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Isla Mujeres Tours

Located about 13 kilometers off the Yucatan Peninsula coast in Mexico, Isla Mujeres is a stunning island that features a wide variety of flora and fauna. It is the perfect destination for beach lovers, owing to its relatively small population and numerous beach activities. Isla Mujeres tours from Cancun give you the perfect opportunity to take in the sun, sand, and sea.

Adventurous guests will find activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling amid coral reefs, windsurfing, and kayaking incredibly fun! If you are someone who wants a relaxing vacation filled with sunbathing, dancing to some Latin tunes, and enjoy fresh seafood, Isla Mujeres is bound to keep you occupied!

Why take an Isla Mujeres tour?

Isla Mujeres is located very close to coral reefs, which makes it an ideal destination for snorkeling and scuba diving activities. The Garrafón Reef Natural Park offers stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, along with breathtaking views of the multicolored and diverse coral reefs. The island is also home to a population of sea turtles. There is a facility named Tortugranja located on the southern tip of the island for the rehabilitation and breeding of these endangered sea turtles. Moreover, the island is known to be one of the hotbeds for catching Sailfish. Swimming with dolphins is another experience on the island that makes it a tourist hotspot.

The Cancun Underwater Museum, by renowned English sculptor, Jason deCaires Taylor is present off the coast of Isla Mujeres. Over 500 sculptures are present at the museum, submerged anywhere between 10 and 20 feet underwater.

Isla Mujeres Tour Options

Isla Mujeres tours

Guided Tours

Escape from the heat and crowds of Cancun with an exclusive guided tour of Isla Mujeres. Enjoy a ride on a catamaran boat to the stunning island, as you take in some spectacular sights. These full-fledged guided tours also include a lip-smacking lunch, allowing you to taste some of the best seafood in all of Mexico! You can snorkel through the pure waters of Isla Mujeres and discover some of the finest coral reefs in the whole world! If you are looking for a day-long experience of Isla Mujeres, these guided yours are your best bet!

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Garrafón Reef Natural Park Tours

Enjoy stunning natural views of Garrafón Reef Natural Park, located at the southern tip of Isla Mujeres. Explore the park, renowned for its incredible biodiversity, and learn about the various steps taken to preserve its rich ecology. Based on the tickets chosen, guests can also interact and play with dolphins during this experience. A delicious gourmet lunch is included with the ticket, allowing guests to enjoy some of the island’s best delicacies. For families with children, these tickets are an excellent choice, since they offer the chance to pet, greet, hug and swim with some incredibly playful and friendly dolphins!

Isla Mujeres discount tours & tickets

Depending on the tickets, visitors between the age of 3-5 to 11 or 6-8 years enjoy reduced pricing, while those under the age of 2-4 get free entry. Please note that to avail of the discount, you must present a valid ID.

Which Isla Mujeres Tour Should You Opt For?

If you’re unsure of which Isla Mujeres tours are the best for you, here is what the various ticket options include.

1. For those on a budget

The basic package includes a ride from Cancun to Isla Mujeres on a catamaran boat, starting at $49. This incredibly budget-friendly option allows you to explore the island at your own pace, and enjoy some of the fun activities on the island.

2. For those who want a guided tour

Guided Isla Mujeres tours are an excellent way to get a more comprehensive experience of the island. A professional guide by your side will ensure that you visit some of the city’s finest spots while avoiding crowds. You can also learn a great deal about food, culture, and the island’s natural beauty during your tour.

3. For those who want to revel in luxury

VIP passes offer guests a premium Isla Mujeres experience. This pass allows guests to access the VIP lounge, which includes an infinity pool and a gourmet meal! This is an excellent choice for a fully relaxed experience of the island.

4. For those who love animals

Certain Isla Mujeres tours, such as the ones that take you to Garrafón Reef Natural Park allow guests to come into contact and play with dolphins. Greet, hug, play, and swim with some of the friendliest and most intelligent mammals on the planet in the beautiful azure waters of Isla Mujeres.

Plan Your Visit

Getting there
Best time to visit
Food & drink
cancun to Isla mujeres

Isla Mujeres is an island off the coast of Cancun. The only way to get to the island is by crossing the sea on the ferry or a catamaran boat.

  • Car: Although not recommended, it is possible to take the car ferry service from Punta Sam, which is located about 10 minutes to the north of Puerto Juarez.
  • Ferry: Boats leave every half hour from 5 AM to 9:30 PM from the Gran Puerto Cancun ferry dock. The Isla Mujeres ferry ride from Cancun is bout 15 minutes.
  • Catamaran: Several Catamaran boats ply from Cancun to Isla Mujeres. These can be booked in private or for groups.
  • Guided tour: Certain Isla Mujeres tours also include travel between Cancun and the island, ensuring that you have a completely hassle-free experience.
best time to visit isla mujeres

The best time to visit Isla Mujeres is between January and April since there is little to no rain. The average upper temperature is about 29℃ (or 84℉) during these months, which is fairly pleasant.

