Isla Mujeres Net
Isla Net Home
Search Isla Net
Before your Trip
Places to Stay
Maps of Isla
During your Trip
Where to Eat
Things to Do
After your Trip
History of Isla
Isla & Cancun Links
Isla Mujeres, the Island of Women, where time passes slowly and
your dream vacation becomes a reality. Located just eight miles
across the Bahia de Mujeres (Bay of Women) from Cancun, Isla
Mujeres is only 5 miles long and half a mile wide at its widest
point. The downtown area (Centro) of Isla is just four by six
blocks. The average temperature is 80 degrees with 60% humidity
and the hottest months are June thru September. Mapped at
latitude North 21° 11' 5" and longitude West 86° 42' 50" Isla's
terrain is flat with beaches on all sides.
Historically, Isla Mujeres is a fishing village and though it is
now thoroughly discovered by tourists it still retains it's
charm and tranquil atmosphere. As you stroll the streets in the
evening you will see families gathered together in Caribbean
styled homes, tucked between stores and restaurants, mending
their fishing nets and relaxing.
Calling Isla Mujeres: The area code for isla is 998 and all
phone numbers are 7 digits. So, if you are calling from the
United States you would dial: 011 (International code) 52
(country code) 998 (area code) and the 7 digit phone number.
Calling home from Isla Mujeres: Most US cell phones will work in
Isla – it is a good idea to call your provider before you go to
Mexico and tell them you will be in the Cancun Mexico area and
you want to make AND receive calls while there. Another option
is to buy or rent a Telcel cel phone.
From the Cancun International Airport you can take a shared
airport “colectivo” van (around $18 usd per person) or private
taxi (around $60 usd) to Puerto Juárez which is 15 minutes north
of downtown Cancun. There are two express ferry services that
will bring you to Isla. Gran Puerto Cancun (The Ultramar) and
the Magana Ferries at Puerto Juárez. Both cost 80 pesos one way
(about $6.50 usd). The Express boats leave every half hour and
the crossing takes 15 - 20 minutes. Click here for the schedule
and more details visit the Travel Tips page for the airport and
There are several companies that offer pre-booked Airport
transfers, one way or round trip. They will meet you just
outside of Customs at the Cancun Airport, take you to Puerto
Juárez and will meet you at the dock for your return trip.
Be sure to print out the discount coupon for $5 usd off the official posted price when you take a taxi from Gran Puerto Ultra Mar to the Cancun Airport.
Tel: +52 (998) 887-6967
Fax: +52 (998) 887-2359
Tel: +52 (998) 206-2526
Cell: +52 (044) 998 100-0181
Tel: +52 (998) 881-7307
Tel: +52 (998) 881-7308
Tel: +52 (998) 886-8295
Taking the bus: ADO runs a bus service from the airport to
downtown Cancun bus terminal. The cost is 40
pesos, from the downtown bus station you can take a taxi to the
ferry (around 50 pesos) or if you are really feeling adventurous
catch the "Ruta 13" bus that will drop you off at Puerto Juárez.
If you are coming by car, there is a car ferry service at Punta
Sam, five miles north of Puerto Juárez. It leaves for Isla
Mujeres at 7:15 and 11:00 am, 2:45, 5:30 and 8:15 p.m. There are
almost always lines so it's a good idea to get to Punta Sam at
least 30 minutes ahead of time.
Getting to Isla from the Hotel Zone in Cancun: Ferry service
runs from the Embarcadero Dock, Playa Linda Pier at 9:15 am,
10:30 am, 11:45 am, 1:15 pm and 4:14 pm. The cost is $15 usd.
Taxis to Puerto Juarez will take about half an hour from most
places in the hotel zone depending on your location and the cost
is about $30 usd plus the cost of the ferry (160 pesos rd.
trip). If you are only coming to Isla for the day, it's best to
take the boats from the Hotel Zone instead of Puerto Juarez. The
total cost is about the same and you will save loads of time. The bus is the cheapest way to go
but takes the longest. You can
either take a bus marked "Puerto Juarez" (not as frequent as the
other buses), or take any bus to downtown Cancun, then catch a
taxi to the ferries.
When you arrive on Isla the taxi stand is between the two ferry
docks. If you are staying on at one of the many hotels in the
downtown area and you would like to stretch your legs after
traveling, hire one of the baggage porters who will take your
luggage to your hotel on their "tricycle" while you stroll
behind, enjoying the sights.
For more details about getting to Isla Mujeres and a detailed
Ferry schedule please visit our Travel Tips page.
Isla Mujeres Office of Tourism
The office is located on Ave. Rueda Medina #130 where you can
get information and many brochures about Isla. They will also be
happy to mail you brochures. Visit their web site at
Tel: +52 (998) 877-0307 and +52 (998) 877-0767 and Fax: +52
Banks & Currency Exchange
The Bank - HSBC, is open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 6:00 PM and
Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 PM. Currently the HSBC on Isla
does not exchange foreign currency for Mexican pesos but the
bank will exchange your traveler's checks. You will need your
identification (Passport and/or Driver's License) to exchange
travels checks. Be sure you sign your checks EXACTLY how your
signature appears on your passport and/or driver's license. HSBC
has several "magic money" machines (ATM's) located in the bank,
also in the San Francisco Super Express store on the town
square. But don't depend just on the machines for all of your
cash needs, they tend to run out of money on weekends and
A new banking service has opened on the island called Banco
Azteca. It is actually located at the back of the electronics
and appliances store called Electrica. Their exchange rate is a
bit better than the small "cambios" but less than the ATM at
There are also several Exchange Houses called "cambios"
scattered around downtown and one at the Ultramar ferry dock in
The Doctors on Isla Mujeres are quite good though the medical
facilities are probably not what you are use to. The Centro de
Salud (Health Center) is just off the main square and the Navy
Hospital is located mid-island. The phone number for the Centro
de Salud is 877-0117 and the Navy Hospital's number is 877-0001.
