Isla Mujeres, which translates as Island of Women is a petite 4 mile long island, with a chilled out/go slow vibe. It is just a 20 minute ferry ride from Cancun, attracting many day trippers. However, the best way to see Isla is over a few days.
It has stunning white sand beaches, with turquoise blue waters. The most famous is Playa Norte, voted one of the top ten beaches in the world, with its clear, shallow waters you can walk out almost 100 meters, before it is deep enough to swim. Here you will also find boats and yachts anchored up for the day… especially in the summer months when all of the Whale Shark trips come back to Playa Norte for lunch and drinks.
Tres Mentiras Boutique Rooms guests have access to complimentary beach loungers on Playa Norte at two beach clubs (when they spend $200-$400 MXN on food and drinks).
Playa Norte is also the perfect location to see unbeatable, breathtaking sunsets.
Head to Punta Sur for sunrise, and be one of the first people in Mexico to see the sun on a new day, as it is said that the south point of Isla Mujeres is the first place in Mexico that the sun touches in the morning.
At the most Southern Point of the island you can also find the Temple of Ixchel. Isla Mujeres was supposedly named after the many statues of Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of fertility, love and medicine discovered by Spanish conquistador Francisco Fernandez de Cordoba in 1517.
The island offers many activities for it’s visitors, you can explore it’s wonderous underwater life by snorkeling in the crystalline waters. Rent a golf cart and take in the beauty of the island, and explore lesser known streets in the local colonias. Take a look here for more activities on Isla.