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Isla Mujeres

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By boat
There are various boats that will take you there. From [[Cancun]] you can get a boat. Ferries leave from 4 different locations in Cancun:
*Puerto Juarez: located in Av. Jose Lopez Portillo MZ 84 M 5 L 6 Puerto Juárez, Cancun. It Operated by UltraMar has departures every half hour from 75:40 00 AM to 79:40 30 PM. 136and then hourly till 11:30 pm, for 300$MXN round tripwith open return (checked September 2018, [https://www.ultramarferry.com/en/routes-and-departures#Cancun-Isla-Mujeres online schedule here]).
*Playa Tortugas: located in the hotel zone of Cancun, Blvd. Kukulcan. Km 6.5. It has only 8 departures per day, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM every hour.
'''IF STAYING IN CANCUN->''' Puerto Juarez is quite close to downtown Cancun, but not within a walking distance. 1) From ADO Bus Station:Cross the road, close to the Mc Donald’s you may get in the public bus Ruta 6 (R6) that goes to Pto Juarez. When you see the bus coming just flag the conductor - 10 pesos. Get off at UltraMar, pay 300 pesos return. departures every 30 mins. 2) Puerto Juarez can be reached by Colectivos starting literally in front small yellow colectivo vans with Ultramar ferry advertisements. In January 2018 we found these colectivos queuing up about 4 blocks north and 1 block east of McDonalds, which is opposite the downtown Cancun ADO bus station in downdown within a few minutes for 8 pesos (2016). Look for small yellow minivans with advertisement of Ultramar ferriesI.e., leave ADO station and go north on Av. The locals use Puerto Juarez Tulum and thus these ferries can get crowdedthen turn right on Av. Chichen-Itza or Carr. Costera del Golfo / Lopez Portillo. Be advised that these rides although fastUnfortunately, I can be somewhat rough in bad weather't remember which street the right turn was, especially in but you will hopefully see a line of yellow colectivos at the end of the eveningblock when you turn right. Usually(An earlier version of this page said the yellow Ultramar colectivos left from McDonald's across the street from ADO central, but in January 2018 we waited there for ~30 minutes and none came. We did see several drop people off at ADO on the other side of the boat ride is nicestreet, you can go upstairs listening so another strategy would be to live music or downstairs with wait there and ask where the air conditioned onpickups happen).
If you want more information about the Ferry Tickets, you can visit the official ferry website.
* <listing name="Ultramar Ferry" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.granpuerto.com.mx/" hours="" price="136 300 pesos both-way open ticket">For more information on departure schedules. The journey takes about 25 minutes. Luggage is being stored at the back of the feery. You may sit upstairs and enjoy the beautiful view with live music or take a spot inside the ferry which is air conditioned.</listing>
===By plane===
* <see name="Hacienda Mundaca" alt="" address="" directions="Located on the road to Garrafon, 3.5 kilometers before Playa Lancheros and Playa Paraíso." phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">19th century hacienda built by Caribbean pirate Fermin Mundaca. The hacienda includes walls, arches, exotic plants, gardens, birds breeding place, cattle and orchard.</see>
* <see name="North Beach" alt="Playa Norte" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">The stretch of beach that runs along the northern end of the island. It has shallow waters and stunning white sand. The beach is full of fun restaurants and bars as well as several hotels. This is where the majority of travelers will spend their beach time so it can get crowded during peak season. As of November 2016, Playa Norte has been badly eroded with much of the beach missing.</see>
* <see name="Playa Sol" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">At the northwestern tip of the island and is the neighboring beach to Playa Norte. Playa Sol is the best location to watch the sunset and is usually a little less crowded than the neighboring beach. Although it is less crowded, the water is not as shallow and clear as Playa Norte. One other advantage is that drinks are less expensive along Playa Sol.</see>
:* <do name="Aqua Adventures" alt="" address="" directions="Booking office on Calle Hidalgo, actual dive center at Marina Paraiso" phone="" url="http://www.diveislamujeres.com/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Nice and relaxed dive shop that advertises itself as the only PADI-certified shop on the island.</do>
 
