Isla Mujeres, a Mexican Island in the Caribbean Sea

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Curator’s statement

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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Things to do in Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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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.

Day Trips

  • Snorkeling Tour

  • Chichen-Itza

  • Swim in a Cenote

  • Dinner Cruise

  • Scuba at MUSA

Places to eat & drink in Isla Mujeres, Mexico

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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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