|The magical mystery tour to
Isla Mujeres begins on a ferry like this one. Want to listen to the girls on the ferry? Good.
Put your mouse over the
text. Whenever you're ready
move the mouse until it becomes a hand and
click. Yes, it's true; sometimes you can see dolphins in pairs on the way over. Will this be your lucky day?|
Isla Mujeres is 5 miles long by 10 blocks wide at it's widest point. It is 4 miles off the coast Quintana Roo coast. See more about it's name below.
There are pristine beaches sorounding all of the island of Isla Mujeres. The major beaches are on the north and west sides of Isla Playa Norte and the beach at Mia Reef respectively.
Calm, turquoise waters and soft white sand make them ideal for taking in the sun, swimming and snorkeling.
The spectacular and rocky eastern shore is dangerous for swimming in my opinion, the currents are strong on this Caribbean side. There are posted warnings, but many pay them no mind, so please be careful if you swim here.
Even on Playa Norte there are areas where the undertow is quite strong. CHILDREN 12 YEARS AND UNDER SHOULD NOT SWIM UNLESS SUPERVISED BY A SOBER ADULT! Playa Norte (North Beach) is considered one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, Playa Norte (once known as Playa Cocos) is the most popular, therefore crowded beach on Isla Mujeres. You can rent water toys, kayaks and snorkeling gear as well as lounge chairs and beach umbrellas or just put your beach towel on the sand and enjoy as I do.
There are several palapa restaurant and bars that will also bring drinks and snacks to your towel or beach chair. Just call a passing waiter.
Playa Paraiso, Playa Lancheros and Playa Indios are more secluded beaches are located on the west side of Isla Mujeres, mid-island near Hacienda Mundaca and Milagro Beach resort. There are open air palapa restaurants, gift shops, rest rooms, chairs and umbrellas. You can also rent kayaks, canoes and even beach toys for the kids. One of the biggest attractions of these beaches are the shark pens where you can take a swim with the sharks (no thanks). Don't forget to tip the trainer if surviving this.
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