Isla Mujeres is knowing for being a paradise on earth, which makes it the perfect place to receive thousands of tourists looking for a place with natural wealth, Mayan vestiges and crystalline beaches. Keep reading and discover all the nature that Isla Mujeres has!
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Due to the tropical location of the island, it has a warm climate that allows abundant growth of vegetation, which gives rise to an exceptional diversity of plants and ecosystems, such as: jungle, mangrove, seagrass meadows and reefs.
Within these ecosystems we can find a great diversity of plants of all colors and sizes: algae, mangroves, palm trees, coconut trees, banana trees and a great variety of shrubs and gardens.
Now, if what you want is to be able to appreciate all the flora of the region, we recommend you visit the Hacienda del Pirata Mundana, a very old farm that has been adapted to a small zoo with several specimens of the local fauna, but above all with beautiful and colorful gardens. Nothing like visiting the Hacienda while enjoying a delicious coconut water!
There are many animals that live in the ecosystems of the island, since they represent an excellent place to seek food and shelter. In the mangroves and jungles of Isla Mujeres you can find up to 120 different species of terrestrial and aquatic animals.
During your visit to the region you will be able to observe different birds, such as: hawks, hummingbirds, herons, pelicans, etc. & different reptiles: turtles, iguanas, frogs, snakes, lizards, etc.
While, within marine animals we have: dolphins, stingrays, sea stars, cat sharks, whale sharks (seasonal only) and numerous varieties of fish: tuna, barracuda, sailfish, marlin, swordfish, sawfish and colorful fish banks. All these marine animals can be found when diving or snorkeling on the island!
Now, we answer the most frequent questions about the Flora and Fauna of Isla Mujeres:
Costa Occidental National Park of Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancún and Punta Nizuc.
On the island you can find 4 vegetation zones: the tropical jungle, the mangrove swamp, the seagrass meadows and the reefs. Each one with different species and vegetation.
In Isla Mujeres the tropical jungle predominates, which is characterized by a warm climate throughout the year and moderate rains in some seasons.
The most common animal on Isla Mujeres is the Green Iguana. You can find hundreds of them on the island, but don’t worry, this species is quite social and you can sometimes find them sunbathing and looking for food. There is even a sculpture of this animal on the island!
If you want to admire the species of the region, we recommend you visit:
Hotel Belo Isla Mujeres
Carretera Sac Bajo No. 046 Lt. 5 Mz. 072 SM 07 Isla Mujeres, Q.Roo C.P. 77400