Introducing Isla Mujeres
Some people plan their vacation around Cancún and pencil in Isla Mujeres for a whirlwind visit. But Isla Mujeres is a destination in its own right, and it's generally quieter and more affordable than what you get across the bay.
Sure, there’s quite a few ticky-tack tourist shops, but folks still get around by golf cart and the crushed-coral beaches are even better than those of Cozumel and Holbox. As for the calm, turquoise-blue water of Isla Mujeres, well, you really just have to see it for yourself.
There’s just enough here to keep you entertained: snorkel or scuba dive, visit a turtle farm, or just put on the sunglasses and open that book you've been dying to finish. Come sunset, there’s plenty of dining options, and the nightlife scene moves at a relaxing island pace.