Isla Mujeres is an incredibly beautiful Caribbean island located only a few miles off the eastern Yucatan’s coastline. While the island is definitely more laid back than the mainland’s tourist hub Cancun, visitors can choose from plenty of things to do in Isla Mujeres.
The beaches to the north of the island are crystal clear, fairly shallow and calm, making for some of the best snorkeling in the region. The population is a charming mix of local fisher folk, artists, die hard divers and expats from all over the world. Suggested activities include biking, exploring with golf carts, diving, snorkeling, kayaking and even swimming with dolphins.
While on the island be sure to include one of these suggested restaurants:
Chef Daniele Müller’s award-winning cuisine offers a mouth watering range of Old Continent and traditional Latin-American dishes. Genuine warm and attentive service, a great wine list and breathtaking views of Cancun’s gorgeous sunsets are all part of this luxury dining experience.
Casa Rolandi’s website
Playa Lancheros (“Boatman’s Beach”)
Located on the south-western side of the island this lesser known beach is a popular spot for locals with an open air restaurant that is regionally famous for its freshly grilled “Tikin Xic” (a Mayan phrase that refers to whole fish marinated with achiote and sour oranges, then wrapped in a banana leaf and cooked over an open flame).
Playa Lancheros’ website.