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Isla Mujeres Tour Chosen As One Of The Best Experiences In The Mexican Caribbean 

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One of the biggest tourism conventions in Mexico was recently held in Acapulco, the Tianguis Turístico de Acapulco 2024.   

At the conference, tourism officials, hospitality stakeholders, and service providers discuss all things related to tourism.   

They also hand out awards in various categories, one of which is the “Unknown Mexico” category, and one Mexican Caribbean destination was given a prestigious award within that category.   

Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres, located off of the coast of Cancun, is a beautiful island paradise, and a tour to this island was chosen as one of the best experiences in the Mexican Caribbean.   

Let’s dive into what makes this island so special and look at some of the tours you can take to this tropical paradise. 

Isla Mujeres – A Tiny Island With Huge Appeal 

Isla Mujeres is one of the smallest islands that you can visit in the Mexican Caribbean.   

It measures just 4.3 miles in length and is less than a half-mile wide.   

Despite its small size, though, Isla Mujeres has a lot to offer.   

Plenty of beaches, hotels, restaurants, and attractions make it the perfect Mexican Caribbean destination for those looking for a more laid-back experience but don’t want to sacrifice all of the amenities of the larger destinations.   

Aerial View of Playa Mujeres and Isla Mujeres

Three Interesting Facts About Isla Mujeres 

While Isla Mujeres is similar in many ways to other Mexican Caribbean destinations, it is also unique.   

There are three interesting facts that we’ll share with you that might make the island even more appealing.   

  1. Isla Mujeres is the first place in Mexico to see the sunrise, as the first rays of the sun to touch the country land on the island.   
  1. Isla Mujeres is home to the largest underwater sculpture museum in the world.   
  1. Isla Mujeres is one of Mexico’s “Magic Towns,” designated so because of its laid-back atmosphere, colorful buildings, and Caribbean vibe.   
Sculpture at the Underwater Museum of Art in Isla Mujeres

Best Way To Explore The Island 

While unlike on the nearby island of Holbox, cars are allowed on the island of Isla Mujeres, it’s still not the best way to see the island.   

You’ll see more tourists exploring the island by golf cart or scooter.   

These forms of transportation allow you access to all of the little nooks and crannies around the island that can’t be reached by car.   

Golf Carts on the Island of Isla Mujeres

Things To Do When Visiting Isla Mujeres 

Visiting the beaches when visiting Isla Mujeres is a must, particularly Playa Norte.   

Isla Mujeres is also an amazing place to snorkel, with hundreds of colorful fish and fascinating coral reefs to see.   

A tour of the town is also a must-do, as it’s filled with colorful buildings, beautiful murals, friendly locals, and fantastic food.   

Tourists and Boats in the Water Near Isla Mujeres, Mexico

3 Amazing Isla Mujeres Tours 

There are many tours you can take to get to Isla Mujeres.   

Tours typically leave from Cancun and give you some time to explore the island, and often include other activities as well.   

Three of the best tours you can take, based on price and what’s included, all of which are available on Viator, are: 

  • Cancun Half-Day Sailing Catamaran Cruise to Isla Mujeres – $79.99 
  • All Inclusive Isla Mujeres Catamaran – $85.89 
  • Isla Mujeres Luxury Catamaran Sailing Plus Lunch and Open Bar – $139.00 
Boats anchored on Playa del Norte on Isla Mujeres.

Getting To Isla Mujeres Without A Tour 

You can also get to Isla Mujeres without booking a tour.   

The Ultramar ferry departs from Puerto Juarez in Cancun every 30 minutes between the hours of 5:30 and 12:00 am.   

The trip takes about 15 minutes and costs $32.50 round trip.   

The ferry also departs from two other Cancun locations, but there are fewer departure times.   

Ferry Going to Isla Mujeres

Staying On The Island Of Isla Mujeres 

Isla Mujeres has a mixture of boutique hotels, hostels, and all-inclusive resorts.   

Nightly rates start at less than $100 a night.   

The easy access to the island and the variety of accommodation options make Isla Mujeres the perfect destination if you’re looking to experience something a little bit different from Cancun, without having to go far. 

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