Tours and excursions to Isla Mujeres departing from Cancun
Information, tours, excursions, options and reservations
Isla Mujeres was declared by the Mayans centuries ago, as a holy place to worship the goddess Ixchel (goddess of fertility). When Francisco Hernández de Córdoba by accident came to what is now Isla Mujeres in 1517 thus christened by female figurines found there. Today is part of the beauties that make up the tourist attractions of the Mexican Caribbean, highlighting the beauty of their natural surroundings and the warmth of its people.
The Isla Mujeres is located off the coast of Cancun, on an area of ??7.5 km long and an average of 500 meters wide, Isla Mujeres has much to offer as natural parks, specialty restaurants serving international and regional bars where hear the trova and island rhythms, beach clubs, Caribbean shows, swimming with dolphins, turtle farm and endless things to discover.
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Some of the most important attractions of the island are the natural park "Jug" and the area called "Punta Sur" are located at the southern tip of Isla Mujeres, as part of the state of Quintana Roo, on the Mexican Caribbean Sea.
Getting to Isla Mujeres:
It can be reached by ferry or boat from Puerto Juarez and Punta Sam, Playa Linda or Garrafón Cruise that part of Embarcadero Km.4 located in the Hotel Zone and above Garrafón Park or in the Hotel Zone of Cancun .
When visiting Isla Mujeres:
It really can be visited throughout the year, the weather is exceptional, but we could say that the best months to visit are from April to November due to the temperature and conditions to enjoy the fabulous sea and beach.
How to visit Isla Mujeres:
There are a variety of organized tours to Isla Mujeres departing from Cancun or Riviera Maya including transportation from hotel to pier and back and offer vessels for all tastes and needs, there are excursions to Isla Mujeres on BOAT, which includes from shipping, snorkeling tour, buffet lunch, drinks, visit to the Isla Mujeres and even a boat party back from Isla Mujeres to Cancun, for what they want in small groups is a little excursion to MUJERSE ISLAND CATAMARAN or ISLA MUJERES TOUR IN SUPERCATAMARAN, also like others include all services and fun, if you are staying in Playa del Carmen or La Riviera Maya, also offered the ride to Isla Mujeres with service ground transportation from your hotel to the pier and back to your hotel.
MAIN ATTRACTIONS OF ISLA MUJERES:
ISLA MUJERES DOWNTOW:
On landing at Isla Mujeres, you experience the feeling of being in a town that has a unique charm. And that proves to walk through its cobblestone streets and visit the church, the main square, the City Hall, the House of Culture, or just to sit under the trees in the park or on the boardwalk east with sea view. The downtown area has craft shops offering items from all over Mexico. While walking you can enjoy a refreshing drink, or go to one of the bars with live music. If after visiting the center decides to watch the beautiful sunset can do on the beach, in a nice restaurant, enjoy a delicious dinner, or perhaps fate will tap match any of the festivals that are held in the main park, which include folk dances and craft shows and later expect the clubs and bars that could not miss in downtown Isla Mujeres.
Swimming with dolphins:
One of the main attractions of Isla Mujeres is just swimming with dolphins, in addition to being an unforgettable experience has proven to be highly therapeutic, friendly and sociable nature these animals makes it possible for virtually anyone to enjoy activities with them even without knowing how to swim. Interaction options offered are offered ranging from pet the dolphin, shake his flipper or a kiss, to diving in novice and professional levels. In Isla Mujeres dolphinarium makes available to visitors the ecological and educational experience of contact with other marine species such as bull sharks and stingrays being this experience one of the most enjoyable attractions in Isla Mujeres.
The Turtle Farm, also called "Turtle Farm" is undoubtedly a granatraccion in Isla Mujeres, people can watch adult animals are protected in a vulnerable state, and the young are incubated until they acquire the size and strength needed for survival. In time, they are released into the sea by local school children as an important learning activity that promotes the conservation of this endangered species.
Another place that is worth visiting is the Hacienda which was the residence of Antonio Fermin Mundaca Pirate and Marechega that was one of the most important in the Caribbean, who was architect, poet, businessman, farmer, slave trader, and definitely , a feared pirate. The place is full of legends, among which stand out the passionate, though unfortunate love stories known as 'Pirate Mundaca'. Currently, the site has been used to install a small zoo with beautiful examples of local wildlife and beautiful gardens, which invite a nice walking tour.
Contoy Island is located 45 minutes north of Isla Mujeres, and declared a nature reserve by government authorities is now a "wildlife refuge", so that no one can live in it. Rare species of turtles and numerous colonies of birds like pelicans, herons and frigates, have survived to the serious threat of extinction of species, and cohabiting, nest and breed on Isla Contoy without predatory harassment of human beings. There are several alternative tours to Isla Contoy, although the number of visitors is restricted for reasons of ecology protection.
Garrafon Park was named, for the clarity and stillness of the waters of its beaches and reefs, which give the impression of being a quiet container where you can swim or snorkel off risk, the strength of the ocean current is almost imperceptible . Inside the park Garrafón can take a relaxing kayak ride on numerous colonies of tropical fish is really an unforgettable experience, and experience the extraordinary adventure of "flying" over the sea through Tyrolean rope tempting lines, enjoying a view spectacular while practicing this extreme sport. This area is part of the Mexican Caribbean's largest coral reef in the Northern Hemisphere, and is the marine ecosystem where there remains a large population of endangered species, more than anywhere else in the world.
This place is the end point to the East in the geography of Mexico, so every morning is where you receive the first rays of sun coming into the territory of the country. Being a place of towering cliffs, of which the highest reaches 20 meters above sea level, from this place are seen majestic sunrises and views of the city skyline of Cancun, Isla Mujeres Bay and Sea Caribbean turquoise hues which lead to the horizon.
Temple of the Goddess Ixchel:
The Temple of the Goddess Ixchel for its historical importance, is one of the main attractions in Isla Mujeres and is located at the southern tip now are the remnants of a building constructed primarily to serve this Goddess shrine, which was an important deity of the moon, love and fertility in Maya mythology. This building, for its visible location at the top of high cliffs, also had the role of beacon for ships trading between this island territory, Cozumel, and inland villages were located in what is now Playa del Carmen and Tulum.