Just 8 miles offshore from Cancun, Isla Mujeres is a popular day trip for partiers looking for relaxation.
But this fish-shaped island is a worthy vacation destination in its own right, particularly for anglers and divers, or for those seeking a true do-nothing escape. Most visitors get around on golf carts (if they move around at all). Mostly, it's a walk to the beach or a walk to the boat slip.
Tranquil Playa Norte is the most popular beach and El Garrafon Reef (a national underwater park) attracts snorkelers and divers, you'll need more time.
8 miles offshore from Cancun
Spanish (English is widely spoken)
Mexican Peso (U.S. dollars are widely accepted)
15% gratuity is usually added to any meal. 10-15% is standard rate for services like taxis, maids and bellhops.
120 volts/60 cycles, the same as in the United States
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US $17 departure tax. Hotel rates are subject to 15% VAT (Value Added Tax). This, and an additional room tax of around 2%, is usually added to the bill at the end.
Central Standard Time
All visitors to Mexico are issued a tourist card upon entering the country. You must have a passport . to prove your nationality; a driver's license alone will not suffice. Guard your tourist card carefully, as it can be very hard to replace and needs to be presented upon departure.