Isla Mujeres, the "Island of Woman," is the jewel of the Mexican Caribbean and a peaceful paradise. It is more laid-back and tranquil than Cancun but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to do, it just means you can do nothing at all or fill your day with water sports, shopping, exploring and drinking in that special atmosphere that is Isla Mujeres.
Isla is known for beautiful white sand beaches, calm crystal clear turquoise waters and the friendliest locals in the Mexican Caribbean. The island's diversity, from the fisherman, artists and musicians to divers, chefs and ex-pats, make up a community unlike any other. With the beauty of the Caribbean, the heritage of the Mayans, and the easygoing charm of the people, Isla Mujeres has become a haven for people from all over the world.
It is located eight miles from Cancun, just across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) and is the easternmost point of Mexico. The island is 5 miles long and 1/2 mile wide at it's widest point. The downtown area, called Centro is just four by six blocks. Although small is size, Isla Mujeres is diverse in geological character. Playa Norte (northern beach) boast powder soft sands, gentle waters and palm tress blowing in the breeze. On the other hand, Punta Sur (south point) has dramatic gifts deeply carved by eons of wind and powerful crashing waves.
The average temperature is 80 degrees and 60% humidity. The hottest months are June-September and most hurricanes occur August-October.