This small island lying in the State of Quintana Roo, was discovered in 1517 by Spanish navigators who christened it Isla Mujeres (Island of the Women) because of the pre-Hispanic figures in the shape of women discovered on the island.
Isla Mujeres is characterized because of its splendid beauty, warm climate, exotic beaches and clear waters.
The 17th. of August
celebrates every year the foundation of
Also found on Isla Mujeres are Maya vestiges and constructions built by pirates, contrasting with modern hotels.
Isla Mujeres local
artisans sell handicrafts made with pink sea shells.
Located 7 km north of
Isla Mujeres is The Contoy Island, a National Park where you can observe a great variety
• Quinta Roo State•
| Aktun Chen | Akumal | Bacalar | Banco Chinchorro | Botadero San Pastor | Cancun |
| Coba Archeological zone | Cozumel | Chetumal ۞ Capital City | Felipe Carrillo Puerto |
| Holbox Island | Isla Mujeres | Kantunil Kin | Kohunlich Archeological Zone |
| Laguna Chankanab | Laguna Milagros | Majahual | Playa del Carmen | Puerto Morelos |
| Tulum Archeological Zone | Xcaret | Xel - Ha |
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