This Mexican island is a paradise on earth and is located very close to the Yucatan Peninsula, in the heart of the Bahía de Mujeres, 13 km from Cancun, Mexico. When you visit this Island you can enjoy the wonderful turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Also, it is located near the municipalities of Cancún and Lázaro Cárdenas, which makes it the ideal place to enjoy.
How long is Isla Mujeres?
This island is one of the smallest in the Caribbean, as it has an area of only 4.22 km2 compared to Cozumel, another of the Caribbean islands with an area of 478 km2. Imagine the difference!
Also, by its size, it lasts among the 11 municipalities of the state of Quintana Roo, because it is only 8 kilometers long and 500 meters wide, so you can travel it end-to-end in a golf car or bike.
Now, you know how long this majestic Caribbean island is, you may wonder where this peculiar name comes from? The answer is simple: In ancient times, the island was consecrated to the Mayan goddess of the moon, love and fertility: Ixchel, to whom different offerings of female statues were made.
Therefore, in 1517, when the island was discovered by Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, all those female clay figures could be observed and thus they baptized it as Isla Mujeres.
How much can find in Isla Mujeres?
Despite its miniscule size, this island is one of the most visited in the world every year for being one of the most relaxed and peaceful in the Caribbean. Also, there are a large number of activities to do with the whole family, so your vacation will be unforgettable: you can do water sports, go shopping, fish, explore, meet new people and a lot of activities. You will fall in love with Isla Mujeres!
Also, when visiting the island you will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Mayans at the Sanctuary of the Goddess Ixchel and the Cliff of Dawn, while youenjoy the beauty of the Caribbean on the 5 beaches of the Island: Playa Centro, Playa Norte, Playa Albatros, Playa Tiburón and Playa Lancheros.
Where to stay in Isla Mujeres?
If you have already decided that your next destination to visit will be Isla Mujeres, we suggest you stay at Hotel Belo Isla Mujeres,one of the best hotels for those who seek to enjoy the natural beauty, comforts and tranquility of the Island. Are you ready to discover Isla Mujeres with Hotel Belo?