Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres Isla Mujeres (Island of Women) was named by the Spanish due to numerous statues of female deities encountered there. During Pre-Columbian times, the island was sacred to Maya Goddess of Fertility, Child-birth and medicine "Ixchel". Recently named a "Magic Town", today Isla Mujeres welcomes visitors of every gender. Expect a marvellously unhurried paradise, 13 kilometers off the coast of Cancun, on the Caribbean Sea, where the beauty of the Caribbean, its regional legacy of the Mayans, their expeditions, intellect and gastronomy combined with the colors of Mexico, join in a scenario that is hard to compare. At Punta Sur, the southern tip, there's a lighthouse, the remains of a Mayan temple and a sanctuary for sea turtles. If you're staying in Playa del Carmen, drive to Cancun and head to Puerto Juarez (there is parking available to secure your vehicle), take the ferry (a 20 minute ride) to Isla Mujeres; it is a small picturesque town, walk-able in two hours and makes for a lovely, refreshing breather. You may find out about schedules and prices here: