Isla Mujeres
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The Awakening of Mexico

Just a few steps away from the hotel, at Playa Caracol, there’s a ferry that in a half hour will take you to this quaint Caribbean destination. This experience should be a part of any traveler’s agenda that seeks to learn more about the culture of this region.

The southern tip of Isla Mujeres says good morning to Mexico, it is the place where sunrays first touch Mexican territory.

The Name Isla Mujeres

There are several versions about the origin of the name of Isla Mujeres (Spanish for Island of Women). The most accepted comes from the narratives of Francisco López de Cámara, which states that when Hernández de Córdoba arrived to the island in 1517, he found a small enclosure at the southern tip that contained idols with feminine characteristics, which led him to call it “Punta Mujeres”.

Touring Isla Mujeres

At landfall of the ferry landing, the main avenue runs throughout the island. Golf carts are the most common means of travel from point so as to appreciate the natural beauty of the place; although it is still possible to rent motorcycles and, of course, there are also taxis available for those who prefer the comfort of air conditioning.

Isla Mujeres Map

For our guests’ convenience, the ferry to Isla Mujeres departs from Playa Caracol, located just a few minutes walk from the hotel.

Departure Times & Ferry Schedule

Cancún - Isla Mujeres
  • Playa Caracol / FA Coral Beach (km 9.5) 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
  • Playa Tortuga (km 6.5) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • El Embarcadero (km 4) 9:15 am - 4:30 pm
Isla Mujeres - Cancún
  • Playa Caracol / FA Coral Beach (km 9.5) 9:45 am - 5:15 pm
  • Playa Tortuga (km 6.5) 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • El Embarcadero (km 4) 9:45 am - 5:15 pm
isla mujeres map