Situated on the mainland a little bit north of Cancun and only about a half hour away from all the excitement that Cancun has to offer is a little paradise called Costa Mujeres.
Despite its proximity to the vibrant tourist area of Cancun, Costa Mujeres feels like it’s a million miles away, offering peace and seclusion for a truly relaxing getaway. This, and the reasons that follow, are why Costa Mujeres may be the best spot to stay near Cancun.
The beach that runs along the front of the numerous luxury all-inclusive resorts in Costa Mujeres is one of the best reasons to stay in this area. Not only is it not as busy and packed with tourists and locals as the main beaches in Cancun’s Hotel Zone, but it is bigger and better too.
The wide, expansive white sand beach and calm, crystal clear turquoise water are one of the biggest attractions for those that stay in Costa Mujeres.
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Another reason travelers love Costa Mujeres is the sense of safety that can be felt in this area. This is due in part to the relative seclusion of the area itself and of each of the resorts along the coastline.
But another factor that plays a role in that safety element is that most of the resorts are in gated communities that monitor who comes and goes.
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More Secluded And Peaceful
With the seclusion of Costa Mujeres comes a more peaceful atmosphere that those looking for a relaxing vacation will appreciate. Each resort is situated a comfortable distance from the next, allowing for a sense of privacy too.
This seclusion also provides beautiful, unobstructed views of the Caribbean Sea as well.
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El Meco Ruins
Although not mentioned often in discussions about the area’s many Mayan ruins, El Meco is definitely worth seeing. When staying in Costa Mujeres, it’s the perfect time to visit the ruins because the site is only a few minutes away from most of the resorts.
The site consists of five structures made from stone, and it is a very important part of Mayan history.
Just north of the hotels and resorts in Costa Mujeres is a remote beach called Isla Blanca. The beach is popular among locals on the weekends, but it is not somewhere you’ll find crowds of tourists.
It truly takes the seclusion of Costa Mujeres to the next level and is a great place to enjoy unspoiled nature. It’s also a popular kitesurfing area, and kitesurfing tours and lessons are available for around $220 on Viator.
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All of the great restaurants in Costa Mujeres are located in the various all-inclusive resorts. Some of these resorts have as many as 12 restaurants in them, so whether staying in an all-inclusive or not, the options are not limited.
Everything from seafood and steakhouses to French, and of course, Mexican, can be found in this small section of paradise just outside of Cancun.
A few worth mentioning are María Dolores, which is a high-end Mexican restaurant, Cilento, which is an Italian restaurant with vegan options; and El Suspiro, which is a highly-rated seafood restaurant.
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Many travelers visit Cancun because of the luxurious all-inclusive resorts, and Costa Mujeres is not lacking in those either. In fact, the area is known for its collection of high-end resorts that line the breathtaking coastline. Some of the highest-rated properties are Atelier Playa Mujeres All-Inclusive Resort, Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres All-Inclusive, and TRS Coral Hotel Adults Only All-Inclusive.
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