Caribbean Casa is located at the northern end of Isla Mujeres, a small tropical island eight miles from Cancun across the Bay of Mujeres. Travelling to the island from the Cancun International Airport takes one hour via airport shuttle and high speed ferry. Located on Mexico’s easternmost shores, Isla Mujeres is five miles long and less than a half-mile wide. It is ideal for walking, shelling, relaxing, and exploring with a golf cart, moped or bicycle.
Our home sits on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, on the island’s well known malecon, or ocean walkway, and across from the Naval Base on Avenida Juarez. The island’s center, a vibrant fishing village with many shops and restaurants, is a five minute walk from the Casa. Recently achieving Pueblo Magico status, Isla Mujeres also boasts one of the top 10 beaches in the world, Playa Norte, which is also a short walk from Caribbean Casa.
The perfect island getaway, Isla Mujeres is rich in Mayan history. The island’s name literally translates to “Island of Women”, which was given after the Spaniards arrived to Isla Mujeres and found a large number of statues of women dedicated to Ixchel, the goddess of love and fertility. Since then, the island has been rediscovered by visitors from all over the world looking for a romantic getaway and a tropical vacation. Because of its close proximity to Cancun and Riviera Maya, Isla Mujeres is also a wonderful starting point for discovering the Yucatan and its many archaeological sites and colonial cities.
If you find yourself getting restless while on a five mile island and feel the need to shop, explore or be around a half million other people, Cancun is only 20 minutes away on a modern high speed ferry. There are also a multitude of day trips, from ziplining over cenotes, to exploring colonial cities and climbing world famous pyramids. Just ask us for the name of our favorite tour operator to set you up with an action filled day trip. You’ll be sighing with relief when you return to Isla Mujeres to relax at the end of the day.