Playa Lancheros

Isla Mujeres

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.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Isla Mujeres attractions

1. Hacienda Mundaca

0.15 MILES

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)…

2. Capitán Dulché

0.32 MILES

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…

3. Playa Garrafón

1.14 MILES

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

4. Lighthouse

1.57 MILES

Affords views from the island's southern end.

5. Punta Sur

1.59 MILES

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…

8. 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…