Just how blue is the ocean surrounding Isla Mujeres?

On Tuesday, August 4th, my husband and I had a spectacular day sailing from Cancun to Isla Mujeres aboard a catamaran. 

With us are a group of 21 tourists and six crew. The sail boat departed from the port of our hotel around 9:00 in the morning. We were warmly welcomed by the friendly staff. As soon as we stepped onto the sail-powered 70 foot catamaran, the bar opened. 

Snorkeling at the Coral Reef

Part of the tour is snorkeling in Cancun’s barrier reef, of which four from our group availed of the activity.

Touring Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, the Island of Women, is located eight miles across the Bahia de Mujeres from Cancun. It is five miles long and half a mile wide, at its widest point. The downtown area is just four by six blocks.

As soon as we docked at the touristy downtown of the island, we hired a taxi to tour us around the tourist destinations for $30 plus tips. Hubby and I went with kababayans, Mr. & Mrs. Bactin, as  we made stops at the Casa Caracol, Mayan Temple for goddess Ixchel, Tortugas Marinas de Quintana Roo, and the site for swimming with shark.

Instead of exploring the downtown shops, the four of us opted to take a dip near the island’s North beach to get a relief from the 80-degree temperature and high humidity.

Did I mention beautiful sandy white beach with clean and crystal clear water? The beach remind me of Siargao’s Daku Island. I also overheard from one of the beach goers that down further is a nude beach. But we had no time to explore that part of the island.

Lunch buffet was at Icebar Mexico Isla Mujeres. On our way back to Cancun, our boat cruised near the beautiful beach front homes by some of Mexico’s famous celebrities, so we were told.

The tour was another memorable experience in our Cancun visit.

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