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Isla Mujeres

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Isla Mujeres: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cancun: Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour with Lunch and Open Bar

1. Cancun: Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour with Lunch and Open Bar

On this 10-hour excursion you’ll sail by catamaran from Cancun to Isla Mujeres to spend a relaxing day on one of the world's best beaches. Enjoy the views as you cruise along the sea, stopping at a coral reef park along the way for an hour of snorkeling. Swim in the crystal-clear waters while admiring beautiful coral formations, tropical fish, and other fascinating creatures of the sea. Your guide will sprinkle fish food into the water so that you’re surrounded by schools of colorful exotic fish. After snorkeling, head to the beach where you can relax and take in sweeping ocean views while savoring a delicious lunch buffet. Relax under palm trees with your favorite drink and marvel at the beauty of your surroundings.

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Cancun: All-Inclusive Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour

2. Cancun: All-Inclusive Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour

Hop aboard a catamaran bound for Isla Mujeres, a picturesque island off the coast of Cancun known for its gorgeous beaches and world-class snorkeling and scuba diving. After departing from the port, stop to snorkel at El Meco coral reef. Your onboard guides will provide you with all the necessary equipment and show you the best spots on the reef. Set sail once more for Isla Mujeres and dock at its bustling downtown area. Eat lunch at a beach club fully equipped with lockers, showers, bathrooms, and dressing rooms as well as a volleyball court and hammock area. Enjoy a magnificent view of the Caribbean while snacking at the international buffet and sipping drinks from the open bar. At the end of the day, journey back to Cancun by catamaran as you dance on deck to the music or just relax and gaze at the incredible sunset.

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Cancun or Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Day Trip

3. Cancun or Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Day Trip

Explore Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres on a day trip from Cancun or Riviera Maya. Experience rich cultural heritage and history, have fun snorkeling, relax on beautiful beaches, and enjoy a delicious lunch. The tour begins with pickup from your hotel in the Cancun area, passing through Playa del Carmen, and arriving at the new private marina, located at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal. Benefit from fast check-in and enjoy a continental breakfast that includes sweet bread, fruit, cereal, coffee, and juice. At 9:45 AM after breakfast and check-in, you will board the boat and head toward the Ixlache Reef. The reef is located off the coast of Contoy and right at the beginning of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second-largest reef system in the world. Snorkeling gear is included and you will be accompanied by a bilingual guide. This activity will last around 45 minutes. After snorkeling, board the ship and head to Contoy Island. In the event of bad weather, you will do the snorkeling activity at the island in the safety of its shallow waters.  Disembark on Contoy Island and have the chance to sightsee with a guide and visit the museum, observatory, and the lagoon. Go to the dunes and learn about the flora and fauna species of the island. Alternatively, choose to relax on the beautiful beach or do some more snorkeling in the Caleta area. At lunchtime enjoy Pescado Tikinxic, a broiled fish with achiote and other local species as well as broiled chicken, rice, salad, accompanied with your favorite drink. Once lunch is over, have more free time on the beach. Board the boat and head to Isla Mujeres, where there will be free time to visit the fishermen’s village or do some shopping. After Isla Mujeres, head back to Cancun, arriving at the marina at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal around 6:00 PM.

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From Cancun: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to/from Isla Mujeres

4. From Cancun: Round-Trip Ferry Ticket to/from Isla Mujeres

Pre-book a quick 25-minute round-trip ferry service between Cancun and Isla Mujeres. Get max flexibility with continuous daily departures from Cancún and a 6-month ticket validation period. Ride in comfort with on-board air conditioning, leather seats, restrooms, a snack bar, and other amenities.  On the day of your chosen departure, hop on board a high-speed 157-foot JETLINE Class catamaran type ferry, constructed of aluminum and with 3 decks with a capacity between 150 and 800 passengers. Enjoy new generation gangways for express boarding and carry-on baggage handling. On board, take advantage of covered and open-air decks, panoramic windows, a children's play area (KIDS ZONE), TV screens, a snack bar, electrical outlets, live music, and underwater illumination. As you head to your destination, take some time to relax with plenty of legroom in ergonomic leather seats of the highest quality, designed and constructed in Europe by the same high technology companies that provide Porsche and Ferrari.  The immeasurable beauty of the islands, coupled with the comfort and quickness of the boats, make this the preferred trip for visitors to this area. Experience a ferry transfer focused on passengers who wish to make their journey something even more special.

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Cancun/Riviera Maya: Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Snorkel Trip

5. Cancun/Riviera Maya: Isla Mujeres All-Inclusive Snorkel Trip

Spend the day on an all-inclusive snorkeling tour to Isla Mujeres. See colorful marine life, stunning beaches, and vibrant downtown as you explore the island. Start your tour with a prompt air-conditioned van transfer to bring you safely from your hotel to the private marina inside Cancun's Punta Sam Ferry Terminal. Listen to a briefing about the day as you enjoy a quick morning snack of coffee, juices, water, fruit, and sweet rolls. Hop onto a boat and make your first snorkeling stop for 45 minutes en route to Isla Mujeres at the Punta Sam Reef. Then the boat will navigate around the island from South to North. Explore the hidden canals of Isla Mujeres, finding places that you cannot access on other tours. After this, head over to the Beach Club for a delicious buffet lunch served along with your favorite drink. Next, cross over to Playa Norte beach, considered one of the world's nicest beaches, and enjoy its crystal clear waters as you try some more snorkeling. Make your last stop in Isla Mujeres downtown for 1 hour of free time to walk around. The colorful town is considered a "Pueblo Magico" because of its natural beauty, cultural richness, traditions, folklore, historical relevance, cuisine, art crafts, and great hospitality. Head back and enjoy music, drinks, and dancing on the boat ride back to the Marina in Cancun. Return to the private facility at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal, and take a comfortable return transfer back to your hotel.

