Take Me To… Isla Mujeres

Though only a short ferry ride away from Cancun, Isla Mujeres (meaning, “island of women”) seems worlds away.  There are still resorts and beaches dotted with sunbathers, but the island on the Caribbean Sea is small and quiet for the most part. It’s only 7 km in length — in fact golf carts are a popular way to get around.

The island was a Mayan sanctuary to goddess Ixchel for about a thousand years.  If you find yourself in Cancun, but looking for something calmer and a little smaller in scale — with even better access to the natural beauty and culture of the Yucatan…the Isla is worth retreating to.

The laid back feel of Isla Mujeres translated to instant relaxation for me, so take a deep breath and come on a photo journey  there with me now.

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Isla Mujeres Playa NorteThe white powdery sands of Playa Norte…
Isla Mujeres4Boat trips out on the warm Caribbean Sea…
Isla Mujeres1Fresh fruit drinks and refreshing shade…
Isla Mujeres5Uncrowded beaches…
Isla Mujeres2Unique snorkeling and diving (Cancun Underwater Museum)
Isla Mujeres3A thriving underwater world to explore…
Isla Mujeres6SeaWalls street art and mural project…
Isla Mujeres7Architecture…
isla mujeres streetsAnd glimpses of local life…
Isla Mujeres9Of course not without fresh seafood and fine Mexican cooking…

sunset dinner on the beachAll topped off by a glowing sunset and dinner on the sand.
(Isla Mujeres Palace Hotel.)

Thank you to the Cancun CVB for hosting me. All opinions (and images) are fully my own.

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  1. wow. and WOW. I wanna go there and visit now.
    thank you for this post. 🙂

  2. Just booked my flight to the Cancun area…. I think I am interested in visiting this Island 😀 Thanks Anne!

  3. We LOVED our time at Isla Mujeres! Can’t wait to go back again! It was too short a visit!!

    • It’s a gorgeous island, with a very different feel from Cancun. I’d like to go back as well!

  4. Looks like a lovely place 🙂

  5. Amazing photos! That sand and water are stunning. Looks like such a romantic spot for dinner on the beach.

  6. Planning to go to IM for our 35th wedding anniversary in June 2016.

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