What to do and see in Isla Mujeres, Mexico: The Best Places and Tips

March 7, 2018 Vivienne Hutton

Isla Mujeres offers a wide variety of tempting options for beach lovers, and is a relative bargain. Snorkel with tropical fish amid coral reefs, skim the blue waters by kayak or boat, or windsurf along the shores of soft, sandy beaches. On land, you can sunbathe, dine on seafood, dance to Latin rhythms, tour on a moped or belly up to the bar for fresh, delicious drinks.
Restaurants in Isla Mujeres

1. Playa Norte

north end of Isla Mujeres, Isla Mujeres, Mexico +52 732 900 2095
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Playa Norte

Reviewed By Travelerintraining16

This is a gorgeous beach! The water is crystal clear. For the most part, the water is calm. You can swim, float and snorkel around. Beautiful!

2. Punta Sur

Isla Mujeres, Mexico +52 800 727 5391
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Punta Sur

Reviewed By JK898989 - Casper, Wyoming

Right at the tip of Isla Mujeres. Lovely place. Truely awesome views of the cliff. We didnt go till the very tip because of the entrance fees of $3 per person. Got the same views and had a nice time. Saw some huge iguanas.

3. Women's Beading Cooperative

La Gloria, Isla Mujeres, Mexico +52 1 998 161 9659
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 439 reviews

Women's Beading Cooperative

Reviewed By toddayo - philadelphia

My wife doesn't like to pick up souveniers or junk on vacation, so she almost never buys items on vacation. This shop was so charming, she made an exception. Great jewelry made by some fantastic ladies.

4. Isla Mujeres Trips

Calle Hidalgo 89 | Between Matamoros and Abasolo St., Isla Mujeres 77440, Mexico +52 1 998 214 4928
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 420 reviews

Isla Mujeres Trips

ISLA MUJERES TRIPS, Info & Tours Center by Mariel is a tour operator located in Isla Mujeres. Book the best tours in Isla, Cancun and Riviera Maya and obtain an excellent service. We provide quality, safety and lots of fun! Snorkeling, scuba diving, swim with the whale sharks, swim with dolphins, Contoy Island, Garrafon Park, Chichen Itza,Coba, Tulum, Xcaret, Xel Ha and more!

Reviewed By Patricia S - Toledo, Ohio

We booked a trip to Xelha. We were met by a lovely lady named (and I hope I do not mangle her name too badly) named Culita at Peurto Juarez who stayed with us until we boarded the bus. I appreciated that very much as I had a bad experience with ANOTHER COMPANY last year. I plan to use thei company for any future excursions.

5. Parque de los Suenos

Carretera a Garrafon Fracc. Turquesa | Lote 9 A y B, Isla Mujeres, Mexico +52 998 888 0370
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 315 reviews

Parque de los Suenos

Now Available with round trip luxury boat transportation from Cancun Hotel Zone! (Blvd. Kukulkan km. 3.2 Marina Chac Chi) Parque de los Sueños is a dazzling ocean adventure park with lush Gardens, kayaking, paddle boards, water slides, three fresh water pools, climbing walls, zip lines, rope swings, and incredible snorkeling. Also includes adult-only pool and swim-up bar, full restaurant, life guards, pier and sun deck with access to the Caribbean's turquoise waters. A treat for adventurers and families alike.

Reviewed By Isabel G - Cancun, Mexico

I visited with my family Parque de Los Sueños and I have to say that the place it’s wonderful, the view it’s beautiful, the pool it’s really nice and the food at the restaurant it’s delicious, I tried the Fish, ceviche and guacamole and all of them were really tasty, the service was great, the personal was always friendly with us. We really enjoyed our time in this lovely place. I definitely recommend you this place, it’s fantastic!

6. Captain Dulche's Museum

Carretera a Garrafon Km 4.5, Isla Mujeres, Mexico +52 998 849 7589
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 449 reviews

Captain Dulche's Museum

Isla Mujeres Museum Capitan Dulche.This Museum is dedicated in loving memory of Captain Ernesto Dulche Escalante, founder or the 5th Naval Region (Isla Mujeres). Captain Dulche´s Maritime Museum treasures a big part of Isla Mujeres history, this is documented in a great photo collection of over 150 that have never been seen before. The Museum also contains an excellent collection of anchors, buoys, chains and lanterns, maritime tools and two projection rooms, showing one video of the famous mexican diver Ramon Bravo and the even more famous Jacques Cousteau. It also has the largest collection of model ships and metates in the whole mexican caribbean.

Reviewed By Cwaff - Cleveland, Ohio

So we went to playa lancheros and another nearby "beach club" and found them all tourist operations with boats coming in, ok food, and a beach no better than our own condo - just more $ to spend.
New Years dulce was closed so we came back our last day. WOW we missed out. Not sure why listed as a museum other than all the artifacts shown, because in reality the best parts were the food, atmosphere and amenities- and no extra charges for entry.
They had live music - guitar and horn - not cheesy. The pool and beach were clean and nice. Staff friendly, food good and cheap. Few people there and overstaffed if anything. Not expensive and no one xtra charges to pool or beach. Hingis to figure out how it makes money - government subsidy? I don't care!
Great place to spend a day lazing around!

7. Iglesia de Concepcion Immaculada

Avs. Morelos and Bravo, Plaza Principal, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Iglesia de Concepcion Immaculada

Reviewed By AdventureTripping - Denver, Colorado

It's in central Isla Mijueres at the southern end of Hidalgo. It's a place where locals and tourists hang out. There is a grocery store Super Aki across from it. Local basketball tournaments are right next to it too. Door are always open. Simple yet just right.

8. Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres

Camino Sac Bajo Lote 26 | Fraccionamiento Paraíso Laguna Mar, Isla Mujeres 77400, Mexico
Excellent
60%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres

Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres invites you to live the dream of swimming with dolphins, manatees and sea lions in paradise! Located just a short ferry trip from Cancun, Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres brings you the chance to interact with our family of marine mammals in a natural ocean environment. We have programs for all ages, family-friendly experiences that you will never forget!

Reviewed By Alex B - Vancouver, Canada

Pros: tons of fun
Cons: cost of photos is ripp off, and you cant use own camera
Yes, we paid the extortion price

9. El Malecon

Between Calle Abasolo And Av. Rueda Medina, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 213 reviews

El Malecon

Reviewed By nin-hur - Chicago, Illinois

I walked West Malecon when I had arrived to Isla, from Cancun ferry to my hotel at Playa Norte, and this was the best introduction to Isla! Tiny shops with textiles and shells, bars, palm trees, fishermen, beach basketball, bright colors and happy crowd of tourists and locals.
Now, if a few days later you become tired of all this lively and noisy existence, East Malecon is a good place to get away from any tourist activities: it allows nice and peaceful stroll along Isla's East coast (rocky one). One can actually start from Playa Norte, via Mia reef, along downtown and up Punta Sur. Yes, as had been mentioned by the previous reviewers, it is a bit run down, as is pretty much everything on Isla, but does it really matter when you are looking at the ocean and enjoying weather and dolce far niente?

10. El Farito

Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 139 reviews

El Farito

Reviewed By asilk - Chicago

This is a drift snorkel. They drop you off at one end of the rocks and reef area. The boat floats along nearby. We went early in the morning while it was calm and not crowded. The water is 8-12 feet deep.
We saw a ton of fish. Lots of baracuda in the area along with the usual reef fish. We probably saw at least 30 or 40 species. Definitely worth a couple hours of yoru time.

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