla Mujeres. Ultramar and Jetway – some of the largest ferry operators in the area – say that with ferries running on average every 15 minutes, more tourists are being transported to Isla Mujeres. 

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Ferry from Cancun To Isla Mujeres

Puerto Juárez is the main departure point for the dozens of ferries that operate between Cancun and Isla Mujeres. A ride to the tropical island takes around 15 minutes, and a round trip costs around $23 on Ultramar, one of the top-rated ferry companies. 

Isla Mujeres has quickly risen in popularity over the past several years, with travelers preferring the island’s laid-back ambiance and varied tropical scenery over Cancun’s packed resorts. The island is well-known for offering travelers ample opportunities to explore its rich tropical nature and pristine waters, where tourists can enjoy a range of aquatic activities. 

Coast of Isla Mujeres with beautiful aqua blue water as far as the eye can see.

The Mexican Caribbean is expected to end the year with a record number of international travelers, and so far this year, over 23 million people have traveled through Cancun International Airport alone. Due to record demand, special arrangements are being made across the area to ensure smooth sailing for millions of travelers. 

Small Police on Cancun Beach

Security is also a key priority for the local government this high season, and hundreds of law enforcement personnel are being deployed across popular tourist sites. Travelers headed to Isla Mujeres over the Christmas period can expect to see more troops and police officers patrolling busy ports and carrying out random inspections to deter criminals. 

Pool area in Isla Mujeres with palm trees and beach

Isla Mujeres Is One Of The Most Popular Islands In The Mexican Caribbean

Isla Mujeres has made headlines several times this year due to its growing popularity. Earlier this year, it was voted the best island destination in Mexico according to the World Travel Awards. Together with Cozumel and Holbox, Isla Mujeres is regarded as one of the finest island destinations in the Mexican Caribbean.

View of a large passenger ferry headed to Isla Mujeres

The small island measures just 4 square kilometers in size but is home to a surprising number of top-rated beaches, including world-renowned Playa Norte. Isla Mujeres has once again been awarded status as a Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town), thanks to the island’s mystical features that date back centuries. Its unique combination of nature, warm culture, and award-winning hospitality scene make it one of the most popular resort destinations in the Mexican Caribbean. 

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