Isla's Hyberbaric Chamber is located at the Centro de Salud.
The Red Cross of Isla Mujeres (877-0280) is located is Colonia
Dr. Antonio Salas is a English speaking general medicine doctor
on Isla with a private practice at #18 Av. Hidalgo Tel: 877-0021
24 hour emergency care: 877-0477. Feel free to write to Dr.
Salas with any of your medical questions regarding your trip to
Isla Mujeres. E-Mail:
Dr. Rodrigo Tello Peón is an English speaking dentist in Cancun.
Located at #18 B Ave. Robalo, just a 10 minute taxi ride from
Puerto Juarez. Tel: 998 884-1743
There are several drug stores in downtown Isla Mujeres where you
can purchase toiletry items, sun products and fill your
Farmacia La Major/Lily
#17 Av. Madero
Farmacia Isla Mujeres
#8 Av. Juárez
A small pharmacy is located in the San Francisco Express Super
Market on the town square. Their selection is limited.
The Hospitals in Cancun offer advanced medical facilities.
Hospital at (998) 891-5200, HOSPITEN (998) 881-3700, AmeriMed
Hospital (998) 881-3400, Hospital Americano (998) 884-6133 and
AMAT Hospital (998) 887-4422
Travel Agencies and Concierge Services
Isla Concierge Services is a full service island concierge
company providing top quality services to people vacationing and
living in Isla Mujeres. They handle everything from fishing
tours to fine dining to a full spa day. They can organize a day
of snorkeling or a trek to the ancient Mayan ruins in the
Ask Isla is another full concierge service on Isla that also
offers property management and construction services.
There are several travel agencies on Isla Mujeres that offer
tours and sight seeing trips to the area around Isla and the
Weddings and Ceremonies
A complete list of the required documents for getting married on
Isla can be found at the Office of Tourism web site.
Your Wedding day is a day you will always remember and hold in
your soul. You deserve it to be special. Sabina at is a licensed
minister and offers her services in English, German and Spanish!
Visit their website at
Sunhorse Weddings can help you plan the wedding of your dreams!
Visit their website at
Weddings Isla Mujeres is where happily-ever-after begins.
Whisper “I do” under a setting sun. Weddings on Isla Mujeres are
limited only by the imagination. Visit them at www.weddingsislamujeres.com
Anne Marie Cote at
Make Me Beautiful Bride is a fantastic hair stylist and make
up artist. Her services also include air tanning and full
manicure and pedicure.
Churches - Please check with the church for their times of
Inmaculada Concepcion (Catolica)
In front of the main Plaza
Virgen de Guadalupe (Catolica)
Cristo Viene (Bautista)
Colonia Salina Grande
Colonia Salina Grande
Police - The Police station is located on the main square. Tel:
877-0082 Emergencies dial 066
Harbor Master/Port Captain's office is located on Av. Rueda
Medina next to the Navy Base and the phone number is: 877-0095
Post Office - The Post office is located near to the main Macado
on Av. Guerrero at Lopez Mateos and is open weekdays from 8:00
am to 7:00 pm, on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. The
telephone number is: 877-0085. If you need mail sent to you, use
the following address and the post office will hold your mail
for up to 10 days;
Lista de Correros
Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo
CP 77400 Mexico
Telegraph Office - The Telegraph Office's number is 877-0113. It
is located between the Post Office and the Macado.
Laundry - Isla Mujeres has several Laundromats, Tim Phó's (Tel:
877-0529) and Wash Express. Both are located on Av. Abasolo
Internet Cafes - There are many Internet Cafes located
throughout downtown Isla Mujeres and even some in the Colonias.
If you bring your laptop many of the hotels, apartments and
private homes offer free wireless internet for their clients.
There is even free WiFi access in the town square.
Real Estate - Have you ever dreamed of owning a bit of paradise?
There are beautiful vacation homes and condos available as well
as land to build your dream home. Rent a golf cart and explore
the island. You'll see the "for sale" signs.
Mundaca Real Estate
Property Management - Once you have your own bit of papadise
you'll need someone to take care of it!
Capi's Property Management
For those coming to Isla by private boat there are several
Enrique Lima's marina
Located downtown Isla Mujeres
Tel: +52 (998) 877-0252 & 877-0173
El Milagro Marina & Villas
Located at the entrance of the main lagoon on Isla Mujeres
Tel: +52 (998) 877-1708
Located at the entrance of the main lagoon on Isla Mujeres
Tel: +52 (998) 877-1437
Puerto Isla Mujeres Resort and Yacht Club
Located on Laguna Macax - mid-island
Tel: +52 998 287-3340
Fax: +52 998 287-3346
Consulates - All Consulate offices are located in Cancun. Please
call them directly for their address.