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'''Isla Mujeres''' (Spanish for "Island of Women") is an island in the Mexican Caribbean Sea, located eight miles off of the eastern coast of the [[Yucatan]] Peninsula, near [[Cancun]] [[Mexico]].
 
'''Isla Mujeres''' (Spanish for "Island of Women") is an island in the Mexican Caribbean Sea, located eight miles off of the eastern coast of the [[Yucatan]] Peninsula, near [[Cancun]] [[Mexico]].
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===Climate===
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The climate is tropical, with year-round hot, humid weather.
  
 
==Understand==
 
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Isla Mujeres was a Mayan sanctuary to goddess Ixchel for about a thousand years. In around 1850 the first modern inhabitants moved to the island and established the village of Dolores.
 
Isla Mujeres was a Mayan sanctuary to goddess Ixchel for about a thousand years. In around 1850 the first modern inhabitants moved to the island and established the village of Dolores.
  
===Climate===
 
The climate is tropical, with year-round hot, humid weather.
 
 
Peak season is during the winter months when temperatures are cooler.  Summer temperatures are sweltering, with blazing sun and highs well over 32 °C (90 °F), although summer visitors (from mid-May through September) have the opportunity to see whale sharks which gather in nearby waters in groups that can contain up to 400 sharks.
 
Peak season is during the winter months when temperatures are cooler.  Summer temperatures are sweltering, with blazing sun and highs well over 32 °C (90 °F), although summer visitors (from mid-May through September) have the opportunity to see whale sharks which gather in nearby waters in groups that can contain up to 400 sharks.
  

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