Attracting thousands of tourists with its splendid nature and cultural treasures, Mexico offers an immense space for exploration and entertainment. Whether you choose to enjoy pure air and solitude in the Chiapas mountains or get a blast on the crowded beaches of Playa del Carmen, there are hundreds of places to visit and plenty of activities to indulge in
. If you still haven’t decided where to go, start by discovering the wonders of Isla Mujeres. This heavenly tropical island in the Caribbean Sea is a perfect place for swimming, sun bathing and snorkeling!
The Island of Women
Just a bit over 4 miles long and 2100 feet wide, Isla Mujeres is a secluded paradise that will make you forget about all your troubles. Its eastern coast offers incredible rocky landscapes with strong surf, ideal for water sports, while its western coast overlooks the skyline of Cancun. Translated as ‘the Island of Women,’ its name dates back to the times of the Ancient Maya who dedicated Isla Mujeres to goddess Ixchel, the patroness of femininity and motherhood. Today it is a popular tourist destination
with a lot to see and do. Despite its small size, the island boasts a wide net of hotels, restaurants, bars and other facilities required for a comfortable and pleasant rest. You can get to Isla Mujeres by ferry running from Gran Puerto and Puerto Juarez. During daytime, the area is usually pretty crowded and full of tourists, but in the evening most of them are out, so you can enjoy the peace and quiet of this picturesque strip of land.
Things to do at Isla Mujeres
· Those fascinated with exotic cuisine can chill out in one of the numerous restaurants serving fresh seafood cooked according to traditional Mexican and Cuban recipes.
· If you want to get the most of the Caribbean sun
, you should definitely drop by at the famous Playa Norte beach on the north end of the island.
· Isla Mujeres covers part of a nearby coral reef which is one of the most spectacular snorkeling and diving spots in Mexico.
· During your stay at Isla Mujeres, you can also catch a glimpse of sea turtles and get a unique experience of swimming with dolphins.
· Finally, west of the island, you can visit the legendary Cancun Underwater Museum
exhibiting over 470 statues at the sea bottom.