What to Do in Costa Mujeres
North of Cancun, only 20 minutes from the famous hotel zone, is Costa Mujeres, the newest tourist area of the Mexican Caribbean. It remains a hidden gem that only a few visitors have had the fortune to discover. This coastal area is the perfect option for those seeking tranquility and privacy while being surrounded by beautiful natural backdrops such as mangroves, tropical jungle and of course, immaculate beaches with turquoise blue waters and miles of fine white sand.
Relax in Luxury
The hotels found in this area are either luxurious, all-inclusive adults-only resorts, or family resorts that offer a wide variety of dining and entertainment experiences. Enjoy world-class spas and wellness centers, shopping malls, water parks, and endless complementary activities. These accommodations are the ideal place for travelers who are looking for a memorable family vacation, a romantic getaway, a gorgeous honeymoon, or are planning a special event without having to leave the resort.
Get the Most Out of Your Getaway
Do as much or as little as you want … it's YOUR vacation! Enjoy the sun on the shore of the breathtaking Caribbean Sea or from an infinity pool while enjoying a refreshing cocktail.
Being a new destination, nearby attractions can be limited, but if you want to leave the resort for a bit, we recommend you visit Isla Blanca. This public and pet-friendly beach is located almost at the tip of Cancun. The narrowest part of this beach meets the beautiful Chacmuchuch lagoon, one of the best places in the entire Mexican Caribbean to practice kite surfing due to the strong winds and gentle currents of its waters. Visitors can go sport fishing and camp on Isla Blanca, where there are cabins and designated camping sites. Rent a tent and witness some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets you will see in your entire life.
Golf lovers find this destination the perfect place to practice their swing. The Playa Mujeres Golf Club is located here and features an 18-hole, 72-par golf course designed by the great Greg Norman, who knew how to perfectly combine modern country architecture with the beautiful landscapes of the area.
Savor the Mexican Caribbean
Another unmissable spot in Costa Mujeres is without a doubt Puerto Juárez, a gastronomic parador and a Cancun resident favorite. Enjoy the catch of the day and the freshest seafood from the area’s several fishers' cooperatives. Due to the access to fresh ingredients, the area is home to many picturesque restaurants that are located on the seashore. When you visit one of the restaurants in Puerto Juárez, be sure to try the fried fish or the Tikin-Xic fish, which pays homage to Isla Mujeres and consists of an exquisite fish fillet fresh marinated in an achiote and orange sauce wrapped in a banana leaf.
Learn about Costa Mujeres’ Past
If you want to add some history and culture to your itinerary, then you must visit the El Meco archaeological site, one of the most important sites of the Mayan culture due to its strategic location and proximity to Isla Mujeres. The main structure known as "El Castillo" stands out, as it is the highest in the northern region of the state. From the peak, you can enjoy an unparalleled view of the coast. This settlement was linked to Cobá, a relatively influential fishing village.
Many of the travelers who visit Costa Mujeres choose to stay at different hotels as they travel through the area in order to more fully discover the different gastronomic, wellness, shopping, and entertainment options offered by each of them. No matter how you choose to do so, experience Costa Mujeres to the fullest.