Playa Secreto

Isla Mujeres

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 looking for handouts.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Isla Mujeres attractions

1. Playa Norte

0.15 MILES

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…

4. Hacienda Mundaca

3.21 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)…

5. 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…

6. 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…

7. Playa Garrafón


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

8. Lighthouse

4.79 MILES

Affords views from the island's southern end.