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Isla Mujeres, Mexico Back  

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Mexico's Most Popular Destinations - ISLA MUJERES


Isla Mujeres is located off the coast of Cancun, in the state of Quintana Roo. Isla Mujeres is only a 25-minute boat ride from Cancun and is one of the main islands of the Mexican Caribbean. The island is 8 km (5 mi) long and 2 km (1.2 mi) wide. It has a pleasant tropical climate, with an average temperature of 27º C (81º F).

On this island, which is rich in culture and natural resources, you’ll find numerous tourist attractions, including beaches with fine sand, archaeological ruins like the Templo de Ixchel, and historic buildings, such as the Hacienda Mundaca. For outdoor recreational activities you can visit the Parque Marino Garrafon (Garrafon Marine Park), the ideal place to go scuba diving or snorkeling in coral reef areas inhabited by hundreds of colorful fish. There is great diving with four nice reefs Los Manchones, La Bandera, Cuevones and Chital, mainly on the south coast of the island.

The island has top-notch hotels with beach clubs offering amazing views of the Caribbean Sea. In the downtown area you’ll find a wide variety of stores where you can buy all kinds of souvenirs, such as beachwear, T-shirts and crafts made of wood and conch shells.

As for the cuisine, the restaurants serve international and local fare. At night, in the bars and nightclubs, you can enjoy reggae and Afro-Caribbean music until the wee hours of the morning.