Isla Mujeres is a tiny, gorgeous island that sits off of the coast of Cancun’s mainland and is only a ferry ride away from the popular vacation destination.
It measures only a half mile wide and five miles long but has so much to offer despite its very small size.
It’s the perfect destination for a tropical getaway, and there are a number of reasons why now is the time to book a trip to this stunning island near Cancun.
Travelers Love Isla Mujeres, So Occupancy Rates Expected To Be High
While hotel occupancy rates are low in Isla Mujeres right now, they are expected to increase ahead of the busy travel season.
The island is immensely popular among tourists during the winter months because it is the perfect destination for a tropical winter getaway to escape the cold, particularly for American and Canadian travelers.
Isla Mujeres is so popular among travelers that tourism officials are expecting hotels to reach 90 percent occupancy this winter.
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It’s Quick And Easy To Get To The Island
After arriving at Cancun Airport you’ll have to take some form of transportation to one of the ferry docks in Cancun.
There are three different companies that operate Isla Mujeres ferries.
From there it is only a 15-20 minute ride to the island.
Ferry prices vary depending on the company, but tickets range from about $10-$15 each way.
Isla Mujeres Is Getting More And More Popular
Another reason to book your trip to Isla Mujeres now is because it continues to grow in popularity.
If 90 percent occupancy is reached, it’s a significant increase compared to occupancy levels in 2020, which despite the pandemic were still between 30-40 percent.
With so few hotels on the small island, compared to places like Cancun, they’ll fill up quickly as the island becomes more and more popular.
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Numerous New Hotels On The Island
In the last few years numerous new hotels have been opened in Isla Mujeres.
This gives you the opportunity to stay at some nearly brand-new hotels, which means they’ll be fresh, cleaner, and more modern than ones that have been open for some time.
Two of the newest are the adult-only, all-inclusive Impression Isla Mujeres by Secrets, which opened in July 2022, and Enigmatic Beach Hotel, which opened in June of this year.
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No Sargassum On The Beaches Of Isla Mujeres
Currently there is little to no sargassum seaweed on Isla Mujeres’ beaches because sargassum season is over.
But even during sargassum season, the beaches in Isla Mujeres are known for having less sargassum than most other Mexican Caribbean beaches.
Specifically, Playa Norte typically has very little sargassum present, even during the height of sargassum season.
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Plenty Of Things To Do On Your Isla Mujeres Vacation
You’ll have no trouble finding things to do while visiting Isla Mujeres.
The white sand beaches are absolutely beautiful, and the calm, crystal-clear waters are perfect for snorkeling, swimming, and other water activities.
And the charming village in Isla Mujeres is full of shops, seafood restaurants, and small cantinas.
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Cancun Airport Connectivity At An All-Time High
There’s no better time to visit a destination than when it’s easy to get there, and Cancun Airport connectivity, which is where you’ll fly into, is currently at an all-time high.
Direct flights are available from 38 different U.S. cities as route frequencies increase ahead of the busy winter season.
This makes now the perfect time to book that Isla Mujeres dream vacation.
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