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12 Sun-Soaked Things to Do in Isla Mujeres, Mexico: A Massive Guide

Isla Mujeres, Mexico is a tiny, beautiful, sleepy little island located off the coast of Cancun. Its bright blue water, coral reefs, sugar sand beaches, gently waving palm trees, migrating whale sharks, Mayan ruins, and giant iguanas that walk over your foot sometimes when you’re not looking (ok, scratch that last one) make it one of the best destinations in the Riviera Maya.

If you’re looking for all the things that make Cancun wonderful without … like, all the things that make Cancun terrible (come on, we all know what I mean by that, right?) Isla Mujeres is a much quieter, sleepier way to enjoy a Yucatan vacation.

In our giant, massive, extremely long guide to Isla Mujeres, we lay out everything you need to know about getting to Isla Mujeres from Cancun, what to pack, and where to stay. We found that its quite possible to visit Isla Mujeres on a tight budget, and we’ve included lots of budget-friendly tips.

Read on to discover the best things to do in Isla Mujeres written by Lia Garcia here.

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October 29, 2023

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Hey there! We’re Lia & Jeremy. We created Practical Wanderlust in 2016, just before throwing all of our stuff in storage and embarking on a year-long honeymoon. The honeymoon was pretty much a disaster, but we had a great time anyway.

On our blog you’ll find practical, down-to-earth, budget-friendly travel tips that will help you avoid making all of our terrible, terrible mistakes. We love off-the-beaten-path travel and discovering what makes a place unique (and a little weird). Our goal is to inform you & make you laugh (preferably at the same time). We want to show that travel doesn’t have to be perfect – sometimes it’s a complete disaster, and that’s OK too!

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