Isla Mujeres And Other Top 3 Beautiful Islands To Visit For An Unforgettable Vacation

March 26, 2020 16:47

If you are thinking about visiting Mexico, Mexico City is not the only place that can satisfy your travel bug. There are many reasons why the country welcomes millions of tourists every year, including:

  • amazing cuisine;
  • melodious music;
  • stunning art;
  • friendly people.

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Yet, one of our favorite things about Mexico is its heavenly beaches. If you want to relax or have a real adventure, skip the capital and go straight to Isla Mujeres.

Isla Mujeres, Mexico’s jewel

Just 20 minutes on a ferry from Cancun and you’ll be able to enjoy the otherwordly beauty of Isla Mujeres. Its sugary-white sands and massive palm trees used to be hidden away from tourists but it’s hard to keep something in secret nowadays so Isla Mujeres turned from a sleepy island to a popular destination.

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Isla Mujeres’ weather is everything you’d hope for. It’s pretty much idyllic throughout the year but it can get quite humid during summer months.

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Isla Mujeres’ activities vary so you won’t have to spend all day on the beach. But why go there? Here’s what you should check out.

Isla Mujeres: things to do

  • enjoy the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets;
  • explore the island’s wanders in a rented golf cart;
  • swim with whale sharks;
  • join a yoga class on the beach;
  • visit a turtle farm and feed baby turtles;
  • feel the presence of Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of love, in a sculpture garden;
  • check out the underwater art museum.

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There are a lot more activities that make Isla Mujeres a truly magical place to visit. But if you want to have options, check out our other top 3 Mexican islands worth your attention.

Isla Holbox

Isla Mujeres’ good neighbor, Isla Holbox is a sleepy destination with virgin beaches and breathtaking scenery. Due to being less accessible than many other Mexican resorts, it hasn’t been spoilt by flocks of tourists yet.

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You can spend your day on the beach and then enjoy delicious local food or you can marvel at the island’s incredibly rich wildlife.

Isla Contoy

Isla Contoy might be small but it attracts with its exceptional, unspoiled beauty. Why is it unspoiled? It appears that no more than 200 tourists per day are allowed to step their foot on the island. That’s why you get see-through water and clean, white beaches.

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Isla Contoy is perfect for those who thrive in nature. It offers around 152 tropical bird species and 4 rare turtle species to ogle at.


Cozumel is probably the most popular island from the bunch but it’s still not as touristy as Cancun and Tulum. Cozumel’s visitors get everything they ask for: from the picture-perfect beaches to sensational food.

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The island, which is surrounded by the second-largest coral reef system in the world, is also a mecca for divers. Not only that, the visitors can also take a tour of the cocoa and pearl farms, as well as enjoy some sweet shopping.

So, as you can see, Mexico is a great place to add to your “to visit” list. No matter whether you wish to relax on the beach or have an amazing scuba diving experience – you can find everything you want in the Land of Enchantment.