:* <do name="Snorkel tour in Isla Mujeres" alt="" address="" directions="Boulevard Kukulcan km 15.3, Zona Hotelera" phone="TOLL FREE 1-866-210-1236 / Mex: +52 (998) 689 10 13 " url="https://aquaworld.com.mx/en/tours/snorkel-in-isla-mujeres/" hours="Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 7.00 am to 8.00 pm" price="" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">An all-inclusive day trip to isla mujeres: snorkeling, lunch and fun in the sun on the island. A great option for families and sun lovers.</do>
:* <do name="Squalo Adventures" alt="tollfree: (+1) (855) 577-8256" address="Smaz 001 Mza 018 Lote 0160, Av. Hidalgo #27, Col. Centro, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico." directions="in front of Rooster Cafe" phone="(+52) 998 274-1644|" url="http://www.squaloadventures.com/" hours="08:00 - 20:00" price="" lat="21.258247" long="-86.749379" email="[email protected]" fax="">PADI Dive Resort on Isla Mujeres, offering Scuba Diving, Snorkeling and PADI Courses</do>
* <do name="Go Fishing" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">One does not need to shell out the large sums of money to go sport fishing on Isla. Just talk to the local hotel/guesthouse employee and they can set you up with a local fisherman who will take you out fishing. Prices are about $40/person for 3-4 hours of fishing. Whatever fish you catch, you can take to a local restaurant and they will prepare the fish however you like.</do>
 
:* <do name="Wreck diving" alt="" address="" directions="Boulevard Kukulcan km 15.3, Zona Hotelera" phone="TOLL FREE 1-866-210-1236 / Mex: +52 (998) 689 10 13 " url="https://aquaworld.com.mx/en/tours/diving-in-wreck-and-reef-in-cancun/" hours="Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 7.00 am to 8.00 pm" price="" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">One of the best dive sites in Cancun is to explore the C-58 sweeper immersed with eagle rays, turtles and schools of snappers.</do>
=== Land activities ===
===Mid-range===
 
*<sleep name="Hotel Villa Kiin" alt="Hotel" address="Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico" phone="817-400-0033" url="http://villakiin.com/?utm_source=wikitravel&utm_medium=travel-directory-submission&utm_campaign=olm-cp-201608" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Escape to the no-frills stillness of the Mexican Caribbean from Hotel Villa Kiin. Located in Isla Mujeres, the island once sacred to the Mayan goddess Ix Chel, the hotel exudes tranquility - like nothing stands between you and such scenic shores, not even your budget. The special warmth of the area can be felt inside cozy rooms, while swimming with the dolphins, through soothing massages, and with romantic dinners. All activities you can do for less the usual rate but with greater fulfillment.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Bahia Tortuga" alt="Restaurant/Bar - Hotel - Marina" address="Prol Aepto M88 Lt11" directions="On the bayside mid-way down the airstrip" phone="817-400-0033" url="http://bahiatortuga.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Bahia Tortuga is a unique 5-room boutique hotel with onsite Palapa bar serving a large assortment of American and Mexican dishes including fresh Grouper, USDA Top Sirloin Burgers, Philly Cheese Steak, Conch Fritters, Chicken Enchiladas & Fajitas. Restaurant is open 12:00 noon-10:00 pm.</sleep>
'''Casa Amarilla'''.
 
==Stay safe==
 
The police patrol the beaches looking for tourists to exploit. If you are caught with marijuana or public drunkenness, the police will intimidate you and try to get a bribe out of you. Stay calm and use a video camera to protect yourself. There are also fake police who do the same thing. If they are not in full uniform, they are not real police! They are simply trying to scam you.
 
In addition to the above, some places work in cahoots with these "police" to try and sell you something you have no interest in and then claim you owe them money and therefore mobilize these "police" to pull out handcuffs and threaten you with arrest. Muelleazul (on the left after you get off the ferry) is such a place.
==Cope==
The Cancun airport can be reached from the island for (US $15-$20) with shuttle operators. For a (small) groups of individuals it is cheaper to
take the ferry to Puerto Juarez and then take taxi to the airport for 300 pessos (whole taxi). They tend to offer the taxi for about 700 pessospesos, but just tell them youwant to go for 300. The whole journey from the island to the airport took about an hour, but it may warry vary depending on the traffic jams.
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