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Plenty to see and do on Isla Mujeres

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  • 30 Nov 2016
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Once a small fishing village, colorful Isla Mujeres has become a favorite for travelers seeking natural beauty, island serenity, and a slower pace of life. Winter months offer excellent sportfishing, and the calm surrounding waters are great for snorkeling and swimming year-round.

Isla’s best beaches are on the northern tip of the island, near the downtown area, and the pristine sea that surrounds them is as calm as a giant swimming pool. To the south lies the Garrafon National Park amidst the archaeological ruins of the Temple of the Goddess Ixchel. You can also find close by the Sculpture Park, an open-air gallery, as well as breathtaking natural attractions, such as panoramic cliff views, and bountiful coral reefs teeming with marine life, ideal for snorkeling. For the more experienced and certified divers, there are the reefs of Punta Norte and Manchones to the south, as well as the Cave of the Sleeping Sharks, and the sites of two sunken ships and a naval craft.

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Also worth visiting are the Turtle Protection Center, committed to the preservation of this endangered species, and the remains of the famous pirate Fermin Antonio de Mundaca’s estate. Mundaca, who was a dreaded Spanish buccaneer and slave trader, plundered the Caribbean for years until he eventually decided to settle here, and according to legend, he later fell madly in love with a Mayan Indian girl, who rejected him and left him heartbroken and depressed for the rest of his life.

The best way to enjoy Isla Mujeres is aboard a wonderful Catamaran, which will take you to snorkel and explore the amazing underwater world of Isla Mujeres. And this tour includes enough time to visit this unique island, a delicious lunch buffet, and open bar.

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Although Isla Mujeres is just across the bay from Cancún, the peace and quiet make it seem like another universe. You won’t regret giving it a visit and taking the most amazing tour and for the rest of your vacation you can check out more activities and Tours in Cancún and Cozumel.

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