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Why This Area North Of Cancun Is Trending With Travelers Right Now 

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There are a few different areas in Cancun to stay during your visit, but the most popular has always been the Hotel Zone.   

Recently, though, another area just north of Cancun’s Hotel Zone has started growing in popularity.   

The area is quickly becoming one of the most popular areas to stay when visiting the vacation destination, and there are a number of reasons why this area north of Cancun is trending with travelers right now.    

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Serene Seclusion In Costa Mujeres

The beauty of Costa Mujeres is in its seclusion.   

Located about 30 minutes from the famous Cancun Hotel Zone, the area is close enough to enjoy everything Cancun has to offer but gives you a quiet, secluded place to go back to.   

This allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds when visiting Cancun.   

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Elevated Exclusivity  

Costa Mujeres is an exclusive area with some great hotels and resorts to choose from.   

In fact, there are at least five highly rated hotels within this small area, including Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Cancun, which has an 8.7 guest review score on   

You can book this luxury resort for about $475 a night for dates in November.   

Most of these properties offer luxury accommodations, gourmet dining, world-class spas, and elevated amenities to enjoy during your stay.   

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Amazing All-Inclusives 

Among the hotels and resorts located in the Costa Mujeres area are some fantastic, very highly-rated all-inclusives.   

The nightly rate for these luxury properties ranges from about $625 a night to $1,680 a night for days in November.   

Four of the top all-inclusives in the area, with review scores, starting with the lowest nightly rate, include: 

  • Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres – 8.9 
  • Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort – 8.2 
  • TRS Coral Hotel – 8.8 
  • Atelier Playa Mujeres – 9.3 
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Beautiful Beaches 

The entire Mexican Caribbean coast is lined with fantastic beaches, and Costa Mujeres is no exception.   

The beautiful beaches in this area are known for their soft white sand and calm aqua-blue waters.   

Specifically, Isla Blanca beach is a must-visit if you’re looking for an untouched, virtually secluded beach for some relaxation time.   

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Awesome Attractions 

Due to its location, the Costa Mujeres area is surrounded by some pretty awesome attractions to keep you busy during your stay.   

The area has its own Mayan archeological site, called El Meco, which consists of an ancient pyramid along with other buildings to explore.   

Additionally, just across from Costa Mujeres is Isla Mujeres, a charming island with a fishing village vibe, amazing beaches, and some great attractions of its own.   

You can get to the island by hopping on a ferry in nearby Puerto Juarez. 

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Stunning Sunrises And Sunsets  

One of the best things about staying in Costa Mujeres is the unobstructed views of the sea, sand, and sky, as there are no hotels and resorts blocking the views.   

This means you’ll have exclusive access to the stunning sunrises and sunsets that the Mexican Caribbean is known for.   

You can watch the sunrise and sunset from the beaches, but if you have a balcony room, you’ll be able to enjoy them from there with unobstructed views as well.   

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Exploring Beyond Costa Mujeres 

As mentioned above, the bustling Cancun Hotel Zone is only 30 minutes from Costa Mujeres, so when you’re ready for a little more excitement, you won’t have to go far.   

In the Hotel Zone, you’ll find all kinds of restaurants, shops, tour providers, and clubs to keep you busy.   

But if you don’t feel like venturing out into the busier side of Cancun, you’ll find everything you need right in Costa Mujeres. 

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