Name of Tour: The Enchanting Island of Women
Location: Isla Mujeres
Date: September 14 – 16, 2015
Description: One of Cancun’s most popular day-trip destinations, Isla Mujeres is an enchanting island just a short ferry ride away from Cancun’s mainland. Visitors will spend two days exploring the island of women, named after Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of fertility, medicine, and the moon. A trip to this beautiful island would not be complete without a visit to Garrafon Park, Punta Sur and a snorkeling trip to the Underwater Museum, home to hundreds of underwater sculptures that double as a complete coral reef system. This museum was created in order to attract divers away from the Mesoamerican reef, which is a very popular dive site for scuba divers and snorkelers.
Guests will explore the picturesque streets of Downtown Isla Mujeres and the newly completed urban street art murals on golf carts. Enjoy the beauty of Playa Norte, one of Isla Mujeres’ most popular beaches and delight in the delicious seafood, which is so popular in Isla Mujeres. During this trip, don’t forget to keep an eye out for the various statues of Ixchel, whose many physical depictions gave the first-arriving Spaniards the idea to name this small piece of land the Island of Women.
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DAY 1 – Sunday, September 14
Check out of Cancun hotel
Pick up times will be coordinated depending on your hotel
Ferry ride to Isla Mujeres
Arrive at Isla Mujeres and check in to Isla Mujeres Palace
Pick up golf carts and go to Garrafon Park
Visit to Garrafon Park and Punta Sur
Garrafon Natural Reef Park is known for its beauty and recreational activities. Enjoy zip lining over the Caribbean Sea, kayaking, snorkeling, or lounging on the many hammocks found at the park. Punta Sur is the southern-most point on Isla Mujeres and the eastern-most point the entire country of Mexico. Enjoy the Caribbean views from the top of the lighthouse and the many statues of Ixchel.
Free time on the island with your golf carts
Dinner at Casa Rolandi
Casa Rolandi is an award-winning family-owned restaurant featuring North Italian-Swiss cuisine.
DAY 2 – Monday, September 15
Early morning breakfast on your own
Snorkel at the Underwater Museum
The Cancun Underwater Museum project began in November 2009 by English artist Jason Decaires Taylor. Each of the more than 500 life sized sculptures are made from ph-neutral clay in order to promote marine life growth and create areas for corals to flourish.
Tour of Isla Mujeres on golf carts. Points of interest to explore:
The newly inaugurated Sea Walls
Created by several artists, this project was created by PangeaSeed, an international organization that raises public awareness for the conservation of sharks and other marine species. Cancun’s installation is the organization’s largest project to date. The project’s goal is to educate and raise awareness of conservation efforts within the local and international community. The murals highlight the benefits of ecotourism in the region, and the importance of sustainability of natural resources, the ocean and its species.
Visit to Playa Norte
The most popular beach on the entire island boasts fine white sand and crystal clear waters.
Lunch in Playa Norte
There are several restaurants and bars on this beach – don’t miss out on the famed Tik-n-chick fish or a slice of lobster pizza.
Spa treatment at Isla Mujeres Palace
Farewell dinner at Isla Mujeres Palace
DAY 3 – Tuesday, September 16
Check out Isla Mujeres Palace
Take ferry back to Cancun
Pickup times will vary depending on your flight time
Transportation: All provided by Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Physical restrictions: Participants should advise if they have any physical disabilities.
Dietary restrictions/food allergies: Participants should advise if they have any dietary restrictions or food allergies.
Number of maximum participants: 10