Destination guide

Worship the sun like a Mayan on idyllic Isla Mujeres

Once a sacred Mayan island, one look at those white sand beaches and turquoise waters and you'll realize there's still a bit of magic about an Isla Mujeres vacation rental. The water's warm, the seafood's fresh, and the vibe is so laid-back it's virtually horizontal. Buzz around between the island's attractions on a golf cart, snorkel with the fishies, or just lie back on the sand and rest your eyes. Across the bay from the heady delights of Cancun, your pesos will go further and life is mellower - but only if you want it to be.

Things to do

Snoop round Jack Sparrow's crib on Isla Mujeres

Ever wondered how a pirate might live? Find out by taking a stroll among the ruins of Hacienda Mundaca, once home to a 19th-century buccaneer. If that's not enough history for you then why not visit the remnants of a Mayan temple at Punta Sur? For something a bit more modern and organic, try the MUSA underwater sculpture museum, ever-evolving as the coral begins to grow on the sculptures. And no Isla Mujeres vacation rental is complete without cuteness overload at the Tortuga Granja turtle farm.


Be at one with the big blue on Isla Mujeres

Water this color is too dreamy to stay out of for long. Swimming is a must on Isla Mujeres, whether you're snorkeling with the tropical fish, scuba diving with whale sharks, or just floating around on your back like a snoozing otter. Sailing and windsurfing are big too, and you can even swim with dolphins if the mood takes you. When you're done with the sea creatures, you can enjoy dining on them at one of the island's many fantastic seafood restaurants, before hitting some chilled-out beach bars.


Steamy summers and warm winter breezes on Isla Mujeres

You're going to spend a lot of time in your bathing suit here, but that's sort of the point. Hot and humid, June and July are the steamiest months for an Isla Mujeres vacation rental, with occasional summer storms that tend to blow through pretty quickly. Winter is still hot, but tends to be drier, and in January a cool evening breeze might even see you reaching for that stylish linen jacket. Hurricane season runs from May through November, but September and November are the times you'll want to keep the closest eye on the weather forecast.

Natural features

Riff off the reef life with crushed-coral beaches on Isla Mujeres

It's not exactly a tough life on this tropical island, with its azure waters and white crushed-coral beaches. Playa Norte is the best on the island (or in the Caribbean, according to the locals), while there are some quieter beaches to the west. The coral reefs themselves are a big draw, and an easy way to experience the various coral-dwelling critters is at the Garrafon Natural Reef Park. Part of the charm of Isla Mujeres is that it's pretty compact, and the best way to take a tour around it is by hiring a golf cart.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Isla Mujeres

The nearest airport is in Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.), located 15.9 mi (25.7 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Isla Mujeres?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,356 vacation rentals near Isla Mujeres. From 292 Houses to 531 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Isla Mujeres for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Isla Mujeres?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Isla Mujeres:

  • Centro - Supmza. 001: 117 vacation rentals
  • La Gloria: 76 vacation rentals
  • Salinas: 135 vacation rentals
  • Salina Grande: 141 vacation rentals
  • Colonia Salina Chica: 112 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Isla Mujeres?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Isla Mujeres. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park: 1,796 vacation rentals
  • Dolphin Discovery: 1,787 vacation rentals
  • Garrafon Natural Reef Park: 1,789 vacation rentals
  • Statue Ixchel: 1,789 vacation rentals
  • Tortugranja Turtle Farm: 1,790 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Isla Mujeres listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Isla Mujeres?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 292 Houses in Isla Mujeres. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Isla Mujeres include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 531 rentals available
  • Villas: 148 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 4 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Isla Mujeres?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 899 vacation rentals with pool available in Isla Mujeres. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.