Beachwear is ideal for this destination during these months. Shorts, t-shirts, and tank tops are perfect for this type of weather. Be sure to bring sunscreen and hats to protect yourself from the sun! Flip flops and sandals will serve you much better than shoes owing to the sandy beaches and weather.

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The guided Isla Mujeres tours offer a buffet lunch as part of the tour. You can enjoy some gourmet dishes that include fresh seafood and local Mexican delicacies. Alternatively, there are hundreds of other restaurants and cafes throughout the island, with Mediterranean, Mexican, Indian, and seafood options.

Enjoy numerous budget-friendly options such as chilaquiles, Poc Chuc, fried empanadas, Papadzules, cochinita pibil, and a variety of fresh fruit juices. A must-try when it comes to Isla Mujeres gastronomy, ‘Tikin Xik’ Fish, involves fish marinated with orange juice, red achiote, and other traditional spices, and is served along with tortillas, rice, and fresh salad.

isla mujeres hotels

Take your pick from a wide range of Isla Mujeres hotels:

isla mujeres shopping

There are numerous shopping destinations on Isla Mujeres as it is a beloved tourist destination. Here are some of our top picks:

  • Pau Pao Design: This is a gift store that specializes in jewelry and trinkets, which make for some excellent souvenirs. 
  • Galleria de Arte Mexicano: Find numerous artistic items and trinkets for some souvenirs at this store. 
  • Glady Galdamez’s: Unique custom-made bathing suits can be found here. Just know your style, and choose the fabric, and you will have your suit in a few days! 
things to do in isla mujeres
  • Relish some of the fresh seafood and delicacies on the island.
  • Hug, and play and swim with the dolphins.
  • Explore the island and see its natural beauty firsthand.
  • Take part in the various thrilling activities on the island, such as kayaking, windsurfing, and ziplining.
  • Discover the stunning coral reefs while snorkeling and going scuba diving.
  • Visit the Garrafón Reef Natural Park, Mayan Temple of Goddess Ixchel, the Lighthouse, and Sculpture Garden.

Visitor Tips

  • The electricity system on Isla Mujeres is the same as that of the US, with two flat prongs, and operates on 120 V and 60 Hz. Be sure to bring an adapter if required. 
  • The sun is incredibly intense in the tropics. Be sure to bring sunscreen and use it, even on days that it is cloudy. 
  • Bring along a reusable water bottle or buy one on the island. You can fill this bottle at the restaurants and your hotel. 
  • Spend at least one night on the island. This will give you time to explore the island.
  • Don't forget to admire the raw beauty of nature with a visit to the Garrafón Reef Natural Park.

Frequently Asked Questions About Isla Mujeres Tours

Can I take a guided Isla Mujeres tour?

Yes, guided Isla Mujeres tours are quite popular and an excellent way to experience the island.

What is the best Cancun to Isla Mujeres tour?

All-inclusive guide tours are your best bet to have a full-fledged experience of the island.

What types of Isla Mujeres tickets are available, and who can avail a discount?

There are reduced-priced tickets, which can be availed by children. Typically, these reduced-price tickets must be purchased for children anywhere between the ages of 3 and 11.

What happens if I need to cancel my Isla Mujeres tour tickets?

Most of the Isla Mujeres tickets can be canceled in advance for a full refund. In some cases, you can cancel 24 hours in advance for a refund, and in other cases, you must cancel 48 hours in advance for a refund. It is recommended that you check the cancellation policy before booking your tickets.

Should I purchase my Isla Mujeres tickets in advance?

It is recommended you purchase tickets to Isla Mujeres in advance to ensure that seats don’t run out, and you get the tour date of your choice.

What can I do in the Isla Mujeres?

You can indulge in several adventure activities at Isla Mujeres. You can go swimming with the dolphins, and visit some eye-catching attractions such as the Lighthouse and Sculpture Garden, among others.

What is the best time to visit the Isla Mujeres?

The best time to visit Isla Mujeres is between January and April since there is little to no rain. The average upper temperature is about 29℃ (or 84℉) during these months, which is fairly pleasant.

How long does it take to get to the Isla Mujeres from Cancun?

If you take the Isla Mujeres ferry, it takes approximately 15 minutes to reach the island from Cancun.

Is Isla Mujeres wheelchair-accessible?

The island can be navigated on a wheelchair. However, not all the attractions are wheelchair accessible.

How much time do I need to explore Isla Mujeres?

While you can explore Isla Mujeres on a day trip from Cancun, for a complete Isla Mujeres experience, you must at least 2 days on the island.