Just fifteen miles north of Playa Mujeres is Isla Contoy. A boat ride takes you to this virgin island considered to be the most important bird sanctuary in the Mexican Caribbean. Isla Contoy provides a safe habitat for some 152 species that live and migrate here each year. The island is also a nesting ground for endangered turtles.
Excellence Playa Mujeres enjoys proximity to the Great Mayan Reef—the second longest coral reef in the world and an international destination for snorkeling and diving.
The bohemian fishing island of Isla Mujeres is a short ferry ride away, an idyllic spit of land best explored by bike, moped or golf cart. And then there is the action of Cancun. Excellence Playa Mujeres is only 20 minutes from the shopping, restaurants and bars of Cancun’s bustling hotel zone. Mercado 28 is the source for handicrafts. Fashionistas flock to the super modern La Isla mall with more than 150 shops. La Isla is located next to the Nichupte Lagoon. Window shopping on the edge of the beautiful lagoon and over canals adds to the magical experience. For nightlife, downtown Cancun is the go-to destination for trendy restaurants and live music venues.