Isla Mujeres (Spanish for the “Island of Women”) is a casual, laid-back refuge from the conspicuously commercialized action of Cancun, Mexico’s top beach vacation spot. This tropical island and it’s spectacular surrounding Caribbean Sea has long been a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts. With beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, magnificent reefs for the best snorkeling in the region, easy access deep-sea fishing, and quality catamaran sailing tours, Isla Mujeres has something for everyone.
Typical catamaran excursions head out from different docks in the Cancun hotel zone and usually begin a fun-filled day with tropical drinks served by bilingual bartenders who are at your beck and call all day long. Whether seated in the shade or lying stretched out to bask in the sun, the unique experience offered by sailing on an intensely turquoise sea is something that definitely tops the list of things to do in Cancun.
Snorkeling options always include at least one of the popular reefs that dot the underwater landscape and with so many species of brightly colored tropical fish and coral, combined with legendary visibility, even newcomers to this activity will have an incredible experience. Time out on the island affords visitors the opportunity to stroll around the quaint town, shop for local handcrafts and enjoy a cool beer in one the many tropical bars found on almost every street corner!