Jul 7, 2016
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An Isla Mujeres day tour

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Cancun, Mexico has just about everything you could wish for with its white sandy beaches, warm sea waters and tasty quesadillas. Those wishing to seek further relaxation from their Caribbean adventure can head to Isla Mujeres, a paradise destination with crystal clear waters, making it a perfect spot for snorkelling and diving. The sunset is unmissable here, people travel on golf carts and there is even have an underwater Museum (MUSA).

Photo of the boat station at Peurto Juarez

View from Ultramar ferry stop at Puerto Juarez

About Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres translates to women island. It is a small Mexican island, around 650 metres wide and 7km in length and is situated in the Caribbean sea. Sounds like a paradise island right? Well we certainly agree. We found out by some friends in Tulum that we were pronouncing it wrong, apparently it is actually pronounced (Isla Mu-who-ray).

Famous for its stunning white sandy beaches and warm clear sea waters, it is a perfect spot for snorkeling and relaxation.

It is easily accessed from Cancun via the Ultramar boat.

Getting there
Departing from Downtown Cancun
The R27/R1 Bus from the ADO bus station to Puerto Juarez –
Costs 10 Mexican Pesos (40p) per person.
Journey Time around 20 minutes.

Ultramar Boat from Puerto Juarez to Isla Mujeres –
Costs 146 Mexican Pesos (£6) per person for a return journey.
Journey time 45 minutes.

Departing from Hotel Zone
Ultramar Boat from Playa Caracol to Isla Mujeres –
Costs USD $19 (£13) per person for a return journey.
Journey time approx 45 minutes.

Ultramar Boat from Playa Tortugas to Isla Mujeres –
Costs USD $19 (£13) per person for a return journey.
Journey time approx 45 minutes.

Check out the Ultramar website for up to date costs and the boat timetable.

Activities on the Island
As soon as we arrived off the boat, we were welcomed from vendors and companies selling day trips and activities.
There is a wide range of fun activities to take part in, here is a list of our top picks –

MUSA underwater museum
Boat trip
Eat local food and drink
Relax in hammocks in the sea
Pop in the Bob Marley bar
Hire a golf cart

Getting around
The best way to get around the island is by Golf Cart. You will see various companies selling rentals to customers who visit the island. We hired a golf cart from “Golf Cart Indios” for 1 hour for around USD$12 (£8) and did a quick wiz round the island with a couple of stops along the way.

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