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Take a Day Trip to Isla Mujeres

Make the most of your vacation at Villa del Palmar Cancun and take a day trip to the beautiful Isla Mujeres island. 

 The UltraMar Ferry leaves for Isla Mujeres every 30 minutes from the Puerto Juarez dock only 10 minutes by taxi (or bus if you are feeling adventurous) from Villa del Palmar Cancun. The ferry takes around 30 minutes and departs every half hour on the half hour with the first departure at 5:30 am. The ferries leave Isla Mujeres every half hour until 9:30 pm and then every hour until midnight. Make sure you do not miss the last ferry. 

The cost of the ferry for a roundtrip adult ticket is around $16 USD and for children the cost of a roundtrip ticket is around $13 USD. 

The UltraMarvessels are air-conditioned so you can get to the island in comfort. All boats feature two levels, and a sun deck on the top level for those who want to work on their suntan even before getting to the island.   

 A day trip to Isla Mujeres is a great experience as you can visit pristine and calm beaches on the north side or admire the impressive cliffs in the south. Renting a golf cart is a great way to get around the island.  

Another great way to explore the island is by boat. Local fishermen offer guided tours around the island and will take you to a few different beaches and stop at an area where you can go snorkeling and admire the amazing underwater world. Whale sharks can be found in the waters around Isla Mujeres from June 1st until September 15th, so if you visit during those months you will be able to safely swim and snorkel alongside these magnificent creatures. 

Playa Norte is one of the most popular beaches in Isla Mujeres for its tranquil waters and beach clubs. Playa Norte is a west facing beach where you can see beautiful sunsets over the ocean. You can also enjoy swimming, kayaking or paddle boarding. One of the best beach clubs on Playa Norte is the Green Demon Beach Club and it offers nice beach beds, healthy food, tantalizing cocktails, and a generally great atmosphere to enjoy your day. 

Recommendations When Visiting Isla Mujeres 

  • Bring cash with you for tips. Some tours or restaurants may not accept credit cards 
  • Travel light, just bring a towel and a change of clothing 
  • Bring sun lotion and insect repellent in case you decide to stay after 6:00 pm 
  • Bring a waterproof camera or a case to protect your cell phone 

A day trip to Isla Mujeres is a must to include on your next travel itinerary to Cancun.