Isla Mujeres attractions

Top Choice Beach in Isla Mujeres

Playa Garrafón

Head to this beach for excellent snorkeling. It's 6.5km from the tourist center. A cab costs M$100.
Beach in Isla Mujeres

Playa Norte

Once you reach Playa Norte, the island’s main beach, you won’t want to leave. Its warm, shallow waters are the color of blue raspberry syrup and the beach is crushed coral. Unlike most of the island's east coast, Pl…
Farm in Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres Turtle Farm

Although they're endangered, sea turtles are still killed throughout Latin America for their eggs and meat. In the 1980s, efforts by a local fisherman led to the founding of this tortugranja (turtle farm), 5km south…
Viewpoint in Isla Mujeres

Punta Sur

At the island's southernmost point you’ll find a lighthouse, a sculpture garden and the worn remains of a temple dedicated to Ixchel, Maya goddess of the moon and fertility. Various hurricanes have pummeled the ruin…
Beach in Isla Mujeres

Capitán Dulché

To say that this beach club has a maritime museum is a bit of a stretch, but it's as close as the island comes to having some culture, plus you get to see some cool sculptures of trench-coated musicians playing on t…
Beach in Isla Mujeres

Playa Secreto

The lagoon separating a large hotel complex from the rest of the island has a shallow swimming spot that's ideal for kids. Despite the depth (or lack of it), a number of pretty fish circle around the swimmers lookin…
Beach in Isla Mujeres

Playa Lancheros

About 5km south of town, this beach is less attractive than Playa Norte, but kayaks and SUPs can be rented if you're up for some water activities. A taxi ride from town costs M$75.
Ruins in Isla Mujeres

Hacienda Mundaca

A 19th-century slave trader and reputed pirate, Fermín Antonio Mundaca de Marechaja fell in love with a local woman known as La Trigueña (The Brunette). To win her, Mundaca built a two-story mansion complete with ga…
Lighthouse in Isla Mujeres


Affords views from the island's southern end.
Lighthouse in Isla Mujeres


Lighthouse on the island's northern end.