Tourists who are looking to sample the best of Mexican beach life often center their plans around Cancun and perhaps include Isla Mujeres as an afterthought. After all, Cancun is the party central of beachgoers and Isla Mujeres is its quiet and reserved little cousin.
But Isla Mujeres deserves to be considered as a central destination as well, especially for those who are looking for a more peaceful vacation, away from the frenetic vibe of Cancun.
Isla Mujeres boasts of beaches with serene turquoise waters that some actually consider as the best in Mexico. The island also provides more affordable options as well, which is just perfect for budget-conscious travelers. There’s enough here that will keep you occupied, whether you like to get busy in water-based activities or would just like to spend a chill vacation that involves less moving and more resting. Here are some of the top experiences you can try in Isla Mujeres:
Get fascinated with breeding and protecting turtles at the Tortugranja
This turtle farm was founded through the efforts of a local fisherman to protect turtles from being killed for their eggs and meat. Located 5 kilometers south of the town, you can easily reach the farm by taxi. The sanctuary releases more than 100,000 turtles into the sea and protect those that will return each year. Visitors can feed the turtles (food can be bought inside) of various shapes, sizes, and colors.
Go for safe swimming at Playa Norte
Those who are afraid of the drowning will surely love the shallow waters of Playa Norte, the island’s main beach. Get mesmerized by the blue raspberry hue of the water, which reaches only chest deep even you venture quite far away from the shore.
Go fishing at the Fisherman’s Cooperative
Even beginners will enjoy the deep-sea fishing trips provided by the cooperative. Get a chance to catch dorado, sailfish, or marlin. Bait, tackle, and drinks will be provided during trips. You can also fish for snappers and barracudas on half-day outings. Feast on the freshest seafood during your visit and don’t forget to cap it off with ice cold beer.
Get a dose of culture at the Museo Capitan Dulche
Learn the island’s naval history through the maritime museum, which also provides tours and hosts weddings and other special events. Don’t forget to have a drink or two at their unique-looking beach club.
When it comes to accommodations, Isla Mujeres is blessed with small to medium-sized hotels and inns sporting clean and homey rooms with modern amenities. One of the most recommended ones is Hotel Cabanas Maria del Mar, a lovely pink and white structure that houses chic rooms with a relaxing beach vibe that Isla Mujeres accommodations are famous for.
It is located in the center of North Beach and enjoys close proximity to other tourist destinations such as the Riviera Maya and Cancun.
Each air-conditioned room is equipped with comforting essentials such as double and/or king bed, internet access, mini-bar, room safe, writing desk and chair, and private toilet and bath. There are rooms that open up to partial ocean views from the balcony.
This hotel is Isla Mujeres is an oasis of relaxation, thanks to its facilities and services. Enjoy having an outdoor swimming pool, al fresco dining, and massage services in the premises. The hotel also provides fishing excursions, cultural tours, airport transfers, and golf cart and moped rentals.
Book your rooms at Hotel Cabanas Maria del Mar and make your Isla Mujeres vacation the most memorable ever. Visit their website for reservations and you can go to their Facebook page for more details.