Isla Mujeres, a Mexican Island in the Caribbean Sea
Isla Mujeres is my favorite Caribbean destination known for it's white sandy beaches, calm crystal clear turquoise waters and a laid-back vibe. Just across from Cancun, Isla Mujeres, a small island about 4 miles long, is a reprieve from the mainland, and remains a quaint town with a variety of restaurants to choose from. It is also know for it's safety, and most visitor's get around by either walking or renting a golf cart.
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Where to stay in Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Mia Reef Isla Mujeres
As one of the most private and secluded hotels in Cancun, Mia Reef Isla Mujeres is a destination of oceanfront tranquility, luxury and gracious service.
Luxe oceanfront hotel with a restaurant and pool on Isla Mujeres.
Mermaid and the Pearl
A charming, low-key Isla Mujeres hotel.
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Things to do in Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Isla Mujeres is a great island known for its beautiful beaches, but also for it's variety of restaurants/bars.
Soak in the sun at Playa Norte.
Rent a golf cart and explore the island.
Zoom over to Punta Sur Park and visit the ruins of Ixchel Temple.
Snorkeling is a must-do.
Go diving and visit the underwater museum, Musa.
Swim with whale sharks.
Visit La Tortuga and learn about sea turtles.
Walk around the main center (centro) and explore a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops.
Go beach-hopping around the island.
Visit the Women's Beading Coop.
Watch the sunset on the beach.
Get a massage on Playa Norte beach.
Chill out at the Ice Bar and hang out on their beach.
Swim in a Cenote
Scuba at MUSA
Places to eat & drink in Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Cafe Mogagua: Healthy delicious food and great service.
Lola Valentina: Amazing French toast.
Mango Cafe: Delicious huevos rancheros and breakfast quesadillas.
Los Tacos de Humo: Amazing tacos; a must-eat lunch spot.
Lola Valentina: Tasty Mexican fusion and great place atmosphere.
Qubano: Experience Cuban flair food.
Olivia: Great place to get your Mediterranean fix.
Capricci Pizza: Best pizza on the island!
Limon: Delicious seafood food and excellent service; reservations required.
Sunset Grill: Great place to catch the sunset and indulge in authentic Mexican cuisine.
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