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How to get to Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres (the Island of Women, Isla Mujeres) is a beautiful island with beaches and few attractions, which is located in the Caribbean Sea near the mainland, opposite Cancun.

Many tourists visit the island on a day trip from Cancun, while others prefer to stay on the island and spend their holidays here. Read more about the island Mujeres...

The island has everything you need for a comfortable stay: beaches with snow-white sand, washed by the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, developed infrastructure - shops, cafes, restaurants and accommodation facilities (hotels, villas, apartments) booking

You can get to the island of Women yourself by renting a yacht or boat, by public ferries from Cancun, as well as visit the island with excursions from Cancun, while also visiting the neighboring island of Contoy, a protected nature reserve, if desired.

By ferry to Mujeres Island from Cancun

Ferries to Isla Mujeres depart from several berths, which are located both in the hotel area and in downtown Cancun. There is also a cargo berth from which you can go to the island with a bicycle, moped, car or other vehicle.

The island of Women can be reached by ferries of two companies:

Ultramar

Ferries of this company run from several quays of Cancun.

There are three berths in the hotel zone (on a small part of the Seven spit):

- El Embarcadero, near the 4-star Occidental Costa Cancun Resort booking Pier address: Blvd.Kukulcan km 4, Hotel Zone, Cancun, Quintana Roo 77500 Mexico;

- Playa Tortugas, on the beach of the same name. Pier address: Blvd.Kukulcan km 6.5, Hotel Zone, Cancun, Quintana Roo 77500 Mexico;

- Playa Caracol, on the beach of the same name, near the 5-star Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Resort - All Inclusive booking Pier address: Blvd.Kukulcan km 9.5, Hotel Zone, Cancun, Quintana Roo 77500 Mexico.

You can get to the berths by buses R1 or R2, which run along the entire hotel zone of Cancun. The fare is 12 pesos.

In the city of Cancun (downtown), Ultramar ferries depart from the Puerto Juarez Ferry pier (Puerto Juarez or Gran Puerto / Gran Puerto), located at: Puerto Juarez, 84, 77525 Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

All Ultramar ferries run daily, several times a day. Ferry schedules vary depending on the berth.

Tickets can be purchased online on the company's website or at the ticket offices (at the counters) of the berths. You can buy a one-way ticket or a round-trip ticket at once; when buying round-trip tickets, the price will be slightly lower than if you buy two separate tickets (round-trip). Purchased tickets are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase on any day or time available on the same route.

The cost of tickets from all three berths in the Hotel zone is the same. The price of tickets from the pier in downtown is slightly lower.

The cost of tickets, the validity of tickets and the exact time of departure of ferries from each pier in Cancun and from the island of Mujeres, we recommend checking on the official website of Ultramar: ultramarferry.com/en/routes-and-departures .

Ultramar ferries are modern and high-speed, yellow-blue in color; they have an upper open deck and a lower closed deck.

Jetway

Jetway ferries depart from Jetway ferry, which is located at a distance of about 500 meters from Puerto Juarez Pier. You need to get to the Ultramar Ferry Puerto Juarez pier and go ahead along Lopez Portillo Street. From the Cancun Hotel Area, you can first take the R1 or R2 buses, and then walk or take the R6 bus (fare 10 pesos) and get off at the Jetway ferry pier.

The fare for this company is significantly lower than for Ultramar ferries.

Jetway ferries run daily, every half hour.

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket offices of the ferry pier. One-way or round-trip tickets can be purchased; when buying round-trip tickets, the price will be slightly lower than if you buy two separate tickets (round-trip). The purchased tickets are valid for a year.

Jetway ferry berth coordinates: 21°11'17.6"N 86°48'25.7"W.

For up-to-date information about the cost of tickets, their validity time, ferry hours, etc., we recommend checking on the official website of Jetway: jetway.mx .

From this pier you can also go to sea or get to the island of Women on small boats.

Jetway ferries are yellow in color; they have an upper open deck and a lower closed deck.

!!! When buying ferry tickets for all companies, an additional environmental tax is charged for visiting the island of Mujeres in the amount of approximately 18 Mexican pesos per person.

On the Island of Women, all ferries arrive at one ferry terminal located at: Isla Mujeres, Terminal Marítima APIQROO, Av. Rueda Medina, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo 77400, México.

There are several ways to move around the island of Women: on foot, by bus (there are 4 lines of buses around the island), by taxi or by renting a golf cart, moped or bicycle.

The travel time on the Cancun - Women's Island ferry is approximately 20-25 minutes.

Cargo ferries

If you want to get to the island of Women by bicycle, moped, car or any other vehicle, then you need to get to the Punta Sam pier, which is located in the Punta Sam area, at Muelle Punta Sam SM 86 Pta. Sam 77520, Cancun, QR.

Coordinates of the cargo berth of Punta Sam: 21°14'01.7"N 86°48'07.3"W.

We recommend checking the transportation rates and the exact departure time of cargo ferries on the official website: ultramarcarga.com/en/route-punta-sam-isla-mujeres .

Practical information

All accommodation facilities in Cancun, including in the city center and in the hotel area near the beaches, can be viewed and booked here booking

All accommodation facilities on Isla Mujeres, including in the center of the island and near the beaches, can be viewed and booked here booking

How to get from Cancun Airport to the center and hotel area of Cancun can be found in detail here →

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