Eating, drinking, shopping and fun activities can be found at Isla Mujeres’ plazas in different locations around the island. Enjoy art workshops with ocean views at Isla Village, delicious, traditional Mexican breakfasts at Mercado Municipal, boutique shopping at Plaza Isla Mujeres, a delicious dinner at Nomads, and fresh grocery shopping at Mercado Municipal Audomaro Magaña in the local Colonias, mid-island.
Puerto Juárez – Isla Mujeres
If you are traveling from Cancun airport or the ADO bus station in Cancun, you will most likely be transported by your transfer company or taxi to Puerto Juarez ferry terminal. From here ferries leave every 30 minutes during peak hours until 6PM, after 6PM they leave every hour until 11PM from Puerto Juarez to the island. The last ferry crosses back to Cancun from Isla Mujeres at 12AM. This is the most popular and busy ferry terminal, with the ferry only taking 18 minutes to cross. You can occasionally enjoy live music on the top floor of the smaller ferries, or on the middle floor of the larger ferries. Ultramar has ferries with both indoor and outdoor seating.
Hotel Zone – Isla Mujeres
With two ferry terminals in Cancun’s Hotel Zone, Playa Tortugas, KM 6.5 in the Hotel Zone, and Playa Caracol KM 9.5 in the Hotel Zone, Ultramar’s ferries make it easier for you to visit Isla Mujeres for a daytrip, or from your hotel in the Hotel Zone. With limited schedules, these ferries do not run as often and they also take a little longer than the ones that from Puerto Juarez, they are also a little more expensive
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Cargo Ferry. Punta Sam – Isla Mujeres
If you are planning on bringing a vehicle over to Isla Mujeres, whether it is a hired car or motorbike, you will need to take the Ultramar Carga ferry. This ferry crosses from Punta Sam in Cancun to Isla Mujeres, just in front of the entrance of the island’s unused airport strip. This ferry runs on a very limited schedule from 7AM from Punta Sam, with the last crossing at 5:30 PM Monday – Friday, and earlier on Saturday and Sunday. This crossing takes a different route from all other crossings, and usually takes approximately 45 minutes.