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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 ferry walk-thru.

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.

Cancun USA Taxi
Tel: +52 (998) 848 7200
Tel: +52 (998) 185 4781
Discovery Mundo
Tel: +1 (866) 238-1312
Tel: +52 (554) 161-4826
Luxury Van Transportation
Tel: +52 (998) 206-2526
Cell: +52 (044) 998 100-0181
Cancun Transfers
Tel: +52 (998) 886-8295
US: 1-877-319-2863

Discovery Mundo offers an special 5% discount in roundtrip transfers, for clients coming from To get the discount, go to their website: and enter the following coupon code when requested: ISLAMUJERESNET.

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 (998) 877-0307

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 holidays.

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 HSBC.

There are also several Exchange Houses called "cambios" scattered around downtown and one at the Ultramar ferry dock in Cancun.


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 Gloria.

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 prescriptions.
Farmacia La Major/Lily
#17 Av. Madero
Tel: 877-0116
Farmacia Isla Mujeres
#8 Av. Juárez
Tel: 877-0178

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. Galenia 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

TURIX 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 Yucatan.

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 Riviera Maya.

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  

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 services.

Inmaculada Concepcion (Catolica)
In front of the main Plaza

Virgen de Guadalupe (Catolica)
Colonia Salinas

Cristo Viene (Bautista)
#14 Hidalgo

Evanangelica Presbiteriana
Colonia Salina Grande

Colonia Salina Grande

Useful Information

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;

Your Name
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.

Pearl Realty
Isla 33
Ixchel Residences
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 Marinas.

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

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.

(998) 892-2512

(998) 887-8417

(998) 884-0538

(998) 883-3360

Costa Rica
(998) 884-4868

(998) 884-1600

(998) 887-8141

(998) 884-1898
Great Britain
(998) 881-0100

(998) 884-1261

(998) 848-9900

(998) 884-8048

(998) 884-8446

The Netherlands
(998) 886-0134

United States
(998) 883-0272


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