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From Cancún: Isla Mujeres Sunset Cruise

6. From Cancún: Isla Mujeres Sunset Cruise

Get picked up in Cancun and enjoy a magnificent sunset at Isla Mujeres. Discover the charm of Isla Mujeres by embarking on a Caribbean sunset cruise.  Walk through downtown Isla Mujeres and admire its colorful streets. Learn all of its history and legends, then head to Playa Norte beach. Go for a quick swim before sunset in one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.  Admire the amazing views of Cancun Bay and visit places like the church, the esplanade at City Hall, and the pier or “malecón,” located next to the Mexican Caribbean. Witness one of the most spectacular sunsets in the Mexican Caribbean. Take memories with you to last a lifetime.

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From Cancún: Isla Mujeres Royal Garrafon VIP

7. From Cancún: Isla Mujeres Royal Garrafon VIP

Take part in the VIP experience at Garrafon Natural Reef Park and enjoy the ultimate comfort and privacy on the island. At Garrafon Natural Reef Park, snorkel above beautiful coral reefs. Kayak alongside breathtaking landscapes. Take part in the thrilling experience of zip lining over the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy other amenities in the park like unwinding in a temazcal, a heated sweat lodge. Also, relax in the VIP area's lounge chairs and hammocks or take a dip in the refreshing infinity pool. The VIP experience also includes an international open bar and food at the "The View" restaurant. Enjoy dishes such as grilled meats, steamed vegetables, green salad, fruit salad, dressings, mixed ceviche, paella, and cold meats.

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From Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Full-Day Tour

8. From Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Full-Day Tour

Head out to sea and visit two of the most beautiful islands off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Enjoy a 1-hour snorkel and see the vibrant underwater world of the reef. Stop at Isla Contoy, a nature reserve known for its variety of tropical bird species. Wander the colorful streets of Isla Mujeres and see its world-famous beaches. After being picked up from your hotel, transfer to the jetty in Cancún, where you will board a comfortable speedboat to travel about 40 minutes to Isla Contoy. Your first stop is a guided 1-hour reef snorkel tour where you will enjoy spotting brightly colored corals and the plentiful tropical fish. Next, visit the protected nature reserve of Contoy Island which boasts an incredible population of bird species, and clear shallow water perfect for snorkeling, swimming, or just relaxing Caribbean-style. After a delicious lunch on the beach, you will have some free time on the island before we leave for Isla Mujeres. Once at Isla Mujeres, enjoy one hour of free time on this charming Caribbean island to wander the colorful streets and see the postcard beaches. Then, take the boat back to the pier in Cancún and upon arrival on the mainland, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

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Cancun: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Isla Mujeres

9. Cancun: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise to Isla Mujeres

Embark on a day of fun in the sun aboard a double-decker catamaran. Swim and snorkel in coastal reefs, slide down the waterslide and jump from the trampoline into beautiful, clear waters. Breakfast and lunch are included onboard along with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  Meet the group near the Cancun hotel zone and let the adventure begin, learning some salsa moves on the way to Isla Mujeres. Choose the snorkeling or all-inclusive options and explore the Musa and El Meco Reef areas underwater, or just enjoy jumping and sliding off the boat in the sun.  After the snorkeling, the bar will open, serving a selection of national alcoholic beverages. The party continues while your crew prepares a full lunch of ceviche, beef and chicken fajitas, quesadillas, salad, rice, and guacamole.  Next, disembark on Isla Mujeres and explore the island on foot or by golf cart (all-inclusive option only). For those exploring on foot, make sure to check out the lively streets full of handicraft shops, bars, restaurants, and friendly locals. A trip to the beautiful North Beach is also a must. For those exploring by golf cart, travel up the rocky coast and check out Ixchel’s temple, the Mayan goddess for fertility. At the end of the day, return to the boat where the party continues with drinks, dancing, and music until just before sunset.

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Isla Mujeres Full–Day Sailing Trip with Lunch and Open Bar

10. Isla Mujeres Full–Day Sailing Trip with Lunch and Open Bar

Make your way to Terminal Marítima in Cancun's Hotel Zone at 09:00 AM and board a 45-foot catamaran for this full-day Isla Mujeres excursion. Enjoy a mixed drink or a beer during the hour-long sail to Isla Mujeres. Stop to snorkel along a coral reef and admire the schools of colorful tropical fish as you paddle through warm turquoise waters. Once you reach Isla Mujeres, enjoy access to a private beach club. Relax over a buffet lunch on a white sand beach and make use of the club's facilities. Sip your favorite drink from the boat's open bar on your way back to Cancun, and say farewell to your guide and crew at around 04:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Isla Mujeres

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 682 reviews

Everything was excellent. I can recommend. The team was very attentive and the tour was professionally organized. The stop over in Isla Mujeres was maybe a little unnecessary, we had very little time (1 hour) and there was no program to follow. Many people didn't know where to go or what to do.

Money well spent. The cruise director and the whole team were very friendly and knowledgeable when it came to snorkeling. Overall fun filled day. I would do it again.

Very nice trip! Very complete ! Nice guides. Amazing experience!!! Mexican organisation. It’s true haha but relax it’s holidays!

Excelente tour…el servicio y la atención fue muy buena..

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