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Popular amenities for Isla Mujeres vacation rentals

Stay near Isla Mujeres's top sights

North Beach125 locals recommend
Isla Mujeres200 locals recommend
Punta Sur95 locals recommend
Playa Centro, Isla Mujeres10 locals recommend
Garrafon Park69 locals recommend
Chedraui63 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Isla Mujeres

  • Total rentals

    1.1K properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    610 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    150 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    360 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    36K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $20 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Isla Mujeres

All About Isla Mujeres

A popular day trip for travellers to Cancún via a short ferry ride, Isla Mujeres is known for its postcard-perfect white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, and craggy cliffs that tower over the Caribbean Sea. Popular activities here range from lounging on the beach to zip-lining over the sea. Isla Mujeres — which means “Island of Women'' in Spanish — was named for the Mayan goddess Ixchel, and her legacy still looms large here. Take time to delve into ancient Mayan culture, visit the island’s famous ruins, or scope out traditional handicrafts at the market. That is, when you are not parked on a sun lounger at one of the best beaches in the world, or sipping a beverage with sunset views at your vacation rental in Isla Mujeres.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Isla Mujeres

There are very few bad days in Isla Mujeres, which enjoys a tropical, sunny climate year-round. Winter is the most popular season to visit, as warm weather and low humidity make for a welcome respite for snow-weary travelers. In the summer, temperatures and humidity spike, and you can expect intermittent rain from May through September. The weather gets chillier in November and December, although it is still warm and temperate by any standards. For real fiesta vibes, come for Carnaval, which takes place every year for five days before Ash Wednesday (dates change yearly). From August through October, head to Playa Guadalupana to witness (from a distance) baby sea turtles making their journey towards the sea.

Top things to do in Isla Mujeres

Playa Norte

Consistently ranked as one of the best beaches in the world, Playa Norte is at the top of most must-see lists. With sugar-white sand and swaying palms bordering the turquoise water, it is a screensaver come to life. Spend the day snorkeling and sun-tanning before watching the sun set from one of the many beachside restaurants and bars.

MUSA Underwater Art Museum

Between Cancún and Isla Mujeres, you’ll find this one-of-a-kind underwater sculpture park. Renowned Mexican artists were commissioned to create pieces from natural materials, which now sit on the ocean floor, amongst coral reefs. The aim of the project — which is still ongoing — is to increase the mass of the reefs in the area, and provide more habitats for native marine life. Go on a snorkeling sculpture tour, or see the art from above on a glass-bottomed boat.

Mayan art at Punta Sur

Isla Mujeres got its name from the Mayan goddess Ixchel, and statues of her likeness have been unearthed here dating back to the 1500s. Wind your way up the cliffs of Punta Sur, where you’ll find an open-air sculpture garden, with 23 pieces dedicated to the goddess of love, fertility, and the moon. Don’t miss the Temple of Ixchel, a beautifully preserved Mayan ruin, where young women used to pray to the goddess for their fertility.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Isla Mujeres?

    Isla Mujeres generally has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 68°F (20°C) to 86°F (30°C) throughout the year. The rainy season runs from May to October, while the dry season is from November to April.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Isla Mujeres?

    In Isla Mujeres, you can explore Punta Sur, a sculpture park and nature reserve. Snorkeling at El Garrafon National Reef Park is also often recommended. You might enjoy wandering around downtown Isla Mujeres, where you can appreciate vibrant street art and local shops.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Isla Mujeres?

    December through April is the most frequented time to visit Isla Mujeres, due to pleasant weather conditions. Whale shark season (May to September) also attracts visitors. The island hosts the Isla Mujeres Whale Shark Festival in July.

  • What are the best places to stay in Isla Mujeres?

    Playa Norte is a popular area to stay due to its beautiful beaches and close proximity to restaurants and shops. The downtown area, with its vibrant nightlife and local color, is also frequented by visitors. For a quieter experience, the southern part of the island, near Punta Sur, is often recommended.

  • What are the best places to visit in Isla Mujeres?

    Visitors frequently suggest exploring the Isla Mujeres Sculpture Park at Punta Sur, snorkeling at El Garrafon National Reef Park, and visiting the Hacienda Mundaca ruins. The vibrant downtown area is also worth exploring.

  • What are some hiking trails in Isla Mujeres?

    While Isla Mujeres is not known for its hiking trails due to its smaller size, you can enjoy a leisurely walk around Punta Sur Ecological Reserve. This path offers stunning coastal views, birdwatching opportunities, and intriguing sculptures.

  • What are some family activities to do in Isla Mujeres?

    Families often enjoy visiting Tortugranja, a turtle farm on the island. A dolphin encounter at Dolphin Discovery Isla Mujeres can also be a fun family experience. Don't miss exploring the island by golf cart, a popular and kid-friendly transportation option.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Isla Mujeres?

    Taking a ferry ride to Cancun, which is just 8 miles (13 km) away, is a popular day trip from Isla Mujeres. You may also want to explore the MUSA Underwater Museum on a guided snorkeling tour or visit the nearby Contoy Island, a bird sanctuary.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Isla Mujeres?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Isla Mujeres. From over 190 condo rentals to over 190 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Isla Mujeres?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 470 vacation rentals in Isla Mujeres featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

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