Isla Mujeres is a small island located off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Just over 11,000 people live on this island. Traditionally, many people on the island worked as fishers, but since the 70ís, emphasis was placed on building the tourism industry. Since then, many have discovered the natural beauty of the island.
It is not difficult to get around Isla Mujeres. Vacationers have access to cabs, small scooters, and other small motorized vehicles.
Those interested in visiting other destinations on the peninsula can catch a ferry departing every 30 minutes during the day, but those staying on the island will find plenty to do and see. There are beautiful beaches to unwind on, restaurants serving great food, and lively Caribbean nightlife. Vacationers on a budget or those looking for luxury will have a variety of resort and lodging options. Among the islandís popular beaches is the Playa Norte.
The island is warm year round, with temperatures usually remaining in the 80ís (Fahrenheit). The rainy season exists October through November.
Most people on the island are natives, but some foreigners find it hard to leave after visiting it. It is also located near other Mexican Caribbean destinations, such as Cancun, so vacationers can visit other locales in this gorgeous region.
Like most areas in the Mexican Caribbean, Isla Mujeres is an ideal place to snorkel or dive. While in the water, it is not uncommon to catch a glimpse of endangered sea turtles. A turtle preserve available to be toured has been setup to protect these animals.