View of sunny Isla Mujeres, Mexico from the water (Photo: halfofmoon/
Isla Mujeres (Photo: halfofmoon/

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is an island located off the coast of Cancun where cruisers will find some breathtaking beaches that are excellent for swimming, watersports and snorkeling. It's a great alternate to bustling, touristy Cancun for a day of enjoying the sun and sea, shopping and dining, without the heavy crush of the crowds.

There are some interesting and unique attractions in Isla Mujeres, like the MUSA Underwater Sculpture Museum that was designed to help conserve coral reefs and the ruins of a Mayan temple. Sea life lovers can visit the Tortuga Granja turtle farm or go on a Dolphin Discovery excursion, while divers and snorkelers can take advantage of the crystal clear waters at Garrafon Reef Park or Manchones Reef.

Shore Excursions

About Isla Mujeres


Isla Mujeres is a bit more low-key than nearby Cancun


As an island off the coast of Mexico, cruise visitors may have to arrange transportation to get there

Bottom Line

Isla Mujeres is a great option for cruisers who want to experience Mexico beyond Cancun

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