Welcome to Isla Mujeres

Sure, there are quite a few ticky-tacky tourist shops, but folks still get around by golf cart and the crushed-coral beaches are undeniably lovely. As for the calm turquoise water of Isla Mujeres, well, you really just have to see it for yourself.

Come sunset, there are plenty of dining options, and the nightlife scene moves at a carefree pace.

Some people plan their vacation around Cancún and pencil in Isla Mujeres as a side trip, but the island is truly a destination in its own right, and a surprisingly affordable one at that.

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$65 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Isla Mujeres Trimaran Cruise

Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) is a casual, laid-back refuge from the conspicuously commercialized action of Cancun, visible across a narrow channel. Just 5 miles (8km) long and 2.5 miles (4km) wide, it's known as the best value in the Caribbean!Request your tropical drink of choice from the bartender and take a seat in the shade or enjoy the unique experience of stretching out at the front of the ship across the open netting, the only thing between you and the beautiful Caribbean Sea!Relax and enjoy the views as you cruise along, stopping at a coral reef national park along the way for an hour of snorkeling. You'll be guided through crystal clear 30-foot (9 meter) deep waters to admire beautiful coral formations, tropical fish and other fascinating animals. Your guide will sprinkle fish food into the water to completely surround you with schools of beautiful tropical fish. At the conclusion of your underwater journey, your catamaran will meet you at the other side of the reef and take you to the Beach Club.As you make your way down the dock, don't miss the chance to have your picture taken holding a shark! (subject to availability). Then, take a seat on hammocks and lounge chairs and enjoy a delicious all you can eat buffet lunch.Then re-board the catamaran and sail to the best shopping zone in Isla Mujeres. Browse a range of interesting shops with everything from classic souvenirs to incredible hand carved limestone and wooden sculptures. Although sometimes hard to find, you'll also find beautiful preserved sea creatures and shark jaws straight from the sea. The rule is, you never know what you'll find on Isla Mujeres!

$58 Water Sports

Cancun Parasailing Adventure

After a scenic boat ride out in the water, it's time to jump in the parasail and buckle up! The rope will slowly release, allowing you to soar further and further away from the boat. Travel between 200 and 350 feet (61 - 105 meters) above the turquoise waters and gaze down at famous landmarks such as Isla Mujeres, the Cancun hotel zone and the tropical jungle.The lagoon option gives you the opportunity to soar high above the Nichupte waters and allows you to take in up-close views of the Cancun hotel zone, famous beaches and tropical jungle. One the other hand, the ocean option gives you the feeling of freedom as miles of water stretches before you. You'll also receive breathtaking views of Isla Mujeres and you'll be able to see the Cancun coastline in the distance. With the option of either heading out over the ocean or the lagoon, there's nothing you won't see on this Cancun parasailing adventure! The only parasail ever to be used by Disney World is now available for you in Cancun!

$179 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Whale Shark Encounter All-Inclusive Tour in Cancun

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Holbox Island, Holbox Island, Yucatan PeninsulaThe fascinating whale shark, found in open water of the tropical ocean, is a slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest knows living fish species. Without any doubt observing these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is a bucket list experience. Join us and enjoy the thrill of getting wet and up close to Mexico´s whale sharks.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Isla Mujeres Trips, Isla Mujeres, Yucatan PeninsulaAfter your swim with the Whale Sharks, we will go snorkeling at another beautiful location, the coral reef in Isla MujeresDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Yucatan PeninsulaWe’ll then bring you to Playa Norte – named one of the Most Beautiful Beaches in the World – and it is our last stop of the Whale Shark tour in Isla Mujeres, where we’ll have lunch, beer and fun!Duration: 1 hour

$1999.99 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Cancun and Riviera Maya Private Half-Day Whale Shark Adventure

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cancun Whale Shark Tours, Cancun, Yucatan PeninsulaMarina Punta SamDuration: 6 hours

$49 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Cancun to Isla Mujeres 7-Hour Sailing Tour with Buffet Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Playa Langosta, Cancun, Yucatan Peninsulado your check in at playa langosta at 8:30 am to board our spectacular catamaranStop At: Museo Subacuatico de Arte, Isla Mujeres, Yucatan Peninsula This ever changing environment alters the appearance of the statues constantly, the sculptures require algae to provide a base for the fragile coral as well as food for the fish. Some of the sculptures are already showing coral growth and we look forward to more in the near future.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Yucatan PeninsulaNorth Beach is the most popular beach in the caribbeanNorth Beach has a sea of crystal clear water and calm water is no so deep and is ideal for families to be able to swim and take the sun. Duration: 2 hours

$49.99 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sail Away to Isla Mujeres La Lupita in Cancun

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Trimaran Lupita Cancun, Cancun, Yucatan PeninsulaAt 09:30 am, check in time at the pier of the Cancun Bay Hotel, you will have a small briefing of what are you going to do while waiting for the departure and for your comfort the dock has seats and a palapa where We will wait to board La Lupita, as well as there are restrooms and a convenience store in case you want to buy or use the facilities ( I recommend going to the bathroom before leaving and do not ask me why ...)Duration: 1 hourStop At: El Farito, Isla Mujeres, Yucatan PeninsulaBefore arriving to Isla Mujeres, you can enjoy some snorkeling at El Farito or Manchones Reef. You will get all the necessary equipment for this activity and admire the incredible underwater world. Remember that there is one certified guide to snorkel for every 10 persons. So you can enjoy snorkeling safe, because you will be taken care of by our guidesDuration: 45 minutesStop At: Isla Mujeres Trips, Isla Mujeres, Yucatan PeninsulaWhen you finish snorkeling, we will head up to a private beach club and enjoy a delicious Mexican buffet at the beach club restaurant,When we finish eating, we will board La Lupita. and we will sail more until we reach the beautiful Isla Mujeres downtown for a free time there. At approximately 3:30 p.m., we will start the trip back to Cancun, not before enjoying a beautiful sunset and if the wind allows us to do the spinnaker flight.This is our itinerary:9:30 Check in Time10:00 – 11:00 Sailing away to Isla Mujeres on board of la Lupita Trimaran.11:00 – 11:45 Snorkeling at El Farito or Manchones Reef area. 12:00 – 12:15 Sighting of a real nurse shark. (This activity is optional)12:30 – 14:00 Enjoy a delicious Mexican Buffet at our Beach club. 14:30 – 15:30 Visit Isla Mujeres (self guided activity)15:30 – 16:30 Feel the experience of a beautiful sunset sailing back to Cancún with a little and funny party on board 16:30 – 17:00 Feel the new experience flying the spinacker (under good weather conditions)Duration: 5 hours