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Activities & Atractions In Isla Mujeres Mexico | What To Do?

An island that has managed to preserved its bare-foot vibe.

Isla Mujeres Mexico -- a place to slow down, lie in a hammock and get some sand between your toes. Isla Mujeres remains laid-back -- most people get around by foot, bike or golf cart -- but hugging up on a scooter bike is also really fun. Must-do activities are simply Rest & Relax: Kick around the narrow colorful streets of the tiny downtown, laze at the beach while enjoying a eye-catching panorama, enjoy the latest Best-Seller, hold hands with your special someone, reconnect with yourself; then pick a place to settle into and watch the unforgettable sunsets.

Award-Winning Beaches in Isla Mujeres

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Isla Mujeres beaches were recently awarded among "The Top 25 Beaches in the World" according to TripAdvisor '2011 Traveler Choice Awards'. The most popular beach in town, and the best for swimming, is Playa Norte. It's a long stretch of beach extending around the northern tip of the island. One of the world's best beach -- awarded with -- a wide swath of fine white sand and calm, translucent, turquoise-blue water.

Snorkeling in Isla Mujeres

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Although a snorkeler can swim out from any beach on Isla Mujeres and have some chance of seeing some marine life, the center for snorkeling on the island is Garrafon Reef Park, which was built opposite the main stretch of the island's coral reef. Snorkelers have the choice of either exploring the reef independently or with a guide.

Garrafon Natural Park

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At the southern tip of Isla Mujeres Garrafon Natural Reef Park emerges from the Mexican Caribbean waters as the perfect vacation destination for relaxation and adventure. Garrafon is a gorgeous natural park highlighted by reefs, cliffs and beautiful ocean landscapes. You will enjoy water activities like kayaking and snorkeling, adventure activities like hiking, biking and flying over the turquoise waters on a zip line.

Scuba Diving in Isla Mujeres

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Isla Mujeres is known for its abundant and varied marine life, reef and wreck diving, whale shark and sail fish excursions, and snorkeling. Also, Isla Mujeres hosts the newly inaugurated underwater sculpture museum, called "MUSA", which was opened in late 2010 to help preserve Isla Mujeres reef sytems.There are over 50 local dive sites, most can be reached in less than 25 minutes.

Birdwatching

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A day trip to Isla Contoy is for the birds -- mostly Boobies, but more than 60 other marine species are also known to nest on this uninhabited sanctuary located 15 miles north of Mujeres. Most tours include an unforgettable day of snorkeling as well as a cookout of freshly caught fish on the beach. Check weather conditions before you go; it can get bumpy, so you may want to take precautions if you're prone to seasickness.

Serious Yoga in Isla Mujeres

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Na Balam is the first and only Yoga oriented hotel on Isla Mujeres. Come and experience for yourself the collective energy of the yogis who have taught and practiced in this beautiful Yoga palapa over the past 25 years. The sounds of the ocean will keep you in a tranquil and peaceful state of mind as you practice with our experienced instructors. Visit our Yoga Page.

Whale Shark Sanctuary

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Isla Mujeres and her visitors are blessed once a year with arguably the world's most amazing opportunity to experience Whale Sharks in their natural habitat! During the summer months (June - September) hundreds of Whale Sharks gather just north of Isla Mujeres in a seven mile radius to take advantage of the plankton rich waters created by the joining of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

Contoy Natural Park

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Isla Contoy in the State of Quintana Roo is located at the confluence of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 30 kilometers north of Isla Mujeres. The island is only 8.5-Km in length and has a surface area of 317 hectares. Isla Contoy is considered the most important nesting place of seabirds in all of the Mexican Caribbean.

Reef Diving

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Isla Mujeres is home of an incredible reef formation, part of the longest reef in the hemisphere. The shallow waters of Garrafn make swimming and snorkeling child's play, so gentle are the currents. The crystal clear waters surrounding Isla Mujeres is home to the largest underwater museum on the planet. In collaboration with marine biologists and other experts, the sculptures are all designed to become artificial reefs and are constructed from special materials which promote marine life.

Marine Safaris

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Isla Mujeres is truly an amazing diving and photography expedition. From tiger shark and oceanic whitetip shark diving in the Bahamas to whales and humboldt squid encounters in the Sea of Cortez. Whether you're looking for big animal encounters, the opportunity to take amazing images, or just an all around epic experience, the waters of Isla will offer world class trips that combine all the elements of a perfect adventure.

Swimming with Dolphins

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If you want a phenomenal vacation story, then you've got to swim with dolphins. They're friendly, fun, and totally irresistible! Isla Mujeres has a variety of dolphin swim places for all types of places. Whether you have little kids and just want to hug a dolphin or you prefer to dive in and go for a wild, heart-pounding dolphin ride, you'll never forget this adventure.